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Published on 7/11/2023
Metal Head is a mecha 3D shooter that was released exclusively for the Sega Genesis 32X add-on. It is an arcade-style shooter that can be played in either first-person or third-person mode. The story has you playing as a mecha pilot in the Federation Armed Forces, where your objective is to take down terrorists and warmongers from taking over various countries using mech robots known as "Metal Heads". As the game progresses, you can upgrade your Metal Head's weapons and capabilities to make taking down your ferocious enemies easier.
In this run, Darkman425 succeeds in putting down the terrorists and allows the World Federation to militarize all the liberated countries in record time.

Note: The popping sounds and other audio glitches are due to inaccurate emulation bugs.
Game:
Metal Head

Genres:
Shooter
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Compatibility MP4
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BizHawk 2.9.1

Published on 7/6/2011
The Amazing 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 5/15/2022
Adventure is a first-party game released in 1979 for the Atari 2600. The goal of the game is to find the enchanted chalice and return it to the gold castle while avoiding the three dragons guarding it. It was the first action-adventure game, and also the first game to have an inventory, a continue system, and a widely-known Easter egg.
The game has three skill levels: Skill Level 1 has a small and straightforward map, Skill Level 2 has a bigger map and more elements such as a bat that flies around and takes stuff that it touches, and Skill Level 3 is basically Skill Level 2 but under a randomizer.
ShesChardcore plays Skill Level 3 and manipulates both the randomizer to get the best map and the bat to juggle items and deliver the chalice to the gold castle while the player character sits outside the castle gate and gets eaten by a dragon.
Game:
Adventure

Genres:
Adventure
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Compatibility MP4
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BizHawk 2.8

Published on 9/9/2016
You're trapped! Your disabled nuclear submarine, resting perilously on an undersea ledge, has begun taking on water. With time running out for you and your crew – and with your onboard torpedoes shaken loose by an eerie current from deep under the sea floor – it's up to you alone whether you sink or swim!
The objective of Airlock is to retrieve the hatch keys and make your way to the next level before your compartment floods. But at the same time you must avoid the torpedoes that have been shaken loose and which, when they cross your path, rob you of precious time.
Alyosha improves the previous publication by 0.92 seconds, thanks to a newly discovered trick. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Game:
Airlock

Genres:
Action
Platformer
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.11.7

Published on 8/24/2023
Checkers is a video game based on the board game checkers. It was made for the Atari 2600 by Activision. What's notable about this version of the game is that the screen turns black when the opponent AI is computing moves to make against you, and given how fast the Atari 2600 is, a regular game can take nearly an hour to play.
Winslinator here improves on their previous "Game 3" run by 16 seconds. This is done by using better cursor moving technique and improved AI manipulation, ending the game in two fewer rounds. You can read the author's notes for more details.

There's an alternate encode that trims out the loading screens for those in a hurry.

Published on 6/16/2017
Donkey Kong Junior is a 1982 arcade-style platform video game originally created by Nintendo, and ported to the Atari 2600 by Coleco. It's a sequel to the popular original Donkey Kong arcade game, with the player this time controlling Junior, Donkey Kong's son, instead of Mario (who is now the villain of the game).
In this run, Fortranm climbs his way through the three main screens of the game as fast as possible.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.12.2

Published on 3/26/2018
Grand Prix is a Formula One Grand Prix motor racing-themed video game. It was designed and programmed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and published by Activision in 1982. Grand Prix was the first Atari 2600 game to feature shaded objects in color.
ViGadeomes wins the race in record time using precise movements to beat the other runners.

Published on 6/6/2022
Haunted House is a game developed by Atari in 1981. Set in a haunted house environment, one has to find three pieces of an urn and escaping as spiders, a bat and a ghost are roaming in the house.
ShesChardcore retrieves all pieces and gets out of there in record time.
Note: There is an instance of flashing lights which may trigger epilepsy in some viewers at 0:16 in the encodes.
Game:
Haunted House

Genres:
Adventure
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Compatibility MP4
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BizHawk 2.8

Published on 9/30/2022
Jungle Hunt is an Atari 2600 game where an unnamed explorer must venture through the jungle and rescue his love interest from being eaten by cannibals. Watch him swing across vines, avoid crocodiles, and jump over boulders as he saves the girl of his dreams.
Winslinator decides to play the game at the hardest difficulty setting until the game can no longer get progressively harder, which takes three loops to do, and does it in record time.
Game:
Jungle Hunt

Genres:
Action
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Compatibility MP4
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BizHawk 2.7

Published on 6/22/2022
Krull is a video game adaptation of the science fantasy movie of the same name for the Atari 2600. The story is your typical "prince saves princess" plot, but in space. As for the game itself, it has five stages that very loosely reenact the plot. The most notable gameplay element is the final stage has you rescuing the princess "Breakout-style" while also fighting the final boss.
ShesChardcore completes one loop of this game in record time with a few deaths and movement quirks done to save time.
Game:
Krull

Genres:
Action
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Compatibility MP4
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BizHawk 2.8

