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Knuckles' Chaotix is a Sonic game that doesn't feature Sonic. The story follows Knuckles the Echidna as he tries to save his friends from Dr. Robotnik, one at a time, by tying an elastic band of "ring energy" between himself and each of them.
The gameplay is similar to that of earlier Sonic games, and after each stage, the next level is selected via roulette. These roulettes and the game's cutscenes comprise about 66% of the total movie length, so we recommend skipping through them.
In the site's first 32X publication, Upthorn uses a number of glitches (of which the most prominent is zipping through walls) to complete most of the levels tens of seconds faster than intended.
Published on 6/2/2006

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 8/4/2015

Tapper, also known as Root Beer 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.
Here, Spikestuff completes two loops of the game (which is the point where the difficulty stops increasing) in record time.
We also have runs of the Arcade and Commodore 64 versions.

Note: There is also a lossless encode available in the discussion thread.
Published on 5/6/2019
Game:
Tapper

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Front Line is a vertically scrolling action game, where you play as a solider on a mission to infiltrate enemy territory and destroy their fortress.
In this run, the author notably abuses a glitch that allows the hero to travel over 40 times faster than was intended by the developers, leading to stages being completed in mere seconds.
Published on 12/1/2017
Game:
Front Line

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

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.
Published on 2/27/2011

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 3/2/2017

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

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

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

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 x2poet destroy anything that stands in his path through wide use of bombs and guns, and about half a minute faster than the previous run!
If you enjoyed this movie, check out the other Metal Slug runs for more explosive military action.
Published on 2/8/2015

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 5/20/2016

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 unforgivingly hard. The game never once lets you breathe, and in unassisted play, there are a lot of things to manage at the same time. This, along with the 3 health you start out with, can make clearing with just a single credit a nightmare.
The game mostly revolves along Osman and his power: he has the power to make clones of himself when he attacks that stay for a varying amount of time and reproduce the attack he just did.
This run is an improvement of 21.95 seconds over the previous one by the same author. Note that the real time of this run is 5:25.2 - The extra 1:11.57 is because the author puts his initials in the high score table after the credits roll.
Published on 3/19/2017
Game:
Osman

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FBA-rr v0.0.7

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

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

Street Fighter Zero 3 (ストリートファイターZERO3), more known like Alpha 3, was released in 1998.
SFZ/A3 is an evolution of the previous Zero series, and there was a huge improvement in the fight style, combos, animations/mode and with addition of fighters that were missing in Street Fighter Alpha or Zero.
Published on 2/25/2013

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 5/25/2017
Game:
Tapper

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

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 2/29/2012

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

"Astro-PANIC!" is a fast-paced, high-speed, all-machine-language game. The object is to defend your cannon, maneuvering it left and right as alien saucers dodge and dive in a relentless attack. - description in COMPUTE!'s Gazette Part #8
Astro-Panic! is a computer game released as a code listing in the very popular Commodore series magazine, COMPUTE! Gazette, in 1984. The author of the game, Charles Brannon, was a great contributor to the magazine for many articles and programs. Astro-Panic! was one of his most popular games, written completely in 6510 machine language and printed in the Gazette..
nymx manipulates the alien's RNG so much that they look like they want to get shot, and gets to level 15 in record time. Note that at level 15 the game continues, but difficulty drops to 0 and the game is effectively over.
Published on 5/11/2021
Game:
Astro-Panic!

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.2

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 7/28/2019

The Rat was released for Commodore 64 in 1984. The game was developed by Cymbal Software, Inc. and published by Personal Software Services.
The Rat is a top-view single-screen game where you are a rat spending the night in a cheese warehouse to eat all the cheese on various floors. On each floor there are six cheeses with letters spelling THE RAT and all have to be eaten to open the entrance to the next floor.
See the author's comments for more information about the game and its mechanics.
Published on 3/12/2019
Game:
The Rat

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

The king's treasures have been stolen! As the daring young prince, your goal is to recover them all.
Dragonfire is a 1982 video game published by Imagic, developed for Atari 2600, Intellivision, Commodore 64, Apple II, ZX Spectrum, ColecoVision, and more. The objective of the game is for the player to run over a castle drawbridge while avoiding fireballs and other obstacles, and then grab treasures guarded by a dragon who spits more fireballs at the player. Leave the room, rinse and repeat until lives run out. Other obstacles include a moving drawbridge, an archer firing arrows at the player, and a troll inhabiting the treasure room.
Published on 5/8/2018
Game:
Dragonfire
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

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 10/17/2019

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.
Published on 2/13/2016
Game:
Oil's Well

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

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 9/14/2018

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

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

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

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

Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.
This run by almostmatt1 & 38_ViTa_38 beats the first episode using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.
Note: The encode has been extended to include the full ending music. This is not present if you play back the movie in Doom.
Published on 12/27/2020

Avoid the Noid is a platform computer game for the Commodore 64 and MS-DOS, written in 1989 to promote Domino's Pizza. It was modeled after the company's ad campaign during the late 1980s. The ads featured a "noid" that destroyed pizzas and must be avoided.
The protagonist must traverse a 30-story building and deliver the pizza within 30 minutes. Colorful rabbits armed with booby traps, phone bombs, rocket launchers and bomber planes that drop water balloons seek to prevent the delivery.
Partners in crime turska & Ilari deliver the pizza in a record-breaking 03:33.52, or 7:42.00 according to the ingame clock. For details on how they did it, read the authors' commentary.
Published on 11/2/2012
Emulator Version:
JPC-RR v11.6

Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes (1990) is the second game in the Commander Keen saga. In it, the Vorticon mothership intends to destroy Earth, and only eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, can save us.
Here the author beats back the Vorticon invasion in slightly under 5 minutes, leaving one to wonder why we here on Earth bother with military defense at all. It's not quite that easy though; reading the author's comments is recommended to understand the planning and manipulation required for Keen to waltz by Vorticon after Vorticon.
If you enjoy this movie, check out these other Commander Keen TASes, all by the same author.
Published on 5/3/2012

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 3/3/2012

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 4/3/2012

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

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

Jetpack is a platformer game (now freeware), featuring a man equipped with a jetpack which he uses for flying (if it has fuel, otherwise he can jump) and a phase shifter for temporarily getting rid of troublesome bricks. His goal is to collect all the green gems in 100 devilish stages and avoid hordes of enemies.
In this extremely carefully planned run, slamo completes the game in 32 minutes and 22 seconds with large heaps of luck manipulation and glitch abuse. A normal player would barely get through the first 10 levels in that amount of time.
Prepare to be blown away watching large complex levels completed in under 20 seconds on average. Enjoy seeing extremely tight movement with enemies all around without getting hit, or getting hit yet somehow managing to complete the level anyway. Be dazzled as a dozen teleporters are all simultaneously manipulated to keep enemies away from our hero. Be sure not to fall off your seat when you see Jetman passing through spikes unharmed or completing levels with just the right amount of fuel, and narrowly avoiding certain doom from becoming trapped in reappearing walls.
Practically every aspect of the game was carefully analyzed and thoroughly documented by our users, slamo, Svimmer, Ilari, Nach, creaothceann, and hegyak for the creation of this run. This includes full level maps, with secrets in plain view.

Since the action is so fast paced, there's an alternate YouTube encode at 43% speed, and alternate download encodes at 50% and 75% speeds. It is recommended to watch this run at a slower speed to fully appreciate the timing and many of the tricks performed.
Published on 10/27/2013

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

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

Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter is a humorous sci-fi adventure game made with Sierra's AGI engine. The gameplay is similar to that of King's Quest: the player navigates Roger around with the arrow keys and interacts with the game world by typing commands. There are puzzles to solve and plenty of situations where the player will have to use his wit to save Roger from death.
DrD2k9, c-square and Radiant speed through the game in record time.

Due to the sheer speed of the movie, the second set of encodes play back the movie at 1/5th of the regular speed.
Published on 12/10/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the second remake of the original Fire Emblem, and the first Fire Emblem game for DS. The story follows the Altean prince Marth on a quest to win back his home kingdom and save his kidnapped sister. Characters and chapters that were omitted in the original game and the first remake were introduced in this title.
This is an improvement of 3 minutes and 18.01 seconds over the previous movie. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 2/4/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Super Scribblenauts is the sequel to Scribblenauts, a puzzle game for the DS consisting of spawning any object from a database of thousands of possibilities (from "chair" to "God") to solve given situations. It is fundamentally the same game with two major novelties: the possibility to add adjectives (a color, a size, a state, etc.) to the objects we want to summon and the possibility to use the D-Pad to control Maxwell, the protagonist of both games, in addition to the touch screen, the only possible input method in the first installment.
This TAS completes the 10 main worlds of Super Scribblenauts. Speed is not the main goal; instead, the levels are completed in funny or unusual ways.
Published on 7/22/2013

Touch! Gostop DS is a handheld version of the popular Korean card game Gostop, developed and published by CTGAME Entertainment in 2008.
In this run, perfectacle carefully manipulates luck to beat every ranked opponent as quickly as possible. For each opponent, a minimum amount of points must be obtained before being able to move on to the next one. Clever strategy and use of auto-wins are also used to rack up multipliers and obtain extravagant high scores in a remarkably short period.
Published on 8/6/2015
Game:
Touch! Gostop DS

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
desmume x86 0.9.7 svn4118

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

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

Knight Quest is a rare RPG for the Game Boy. In it, you take control of a 14-year-old boy named Will who sets out to defeat baddies and save a princess. Nothing groundbreaking to see here, move along...
This run was created by DarkKobold while he was testing the game out as a potential candidate for Dream Team Contest 4. For more details, please see the author's notes.
Published on 10/2/2011
Game:
Knight Quest

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pokémon: Blue and Red Version are part of the first generation of the Pokémon franchise. They were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in North America in 1998. They feature a 10-year old boy who ventures around the Kanto region and aim to become the Pokémon champion. During his journey, he encounters various monsters, which he can catch to use for battles, or just to fill up his Pokédex.
In this run, MrWint fills the Pokédex without resorting to any glitches and obtains the diploma in both games in less than four hours. Note that Mew isn't caught here; this is because it can only be obtained through either an event or glitches.

