This is the speedrun for the US version of Shadow of the beast on the Sega Genesis. There are still some things that can be improved and we are talking about around 8 seconds of improvement so the run is not at optimal levels, but good enough to provide a challenge to anyone trying to beat it.
There are some additional notes on the video that will give you plenty of information on what could have been done differently, but for the most part you need to keep moving forward and stopping as little as possible in order to get a good time going.
This run contains the input display for the arcade stick I was using. It will show you exactly what kind of inputs I used through the whole run for reference.
The timer starts when you are able to move the character and it ends a few steps after you beat the final boss.