Published on 6/12/2022
For the Atari 2600 is Math Grand Prix a racing game where you answer math problems in order to move your car so you can beat your AI-controlled opponent. There are nine game levels to choose from, which are difficulty levels that determine the arithmetic operations for the problems you're gonna encounter and the size of the numbers being calculated.
ShesChardcore completes this game on Game Level 9 as fast as possible by manipulating the game to give equations that require the fewest inputs to answer and to make sure the opponent moves as slowly as possible.
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Compatibility MP4
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BizHawk 2.8

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 8/4/2015
As the Pharaoh's Son, it is up to the Prince to lift the curse of Anubis, God of the Dead, by reaching the Temple of Ra and solving the riddle of the Sphinx. Armed with a sling and some rocks, the Prince journeys across Egypt, trading with nomads, digging for treasures, and calling upon the goddess Isis for counsel and healing.
This run by Samsara uses the Sceptre to move faster, and carefully manipulates nomads, Isis, and the Sphinx to finish the game in the fastest time possible.

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.
Game:
Seaquest

Genres:
Action
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.1

Published on 5/21/2018
In Skiing, your goal is to ski to the bottom of the mountain in the shortest time possible. The mountain is treacherous with plenty of trees and moguls in the way! There are two different modes of gameplay. In slalom mode, there are a series of gates you need to ski through; missing any will result in a penalty to your time. In downhill mode you just need to ski to the bottom as fast as possible. Each mode includes five different skill levels which affect the length of the course (and the number of gates in slalom mode.)
ViGadeomes completes the slalom mode on the most difficult setting, with an in-game time of 28.21 seconds.

Published on 7/30/2023
In Star Strike, the player controls a spaceship launched against invaders that are attempting to destroy Earth with the DeathSt... er, an alien planet-destroying superweapon! Players fly along a trench in the alien superweapon, destroying weapon silos and fending off alien fighters. If any silos are left standing when Earth is in range, it's game over.
This time, Winslinator destroys the 8 alien silos in record time.
Game:
Star Strike

Genres:
Shooter
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Compatibility MP4
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BizHawk 2.9.1

Published on 6/16/2022
Steeplechase is a horse racing game where you do hurdles against three CPU-controlled opponents with your horse. While this may sound simple enough, it's actually a little more complicated than that once you play the harder game levels. Don't think that just by not missing a single hurdle means you can win a race at the hardest level.
For this run, ShesChardcore has analyzed the game mechanics enough to not only beat the AI at the hardest level, but also set a record time.
Game:
Steeplechase

Genres:
Racing
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
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BizHawk 2.8

Published on 6/17/2022
Warlords for the Atari 2600 is best described as a competitive multiplayer version of Breakout. Each player has a tiny hitbox defended by a wall that chips away with each hit from a bouncing ball and a shield to defend the wall with. A player earns a point each round when every other player's hitbox has been eliminated. The first one to five points wins the game.
As it turns out, at the highest difficulty, you can actually win the game without even moving the shield at all. ShesChardcore takes advantage of this and provides only a quarter of a second of input time, most of it just selecting the game with the hardest difficulty.
Game:
Warlords

Genres:
Action
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 1/7/2019
Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this very Atari 7800 port.
Game:
Donkey Kong

Genres:
Platformer
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3

Published on 7/2/2022
Donkey Kong Junior is the sequel to the hit classic Donkey Kong. Like that game, it also had ports to numerous consoles. The Atari 7800 version is the last official release of the game.
Fortranm and EZGames69 collaborate to beat the game in record time.
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BizHawk 2.8

Published on 1/23/2013
Galaga is the classic arcade shooter that takes place in space, and that's a sufficient enough description. We also have movies of the MSX version and SG1000 version.
Game:
Galaga

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.4.0

Published on 7/25/2015
Ninja Golf is an Atari 7800 video game which combines scrolling beat 'em up with golf simulation gameplay. Released in 1990, it later gained some renown for its outlandish subject matter and unique blend of gameplay styles.
The player starts each hole by aiming his ball and shooting it toward the green. He then runs toward the ball, in traditional sidescroller fashion, fighting various enemies encountered along the way. These enemies include other ninjas, gophers, birds, giant mutant frogs, sharks and more.
The enemies faced depends on the environment the ninja golfer is currently in. Sharks are encountered in water hazards and snakes in the sand traps. Ninjas are encountered in all the environments, including underwater.
In this run, adelikat sports, fights, and runs his way through multiple ninjas, sharks, and even dragons to complete possibly the strangest nine holes of golf.
Game:
Ninja Golf

Genres:
Action
Sport
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.10.0

Published on 5/14/2017
Arm Wrestling is a 1985 arcade game developed by Nintendo and released only in North America, and is a spin-off of the Punch-Out!! series. The goal of the game is to become the World Arm Wrestling Champion by defeating as many opponents in arm wrestling as possible. In order to achieve this title the player must compete against five different computer opponents and pin them in a timed match.
£e_Nécroyeur causes the host to go bankrupt in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Game:
Arm Wrestling

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

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 5/9/2023
Contra is a classic action game. Equipped with heavy artillery and infinite ammo, you must save the world by defeating the organization Red Falcon.
EZGames69 defeats the aliens in record time.
We also have a 1 player TAS of the NES version.
Game:
Contra

Genres:
Platformer
Shooter
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9

Published on 1/22/2015
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 11/7/2016
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 10/6/2023
Musashi Ganryuki, known outside of Japan as Ganryu is a simple platform Hack and Slash game on the Neo Geo. In this game, you play the warrior Musashi on a quest to fight your old enemy Kojiro who has risen from the dead. Watch as Musashi slides past most dangers and chops up bosses in record time.
JHolleworth saves 1,164 frames over their previous attempt thanks to using charged attacks on bosses as well as some general movement optimizations.