The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles. In addition, the downloadable encodes feature additional audio tracks: The first (default) track features audio from both games, while the second and third tracks feature audio from Blue and Red, respectively.
There's also an alternate encode provided by the author which features a detailed overlay.
Published on 5/6/2016

Pokémon is a phenomenon that made itself very famous in a short time a few years ago. Pokémon Blue is part of the first generation of the games of that series that were made.
Up until this day, thousands of Pokémon fans have analyzed the games, finding out the exact formulae of how each battle situation in these games works out, how experience and levels and everything works, and what are the most effective ways to battle.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 8/14/2021

Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.
Published on 5/29/2021

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

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

The Final Fantasy Legend, also known as Makai Toushi SaGa in Japan, is a Game Boy RPG. It is the first entry in the long running SaGa series and has a lot of strange and esoteric mechanics. You can form a team of up to four party members consisting of humans, mutants, and monsters. Each character type get stronger by wildly different means.
Darkman425 completes the game in record time by getting the 4 spheres and defeating Ashura and the Creator. Please read the author's comments for more details.
We also have a movie that uses a warp glitch that skips the vast majority of the game.
You can watch this movie being played back on real console here.
Published on 12/25/2021

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

In the second game of this popular series, the four warring countries from the original game find themselves uniting against a common foe who, at the game's opening, has almost completely overrun the planet.
With the help of carefully devised strategies, a little bit of luck manipulation, and moving the cursor at inhuman speed, the author repels this planetary invasion over the course of slightly more than an hour.
Reading the author's comments is strongly recommended to help keep track of what's going on.
Published on 12/23/2009

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

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

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

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

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

Published on 3/3/2010

Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little less than 25 minutes, even more impressive.
Upon completing his warpless run, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 51 seconds.
However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the any% run by klmz.

Note: While the player doesn't use glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), he uses the normal warp rooms present in the castle.
Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.
Published on 3/13/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

Normally using the DSS card system of Castlevania: Circle of the Moon grants abilities that one would not otherwise have access to. With a glitch, one can access these abilities anyways, making the DSS cards themselves mere collector's items. When placed under the control of klmz however, Nathan Graves proves himself to be an avid collector, abusing zips and other glitches to quickly go around the castle and obtain all the DSS cards and finish off Dracula in 19 minutes and 30 seconds.
Published on 12/17/2018

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

Digimon Ruby (also known as Digimon Rury, as it is written on its box-art) is a bootleg role-playing game developed by Taiwanese bootleg game developer Vast Fame, released circa 2003. As with other Vast Fame games, it is best known for its rather spotty grasp of the English language.

The YouTube encode includes commentary in the form of soft subtitles.
Published on 6/30/2020

Dokapon Monster Hunter is a RPG with a combat system based on Rock Paper Scissors. This leads to massive luck abuse in a Tool Assisted run. The hero never takes any damage while eliminating every boss in a single round. More detailed notes are available in the author's comments.
Published on 1/3/2013
Game:
Dokapon Monster Hunter

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
VBA

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

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

Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon Advance is an enhanced port of the arcade original. It follows the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense.
zoboner rescues Miriam on the hardest difficulty in record time.
Published on 12/24/2020

What would happen if Goku lost his childlike charm? Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure of course! From start to finish Goku turns it up to the max and destroys all enemies with blisteringly fast combos. Try to keep up as Goku makes his way from novice to hero.
The predecessor movie time has been beaten by 01:04.31 minutes.
Published on 7/15/2020

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

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a strategy role-playing game for the Game Boy Advance. The gameplay is similar to the original Final Fantasy Tactics for the PlayStation. The player controls up to six units in grid-like, turn-based battles. For the most part, players are free to decide the party's jobs and abilities.
This run uses extreme amounts of luck manipulation to beat the game in less than 3 hours.
Published on 9/24/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.1.0

Fire Emblem is the seventh game in the series of strategy RPGs, and the first to be given a release outside Japan. When Eliwood discovers his father is missing, he sets out to find him, but what he discovers is far more amazing and terrifying than he ever imagined.
With carefully planned strategy, the runners complete this game in a timely manner, knocking off the entirety of the first modes available in a mere 140 turns.
Note: You can watch a version with animations turned on here.
Published on 9/12/2011

Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi (ファイアーエムブレム封印の剣) is the 6th game in the Fire Emblem tactical series and the first on the Game Boy Advance console. Like other games in the series, it features a tactical combat system which can be heavily manipulated by a tool-assisted run.
A huge amount of route planning was required to ensure that this run is as fast as possible; detailed analyses of each chapter can be found in the authors' comments.
Published on 1/28/2013

The Fire Emblem series is popular for its tactical-role-playing element. This is the eighth installment of the series, usually taking many hours to finish and hundreds of turns.
In this playthrough, Vykan12 takes the game one step further, playing on the hardest setting - this takes a couple of minutes longer than the previous version, but reduces the turn count to a mere 93 turns.
Published on 7/17/2011

'Golden Sun' is the first installment in the 'Golden Sun' series, developed by Camelot Software Planning. The game is notable for certain distinctive game elements, such as the use of special "Djinn" that empower the player and can be used against enemies.
This movie is a 08:34.29 minute improvement over the previous record.
The author also provided voice commentary to the run that can be watched on YouTube.
Published on 3/18/2021

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

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

Hikaru no Go was published serially in "Weekly Shonen Jump" for "NARUTO" and the same period. And the animated cartoon was produced as well as "NARUTO" by "Studio Pierrot". When the comic was serialized, "the game of Go" became a boom among children in Japan.
This movie is highly recommended for those who know the Go game, because it does play around with AI, making it do the most absurd moves possible, which still serves the main goal - speed.
Published on 1/27/2013
Game:
Hikaru no Go

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
VBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mario Party Advance follows a different format than the main games, since only a single person can play without connecting to another GBA. In this game, the player moves around the game board, visiting characters, running quests, and playing minigames. Many of the non-player characters are from classic Nintendo 64 games like Super Mario 64, Mario Party, and Paper Mario.
In order to beat the game as fast as possible, Nacho manipulates luck to achieve favorable rolls. Careful Mushroom management also allows him to intentionally lose some minigames when it would be faster than beating them.
Published on 3/27/2016

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

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

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

The third game in the Megaman Zero subseries takes place two months after its predecessor. It features mostly the same game play as before, but with a different Cyber Elf system and customizable armor. Also new are the Secret Disks, which can be analyzed for information about the series, enemies, items, and the characters.
This run aims to collect all disks, all sub-tanks, and all Ex-Skills. It also gets a special rank when the final stage ends (Disk Capturer) and unlocks Ultimate Mode afterward. Geinuhayst saved 01:22.93 minutes from the previous run by using different Ex-Skills and tricks to allow faster movement and quicker boss fights. See the submission notes for details.
We also have a run that completes the game as quickly as possible.
Published on 4/5/2020

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

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

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

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire is the sequel to the first Pokémon Pinball for Game Boy Color. It has a Ruby and a Sapphire table, each based on its respective third-generation Pokémon game.
This run by eliilek opens and beats all five bonus rooms on Sapphire Field, employing multiple-hit strategies on minibosses and catching and evolving Pokémon along the way. Even the humble Magikarp plays a part in helping him reach and defeat the Legendary Pokémon, Rayquaza, in record time.
Published on 2/16/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-2.3.3

Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.
This TAS completes the game without using any glitches. There is another TAS of this game which uses a notable glitch to skip the second half of the game.

Note: To play the .bk2 file you need to configure your timezone to GMT-5 (US Eastern Time).
Published on 12/22/2016

Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.
This improvement of nearly 22 minutes over the previous TAS is the result of thorough research and testing by the author. A new strategy allows ending the game with only 5 badges by corrupting the memory, allowing her to execute arbitrary code. This was possible due to a switch to the Japanese version, which has a larger character set to use for the PC Box payload. For more information, see the author's comments.
We also have a run that completes the entire game without major glitches.
Published on 8/29/2020

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

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

Pokémon: LeafGreen Version is an enhanced version of the original Pokémon: Green Version. Many glitches have been removed, and the random mechanics behind wild encounters have changed. This leads to very different strategies compared to our fastest runs on the original generation of games, and as a result, runs of this game see much more of the plot.
This run defeats the Elite Four and Champion twice; after the first time through is a post-game side quest in a new area known as the Sevii Islands, introduced in these remakes. Completing this quest unlocks the "National Pokédex" and enables trading with the Hoenn-region Generation 3 games (Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald) and also gives the Elite Four and Champion new, higher-level Pokémon teams for the player to fight.
Published on 7/18/2021

Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the outside overworld before getting the bike.
FractalFusion and GoddessMaria complete the game in a mere 1:31:45, 3 minutes and 22 seconds faster than the previous Sapphire Version run. Instead of using Machop/Machoke, this run now uses Taillow/Swellow, which is obtained far earlier in the game, also has Guts as an ability, and has powerful moves early on and throughout. The movie also uses advanced methods of luck manipulation with the help of RNG analysis. For more details, see the submission text.

