TAS Videos: Contra

by wolf_ on 05-03-2011, 17:59
Topic: Software

If ever you wondered how fast one could finish Konami's hi-tec guerrilla game Contra, then you gotta see this. In little over ten minutes, scrimpeh has finished this game, admittedly with some technical help, hence the term TAS (Tool Assisted Speedrun). Accompanying this TAS video is a large article describing the backgrounds and tactics of creating this TAS video.

This phenomenon has of course nothing to do with enjoying the intended game play, but creating these optimal figures can be a game in itself! Can you create similar tool assisted speedruns of games, or even beat this particular record?

Relevant link: TAS videos: Contra

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By ro

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07-03-2011, 09:20

sweet Smile

By Manuel

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08-03-2011, 10:58

I'd really like to see a TAS of MoG! What about you?

By wolf_

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08-03-2011, 14:43

A TAS for that small Konami game from that Game Collection Extra, where you eat spaghetti, sliding down from a ramp, while avoiding those balls. Just to see where it ends.. Tongue

By JohnHassink

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08-03-2011, 16:26

That's "Hyper Somen".
The other minigame on the same collection is "Tururin-Kun", and that one just 'loops' back to the beginning after the Buddha statue pulled all of its faces.