Published on 12/25/2017
Jail Break is an arcade game produced and released by Konami in 1986. The game's story is loosely based on the 1981 film Escape from New York, wherein Manhattan has become an island prison from which the hero must rescue the President of the United States, who is being held hostage. In Jail Break, the game's hero, Aki, must fight through 5 stages to rescue the warden of a prison following a mass escape.
This game is quite advanced for it's time. It offers good multi-sprite movement and decent frustrating artificial intelligence. It also has a host of semi-understandable speech phrases such as "Help me!", "Save the hostages.", "The warden has been taken hostage."
But whatever, none of that matters after what £e_Nécroyeur has done to the game with some intense glitching. Bizarre sprite mess just blazes around and terminates the poor prisoners who happened to meet what was left from the hero. Climbing sheer walls, moonwalk shooting, killing aligned groups of enemies with a single bullet - no hostage shall be afraid anymore!
Game:
Jail Break

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 6/18/2017
Karate Champ is an arcade game released by Data East in 1984. The game was developed for Data East by Technōs Japan. Even in this early example, Technōs Japan's penchant and talent for designing "fighting" games is readily apparent. While it was not the first fighting game (not even for Technōs Japan), it was the first to offer such a high degree of realism and sophistication, so much so that it has been identified as the defining game of the one-on-one fighting genre. The game also features an early example of digitized speech. The control scheme is atypical, featuring 2 4-way joysticks and no buttons.
£e_Nécroyeur obtains the champion rank in record time.
Game:
Karate Champ

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 7/31/2017
Karate Champ: Player Vs Player is an arcade game developed by Technōs Japan and published by Data East in 1984. This is the groundbreaking sequel to Karate Champ. As Karate Champ was the defining game of the one-on-one fighting genre, Karate Champ: Player Vs Player was surely the defining game of the one-on-one player vs. player fighting genre, which would become the preeminent genre for competitive video gaming in the early to mid-1990s. Even now, players continue to compete in older games of this genre, and new games continue to be developed. Karate Champ: Player Vs Player was released less than two months after the release of Karate Champ, but gameplay aside, the game received a fairly thorough overhaul. The game features a new story, new and varied backgrounds, new and enhanced Bonus Intervals, much improved sound samples and opponent AI, and even an ending!
£e_Nécroyeur achieves said ending in record time.
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 10/14/2017
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.
Game:
Kung-Fu Master

Genres:
Action
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 6/30/2023
Kuri Kinton (功里金団) is a beat 'em up game that was developed by Taito only for the arcades. You play as a special Chinese policeman who is tasked with infiltrating an underground criminal base to rescue a fellow police officer and his daughter. Good thing you can throw energy blasts that can damage people at a distance. Each level in the base has a martial arts boss that you have to fight in order to proceed. Die once and it is game over unless you insert another credit.
In this run, Mihoru uses the secret martial art of bunnyhopping to speed through the base and rescue the police officer and his daughter in record time.
Game:
Kuri Kinton

Genres:
Fighting
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Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9.1

Published on 10/25/2012
Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters is the direct sequel to Mega Man: The Power Battle. Like its predecessor, this arcade-only game does away with the levels of the classic Mega Man games and instead pits you against Robot Master after Robot Master. The game features four characters and three game modes to choose from, with different Robot Masters to fight in each mode.
For this run, Marx runs the "Search for Wily!" mode with 2 players at once, using both Mega Man and Proto Man to defeat each robot faster than just 1 player could. Though the battles are speedy, the brief waiting periods after each match allow some time for entertainment.
Emulator Replay:
FBA-rr 0.0.7

Published on 1/27/2024
Released in 1996, Metal Slug is a widely popular game about two soldiers named Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving, enrolled in the Peregrine Falcon Squad, fighting against General Morden and a bunch of other Nazi impersonators in giant mechs & machines in order to stop his New World Order under his power.
Watch mamuuuut destroy anything that stands in their path through wide use of bombs and guns, and about 1222 frames saved over the previous published movie.
If you enjoyed this movie, check out the other Metal Slug runs for more explosive military action.
Game:
Metal Slug

Genres:
Action
Shooter
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9.1

Published on 3/2/2017
In this entry of the popular Metal Slug series, the evil would-be dictator General Morden launches another attempt to take over the world - or so it seems on the surface; this game proves that Morden is no Dr Wily by having the true villains turn out to be something else entirely.
Several of this game's stages branch; this run takes the shortest possible route through the game.
This run is faster than the predecessor movie by 02:41.75 minutes. Improvements come from using new strategies, using new tricks/glitches, and optimizing everything better.