Note: To play the vbm, you need to have Real Time Clock on and use Flash 128k as Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from giving a white screen.
Published on 6/27/2011

Riviera: The Promised Land is a role-playing video game originally produced in 2002 by Sting Entertainment for WonderSwan Color as the first episode of the Dept. Heaven series of games. The game was later introduced to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance in 2004, which Atlus USA released in North America in 2005.
The player takes the role of Ein, a Grim Angel, who must battle against demons as well as antagonistic Grim Angels to seal away the four fountainheads of evil known as the Accursed. He is accompanied by four heroines—Fia, Lina, Serene and Cierra—as well as his cat-like familiar Rose. Riviera also contains dating sim elements, as the hero can achieve multiple endings with the supporting characters through decisions made throughout the game.
Published on 3/3/2019

Shaman King: Master of Spirits is a Metroidvania styled game developed and published by Konami, it is the first game of the Shaman King series.
The game stars Yoh Asakura, a young Shaman who hopes to win the Shaman Tournament, where the winner will be crowned the Shaman King and have the power to change the world. On his journey, Yoh and his friends find a man named Magister, who plans to resurrect an evil demon king known as Mephias. Yoh and his friends must put a stop to Mephias's plans.
xy2_ beats the game in record time.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/21/2021

Shining Soul is an Action RPG by Atlus. It is the first 'Shining' game to not be produced by Camelot Software Planning, and thus is not considered canon in the 'Shining' universe. However, the game serves as an internal homage to much of the 'Shining' series. All of the bosses are major villains from a previous 'Shining' game.
The author manipulates randomly-placed monuments to appear, increasing attack power as much as eight-fold during the run. Additionally, hundreds of critical attacks had to be painstakingly manipulated to allow for enemies to die in a single hit.
Published on 6/1/2010

Shining Soul II is the last 'Shining' title to reach American shores, and the author's 5th 'Shining' TAS on the site. Unlike some previous games in the series, this game and its prequel play more like traditional Action-RPGs. This game, like its prequel, allows the player to pick a character type. In this run, the character chosen was a ninja, for his ability to use speed magic.
The author uses a glitch to dupe power wines and bombs, the former massively increasing his attack strength, and the latter making the run look more like Bomberman than a 'Shining' game!
This run is 17:58.75 faster than his previous Shining Soul II publication due to some very impressive manipulation to slaughter bosses in mere seconds. It is recommended that you read the authors comments for more information about the run and the game.

There is also a humorous commentary (dead link) by the author and a couple of guests.
Published on 9/20/2010

Snood is a puzzle game that blatantly rips off inspired by Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble with very similar gameplay. Originally released for the PC as freeware, it has since been licensed and ported to several platforms.
This movie by theenglishman plays the Time Attack mode so quickly that you might not be able to tell what's going on.
Published on 4/5/2010
Game:
Snood

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

Sonic Battle is a pseudo-fighting game, akin to Super Smash Bros. from Nintendo. Rather than being 3D side-scrolling, this game employs a 3D isometric view – not a static, sprite-based field though, it is comprised of actual texture-mapped polygons. The character sprites are 2D though, and while you think it wouldn't work – it does.
dekutony doesn't even break a sweat and completes Challenge Mode as Shadow in record time.
Published on 3/26/2016
Game:
Sonic Battle

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

Tekken Advance appears to be a good handheld port of the original arcade and PSX series, maintaining the Tekken spirit and physics despite the omission of some moves and characters.
AKheon plays around with another fighting game and, as always, succeeds in creating something impressive. This movie plays the game's unique Tag Battle mode, which allows the player to use 3 characters for each fight and switch between them at any time.
For more of Tekken Advance, see the run of the main mode.
Published on 7/14/2012

Tekken Advance is a fighting game in the Tekken series. While it is not considered canon to the Tekken storyline, it follows the events of Tekken 3 and includes most of the characters. It also features new stun mechanics.
This run, done using the hardest difficulty and one round per opponent, uses careful luck manipulation and Paul's powerful Burning Fist to take out everyone as fast as possible. Input is ended early to show the founder of the King of Iron Fist tournament unable to hit an opponent who isn't even fighting back.
For more Tekken runs that aim for fastest time, see the Tekken 2 or Tekken 3 runs for the PlayStation.
Published on 10/25/2014

Zook Man ZX4 (路克人ZX4) is a Game Boy Advance game by Vast Fame and the third known game in their Zook series. It is based loosely on the Rockman X games.
The game spans eight levels including an intro stage and a final boss rush. Several enemies are taken from Rockman X and Rockman 8, with the bosses being either recycled from previous Zook Hero games or being edits from other official Megaman games. The main character's design is based off of X.
This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 6, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.
Published on 11/19/2017

Doug's Big Game immerses the gamer in the world of Doug and his alter-ego Quailman in an action-packed adventure to find the missing Patti Mayonnaise. Players can collect power-ups to max out Quailman's powers, unleash the mighty Quaileye, and save the day.
Published on 2/22/2015
Game:
Doug's Big Game

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Gambatte SVN 344 via BizHawk 1.9.1

Enix decided to hop on the monster collection/battling bandwagon with Dragon Warrior Monsters, in which the main character, Terry, makes friends with various monsters from previous Dragon Warrior games so he can win the Starry Night Tournament and rescue his sister.
This movie is 07:46.48 faster than the previous version. Some time is saved by using the (JPN) version over the (USA) version, but much more time is gained through heavy bot-assisted luck manipulation. Reading the author's comments is recommended.
Published on 5/8/2012

Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Natsume and published by Smilesoft. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.
Passwords (phone numbers) can be used to obtain very strong Denjuu, but are not used in this run. There's also a way to beat this game insanely fast with the use of major glitches, like this other movie we have for this game does, but those aren't used in this run either.
Published on 1/22/2018

Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Natsume and published by Smilesoft. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.
jlun2, MisterChess and CasualPokePlayer improve the previous movie by 1 minute and 56.52 seconds, thanks to a game breaking glitch that triggers the credits really early. Please read the authors' comments for more details. Of note the previous publication relied on an emulator bug for it to work, whereas this one has been console-verified and a video of it can be viewed right here.
Published on 4/18/2021

Set before the events of the first two NES games, the player gets to play as Christopher Belmont, one of Simon's ancestors.
Unlike most Castlevania games, there are no sub-weapons, and the player loses whip upgrades upon damage. Additionally, the Castlevania Game Boy games, unlike their NES counterparts, have ropes and moving spike walls instead of stairs.
This game, being one of the first to come out for the Game Boy, was programmed poorly, exhibiting lots of lag, and also suffers from poor jump controls. Seizing upon that, the level designers took it upon themselves to create fake difficulty by requiring pixel perfect jumps throughout.
In this movie, arukAdo improves the previous TAS by 57.68 seconds (after accounting for emulation differences), thanks to newly found tricks and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Note: The Konami Collection version was used instead of the original, as it lags a bit less, and is also fully colored.
Published on 8/26/2020

Mega Man Xtreme is a port of the popular Mega Man X series to the Game Boy Color. It adapts the Mavericks and their stages from that series and wraps it into gameplay more suited for the portable console.
Here, FractalFusion & Alyosha speed through the game and exploit glitches to create a movie worthy of what we have come to expect from Mega Man at TASVideos.
This movie is about 7 seconds faster than the previous record by FractalFusion. It appears longer due to significantly more accurate emulation of the loading times in this run.
This movie is played from a save that has unlocked "Extreme mode", which allows you to play all of the levels in one game. Runs that start from a savestate are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 2/9/2020

Mega Man Xtreme 2, like its predecessor game Mega Man Xtreme, pretty much copies content and bosses from the main line of Mega Man X games. However, Xtreme 2 gets ideas and designs from a much wider range of games, ranging all the way from Mega Man X to Mega Man X5. For instance, there is a Parts system allowing upgrades to your characters. However, there is also an original story (though it's still as silly as many Mega Man storylines), along with some new stage designs and bosses.
Noxxa and Alyosha improve the previous run by about 2 seconds if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to using Zero throughout the entire game instead of splitting between X and Zero.

This run starts from a save file in order to unlock "Extreme Mode", which allows visiting all of the game's stages and battles in one run. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.
Viewers who have photosensitivity problems may want to avoid watching as there's a high amount of flashing visuals during boss fights that can become uncomfortable to watch.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 5/8/2021

MrWint's Pokemon Crystal Glitchless TAS completes the Johto League including 8 badges and the Elite Four, then obtains the 8 Kanto badges before defeating Blue and Red for the final credits roll. This is done without any use of the typical memory corrupting glitches seen in Pokemon Gen 1 and 2 TASes.

The TAS instead uses luck manipulation to avoid encounters and spinning trainers, breeze through battles, and obtain Raikou as early as possible with optimal stats. Despite the run's length and complexity, console verification of the TAS was possible due to MrWint's own work emulating Crystal's Real Time Clock.
Published on 8/10/2019

Pokémon Gold and Silver form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 251 Pokémon instead of 151.
CasualPokePlayer employs a staggering amount of luck manipulation and extremely careful routing (accomplished using the RouteTwo program) in order to improve upon the previous movie by 00:35.50 seconds. Only a few Pokémon are collected in this run, but all gym badges are acquired before defeating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 8/3/2021

Published on 5/21/2020

Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG). It features digital versions of the first three sets of real-life trading cards, along with exclusive cards that are not available outside of the game. Normal gameplay involves finding and battling other trainers and Masters, eventually becoming the Champion and earning the Legendary Cards.
However, gifvex instead decided to glitch out the first battle and confuse the game into reading deck contents as code. This allows gifvex to reach the game's credits in just under 3 minutes. For more information, see the authors' comments.
We also have a similarly short run of the sequel, Pokémon TCG2.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 6/26/2020

Published on 2/15/2019

Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the games can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.
In contrast, this run by TiKevin83 refrains from using any memory corrupting glitches and beats the game in a little over an hour and half. The Pokédoll trick is used to skip a dungeon in the game, but that is considered a minor developer oversight and does not corrupt the memory.

