This is, without a doubt, one of the most eagerly anticipated runs since it became possible to TAS Windows games. Cave Story, made by Pixel in 2004, is a famous indie game notable for being made entirely by one person. You can download it for free here: http://www.cavestory.org/
This playthrough saves Curly and finishes with the best ending after beating Ballos. The author's commentary is included.
A high-quality version of this run is available via Bittorrent: http://tracker.tasvideos.org/cavestor...
3:39 - Egg Corridor / タマゴ回廊 (4:00 skip)
7:59 - Grasstown / クサムラ (10:22 skip)
16:12 - Sand Zone / 砂区
24:56 - Labyrinth / 迷宮I
28:37 - Labyrinth Maze / 迷宮M
29:52 - Core / コア
32:26 - Waterway / 水路
34:41 - Egg Corridor? / タマゴ回廊？
35:45 - Outer Wall / 外壁
36:15 - Plantation / 大農園
42:21 - Last Cave (Hidden) / 最後の洞窟・裏
43:06 - Balcony / バルコニー
44:32 - Black Space / 黒い広間
46:15 - Sacred Grounds (Hell) / 聖域地下
Total input time: 50:10
Time until final boss dies: 48:51
Total in-game time: 27'14"4
In-game time in Hell: 2'04"01
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More information: http://tasvideos.org/forum/viewtopic....
This is a tool-assisted speedrun. For more information, please go to: http://tasvideos.org/
Update 2011-12-05: Amaya Daisuke, the creator of Cave Story, responds to a question on Twitter:
sirbastille wrote: @amaya_pixel Did you ever watch the TAS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NYJA-...) of Cave Story and if so, were there any tricks used that surprised even you?
amaya_pixel wrote: @sirbastille I watched it. I did not think them. It's crazy..
To those asking about the fourth ending: that's a fan-made hack. It's not in the original game. The video depicting it as a real part of the original game was an elaborate April Fools prank. (The fourth ending referred to on the Steam page probably refers to the Mimiga mask ending.)
Please see http://x.co/wA24 and http://x.co/wA2C for more information.