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

Published on 12/12/2011
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 5/18/2011
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 8/27/2023
Nemo is a beat 'em up platformer that was developed by Capcom for the arcades. It is one of a number of video game adaptations of the anime film Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland. It generally follows the plot of the movie, where Nemo is sent to Slumberland and inadvertently releases the Nightmare King. It's up to him to defeat the Nightmare King with the power of the Slumberland king's scepter and save Slumberland itself.
Here, Pepper-Color braves through the horrors of the game using only one playable character and saves the kingdom in record time.

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 12/1/2023
New Atomic Punk: Global Quest, also known as known as Atomic Punk 2, New DynaBlaster: Global Quest in Europe, and Bomber Man World in Japan, is the second arcade spinoff in the Bomberman series. This game continues from where the previous arcade left off with the villain of of that game, King Bomber, being up to no good again and taking over the United Nations building in New York. It's up to the Bomberman brothers to travel the world to stop King Bomber and his armies.
This time, SheriffPunchy takes on the game's VS Super Game mode and gets nine wins in a row in record time. It should be noted that the game loops the 9th stage endlessly afterwards.

Published on 2/5/2017
Punch-Out!! is an arcade game by Nintendo, released in 1983. Back in those carefree days, while Mike Tyson was still a promising amateur, Nintendo was developing a most particular sort of boxing video game. Punch-Out!! features two monitors, digitized speech, and an early (if not the first) example of hardware-scaled sprites.
£e_Nécroyeur defeats the six opponents in record time.
This is the first Arcade publication using MAME-RR, and is published right on the 20th anniversary of the original MAME.
Game:
Punch-Out!!

Genres:
Fighting
Sport
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 alpha

Published on 7/13/2018
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 3/13/2011
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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 2/24/2023
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is the sequel to Street Fighter and the second game in Capcom's ever popular fighting game series Street Fighter. Boasting an expanded roster and a bigger selection of moves, this game codified many elements that define the fighting game genre and introduced the concept of combos by accident. It was hugely popular at the time of its release and received many updated re-releases, adding in more characters, stages, and gameplay mechanics such as super moves.
Dark Noob and SDR decide to break the game in half and showcase many glitches and AI tripups, the results looking more like something out of the Rainbow Edition. For a list and descriptions of all the glitches and moves used in this run, you can read the authors' notes.

Published on 8/30/2022
Super Contra is the sequel to the original Contra (also known as Gryzor in Europe). It has different level layouts than the NES version, itself known as Super C in North America and Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces (and with modified sprites to feature robotic characters) in Europe. The Arcade version allows the player to control their jump height by holding Up (for a higher jump) or Down (for a lower jump).
Clicher completes the game on the hardest difficulty setting with 1 player in record time.
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Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 3/25/2017
Super Punch-Out!! is an arcade game by Nintendo, released in 1984. This is the exciting sequel to Nintendo's 1983 arcade hit, Punch-Out!!. The Hero must defeat five new opponents from around the world, each a champion in his respective country, to become a "global" Champion of the World. The Hero has not been idle since winning the WVBA championship.
£e_Nécroyeur defeats the 5 opponents in record time.
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 alpha

Published on 9/13/2015
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a puzzle spin-off of Super Street Fighter II Turbo first released on the arcades in 1996, then ported to several home consoles. The game works on a mechanic of normal blocks (which can group together into power gems), crash gems (which destroy gems of the same color), and counter gems sent over from opponents that count down until they turn into normal blocks. Blocks fall in pairs and after the 25th pair a diamond gem appears which destroys all gems of the same color on the playfield.
dwangoAC chooses Ryu and plays through the hardest difficulty in a mere 7 minutes and 8.15 seconds.

Published on 2/5/2016
Super Street Fighter II Turbo, released in Japan as Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge (スーパーストリートファイターII X -Grand Master Challenge), is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1994. It is the fifth installment in the Street Fighter II sub-series of Street Fighter games, following Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. Like its predecessor, it ran on the CP System II hardware.

Published on 5/25/2017
Tapper is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires while collecting empty mugs and tips.
£e_Nécroyeur completes one loop of the game in record time.
We also have runs of the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 versions.

Published on 5/4/2023
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.
Spikestuff breezes through all the fights in record time. The total in-game time is 9'61.

We also have a TAS of the PSX version, which abuses a pause trick to get the in-game timer even lower.
Game:
Tekken 3

Genres:
Fighting
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9
Additional Downloads:
(extended input)

Published on 3/25/2023
The King of Fighters '96 (KOF '96) is a fighting game released by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home consoles in 1996. It is the third game of the series, following The King of Fighters '95. Like its predecessor, the game was ported to the Neo-Geo CD, as well as the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. The game made a few changes to gameplay such as new techniques, various changes of some teams, with a few of them introducing new characters.
Dark Noob shows off a plethora of glitches and infinite combos in this playaround, which are explained in more detail in the author's submission comments.
Note: Partway through the encode (after winning the first match against the CPU), the sound effects when selecting the characters/teams is higher pitched.
Flashing lights warning: There are instances of pretty heavy flashing when some combos are performed and when an opponent is KO'd, which may cause epileptic seizures in some cases.