The author provided video commentary for this movie being played back on console that can be viewed here.
Published on 1/21/2021

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is an updated version of an older GB game which adds color, an additional dungeon, various other minor features, and a lot of bug fixes. Link, after rescuing Hyrule (again?), sets off on a journey and subsequently shipwrecks on the mysterious Koholint Island, which has been overtaken by evil monsters which he must defeat in order to find a way back home.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 8/11/2019

Proving yet again the lengths a TAS can go in destroying a game, this run features a warping glitch that allows for severe sequence breaking. The final boss is reached within a handful of minutes and defeated with minimal weaponry.
TwistedTammer improves the previous run by 00:26.00 seconds.
There is a movie of this game that does not use the warp glitch.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/21/2019

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages is the time-themed counterpart to Oracle of Seasons. In it, the Oracle of Ages, Nayru, is possessed by Veran, Sorceress of Shadows. Link must travel throughout Labrynna's past and present to collect the 8 Essences of Time, power up the Harp of Ages, and defeat Veran.

You can watch the complete run played back console
Published on 4/21/2016

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons is a Game Boy Color game that carries over much of the graphics from Link's Awakening. Surprisingly, much of the game engine is completely different and developed by Capcom. In it, the Oracle of Seasons, Din, is kidnapped by Onox, General of Darkness. Link must travel throughout both Holdrum and Subrosia to collect the 8 Essences of Nature, power up the Rod of Seasons, and defeat Onox.
This game has been attempted by various authors over the past 5 years. Finally, SwordlessLink, along with Tompa, who joined the project after dungeon 4, beat this legendary game in 1:25:57.22 primarily through the use of pitwalking, Pegasus Seeds, and enemy manipulation. Please see the authors' notes for more details.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 2/1/2012

Tintin in Tibet is a typical licensed platform/puzzle game, originally released in 1994 in Europe for the SNES, GB, PC, Genesis and Game Gear. The Game Boy version was ported to the Game Boy Color in 2001, which is the version played in this run.
The game consists of 15 stages, with such variety as run right for justice platformers, autoscrollers, gameplay shifts, puzzles, minigames, and just a little actual platforming. The game is somewhat infamous for being hard due to very unlenient enemy hitboxes and the combination of tricky platforming and quirky physics.
In this run, Noxxa uses precise movement and luck manipulation to beat the game in a little over 15 minutes.
Published on 12/24/2013

Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood is an adventure game developed by NewKidCo and published by NewKidCo and Disney Interactive. It was released in North America in April 2000 for the Game Boy Color.
The game follows Winnie the Pooh as he interacts with other characters in the wood. Most of the game uses a board game structure, where the player rolls a dice and draws cards to move around on the map in an attempt to explore the wood. The game is aimed at a younger demographic and was designed to be simple. It was the first Winnie the Pooh game to be released on a video game console.
In this movie, Winslinator achieves "100% Knowledge", equivalent to 100% completion of the game, in record time.

You can watch the console-verification of this movie here.
Published on 1/19/2021

Zook Hero Z (Chinese title: 路克英雄 Z, also known as Zook Z, Luke the Hero Z, and alternatively released as Rockman DX6) is an unlicensed bootleg game developed by Vast Fame Co. Ltd. (also known as "V. Fame" or in Chinese as 廣譽科技有限公司 (Kwong Yu Technology Co., Ltd.) ). It's the first game of the Zook series by Vast Fame (which includes sequel titles Rockman DX3 (also known as Zook Hero 2) and Rockman & Crystal (also known as Zook Hero ZX4 or Zook Hero 3) ). Zook Hero Z is heavily inspired by both the classic Mega Man series and the Mega Man X series, to the point of using the sound engine of Mega Man V.
We also have a run of the sequel game Rockman DX3.
Published on 4/19/2016

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is an action role playing game developed by The Game Designers Studio and published by Square Enix in 2003 for the Nintendo GameCube. This was the first Final Fantasy game to include real-time fighting, which has since become a staple of Final Fantasy games.
You control a caravan and its members, and travel in a hostile world with dungeons and monsters. You collect drops of Myrrh to protect your village, and go on a quest to find and destroy the source of the miasma that corrupts the world.
Wobmiar further improves on their previous movie's record by by opting not to craft the Master's weapon early on and instead go for the Valiant Weapon, which saves some item farming time and allows the first trip to Marr's Pass to be completely skipped.

Note that this movie was done on a newer version of Dolphin (than the previous run) that has longer and more accurate load times. As a result, this movie's time appears to be slower than the previous run, but is actually faster when load times are discounted.
Published on 8/12/2021

Mario Party 6 is a party game released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2004 (and 2005 in Europe and Australia). The game features two main game modes: Party Mode, where 4 players compete to get the highest amount of stars, and Solo Mode, in which one player must reach the end of the board to get a Rare Mini-Game. If the player goes further than that space, they'll lose all mini-games they've collected, amongst other events.
GoddessMaria and Samsara play through all three boards of the game's Solo Mode and get the Rare Mini-Games in record time.
We also have a TAS of Mario Party 7's Solo Cruise.
Published on 10/2/2021
Game:
Mario Party 6

Genres:
Board
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0

Mario Party 7 is a party game released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2005. Four players race across a board trying to get stars.
In this TAS, BeastlyN64 plays on the "Solo Cruise" gamemode. This is the main story mode for Mario Party 7 in which the player must play through all 6 boards against one CPU opponent. Each board has a different objective the player must beat before progressing on to the next board. Unlike party mode, you don't play minigames at the end of each turn.
Published on 8/24/2020
Game:
Mario Party 7

Genres:
Board
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0 (Stable)

NFL Street is an American football video game developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. It was originally released for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox on January 13, 2004.
"NFL Challenge" is the main mode in the game. You create a team, from logo to players height, and go through a series of challenges against other teams, unlocking new football stadiums, teams, equipment, and development points for improving your team;by completing several challenges that vary in their difficulty.
Lobsterzelda beats NFL Street's "NFL Challenge" mode as fast as possible, featuring a lot of quick, frame perfect dodging and maneuvering around the computer to score points, which is sure to impress the viewer.
This run is a 9:32.93 minute improvement over Lobsterzelda's previous record.
Published on 10/30/2019
Game:
NFL Street

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0

NFL Street 2 is the second game in the series by Electronic Arts. It features team rosters from the 2004 NFL season. As in the first game, players can accumulate style points during play, but this game adds wall moves as a new method to get the points.
"NFL Challenge" mode remains the primary mode of the game but has changed from the first game. Players have 150 days to prepare a team for a tournament against the other NFL teams, with the winner challenging the NFL Legends.
In this run, Lobsterzelda completes the "NFL Challenge" mode as quickly as possible, using the wall moves to rack up style points and manipulating the computer teams to choose plays that lead to their rapid defeat.
Lobsterzelda improves his previous record by 3:45.80 minutes due to using the hardest difficulty.
Published on 7/25/2020

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an RPG made by Nintendo and is the second game in the Paper Mario series following Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It incorporates a world made of paper and turn-based battles, much like its predecessor. In it, Peach asks Mario to help find a treasure hidden in Rogueport. When he arrives, she is missing as usual, and he must collect 7 Crystal Stars and open the Thousand-Year Door to save her and collect the treasure.
This latest TAS by Malleoz features a never-before-seen strategy for Teleporter Room Early, as well as a couple more glitches exclusive to the US version of the game. This necessitated the change from the Japanese version used in the previous run. In the end, nearly fourteen minutes were saved.
Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube with a detailed overlay or on Twitch.
Published on 10/26/2020

Resident Evil 2, known in Japan as Biohazard 2 is a 1998 survival horror video game originally released for the PlayStation. Developed by Capcom as the second installment in the Resident Evil series, its story takes place two months after the events of the first game, Resident Evil.
This run beats Scenario A of the GameCube version of the game, that features support for the vibration and analog control functions, as well as a new unlockable minigame called "Extreme Battle", and a "Rookie" mode that enables the player to start the main story with a powerful weapon that features infinite ammunition.
Published on 4/19/2017
Game:
Resident Evil 2

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0

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 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 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 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.
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 9/10/2020

A complete conversion of Sonic Adventure 2 from the Dreamcast, with additional features exclusive to the GameCube.
Play as either Sonic, Knuckles and co. or the evil crew of Dr. Eggman, Shadow and Rouge through a total of 150 missions across 30 levels. As Sonic's team, you must stop Dr. Eggman from taking control of the Chaos Emeralds, and as Dr. Eggman's team, you must hold Sonic at bay while collecting all of the Emeralds to take full control of the planet.
Exclusive to the GameCube are improved visuals, new 2-player battle games (including Kart Racing, Hunting and Chao Karate) and the ability to grow Chao and exchange them to the Game Boy Advance game Sonic Advance for portable training.
Published on 2/3/2015

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.
Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.
Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.
This time, PracticalTAS plays through the All-Star Mode (which gets unlocked after unlocking every character) as Luigi, whilst not dealing any damage to the opponents in the process.
An encode with the author's commentary is available right here.
Published on 7/4/2021

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.
Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.
Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.
Here, we see the authors complete the "Target Test" mode of the game (more commonly referred to as "Break the Targets"). This run starts with all characters unlocked in order to play each unique level, and by using RNG manipulation, completes all levels with an in game time of 2:39.97.
Published on 8/19/2021

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the 13th game in the Zelda franchise, released for both the Nintendo GameCube and Wii, with an HD port later released on the WiiU.
The world of Hyrule has fallen under the twilight, and after Link gets transformed into a wolf, he meets up with a strange imp named Midna. Together, they team up to defeat the twilight and save the kingdom.
gymnast86 saves the kingdom of Hyrule in record time.

