Tool-assisted movies (23)

Published on 4/5/2010
The only war going around here is breaking at least 23 traffic laws and shooting goons with what ought to be a Gatling gun.
The author completes the game in record time, using a glitch that corrupts the save game data to unlock the mission Salt in the Wound, the only one required to unlock the credits.
This run beats the previous version by 4.9 seconds.
Due to poor emulation, there are elements of visual glitches and artifacts during screen transitions.

Published on 3/14/2021
Fushigi no Dungeon - Fuurai no Shiren GB - Tsukikage Mura no Kaibutsu, translated as Mystery Dungeon - Shiren the Wanderer - The Monsters of Moonlight Village, is an entry in the Mystery Dungeon series of roguelike games. The game follows Shiren The Wanderer, and his talking weasel Koppa.
CasualPokePlayer improves his previous TAS by 1.45 seconds, thanks to better RNG manipulation. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Published on 11/11/2020
Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 64 of the 151 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own room, bypassing Professor Oak's speech and skipping right to the high praise for his impressive stats.
This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.

Published on 5/29/2021
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 10/26/2020
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.
…or at least, that's what normally is supposed to happen. Using subframe resets, and some other glitches, CasualPokePlayer shows a much faster way to reach the credits.

Published on 3/18/2021
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 12/3/2021
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2, originally titled Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ) is the second game in the Dragon Quest series spin-off, Dragon Quest Monsters. Like its predecessor, it revolves around taming and training monsters from the Dragon Quest universe to do your fighting for you.
jlun2 skips a significant amount of the game and completes it in record time by glitching the game's save process to obtain the Limbo Key (access to the last boss) early on. Details on this save glitch and what it does can be read about in the author's submission notes.

Published on 6/5/2021
Pokémon: Gold, Silver and Crystal from the second generation of Pokémon, after Red Version and Blue Version. New features include full color, a new region called Johto, and 100 all new Pokémon.
In this run, CasualPokePlayer improves on the previous movie by exploiting a point in Gold. For more information, see the author's comments.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 4/1/2017
The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.
This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.
This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Gold, and Crystal, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.
This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or Apple Music.
This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.

Published on 12/24/2018
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 11/10/2019
L'Empereur is a military strategy game. The game takes place during the violent aftermath of the French Revolution and follows the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte who became one of the most popular and charismatic leaders of France.
You start as an officer in charge of the military and local city affairs. Later in your career, you become the French First Consul and finally the Emperor and take up the responsibilities that come with it. You can only rise in rank if you have gained the support of the people.
Jigwally corrupts save data during a mid-frame reset to complete the game in record time.

Published on 2/9/2016
Pwn Adventure Z is a Zelda-like game featuring zombies, originally created for a "capture the flag" hacking competition. As such, it contains various intentional glitches and intentionally unfixed glitches that can be exploited for a fast completion.
This movie ignores all the intended glitches in favor of using save corruption to go out of bounds and defeat a duplicate copy of the final boss, thus skipping basically all the intended and intentionally-glitched gameplay of the game.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 3/18/2020
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II is the second in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of turn-based strategy games produced by Koei and based on a historical novel. Players choose from one of six scenarios that determine the initial layout of power in ancient China. The scenarios loosely depict allegiances and territories controlled by the warlords as according to the novel, although gameplay does not follow events in the novel after the game begins.

Published on 6/15/2012
Ultima: Exodus is a NES port of the third game in the Ultima RPG series. First released in 1983, the game set many standards for the genre.
At TASVideos, that also includes being beatable very quickly through glitching and luck manipulation.

The author has provided a running commentary, available in all of the encodes and streams as togglable subtitles, so you can tell what's going on.
You can also watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 3/9/2014
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.
ForgoneMoose and sockfolder, by corrupting the save data, manage to corrupt the memory and go straight to the ending, totally skipping Richter and the whole second castle.
A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. A run with clear save without memory corruption is also available here.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.

Published on 11/11/2020
In Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Abe shut down Rupturefarms and saved his buddies from becoming snacks. But Rupturefarms was just the beginning; the Glukkons are digging up bones at the ancient Mudokon burial grounds. They use the bones to make SoulStorm Brew. Abe must travel to the SoulStorm Brewery, stop those corporate villains and save the enslaved Mudokon workers.
Samtastic further improves on his previous movie by 00:01.47 seconds by greeting a fellow Mudokon early on, and a few other optimizations.

Published on 12/1/2022
The Legend of Dragoon is an RPG developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation in 1999. It follows the story of Dart, who swears to avenge the death of his parents by defeating a mysterious black monster. For reasons unknown, the Sandora Empire burns his native village down and arrest his childhood friend, Shana. Dart sets on a journey to rescue her; however, Shana's kidnapping sets off a sinister plot of ancient powers and the destruction of humanity.
lapogne36 exploits a save glitch to rescue Shana in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Published on 8/11/2018
In preparation for Ragnarok, the final battle between the gods, Odin has commanded Lenneth Valkyrie to descend to the lower world and gather the souls of fallen heroes to serve as soldiers in the approaching conflict. The player controls Lenneth, gathering soldiers and training them to be transferred to the battlefields of the gods.
...except xxNKxx does none of that, instead accessing the debug room through corrupting the save file on the memory card due to resetting the console while saving, and thus ends the game in record time.

Published on 5/25/2012
While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, Crono decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in three minutes instead.
The 18-minute improvement comes from utilizing mid-frame resets which were recently implemented in lsnes.
Reading the authors' comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.

Published on 10/17/2013
EarthBound, also known as Mother 2, is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995. It is best described as "random", but in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on humor; indeed, many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.
Pirohiko improved the previous TAS by almost 5 minutes by resetting at precisely the right time to corrupt the SRAM and skip most of the game, including the credits.

The second YouTube encode includes a scrolling input display.

Published on 9/29/2019
Final Fantasy V is probably the least known of the Final Fantasy series on the SNES, because it was never published in the USA (PS1 port and GBA remake aside).
pirohiko improves the previous game end glitch TAS by 3 minutes and 14.16 seconds, thanks to a new route leading to arbitrary code execution. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Published on 10/25/2021
Illusion of Gaia is set in a historical fantasy-based Earth and as such it contains real-world sites and puzzles.
SmashManiac has no time for taking in the landmarks and puzzles and instead jumps straight to the end of the game by abusing a save glitch.

Published on 7/18/2017
Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom is an RPG from the well-known Wizardry series of games. Normally, these games are very long. However, in keeping with the TASVideos tradition of making long RPG runs short, this run reaches the ending in half a minute through extensive glitching of the save data. See the author's comments for more information.
In this run, pirohiko improves his previous glitched TAS by 00:39.83 seconds.
For more Wizardry runs, see the first game, the second game, and the third game.

If you want more information available when the run is playing, see the author's own encode with memory watch on YouTube.

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