Published on 2/9/2016
The King of Fighters '97 is the fourth game in the King of Fighters series. This King of Fighters introduces two special modes - Advanced Mode (based on KOF '96) and Extra Mode (based on KOF '94 & '95). It concludes the three part 'Orochi Saga' story-line that began in King of Fighters '95 (and continued in KOF '96) (see the SNK Wiki article for more details).
In this playaround, mamuuuut shows off various combos and glitches with for instance, Terry Bogard and Choi Bounge.
NOTE: The sound effects when selecting the team/order are higher pitched than usual in the official encodes.

Published on 2/29/2012
In this first publication from the King of Fighters series, x2poet uses the game's female characters to swiftly humiliate their opponents, showing off multiple combos and AI manipulation along the way.

Published on 4/5/2011
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 9/13/2023
Violent Storm is a 1993 side-scrolling beat-'em-up produced by Konami for the arcades. Up to three players can choose between Wade, Boris and Kyle, who all 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 them, 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.
The ridiculous plot, influenced by movies such as The Warriors, Streets of Fire, and Escape From New York, takes place in the aftermath of World War III. Civilization has been devastated, gangs are running amok in the cities, and toughened vigilantes have taken over the government's responsibility of protecting the common folk. Three of these vigilantes, Wade, Boris, and Kyle, were performing their duties when they witness their friend Sheena being kidnapped by the demonic Red Fredy, Lord Geld's right-hand man. It's up to the trio to rescue Sheena and take down Lord Geld and all of his minions.
For this run, Pepper-Color decides to control all three playable characters at once and bumrushes through every enemy in their way as fast as possible.
Game:
Violent Storm

Genres:
Fighting
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9.1

Published on 11/3/2019
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 10/27/2023
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa is a run-and-gun arcade game that is based on the cartoon of the same name and developed by Konami. Following the premise of the cartoon, the main cast of anthropomorphic bovine characters were originally ordinary animals until a mystery comet crashed near them and turned them into walking, talking animals. They formed their own city, Moo Mesa, and ran it like a Wild West town, complete with sheriffs and bandits. One of the denizens of the town, Lily Bovine, has been kidnapped by the notorious Masked Bull. Its up the C.O.W.-Boys and Buffalo Bull to get back Lily and stop the Masked Bull's reign of terror.
In this run, EZGames69 chooses Moo Montana and shoots down and arrests the Masked Bull and his cronies with his machine pistol in as fast as possible.

Published on 8/14/2009
In this highly entertaining playaround of one of the first of Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom-styled games, you can watch SDR abusing computer opponents - and himself - throughout various two-on-two fights, before beating Apocalypse in record time.
Video Downloads:
High Quality MKV
Emulator Replay:
FBA-rr 0.0.3a

Published on 4/8/2023
BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2 is the direct sequel to the original F-Zero on the Super Nintendo, released for the Satellaview, a peripheral to the Super Famicom in Japan that allowed users to download games through satellite broadcasts. This sequel features 5 brand new tracks under the "Ace League" cup, considered to be more difficult than the tracks on the original F-Zero.
In this movie, nymx speeds through all 5 tracks in the game in record time. Each race, aside from the last 2 tracks, are finished after entering in 2nd place to skip the winning animation. There is an alternate encode provided that shows each race ending in 1st place, to achieve the fastest in game time.
This is the first ever Satellaview publication on this site.

A commentary video, on the making of this TAS, is available here.

Published on 6/9/2023
Alien Armada is an arcade-style shoot 'em up for the Commodore 64 that was published in the May 1985 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. The premise of this game involves a hapless farmer on another planet who unfortunately has an alien invasion encroaching on his farm. With some quick tinkering, he equips a robot with a laser gun to shoot down the aliens and avoid whatever they can throw at him. All the farmer needs is one shot at the alien mothership and the aliens go away.
nymx exhausts all unique content from this game as fast as possible by playing until the aliens's final attack maneuver has been thwarted, the maneuver beginning once the player gets at least 10,000 points.
Game:
Alien Armada

Genres:
Shooter
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9

Published on 4/10/2022
Anarchy is a puzzle game where the goal is to shoot a number of blocks in each level using a tank under a set time limit, all while enemy droids are chasing after you. Once all the blocks are shot, an exit opens up and you have to get there before the droids get you or time runs out. Introduced in the later levels are yellow blocks which materialize in different places when shot, creating new passageways and more opportunities in how to tackle those levels.
nymx and DrD2k9 complete the first sixteen levels (the levels loop after that) in record time with help from a script created by the former to brute force the most optimal solutions out of the yellow block levels.
Game:
Anarchy

Genres:
Puzzle
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.3

Published on 7/25/2023
Avenger is a shoot 'em up for the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore 64 that plays very much like Space Invaders. Like with that game, the goal is to shoot down all the aliens on the screen. You have three barriers that can defend you from the aliens but they can be worn down over time by them.
nymx in this run completes a single level of Avenger at the hardest difficulty in record time.
Game:
Avenger

Genres:
Shooter
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9

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 6/27/2023
Blue Max is a scrolling shooter that was initially released for Atari 8-bit computers and was later ported to the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. The game takes place during World War I, with in on the Allied Powers side controlling a British biplane. Your orders are to shoot down any enemy planes you encounter and bomb your designated targets, which are marked as flashing. These targets range from boats and cars to city bunkers and government buildings. Along the way are runways which you can use to restock and fuel on.
nymx in this run pulverizes the enemy and brings ruin to their cities in record time, manipulating the RNG to ensure no refueling was ever needed and to end input early properly.