Note #1: There is an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author, Pheenoh and Dragonbane0.
Note #2: There are also lossless encodes and encodes at additional resolutions available in the discussion thread.
Published on 12/30/2018

TMNT: Mutant Melee (released as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee in PAL regions) is a 3D fighting game based on the 2003 animated series. Whilst the combat system is similar to previous games based on the same series, TMNT: Mutant Melee is more arena-focused.
Here, author Dimon12321 presents a tool-assisted, shell-raising journey through all 170 levels of the game's Adventure Story mode.

Note: There are also lossless encodes and encodes at additional resolutions available in the discussion thread.
Published on 12/7/2018

Tony Hawk's Underground is a skateboarding-adventure video game published by Activision in 2003, the fifth entry in the Tony Hawk series.
Underground is built upon the skateboarding formula of previous Tony Hawk's games: the player explores levels and completes goals while performing tricks. The game features a new focus on customization; the player, instead of selecting a professional skater, creates a custom character.
Underground adds the ability for players to dismount their boards and explore on foot. The plot follows the player character and his or her friend Eric Sparrow as the two become well-known professionals and grow apart.
In this run, The Packle improves upon the previous publication by over three and a half minutes thanks to a new glitch involving custom tricks which eliminates most of the RNG this game has to offer.
Published on 3/5/2018

Blades of Vengeance is a platform game incorporating light RPG elements and character styling, reminiscent of Gods by The Bitmap Brothers. The Dark Lady has unleashed hordes of monsters whom the protagonist must slay. The player can choose from three main characters - the Huntress, Warrior and Sorcerer, all of which have different abilities. Throughout the game the player has the option to improve their powers by collecting armour and weapons (such as a mace and a crossbow) or by using spells. Each of the eight stages ends with a boss.
Published on 12/13/2014

Castle of Illusion is one of the earlier games for the Genesis. Mickey must collect seven jewels to reach the final boss and save Minnie. He attacks enemies either by flinging apples at them, or by smothering them with his cast-iron buttocks.
This run is around 50 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to new tricks/glitches and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more information on the new tricks and glitches.
Published on 10/15/2011

Comix Zone is a 1995 beat 'em up video game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis. An unusual feature of the game is that it is set within the panels of a comic book with dialogue rendered within talk bubbles and sprites and backgrounds possessing the bright colours and dynamic drawing style favoured by superhero comics.
Sketch Turner, a "starving artist" and freelance rock musician living in New York City, is working on his newest comic book, named the "Comix Zone". One night, while Sketch is working on Comix Zone during a thunderstorm, a lightning bolt strikes a panel of his comic. In this instant, the main villain of Comix Zone - a powerful mutant named Mortus - manages to escape the comic book's pages, desiring to kill Sketch so he can become flesh and blood and take over the real world. Because he does not possess any power in reality, Mortus sends Sketch into the world of his own comic, freely drawing in enemies attempting to kill him.
Comix Zone is an action platformer in which players control Sketch as he progresses through panels of his comic book, hoping to reach the end and escape before his own creations finish him off. Each level consists of two pages and secrets are discovered by shredding the paper and revealing items. Along with standard attacks such as punching, kicking and jump attacks, Sketch can store up to three items in his inventory to help him overcome obstacles.
Archanfel improved the predecessor movie by 54.21 seconds thanks to faster strategies and manipulations.
Published on 11/25/2018

Crusader of Centy (1994), also known as Soleil, tells the story of a teenage boy saving humanity from monsters that might or might not actually be evil. To his aid he has up to two pets at a time granting him some special ability.
This improves on the previous movie by 14:32.77 thanks to a variety of new major skips and glitches.
Published on 7/21/2020

Doom Troopers: Mutant Chronicles is a video game released in 1995 by Adrenalin Entertainment for the Super NES and Sega Genesis gaming systems. It is a platform shooter.
The player assumes the role of one of two commandos, Mitch Hunter and Max Steiner, fighting an evil horde of invading zombies and mutants. The game features eight different levels and a cooperative multiplayer mode for two players.
Published on 3/24/2020

During the prolonged campaign known as the Goblin Wars, the Goblin Army gathered one night to amass a final assault upon Duke Hector Barrik's Castle. In the middle of this decisive battle, however, both armies were suddenly interrupted by a great earthquake as a vortex violently manifested itself in the midnight sky. Friend and foes alike were sucked up and taken into this void. On the other side, the Duke's Castle and its inhabitants mysteriously found themselves deposited within a hollow valley, securely guarded by impossibly high cliffs illuminated by a flaring red sun overhead. Per the Duke's urgent request, four adventurers are summoned and commissioned with the task of exploring this strange new land, in hopes of finding allies to establish trade with.
In ars4326's run, the ground work laid by the previous TASer, A Jesus Fan, is improved upon in this 7+ minute improvement. Most notably, only a single Thief is used throughout due to a programming exploit which allows him to inflict waves of constant critical damage while fighting in dungeons. In addition, a newly discovered reloading trick is used to skip the game's only required overworld fight in the Azcan Jungle. Also, new route strategies and movement optimizations are featured.
Finally, the ending input has been corrected to showcase the game's entire ending upon completing the final dungeon.
Published on 9/6/2014

We follow our hero, Earthworm Jim, as he attempts to foil the evil Psycrows' plan to steal away the beautiful Princess What's-Her-Name.
YamiAmarillo beats this quirky game in record time, via the use of various tricks and glitches, as well as using the easiest difficulty to minimize the in-between level mini-games.
Published on 12/3/2015

Fatal Labyrinth is an early Genesis turn-based dungeon crawler. It consists of 30 floors/levels and a final battle.
The object of each floor is to reach the stairs that take you up to the next floor. Normally this involves lots of exploring, collecting equipment, and fighting with numerous monsters; but, this being a TAS, you don't see so much of that.
Published on 12/2/2007

A classic hack'n'slash arcade type game, which sports ridable creatures and magic. The author abuses the simplistic AI to make enemies commit suicide by jumping off cliffs.
This movie is about 7 seconds faster than the previous version.
Published on 3/21/2010

At TASVideos, even 10 second long movies are improved, and game characters become so powerful they don't even have to move in order to complete the game.
This improvement is a result of the previous movie's author joining forces with the author of a VBA bot used in a glitched-out Pokémon TAS. Together they've managed to shorten the solution by 14 frames with the help of a similarly-designed bot for Gens.
Note that, while input length is 10 seconds long, less than 0.3 seconds of it is actual gameplay!
Published on 7/20/2008
Game:
King's Bounty

Genres:
RPG
Strategy
Emulator Version:
GENS

This is a version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Sonic & Knuckles locked on it. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.
There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog 2 completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.
The run is an improvement of 5.9 seconds in-game time over the predecessor movie. The author's comments contain a whole bunch of details.
We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and where Knuckles is going for the max rings challenge.

Each second link or set of encodes uses a camhack, which forces the camera to focus on Knuckles while keeping the sprites on the foreground layer.
Published on 2/10/2017

This game is what you get if you take Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and lock it onto Sonic & Knuckles. As the name suggests, what you get is simply Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Knuckles the Echidna as the playable character. The levels remain mostly unchanged, save for the addition of a few monitors that can only be reached as Knuckles, whose abilities from Sonic and Knuckles (gliding, climbing walls, and jumping a little lower than Sonic) remain intact.
In this run, you'll see the zones of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (colloquially referred to as West Side Island in the Japanese manual) like you've never seen them before, as Knuckles uses every trick in the book to collect over five thousand rings, with only 11 throughout the game eluding his grasp. (For the time being, anyway...)
We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and Knuckles in this game.
Published on 2/25/2017

Landstalker is a challenging adventure RPG developed by Climax Entertainment (who also helped develop the Sega Shining series). You play as an adventure-seeking treasure hunter named Nigel, an elf who's remarkably young-looking for his age (88!). After completing his latest bounty, he runs into a wood nymph named Friday who's being pursued over her alleged knowledge of the whereabouts of King Nole's treasures. After helping her evade her pursuers, the two team up as they set off for Mercator Island in search of the fabled fortune.
Are King Nole's treasures truly close by? Are they ripe for the taking, or still jealously guarded to this day...?
In ars4326's run, 100% completion is based on RTA strats and is defined as follows:
  • Collect all Life Stock (minus the shop in Kazalt)
  • Obtain all equipment
  • Collect all unique/key items
  • Complete all side quests
  • Activate all teleport trees
Published on 5/7/2015

Langrisser 2 (ラングリッサー2) is the acclaimed sequel to Warsong, never finding its way to an official release in English.
You are placed into the role of Elwin (descendent of Garrett/Redin), a wandering Swordsman who stops to rest from his journey at a small, obscure village. He soon finds himself, however, in a sudden conflict between an elite detachment of the Rayguard Empire and a peculiar young woman whom they are attempting to abduct. In desperation, her childhood friend Hein rushes toward Elwin and urgently pleads him to help fight off and thwart the Empire's plans. So much for rest...
Who is this young woman? Why is a major military power intent on capturing her? And what's this have to do with a legendary holy blade?
In ars4326's run, cunning strategy combines with heavy luck manipulation to produce a speedrun that completes all of the game's accessible stages (27 normal and 3 'hidden') in just under 2 hours. Virtually no level-grinding is found in this action-packed playthrough as Elwin & Co. seek to stop an Emperor's plans of uniting the continent with the power of an ancient demon sword!

