This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


RTA in Japan Online, a competition to solve video games fast, is being held for four days from August 13 to 16. The event is available to watch on Twitch.

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RTA stands for Real-Time Attack, a style of play in which players compete for the fastest time from start to finish. RTA in Japan is one of the largest RTA events in Japan and is held every summer and winter. It has already become a popular style of gameplay, with many videos of players playing and distributing the game in a variety of media. RTA in Japan is one of the largest RTA events in Japan and is held every summer and winter.

Also, depending on the game title and regulations, so-called "bug moves" are allowed. Depending on the game title, you may be able to create situations that you wouldn't see in normal play to skip certain aspects of the game, or get items essential to your progress faster than you should, and other amazing tricks that you wouldn't see in normal play.


I've enjoyed watching past RTA in Japan events as a single viewer, and I'd like to share some of the appeal with you. First of all, even though it is a live stream, I am simply impressed every time I see the players playing with great skill and precision.

Unlike mere RTA videos, this event is streamed in real time, so you can enjoy the sense of urgency with no room for error and the sense of unity you get when completing the game.

Also, in addition to the runners of the RTA, the commentators also participate in the streaming. They provide commentary on what kind of shortening techniques the runners are using, as well as small tidbits about the games they are trying out, so even if you don't have any knowledge of the titles in which RTAs are being held, you can still have some fun.

In the summer of 2020, RTA in Japan Online will feature 49 RTA titles. The lineup ranges from action games such as Zelda to educational games such as English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills!, allowing you to feel the depth of the RTA culture.

Start times and titles are listed below, and more information on RTA specifications and runners can be found here (Oengus).


August 13. 

12:00 FINAL FANTASY VI

17:20 SaGa SCARLET GRACE Ambitions

19:20 SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari

19:50 FINAL FANTASY III

20:20 FINAL FANTASY USA MYSTIC QUEST

23:15 Racing Lagoon

August 14. 

03:50 Mario Kart: Super Circuit

05:10 Sonic Adventure DX

05:38 Blaster Master Zero 2

06:36 Donkey Kong Country 3

07:41 Pikmin 2

12:11 English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills!

12:26 The Legend of Zelda

14:06 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

15:51 Armored Core 3

17:31 Disaster Report

19:41 Hoshi wo Miru Hito (People who watch stars)

20:51 Metal Slug X

21:31 Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden

22:01 Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R

22:32 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time

23:07 The Witch's House MV

23:42 The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+

August 15. 

01:22 BIOHAZARD RE:3 (2020)

02:32 Tales of Phantasia

06:42 Ys IX

08:17 Atelier Totori DX

10:02 Super Gussun Oyoyo

10:57 One Step From Eden

12:17 Xenoblade Chronicles X

16:42 Bombslinger

17:22 Super Bomberman 4

18:02 Ganbare Goemon: Sarawareta Ebisumaru!

18:57 Beautiful Katamari

19:47 Pokémon X and Y

August 16.

00:12 New Super Hook Girl

00:32 Secret Agent Clank

01:21 Mario Superstar Baseball

02:16 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 12 Ketteiban

03:21 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

10:01 Mega Man Legends

11:21 Mega Man X2

12:11 Strider Hiryu 2

12:36 Overdungeon

13:11 Rabi-Ribi

13:56 FAR: Lone Sails

15:11 Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

16:41 Kirby's Dream Course

17:51 Kirby Air Ride

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