Published on 11/14/2021
You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level, you must collect a certain number of these diamonds in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground. Be careful, though, because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits.
There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels which must be collected and the time limit.
nymx plays through the 16 levels on the highest skill set (Difficulty 5) in record time.
Game:
Boulder Dash

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.1

Published on 3/24/2023
Chopper 1 is a rather difficult Commodore 64 game that was featured in a 1986 issue of Compute's Gazette. You control a helicopter that's equipped with a laser cannon, and your goal is to shoot down as many of the bombs an indestructible alien UFO is sending down to destroy your city. The city is protected by a force shield, but it can only last so long until the bombs pierce through and hit the city.
In this run, nymx chooses to play a single level at the Level 9, the highest difficulty, and beats it in record time without a scratch on the force shield.

Published on 7/24/2023
Circuits is a puzzle game for the Commodore 64 that was first published in the December 1989 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. The objective is to completely shut down a rogue security computer by sending a series of electric pulses down its circuits and towards pyramid-shaped power points, guiding them by switching on and off circuit gates. Destroy all of those power points and the computer turns off. Should any of the pulses hit a circuit gate, the process fails and you must start over.
nymx here completes a full loop of the game on the hardest difficulty as fast as possible, saving the world from AI.
Game:
Circuits

Genres:
Puzzle
Strategy
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9.0

Published on 7/28/2019
At first glance it looks like a pleasant wooded glade on a peaceful, mild day. Watch out! It's a giant spider! Run! You don't know how it happened; you don't know how you got here, but, unfortunately, you've wandered into the Forbidden Forest!
You'll find a bow in your hand and a quiver full of arrows on your back, as well as four more full quivers on the ground beside you. You're going to need them.
The Forbidden Forest is a place on this world but certainly not of this world. It is a place of unrelenting terror and trial. It is ruled by the dreaded Demogorgon demonic king of monsters. He will send in his horde of grisly creatures against anyone who dares enter his realm. And if by some miracle, or your own skill, you should vanquish his army, you will have to face the Demogorgon himself. A word of encouragement: no one has ever returned from the Forbidden Forest alive!
Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 2:32. The loading section may be seizure-inducing.

Published on 9/3/2017
Your task in Frogger is to guide a frog across a treacherous road and river, and to safety at the top of the screen. Both these sections are fraught with a variety of hazards, each of which will kill the frog and cost you a life if contact is made.
There are two ports of this game on the Commodore 64: the Parker Brothers port and the Sierra port. DrD2k9 plays through the former in record time.
Game:
Frogger

Genres:
Action
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.13.1

Published on 6/8/2023
Heat Seeker is a short arcade-like game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the March 1985 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. The goal is simple: eliminate a bunch of heat seeking missiles at a base with your fighter jet. Be careful though as the missiles can track you down and move faster than you.
In this run, nymx completes a single level of the game in record time by destroying a few of the missiles and ending input early by letting the rest of the missiles miss the jet and hit the ground.
There is also another TAS of this game by the same author that instead destroys all of the missiles as fast as possible, which is sadly slower than letting input end early.

Published on 12/23/2023
Maze Master is an arcade-style game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the October 1988 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. The game plays similarly to Pac-Man, but with one main difference. Instead of being chased by ghosts, you face off against another CPU-controlled player who's in another maze in a race to get as many dots as possible. Whoever gets 176 dots first wins the game.
For this run, nymx sets the in-game speed to maximum and eats every dot in the maze given as fast as possible.

Published on 6/8/2023
Omicron is an arcade shooter for the Commodore 64 that was published in the April 1987 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. The game plays similarly to Asteroids where you control a spaceship on a 2D plane to shoot things, but you shoot down aliens instead of asteroids.
nymx here completes every level the game has to offer in record time, securing space as we know it.
Game:
Omicron

Genres:
Shooter
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9

Published on 6/28/2019
Punchy is a clone of the 1983 arcade game Hunchback. It incorporates elements of the classic puppet theater Punch & Judy. Police Constable Bobby must rescue Judy from her abusive husband Punch while avoiding obstacles such as flying tomatoes, flying pies, pits with or without alligators, and Punch himself. Collectible sausages allow the constable to effectively skip a stage.
In this run, DrD2k9 and Memory speed through one loop of the game via optimal use of the sausage effect.
Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 6:59.
Game:
Punchy

Genres:
Platformer
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Published on 9/24/2023
Q-Bird is an arcade style game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the December 1986 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. You play as a baby bluebird that is surrounded by various predators. Your objective is to survive and clear the grid of all its tiles by jumping on them until they disappear. Be careful not to step off the grid or you'll fall to your death. In a way, this is basically a 2D version of Q*bert.
nymx in this run decides to play a single level of the game at its hardest difficulty and does so in record time, saving the baby bluebird.