The movie file and the primary downloadable (HQ) encode have the author's commentary as subtitles.
Published on 11/27/2014

Madou Monogatari (魔導物語) is an RPG best described as 'strange'. The game has overly cute design and the battles are probably a little different than you would expect. The story revolves around a girl who is on a quest to pass her final exam in a magic school.
A defining moment is one of the cutscenes, where a slime is encountered and suddenly defeated by a strange girl bursting through a brick wall. Then, an equally strange armored knight drops in from the ceiling and the two of them proceed to ignore you and chase each other away.
The fast completion time is achieved mostly by using a random-effect spell, which has a small chance of producing a devastating elephant stomp (yeah, really). Naturally, in a TAS, the "small chance" gets a new meaning.
Published on 7/3/2009

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 1/1/2013

Phantasy Star III is often considered to be the black sheep of the series, but is still a unique RPG on its own, featuring 3 generations and multiple paths through the game. However, this run breaks the plot halfway through by glitching past the second generation quickly.
Like in other RPG runs, luck has been manipulated for many things. Although random encounters can't be completely avoided, no damage is ever taken except from bosses, and most of the leveling is done in a final rush.
Read the author's comments for more details on luck manipulation and the path taken through the game.
Published on 11/11/2006

Phantasy Star IV, released in Japan as Phantasy Star: The End of the Millennium, is a role-playing video game released for the Mega Drive/Genesis in Japan in 1993 and Europe and North America in 1995. It is the fourth and final game in the original Phantasy Star series, concluding the story of the Algol Star System. Phantasy Star IV kept many of the gameplay elements of the previous game, including turn-based battles, overhead exploration, and magic spells. It received mixed reviews upon its release, but has been subject to positive critical retrospectives.
In this movie, Jiseed exploits recently discovered complex glitches such as save warping, spawning a non-existent extra character, macro corruption, and others. Severe memory corruption allows to finish the game in record time by skipping several crucial parts of the plot. See the author's notes and the discussion thread for more information on the glitches.
Published on 12/24/2018

In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.
This is an improvement of 01:04.9 minutes over the previous version by the same author.
Published on 5/15/2020

In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.
No reason to rush things though, right? In addition to completing all sidequests, the author also uncovers every single reference to Phantasy Star Universe.
This run is 2:28.42 minutes faster than the previous record.
Published on 5/30/2020

In this game, you get to play as Pinocchio, the carpenter Geppetto's living wooden puppet. Pinocchio goes through scenes from Disney's animated film, which itself was based on a children's novel.
This run does plenty of hopping around in order for Pinocchio to attempt to save his father in a brisk 16:24 minutes.
This run is longer than the one it obsoletes due to using the hardest difficulty, which leads to having to beat additional levels.
Published on 4/24/2016

Puggsy is the story of an alien who makes a pit stop on a planet creatively called The Planet, only to have his spacecraft stolen by the raccoon natives!
In order to get Puggsy's ride back, Sonikkustar abuses the impressive physics engine and the variety of puzzle-solving items dotted around the levels, thrashing the raccoons in record time!
Published on 6/13/2011

A late-lifetime release for the Genesis/MegaDrive, Ranger-X features the eponymous character fighting back an invasion of his homeworld with a powered suit, jetpack, and more weaponry than most people could ever use in a lifetime.
This run originates from TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 2 back in 2009, and is an improvement of 01:48.68 over the best submission from then.
Published on 5/3/2011

Shining Force is just under two hours of luck manipulation action. The random number generator is abused to the highest degree. The author used MATLAB, a math scripting language, to optimize the battle speeds.
This is a 4 minute 27 second improvement over the previous movie by the same author.
Published on 6/23/2009
Game:
Shining Force

Genres:
RPG
Strategy
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
GENS

In this second game of the series, watch nearly three and a half hours of luck manipulation so intense that it took scripting and bot-work to perform most of it. Most of the bosses in the second half of the run die in one or two rounds.
This is an improvement of 15 minutes and 13 seconds over the previous movie, due to a variety of improvements, and in spite of playing on "Super" difficulty, which is functionally the highest difficulty level.
If you enjoyed this, be sure to check out the first game in the series as well.
Published on 5/19/2010

Shining in the Darkness is the first in the Shining series, which includes Shining Force. Unlike the later games, it is a first person dungeon crawler.
The author dissected the game with the help of Lua scripts to find optimal battles and avoid random encounters.
Published on 8/15/2009

Sorcerer's Kingdom is a turn-based RPG published by Treco in 1992. In addition to an exceptional soundtrack, the game features a leveling system similar to Final Fantasy 2 (NES), in that your characters gain stats based on the actions they perform in combat. The plot places you in the role of a young man whose renowned father turns up missing after seeking to rid the Kingdom of an ultimate evil power. Desiring to follow in his footsteps, the lad seeks an audience with the King to set out as an adventurer, himself.
Normally, this game requires ample amounts of grinding up your OFFENSE stat in order to damage bosses. ars4326's run minimizes this aspect down to its bare requirements, by using heavy luck manipulation and exploiting the game's leveling system. In doing so, the final boss is slain in just under one hour. Not bad for a day's work!
Published on 4/26/2014
Game:
Sorcerer's Kingdom

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
Gens_11b

Sword of Vermilion is an action role-playing game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive console in 1989.
The game is about the son of Erik, king of Excalabria, who takes on a quest of revenge to defeat Tsarkon and free the world of Vermilion from evil. Gameplay consists of traveling to towns and villages, battling creatures to gain experience and finding items such as swords, shields and armour, as well as many other items such as Herbs and Candles.
Published on 11/12/2020
Game:
Sword of Vermilion

Genres:
Action
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure is the first Tiny Toon Adventures-based game released on the Mega Drive/Genesis. It was released in 1993 and developed and published by Konami. Buster Bunny's mission in this game is to trace down and defeat Montana Max, who has stolen and hidden some treasure and rescue Babs Bunny.
The author, Evil_3D, beats all stages of the game by using very precise jumps, manipulating luck and avoiding lag. This movie obsoletes the any% run, because it contains all game-play of the latter, effectively superseding it.
Published on 2/11/2018

In this traditional strategy RPG, every stage normally has to be approached carefully and with a full stock of troops. All of that was cast aside in ars4326's run, where extreme luck manipulation became the driving force in obtaining victory after unlikely victory. Garett's team operated as a virtual skeleton crew as only the bare minimum of resources were deployed in his struggle against the Dalsis Empire and a foreboding, ancient evil.
Published on 1/5/2016
Game:
Warsong

Genres:
RPG
Strategy
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain was released for the Intellivision console in 1982 and was the first licensed D&D videogame. Though it bears little resemblance to the iconic tabletop RPG, it does have dungeons and it also has dragons.
The gameplay involves exploring a series of randomly generated mazes, searching for tools or arrows with which to progress on the overworld map, or to defeat monsters. The end goal is to reach Cloudy Mountain and recover the Crown of Kings from the fearsome winged dragons.
Watch as Winslinator improves on his previous by 1 frame thanks to better lag management.
If you're itching for more Advanced Dungeons & Dragons we also have a run for the second title Treasure of Tarmin.
Published on 1/22/2021

The gameplay of AD&D: Cloudy Mountain involves exploring a series of randomly generated mazes, searching for tools or arrows with which to progress on the overworld map, or to defeat monsters. The end goal is to reach Cloudy Mountain and recover the Crown of Kings from the fearsome winged dragons!
Winslinator uses two controllers and substantial luck manipulation to tear through the game's content while collecting the key, axe, and boat in the process.
If you're itching for more Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, we also have a run for this title's fastest completion.
Published on 7/22/2021

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin was the second licensed AD&D videogame on the Intellivision. The gameplay involves exploring a series of randomly generated mazes searching for weapons, armor, treasures, and magical items to battle a wide variety of monsters RPG-style. The game was released in 1982, meaning the 3D dungeon crawler perspective was very innovative for its time.
In this run, Winslinator uses an absurd amount of luck manipulation to breeze through the 12 chambers, defeat the Minotaur, and collect the Tarmin Treasure in under a minute. It improves upon the previous run by 00:07.63 seconds, thanks to a completely reworked route that features better movement optimization, collects the Teleport book earlier, and forgoes collecting the Midas book!
If you're itching for more Advanced Dungeons & Dragons we also have a run for the first title, Cloudy Mountain.
Published on 3/31/2020

Night Stalker is a top-down maze shooter released in 1982 for the Mattel Intellivision. You are trapped in a maze while robots, spiders, and bats relentlessly track you down. The key to survival is to destroy as many of them as possible -- before they get you!
While the robots only spawn in the lower left corner of the map, the player is normally given an incentive to wander throughout the maze when ammo spawns in a far away location. TheWinslinator and SuperMonkeypotato make the game look too easy by manipulating ammo to also only spawn in the lower left corner for the fastest robot massacre in history! The robots aren't shown any mercy once an Invisible Robot is killed, which appears after 80,000 points is reached, and marks all of the game's content being showcased.
Published on 6/17/2018
Game:
Night Stalker

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.1

Sewer Sam is an Intellivision and ColecoVision game, developed and published by Interphase in 1983 featuring a guy named Sam going through a network of sewers. Sam is armed with a six-shot revolver and has to locate and destroy three enemy submarines that are hidden inside this maze of sewers. Along the way, plenty of sewer wildlife is out to get him, so those need to be shot or otherwise avoided as well.
Published on 11/12/2018
Game:
Sewer Sam

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3

The alien armada is closing in on your Mother Ship. You're awesomely outnumbered, and they attack and attack... In Space Battle, the player is put in command of three fighter squadrons, tasked with protecting their mothership from an alien aggressor. The game has two modes that the player can switch between: a "situation map" where the player sends their own fighters to intercept alien squadrons, and a battle screen that allows the player to fight the enemy directly by destroying their ships with lasers.
While the player can only engage in battle with one squadron at a time, the player's other squadrons will engage with the enemy in real time, via a simple AI. In this run, Winslinator defeats the alien armada in record time by deft control of the battle screen, allowing the blue and white player squadron to destroy their targets quickly, then manipulating luck such that the AI proceeds to defeat all of the remaining enemy fleet.
As a fun side-note on the development of this game: the alien invaders are clearly designed after the Cylon Raiders from the original Battlestar Galactica. One of Mattel's subsidiary companies had rights to produce Battlestar Galactica toys, but it was discovered late into development of this game that Mattel itself did not get the rights to the name, so this game had its name changed to Space Battle but still featured the not-Cylon sprites.
Published on 3/21/2021

