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Narrated 18 minute speedrun of Ocarina of Time

Cosmo Wright narrates an 18 minute 10 second speedrun of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It includes descriptions and histories of many of the glitches and hacks required to complete the game. Behold.
posted by rider on Aug 2, 2014 - 34 comments

Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another… SYSTEM FAILURE

In Super Mario World, if you make the right series of moves with the right game objects, you can cause the game to execute arbitrary code. A particularly delightful use of this feature was recently shown by Masterjun, a tool-assisted speedrun enthusiast. He unveiled the speedrun to the world using an unmodified game cartridge and a Super Nintendo Entertainment System with eight controllers connected through a multitap system at the Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 event. Hack A Day explains the technique. Masterjun explains it in more detail.
posted by grouse on Jan 13, 2014 - 47 comments

There's a Spelunky kill screen coming up...

Last night over 500 people watched as Spelunky (previously: 1 2 3) player Bananasaurus Rex successfully completed the game's first solo eggplant run. [more inside]
posted by edeezy on Nov 10, 2013 - 132 comments

The Incredibly Deadly Deku Stick

Man beats Ocarina of Time in just over 22 minutes, while explaining to a crowd how he does it. [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Oct 28, 2013 - 83 comments

"Hey nerd, wanna see some magic?"

Bladerunner Speedrun: 60 seconds of animated goodness. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jul 15, 2013 - 30 comments

Aliens in 60 Seconds

Animated Aliens in 60 Seconds. (with some barely intelligible NSFW language) [more inside]
posted by fuse theorem on May 19, 2013 - 14 comments

putting the high in high fantasy

FYI: Chivalry is now a game about knights in low gravity, screaming and screaming and screaming. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 15, 2013 - 22 comments

Are you a bad enough dude?

Tool-assisted speedruns seek to create a perfect run by using tools such as slow motion, scripts and manipulation of random numbers. A few TASs have appeared on the blue before, but it's easy to get lost in the archives of TASvideos. The pages of popular videos and notable videos are useful here. You could browse by platform or use the tabs to sort the videos by various statistics. A good starting point might be Actraiser (yt), a hybrid of sidescroller and city simulation, which has been subtitled so that you can understand the choices made by the author (click on the 'closed captions' button). Some of the most impressive TASs take advantage of glitches: watch Link complete Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (yt - no cutscenes) by supersliding, bomb jumping, and eschewing boss keys or a long game like Super Mario 64 (yt) completed in 5 minutes in a no-stars run. However, sometimes watching a longer, competent run like Donkey Kong Country 2 (yt) 102% is just as fun. Here are some recommendations. [more inside]
posted by ersatz on Sep 21, 2012 - 37 comments

w3sp Defrag

DeFRaG is a mod for Quake 3 that focuses on trickjumping and completing timed courses. One of the best defrag players in the world, w3sp, is the focus of two great defrag videos: w3sp strafes and f33l
posted by Cloud King on May 10, 2012 - 28 comments

WHAT!?!

This is a tool assisted speed run of the 1997 PSX game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. In it arukAdo (the author) abuses glitches in the engine to destroy the basic rules of the game world. Some highlights (though it's worth watching all the way through for fans of the game): The player character, Alucard, moves like a Trueblood vampire, warps through space to obtain items earlier than normal, blinks in and out of existence, and destroys the very fabric of reality. He explores areas outside the normal bounds of the game, hovers myseriously in place, and annihilates the prince of darkness in seconds. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 8, 2010 - 87 comments

This is harsh. Evaluate me.

Demon's Souls, an action-RPG from Atlus, is the most notoriously difficult videogame of this generation (previously). If the game was too brutal for you to finish, this should add insult to injury: someone's completed it in just 54 minutes. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 22, 2010 - 44 comments

There can be only one

The shortest theoretically possible game of Monopoly. Over in four turns (nine rolls). Video of the inventors playing it in 21 seconds.
posted by grouse on Jun 7, 2010 - 106 comments

Mega mega mega mega man man man man

Because sometimes playing only two Mega Man games simultaneously with the same input just doesn't satisfy. Presenting Mega Man 3, 4, 5, and 6 - at the same ding-donged time. The music alone will drive you insane.
posted by BlackLeotardFront on May 23, 2007 - 15 comments

WORLD -1

Super Mario Bros. in 5'32'
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 22, 2007 - 44 comments

Emulator skills

A time attack of Megaman X and Megaman X2, played simultaneously on one controller by one person. (Torrent download link provided on page)
posted by jimmy on Dec 22, 2005 - 21 comments

Metroid Metroid Metroid

Metroid Cubed Now you can enjoy a classic NES game as "volumetric isometric 3d graphics using a Voxel Sculpting tool," which means is in some weird 3d now, and more confusing.

In other Metroid news, a brand new speed run of Super Metroid was released a while back, 58 minutes with 100 percent completion. And unlike those "time attack" videos that have come with some controversy, this speed run was played on a SNES console and recorded the old fashion way. For more speed runs and time attacks, please see here.
posted by bob sarabia on May 8, 2004 - 11 comments

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