Published on 12/29/2023
Revenge of Cyon is one of the games that came with the disk of Issue 12 of Compute!'s Gazette, released in June 1984. In this game, players need to defend Earth from the invading Cyon empire who try to avoid the player's attacks.
nymx successfully defends Earth in record time.
Game:
Revenge of Cyon

Genres:
Action
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9.1

Published on 2/16/2024
Slots is a board-based video game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the August 1986 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. It is a video game adaptation of the board game Connect Four. Each player takes turns putting tokens into a vertical board, and whoever can make a line of four of their tokens vertically, horizontally, or diagonally wins the game. In addition, another way to win in this game that you can't in original Connect Four is that whoever can get a token at the top row of the board first also wins the game.
In this run, nymx manipulates the opponent into making the worst moves, letting him win as a fast as possible with as little as seven moves total.
Game:
Slots

Genres:
Strategy
Video Downloads:
Compatibility MP4
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.9.1

Published on 12/28/2023
Snake Escape is one of the games provided in Issue 1 of Compute!'s Gazette, released in July 1983. Players need to guide a snake out of a garden containing around 150 poisonous plants within a chosen time limit.
nymx helps the snake escape in record time.

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 7/17/2023
Space Dock is a arcade-style game that was published in the August 1985 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. In this game, you pilot a mining spaceship filled with cargo you have to deliver. However, there is a bunch of traffic running perpendicular to you blocking your way. Your goal is to get to the other side where the spaceport is without crashing so you can land and unload your cargo.
nymx in this run does just that and plays a single level of the game at the hardest difficulty as fast as possible.

Published on 8/6/2023
Stronghold is a spaceship action game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the April 1991 issue of the Compute's! Gazette!. The crew of the Starship Explorer have found themselves stranded and trapped in an alien stronghold on a distant planet, and it is up to you save them. Navigate the mazes, deactivate the force fields, and avoid any and all hazards, especially the giant aliens, as you bring the crew home safe and sound.
nymx here does just that and phases through the planet's surfaces and walls like they don't apply to him to, beating the game in record time.

Warning: This run contains flashing screens that may be rather uncomfortable to those with photosensitivity conditions.

Published on 1/26/2024
The Viper is a snake-like video game for the Commodore 64. In it the player must avoid touching walls or obstacles and continuously get bigger by consuming food.
nymx plays through the hardest difficulty and achieves the maximum score possible.

Published on 7/4/2023
Trap is a puzzle game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the May 1988 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. In a mysterious dimension filled with rectangular prisms, there are two things, a square and a sphere. Energy is limited and precious and sharing isn't an option. As the square, your goal is to steal the sphere's energy by trapping it. This is done by passing over prisms and turning them into another color, making them impassable by the sphere and you. Be careful not to trap yourself, however, and you only have a limited amount of time before you run out of energy and die.
For this run, nymx sets the difficulty of the game to its highest playable setting using programming instructions from the magazine and plays until the ball can no longer speed up, doing so in record time.

Published on 10/5/2023
2010: The Graphic Action Game is a 1984 ColecoVision puzzle game. It is based off the movie 2010: The Year We Made Contact, a sequel to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In this game, you are an astronaut trying to repair the computer systems of the Discovery ship before it crashes into one of Jupiter's moons. The player must find paths to each parts of the Discovery that need repairs, while avoiding the malicious MMF sparks that try to hinder the repair process with their bizarrely aggressive behavior.
Darkman425 is able to repair the Discovery system and avoid disaster in record time.

Published on 6/4/2023
B.C.'s Quest for Tires is a 1983 video game developed by Sydney Development and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released for not just the ColecoVision, but also the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II. The game is based on the comic strip B.C. by Johnny Hart, with the title being a play on the title of the contemporaneous film Quest for Fire.
In the game, the player takes the role of the caveman Thor, who has to rescue his girlfriend, "Cute Chick", who has been kidnapped by a dinosaur. To do this, he must travel on his stone unicycle (actually an impossible wheel) through several levels. Each level has Thor moving from the left to the right, avoiding various dangers.
nymx improves the previous movie by 0.04 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.

Published on 8/13/2023
Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park is platforming game that was released in 1984 for the ColecoVision. Based on the Cabbage Patch Kids doll line, the game has you play as a Cabbage Patch Kid walking through the park that's named "Babyland General®". In that park are lakes to jump across with a hanging vine or a lily pad, bees that attack you, pollen fuzzys that trigger your allergies, and lit campfires that shoot flames at you. Get to the end of the park and you win a stage.
Here, Lobsterzelda opts to complete all 99 stages of the game as fast as possible, going left the entire time.

Published on 8/7/2023
Chess Challenger is an unreleased chess game for the ColecoVision that was announced back in 1983 before becoming vaporware and never getting an official release. Unfinished prototypes of the game then went around for decades before getting an unofficial homebrew release by independent developer CollectorVision Games, using the prototypes and old advertising as reference.
Winslinator in this run chooses to play against the CPU at the hardest difficulty and beats it as fast as possible. The moves made against the CPU were chosen to ensure that the CPU spends the least amount of time calculating its next move. For further details, you can read the author's notes.

