* In the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Country 2]] LP, during his run of the level ''Klobber Karnage'', due to the emulator he was using (ZSNES) caused an emulation glitch that made the barrels spin without stopping, when normally you could control those ones with no problem, which made everything 10x harder than it really is... and he beat the ''unwinnable'' level, [[SaveScumming with some help, of course]].
* LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun had never played ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' before the 4-player race with LetsPlay/ProtonJon, LetsPlay/SuperJeenius, and [[LetsPlay/{{Pcull44444}} Pcull]]. And yet he did respectively well and actually placed third overall, even having FUN in Rat Race.
** Notably, he almost beat Rat Race... WITHOUT knowing that you could actually hit the rat in order to slow it down, which is what Pcull and [=ProtonJon=] did to beat the level.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vneKfpUf7zo a different race with different people]], Tim had been practicing at ''Battletoads'' for fun. It shows, as he beats [[spoiler: [[ThatOneLevel Turbo Tunnel, Surfing, and the third Rat Race]] on his ''first'' try. He would have beaten Clinger Winger on the first try too, but [[GameBreakingBug a bug got him when the boss was changing phases.]] ]]
* In his ''Ocarina of Time'' LP, he mentions having done the [[DownTheDrain Water]] [[ScrappyLevel Temple]] without using the [[SuperNotDrowningSkills Zora Tunic]] the first time he played. While this is possible, the Temple is much easier ''with'' the Zora Tunic.
* He has beaten VideoGame/{{Contra}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWcy2eueeR8 with one life]]. Not to mention, he plays the game like he does it every morning. What makes it more awesome? The next time he plans to beat the game, his special guest? [[spoiler: His Mom]]. Manly.
* Also some of his [[SelfImposedChallenge Self Imposed Challenges]] can go here. Did a Three-Heart Run of Zelda 2, beaten Super Ghouls n Ghosts, and did Legend of Zelda 1's Second Quest without the sword. He is crazy.
* The Super Mario Galaxy 2 Part 47 video under Ensemble Darkhorse was so much so that it was the first of NCS's videos to reach ''1 million views.''
* NCS vs. [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay The Great Mighty Poo]]. That is all that needs be said.
** It qualifies for this ''and'' CrowningMomentOfFunny!
* In his LMAO of ''Mario Party 2'', he ends up dominating Mystery Land with a whopping 8 Stars, 4 times the amount of all the other players combined (Wario and Luigi had ONE Star each, while Donkey Kong got none), and swept all the Bonus Stars.
** He also got 175 coins in Space Land after beating Luigi in a dual minigame worth 83 coins.(Bankrupting Luigi in the process.)
* In his ''Link to the Past'' race, he won by a landslide, beating the game in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 37 seconds, and beating his old record in doing so.
** And he would have done even better had he not died against the Helmarock King, his only death in the whole project (and he was also the last one to die).
* NCS taking a stand against some of the more vocal haters near the end of his DonkeyKong64 LP.
* From ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', the [[BonusBoss Bonetail]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVI7V1MSdBA fight.]]
* From Pokémon Sapphire, his encounter and capture of [[spoiler: a Shiny Marill.]] His first Pokémon LP, and he gets this on his first try.
** He also [[spoiler:captures his first legendary quite easily]], surprising even himself.
** In the finale with guest commentator {{Chuggaaconroy}}, Tim manages to quite impress Chugga with his team choices, remarkable considering [[SeriousBusiness how high Chugga's Pokemon standards are]].
** He manages to beat FinalBoss Steven despite failing to heal his Pokemon beforehand (due to not knowing it was coming).
* After struggling the whole game with it, him beating the entire final world of Yoshi's Island with 100% on his first run-through (including the final level, which means not taking a single hit from any variation of the final boss.)
* He did a ''VideoGame/MegaMan 1-5'' marathon stream on Christmas Eve, 2013. By the end of ''Mega Man 5'' he was exhausted, out of energy tanks and clearly frustrated after several failed attempts at the final boss (especially since he didn't have Beat). However, he eventually won after being taken down to 2 bits of health and said that giving up wasn't an option because he couldn't let his fans down.
* He easily avoided the Bad Ending in Phoenix Wright's Rise From the Ashes case and expertly reasoned why while being given the option. It's specially awesome when you stop to consider how hard it is to reason Wright's plan, specially for a first timer of the series.