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172. Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider (1996, PlayStation) by Eidos Interactive

Current Max% (Glitchless, PS1, New Game) Leaderboard (

Tomb Raider (PlayStation)
-Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft (PlayStation)
-Tomb Raider: Chronicles (PlayStation)
-Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness (PlayStation 2)

I had nev...

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148. Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat

Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat (1992, NES) by Tradewest

Current 1 Loop Leaderboard (

Chat was telling me that this was an arcade title before an NES one, which Wikipedia confirms.  I swear I remember seeing it in arcades as a kid, but can’t recall playing it ever.  My helmet was probably on too tightly...

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52. Deadly Towers

Deadly Towers (1987, NES) by Broderbund

Current Any% Leaderboard (

There are three types of games I’ve noticed so far in the trials: those that sneak up on you and are completely unfair, difficult, ugly, and/or hard to play… those that are pretty much what you expected… and those like Deadly Towers: I expected this...

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29. Metroid

Metroid (1987, NES) by Nintendo

Current All Bosses Leaderboard (

-Mega Man 2
-Super Mario Bros. 2
-Super Mario Bros.
-The Legend of Zelda
-StarFox II
-Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
-Back to the Future
-Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
-Teenage Mutant Ninja...

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140. Gnat Attack (Mario Paint)

Gnat Attack (Mario Paint) (1992, SNES) by Nintendo

Current Gnat Attack 1 Loop Leaderboard (

Yet another game that was probably going to be impossible to speedrun, the Nerd’s review of LJN Video Art brought about yet another conundrum: how do I speedrun a game that has no object? Luckily for me, in that episode he s...

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99. Jaws

Jaws (1987, NES) by LJN

Current Any% Leaderboard (
(note: the leaderboards have since changed. The category I submitted my time for, “Subless”, has since been absorbed into the Any% category, changing my final rankings. These are the current leaderboards as of February 2021...

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65. Metal Gear

Metal Gear (1988, NES) by Ultra

Current Any% Leaderboard (

Metal Gear (NES)
-Metal Gear (MSX)
-Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (MSX 2)
-Snake’s Revenge (NES)
-Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation)
-Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PlayStation 2)
-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PlayStat...

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119. The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (2013, Wii U) by Screw Attack Entertainment

Current Any% Easy Leaderboard (

(Note: there are not seperate leaderboards for the PC & Wii U versions. Though my time is the “WR” for Wii U, I do not claim WR.)

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (PC/W...

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5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989, NES) by Ultra

Current Any% Leaderboard (

After relatively short trials and games where I was on my own to figure the speedrun out, game #5 was a breath of fresh air. Thanks to the combined efforts of my two wonderful mentors, Skunky48 and TheNESMaster, this ended up being the fir...

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24. Die Hard

Die Hard (1992) by Activision

Current Any% (Beginner) Leaderboard (

I had never played NES Die Hard before I plunked down $100 USD to get my cart for the trials and play this challenge, which was honored (is that the right word?) by the AVGN in episode #28. I had no idea what to expect.

The last thing I expected wa...

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