Explore winding corridors! Collect magical treasures! Battle vile monsters! Escape perilous traps! You are about to face the greatest challenge any mortal has ever known -- the Tower of Doom. Surviving the Tower of Doom requires quick reflexes and quicker wits. You must learn for yourself how to use many of the items you will find. You must decide when to fight a monster, and when to trade treasure for your life. You must maintain your strength, increase your stamina, and develop your diplomatic skills.
Tower of Doom is a roguelike featuring 10 selectable characters and 14 adventures. Winslinator selects the hardest character/adventure combination, playing as the Waif to beat the 32 levels of "Grail Quest" in record time.
Published on 3/23/2021

FTL: Faster Than Light is all about planning ahead. Though it features many different weapons and ship systems, it's up to the player to come up with tactics that will use such upgrades effectively rather than just getting bigger guns and fighting bigger enemies. It is necessary to learn which tactics work in order to survive long enough to reach the Federation forces and help them defeat the Rebels.
keylie warps around to reach and destroy the Rebel flagship in record time.
The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 7/21/2020

SteamWorld Dig 2 is a Metroidvania-styled game released in 2017 by Image & Form, where an underground mine is explored by digging and collecting resources. As opposed to its predecessor SteamWorld Dig, the levels are not procedurally generated, except for the location of resources.
This TAS by keylie finishes the game as fast as possible by skipping upgrades and manipulating the level layout.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 11/24/2018

Undertale is an RPG video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox in 2015.
The player controls a child who has fallen into the Underground: a large, secluded region under the surface of the Earth, separated by a magic barrier. The player meets various monsters during the journey back to the surface. Some monsters might engage the player in a fight. The combat system involves the player navigating through mini-bullet hell attacks by the opponent. They can opt to pacify or subdue monsters in order to spare them instead of killing them. These choices affect the game, with the dialogue, characters, and story changing based on outcomes.
There are 3 main endings: Neutral, True Pacifist, and Genocide. This movie attempts to reach the True Pacifist ending in the shortest amount of time possible. This route showcases almost all of what Undertale has to offer as a speed-game.
Published on 9/23/2019

Undertale is an RPG video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox in 2015.
The player controls a child who has fallen into the Underground: a large, secluded region under the surface of the Earth, separated by a magic barrier. The player meets various monsters during the journey back to the surface. Some monsters might engage the player in a fight. The combat system involves the player navigating through mini-bullet hell attacks by the opponent. They can opt to pacify or subdue monsters in order to spare them instead of killing them. These choices affect the game, with the dialogue, characters, and story changing based on outcomes.
There are 3 main endings: Neutral, True Pacifist, and Genocide. This TAS achieves the Genocide ending, which is known for being the most RNG-intensive category in the game due to the heavy emphasis on combat; the player must kill a specific amount of enemies in each area in order to not lock themselves out of this ending.
Published on 3/28/2020

Undertale is an RPG video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox in 2015.
The player controls a child who has fallen into the Underground: a large, secluded region under the surface of the Earth, separated by a magic barrier. The player meets various monsters during the journey back to the surface. Some monsters might engage the player in a fight. The combat system involves the player navigating through mini-bullet hell attacks by the opponent. They can opt to pacify or subdue monsters in order to spare them instead of killing them. These choices affect the game, with the dialogue, characters, and story changing based on outcomes.
There are 3 main endings: Neutral, True Pacifist, and Genocide. This movie attempts to reach the fastest Neutral ending in the shortest amount of time possible.
Published on 10/25/2021

Blockout is best described as a 3-dimensional successor to Tetris with shapes of up to 5 cubes arranged in various polyforms falling into a 3D pit. Blockout remains popular as there is still an active community as well as several leaderboards. The game was ported from the original DOS to Apple IIGS, Macintosh, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Atari Lynx, Genesis and arcade, with the Lynx version faithfully ported by the original designers, Aleksander Ustaszewski and Mirosław Zabłocki. The original manual is available courtesy of archive.org (albeit with several inaccuracies compared to the released game) and Hardcore Gaming has a good history of the game's development and subsequent ports.
This run by dwangoAC completes all levels of Blockout as fast as possible on Out-Of-Control with Fast Rotation.
Published on 10/7/2015
Game:
Blockout

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.1

Pac-Land is a classic platformer in which Pac-Man must travel across his colorful cartoon world to return lost fairies to Fairyland. This isn't as leisurely as it sounds, as his rivals, Blinky, Pinky, Inky, Clyde and Sue are out to get him along the way.
CoolKirby uses a warp early on, then plays until Round 32, after which there's no new content. Playing through quickly and moving troublesome ghosts out of the way, he beats the game in a little over 20 minutes.
Published on 12/16/2014
Game:
Pac-Land

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.1

Pac-Land is a classic platformer in which Pac-Man must travel across his colorful cartoon world to return lost fairies to Fairyland. This isn't as leisurely as it sounds, as his rivals, Blinky, Pinky, Inky, Clyde and Sue are out to get him along the way.
Unlike the other run by the same author, this one avoids the level warp in order to play through all 32 stages as fast as possible.
Published on 12/17/2014

Metal Gear!? It can't be!
This is the original MSX version of the first entry of the ever-popular Metal Gear series of stealth video games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. In this game, Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven, a fortified state founded by a "legendary mercenary" 200 km north of Galzburg, South Africa, in an operation codenamed Intrude N313. He must find out what happened to Gray Fox, after losing contact with FOXHOUND.
In this movie, however, dunnius isn't very stealthy at all; he goes through numerous alerts in order to reach a time of 26 minutes and 28.05 seconds.
Published on 10/7/2015
Game:
Metal Gear

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
openMSX 0.11.0

Skooter is an Action game, developed by Byte Busters in 1987 and published by Eaglesoft in 1988 in Europe. The version played here is the Pony Canyon ROM release of 1988.
Published on 4/2/2017
Game:
Skooter

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
openMSX 0.13.0

As you can see here, the original Castlevania wasn't only on the NES, but also on the MSX computer. Author scrimpeh did on the MSX Castlevania what Phil Côté & Morrison did on the NES Castlevania.
This version is different in some important ways. Some new gameplay elements include the requirement to collect a white key in each stage in order to advance, the removal of the chain whip after each boss battle, and the ability to buy subweapons from sitting bystanders in white or red clothes.
This is an improvement of 01:14.90 over the previous run thanks to a few new time-saving tricks.

Note: To play the OMR file, you'll need to have openMSX 0.8.2 / 0.9.0 with the Panasonic FS-A1WSX BIOS installed.
Published on 8/20/2013

This run of Bomberman 64 achieves 100% status, which means earning 120 gold cards and all custom parts (alternate costumes for multiplayer modes). To acquire the prime "gold parts", players must obtain 120 gold cards within three hours of in-game time on hard mode.
Watch zvsp blast through the stages and collect the cards very quickly. Many bomb-stacking glitches are used to skip areas. Some cards require killing a certain minimum number of enemies, so you'll also get to see Bomberman blow up lots of enemies. Also, the player dies on purpose several times, for deathwarps and as shortcuts for some cards in hazardous conditions.
Also, see the any% run by Nahoc. For more Bomberman goodness, check out more Bomberman Movies.

Here are some 60fps encodes on Nicovideo: part1, part2, part3
Published on 3/28/2013

Bomberman 64: The Second Attack, known in Japan as Baku Bomberman 2, is an action video game, the sequel to Bomberman 64 released in 1997.
solo_netbattler completes the Challenge Battle mode and gets all 25 cups.
Published on 12/14/2018
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-2.3

Death Race is a standalone challenge within F-Zero X, so a standalone movie seemed the best way to present it. The goal is simple: destroy the other 29 ships as quickly as possible according to the in-game clock.
This TAS completes the F-Zero X Death Race as quickly as possible, with a time of 5.866s. This improves the prior fastest TAS time of 8.927 by Katsukawa Sojuro aka Xenos (who reports an unpublished time of 6.993s by throwing the car off the side as this TAS does).
The unassisted world-record is 24.745s by Daniel, played in PAL (20.621s converted to NTSC). There's no video of that time, but this video by the same author is almost as fast.
Published on 10/18/2013
Game:
F-Zero X

Genres:
Racing
Emulator Version:
mupen64-rerecording-v8 0.5

The sequel to Fighters Destiny (the title now without the s in 'Fighters') has you again taking your created fighter up the ranks by competing in a number of challenging 1 on 1 battles.
This run employs various ways to win encounters in a single round by gaining more points than the enemy. As speed is the goal, the opponent is usually taken down before getting the chance to score points. Since all characters are identical in terms of speed, Saeki is used as he is the default character.
Published on 7/5/2016

Take a collection of fist-fighters, wrestlers and martial arts experts, and combine them into one tournament. But instead of simply depleting the health bar, you must win points depending on how you defeat an opponent; for example, ring-outs are 1 point, special moves 4 points and counters for special moves 2 points.
This run employs various ways to win encounters in a single round by gaining more points than the enemy. As speed is the goal, the opponent is usually taken down before getting the chance to score points. Ryuji is used because of his extremely fast counter-throw.
This is an improvement of 0.89 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better luck manipulation.
Published on 6/22/2017

Glover is an animated cartoon-like glove (go figure), complete with only 4 digits. With a ball he can transform into several different forms, and he must complete puzzles and navigate dangerous terrain.
The author takes many shortcuts, specifically the kind that were not intended to be used. Read the author's submission for more information about the bugs used.
This movie is over 4 minutes faster than the author's previous movie.
Published on 9/21/2007

Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.
A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.
The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.
Published on 10/24/2016

Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.
Numerous tricks and glitches allow a tool-assisted speedrun to skip large portions of the game and beat it impressively quickly. See the author's comments for more on this.
For more tool-assisted Paper Mario action, check out the run of The Thousand-Year Door by the same author.

Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles and also an additional audio commentary with the encodes. There is also a live commentary by the author and iateyourpie. A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay.
Published on 3/29/2015

Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.
Malleoz aims to collect all the star spirit cards by heavily manipulating luck and impressively abusing programming errors and loading zones, making this run a whirlwind of entertainment and speed. For a detailed explanation of the tricks used in this run, see the author's submission notes.
You can also see this game beaten by the same author in the fastest time possible here.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.

There is also live commentary by the author and Stryder7x available, and a second YouTube stream with an informative overlay.
Published on 8/29/2017

Pokémon Stadium is a strategy video game developed and published by Nintendo in 1999. Despite being the first Pokémon Stadium title released in the west, the game is a sequel to the original Pokémon Stadium title released in Japan in 1998. Gameplay is built around a 3D turn-based battling system using the 151 creatures from the Game Boy games Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.
In this run, aleckermit and Beccachu blaze their path through Gym Leader Castle, defeating all challengers and gym bosses as fast as possible.

Downloadable encodes are also available in 640x480 resolution:
Published on 6/22/2016
Game:
Pokémon Stadium

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

Now this is podracing!
Star Wars Episode I: Racer is a racing game based on the podracing scene in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Watch as Zinfidel completes all seven tracks of the Galactic Circuit in record breaking times.

SWE1:R has major emulation problems and this movie will not sync without very specific computer hardware. The 'Audio Throttle' setting in BizHawk should be switched on in order to play this movie without audio skipping.
The encodes of this run include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/6/2021

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 2/8/2018

To beat The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, players must normally visit four temples and rescue the giant at each one, so that they can later be called upon with the Oath to Order to stop the moon from destroying Termina. The authors of this TAS barely even play the game, instead beating it by supersliding to the observatory and then sliding off of a pot using a bomb.
In this heavily glitched run of Majora's Mask, the authors achieve total control of the game using the newly discovered Stale Reference Manipulation (SRM) technique, allowing them to unlock inputs on a third controller and then using it to input and execute code that jumps the game straight to its credits sequence. Setting up the SRM is quite a feat, and it, along with loads of other tricks used in this run, are explained in detail in the authors' submission notes.
This run is performed on the Japanese 1.0 version of the game, which features faster text than the English version, in addition to having the fastest memory setup.
Published on 12/16/2020

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible while completing all dungeons, temples, and Ganon Trials. This goal is commonly referred to as "all temples", "all dungeons", or "MST (Medallions/Stones/Trials)".
This run has 22:15.68 minutes of improvements in gameplay over the previous TAS of its kind.
This movie contains a newer route and newer strategies which allow for a much faster completion than were possible when the last run was made. Several large glitches in the game are not used in the run, such as the Reverse Bottle Adventure or the Get Item Manipulation glitch. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.
This TAS is played on the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time (roughly 12 minutes) is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action.
The author's notes explain in great detail many of the things done in this TAS which may be confusing to those who aren't familiar with Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Reading them is strongly advised.
Note: There are encode of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.
Published on 7/9/2017

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible all while staying in Kokiri Forest.
Published on 11/7/2020

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 6/8/2007
Game:
Wetrix

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
mupen64 0.5 re-recording v8

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 4/30/2020

This run exploits a programming error that allows the author to start playing from level 23. If you notice that there's nothing meaningful going on in the first minute of the movie, this is normal: the actual gameplay takes place only after triggering the "game over" screen.
See the author's comments for more information on this glitch.
This improves the author's previous movie by about 5 seconds.
Published on 11/2/2007

Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.
Chef Stef improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 15.62 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation in many stages. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Watch this TAS being played back on a real console.
Published on 4/17/2019

The story of Asterix takes place in the year 50 BCE. All of Gaul has been occupied by the Romans except for a little village. Asterix and his Gallic companions live in that village, fighting the Romans. In this game, Julius Caesar has snatched Obelix, Asterix's best friend, and is about to feed him to lions! But before anyone can even blink, Asterix comes, kicks Julius' ass, and comes to the rescue of his friend!
This game is based on one of the most successful French comic book series of the same name. It has been successful since 1959, with more than 325 million comics sold worldwide.
By Toutatis! A bit more than a week after the latest published movie, it already got improved by 21 seconds!
Published on 12/23/2010

Baseball is a simplistic recreation of America's pastime designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. One of the earliest NES games, it was instrumental to the success of the system in the North American market.
In this run, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 in just over eight minutes. All batters are retired with just one pitch each, save for the Dodgers scoring one run in the bottom of the second.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 8/4/2020
Game:
Baseball

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

In Battle City, your goal is to destroy enemy tanks while trying to keep them away from your base. Each level includes 20 enemies as well as some obstacles, like the weak red bricks, armored silver bricks, water and ice, which you can use to your advantage. The basic tank you start with can also be powered up little by little throughout the game.
In this run, xxNKxx rolls through the game speedily while losing a little bit of time to entertain with amusing shooting patterns and making the scenery into recognizable letters and shapes.
Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.
Published on 7/18/2013

Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment is the sequel to Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril and was released in 2012. Inspired from I Wanna Be The Guy and other classic platformers, this game follows the same format of having a large map in Metroidvania style where one has a large map to freely explore and must venture to various parts of it. You always die in one hit (3 hits for easy difficulty), but there are unlimited lives and a password system that allows you to continue where you left off. In total, there are over 650 rooms, 25 enemy types, 13 boss battles, 42 music tracks, and more bonus features this time around.
This time around, Timmy ventures through a mountain base (hence the subtitle "Mountain of Torment") to thwart the villains' plans once more.
This is an improvement of 29.60 seconds compared to the predecessor movie
Published on 2/29/2020

Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! It's still possible to buy a new NES cartridge of this game online!
Mainly inspired by the PC game I Wanna Be the Guy, this game is classic platforming action, where anything can kill the player in one single hit. While it's not unfair (as opposed to I Wanna Be the Guy), it's still really hard.
Aglar collects every item and key before going to the last area, and takes the right path to get to the best ending, all of this on the hardest difficulty possible and without taking any damage!
Published on 4/24/2011

Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.
In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.
In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds; they decided to travel directly to level 3, where they invent their own warp and skip right to the grand finale. They took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it even further, to the point where the Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time. The glitch is done by breaking the game execution and sending it right to the game ending.
This run conquers the predecessor movie by 00:00.85 seconds by using a more accurate core and a newly discovered void jump trick.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 10/13/2017

Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team is an action packed beat 'em up crossover that features essentially the same physics as Battletoads. Together, these heroes must defeat the Shadow Boss, the Dark Queen, and an assortment of other baddies.
Lobsterzelda and feos improve the previous movie by 1 minute and 13.58 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and newly discovered tricks. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
Published on 11/5/2020

Bible Buffet: a turn-based board game with action stages and bible quizzes. In it, you spin a spinner and move the number of spaces it says.
When you land on your spot, if it is just a regular spot, you play an action game for points, weapons, hearts, etc. If it has a red circle, you spin again. If the space you land on has a red circle connected to another red circle by dashes, you move forward or backwards to the second circle. If the space has a red circle with a question mark in it, you take a pop quiz of three trivia questions then get to select either a key, a heart or move ahead one, two, three or four spaces.
When you spin, if you get the book instead of a number, you get a pop quiz of three questions. If you get the happy face, something good happens like move ahead ten spaces, get a key, get a heart, etc. If you get the sad face, something bad happens like lose your turn, move back 1 space and lose your turn, and so on.
Invariel and Spikestuff reach the end of the board in record time.
Published on 9/3/2016

The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.
Challenger improves the predecessor movie by 00:56.19 seconds, mostly due to a recently discovered glitch which can affect the level layout.
There is also a run of this game which destroys as little as possible.
The MSX version has been TASed as well!
Published on 11/28/2020

Simon is taking another shot at this castle, but feeling horrible for the destruction he caused last time, he is now trying to respect Dracula's property and leave the place untouched (even if his intention is to kill the count).
As a minimalist variation of a pacifist goal, this movie does not contain any destruction in the levels: candles and walls are left intact, items stay untouched, and no enemy is harmed — with the exception of the bosses, who are killed mercilessly with the help of the "critical hit" glitch.
With Simon sneaking by most enemies with no subweapons and only his leather whip, this ends up being quite a stealthy run.
Challenger improves the previous run by 1 minute and 17.77 seconds, thanks to the scroll glitch that's also present in the non-pacifist run linked above.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 12/31/2020

If science fiction is to be believed, the ultimate evolution for biological beings is to discard the physical body and become an entity of pure energy. For video game characters, it seems to be the ability to zip through walls. In this latest TAS by zggzdydp, Simon Belmont joins the league of characters possessing this ability.
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, the hero is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. He must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.
This movie is 85 seconds faster than the previous effort by the same author. We recommend to read his comments for explanations on how this improvement was achieved.
Published on 5/23/2017

Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers is based on the animated TV series. In this ridiculously easy and straightforward game, the Rangers look for their neighbor's kitty and end up fighting against their old nemesis, Fat Cat.
Aglar improved Genisto's movie by 00:01.81 seconds, by using different routes and by improving the zip method. You can check out the author's comments to learn more about the improvements.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 6/6/2011