Published on 1/9/2019
Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this ColecoVision port.
Game:
Donkey Kong

Genres:
Platformer
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3

Published on 10/17/2019
Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.
DrD2k9 improved most of the levels from the previous run by route changes and RNG manipulation for a total time save of 00:04.06 seconds.
Note: The character should not be confused with Mario, who was originally named Jumpman. Interestingly enough, Glover cited Donkey Kong as inspiration for this game. It is not known whether the naming is a coincidence or not.

Published on 2/13/2016
In Oil's Well, you control a robotic arm with a drill head as it mines deep below the earth's crust to mine oil and make you rich. But two kinds of enemies lie in wait for you – bugs that damage your robotic arm, and land mines that damage your drill head. You must coordinate your movements to avoid them or your drill is toast!
This run by BrunoVisnadi completes all 10 stages in under three and a half minutes with carefully planned routes and some close calls with enemies.
Game:
Oil's Well

Genres:
Action
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.11.4

Published on 9/14/2018
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is a 1982 video game published and developed by Coleco for the ColecoVision and Atari 2600. The game is based on the television series The Smurfs. In the game, the player must brave a series of obstacles to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel's castle.
EZGames69 and Noxxa rescue Smurfette in record time.

Published on 10/26/2022
Venture is an action-adventure game where a treasure hunter named Winky goes into dungeons to find treasure. The goal is to get all of the treasure in each level while fighting and dodging monsters. Stay in a room too long, and a big monster called the Hallmonster will chase down Winky and try to kill him.
In a TAS, due to a version-exclusive delay when changing direction inside rooms, the order of rooms visited is important, and changes to Winky's facing angle must be minimized to save time.
In this run, nymx plays the game on the hardest difficulty and collects every treasure in record time.

Published on 8/25/2015
The original arcade game Zaxxon was the first game to employ an isometric perspective, later used in other games like Q*Bert, Marble Madness, and Fallout. This ColecoVision port preserves the graphical style which gave the game its name – AXONometric projection.
This run by dwangoAC uses the hardest difficulty and performs several difficult shots in order to beat the first cycle of the game in under two minutes.
Game:
Zaxxon

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.11.1

Published on 5/5/2018
Boston Bomb Club is an old DOS tile-matching puzzle game developed by Silmarils in 1991. The aim of the game is to get the greatest number of bombs across the infernal device constructed by the mad scientists of the Boston Bomb Club from their point of origin to the target zone.
MUGG beats the game in record time.
Game:
Boston Bomb Club

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 11.2 (Modified for Mouse Support)

Published on 2/23/2015
CD-Man is a Pac-Man clone first released in 1989, then updated to Version 2.0 in 1992. The game speed options range from the really slow "Zzzzz..." to the mind-numbingly fast "Warp". Five levels are present in Version 2.0 of the game, unlike the original version, which ended at level 3.
Author c-square controls two characters simultaneously at the highest speed setting and clears the 5 levels twice in 3.71 seconds, making it one of the fastest published TASes on this site.
Due to the sheer speed of the game, slowed down encodes are available. One is at 16.7% of the regular speed, while another is at 10% of the regular speed.

Published on 2/24/2012
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 3/3/2012
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software. It is a direct continuation of the previous episode of Goodbye Galaxy, in which Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) has learned from the Oracle of Gnosticus IV that the evil Shikadi plan to blow up the galaxy with their doomsday device, the Omegamatic (It slices! It dices! It causes a 100,000 light year-diameter quantum explosion!). Naturally, he sets out to sabotage the machine and stop the Shikadi.
Using a series of glitches, Keen completes only four stages to get to the end game, only one of which takes any significant length of time, and destroys the Quantum Explosion Dynamo, the core of the Omegamatic in the impossibly short time of 2:02. In the process, he manages to inadvertently prevent the Shikadi from accomplishing their escape (though you have to watch the ending very closely to figure out that this has happened here).

Published on 4/3/2012
Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter is the final chapter in the Commander Keen saga. Eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, must save his babysitter from being eaten by Bloogs.
Commander Keen 6 is also the third Keen game to get absolutely destroyed at TASVideos. Watch as Keen goes over, around, or through everything in his way to beat the entire game in a bit over three minutes. Reading the author's comments is recommended, and probably mandatory if you want to know what happened.

Published on 12/22/2015
Initially published as a commercial game between Invasion of the Vorticons and Goodbye, Galaxy! in 1991, Commander Keen: Keen Dreams was largely overlooked until it saw a shareware release in late 1992 almost a year after Goodbye, Galaxy!. It is informally known as Keen 3.5 among fans.
In Keen Dreams, Commander Keen goes to sleep and finds himself in the land of Tuberia, where he discovers that Earth children are being trapped in their sleep to work as slaves for the evil King Boobus Tuber. Out of ammo and lacking his trusty pogo stick, Keen must resort to scavenging Flower Power and Boobus Bombs from the local flora in order to combat the tuberian threat.
slamo improves his previous TAS by 24.98 seconds (~21.22 seconds on RTA timing), thanks to a new route, ditching two long levels (Melon Mines and Spud City) in favor of 4 shorter levels on the southern part of the overworld.

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