Tool-assisted movies (6)

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

Published on 2/8/2018
In the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is back to being a lone boy without a fairy. One day, he is attacked by Skull Kid and his two fairies, Tatl and Tael, and they steal his ocarina. After pursuing Skull Kid, he is transformed into a Deku Scrub. Link continues pursuing Skull Kid all the way to the Clock Town (now with the help of Tatl the fairy, a more 'in yo face' version of Navi).
The authors beat the game collecting as few items as possible, showcasing a variety of different tricks unique to this run (which can be found in the submission notes, along with other details).
If you want to see the game beaten as fast as possible, you can do so here.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.

Published on 1/19/2010
Metroid completed using just one item: the morphing ball.
Uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on second controller) to save time in backtracking.
This is an improvement of 36.7 seconds over the previously published run, thanks to a new route and general optimization.

This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. They can be seen when watching the embedded stream via

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

Published on 7/28/2010
Rygar is an action game involving a hero with a shield as a weapon. Normally, the hero must obtain items, such as a grappling hook, to be able to explore the world of Garloz, and he must also defeat five bosses to gain access to the final area. However, these requirements can be circumvented with glitches. Indeed, this run kills no bosses except the final boss and does very little leveling.
In contrast to the any% run and the warpless run, which use the European version of Rygar, this movie uses the American version. The two ROM versions have some different glitches. For more details about the ROM choice, as well as some background explaining what in the world is going on here, see the movie comments as well as our Rygar tricks page.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 6/25/2022
Mega Man X4 is the 4th game in the Mega Man X series, a spinoff of the Mega Man series. Throughout the series, Zero continues to tell X that one day, X will be just as strong as him. However, X wants to show that he doesn't need the strength of Zero to defeat the Repliforce. In fact, he goes as far as to not collect any items on his quest to defeat the army, just to flex on Zero.
This TAS by HappyLee shows exactly what happens when X does not collect any items.
If you wish to watch a run where X does collect items, there is this movie that does exactly that.

Published on 12/2/2016
At the end of Metroid II: Return of Samus, there is but one Metroid left in the universe. Bad things happen, and Samus Aran must once again head for Planet Zebes to battle Mother Brain, Ridley, and the Space Pirates. (And a few other bosses too.)
This movie improves on both prior low% runs (one that collects the Ice Beam and one that collects the Speed Booster) by collecting the Speed Booster and using various Shinespark-related glitches to render the Gravity Suit unnecessary, pushing the total required number of items from 14 down to 13. The author's comments are very detailed, and well worth a read if you're curious about just how everything was done.
There are a number of other routes that can be taken while still getting 13 items, but all of those routes require a specific glitch when fighting Draygon which gives you a non-infinite but arbitrarily large amount of ammunition; the item route in this movie does not permit the use of this glitch. If you would like to see this glitch, it is featured in the following (now-obsoleted) iteration of the any% run.

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