The start of summer means it's time for the folks at Games Done Quick to once again begin raising money for Doctors Without Borders. The world's best speedrunners will converge for Summer Games Done Quick, which kicked off on Sunday morning. They have already raised over $430,000 for charity!
Shacknews is rounding up the Wednesday schedule, as well as offering up some noteworthy runs to gather around Twitch to watch. Keep in mind that times are subject to change, depending on the length of the individual runs and their setup times. So without further delay, here's the opening day schedule:
Day 4 Schedule (All times listed are Eastern Time)
- 3:44 AM - Resident Evil (Any% Jill or Chris, 45:00) (RawDerps)
- 4:39 AM - Resident Evil: Code Veronica X (Glitched, 1:43:00) (Pessimism)
- 6:32 AM - Omnimusha: Worlds (Any%, 1:25:00) (BOWIEtheHERO)
- 8:07 AM - Shuriken (Normal, 10:00) (SuccinctAndPunchy)
- 8:27 AM - Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (Any%, 10:00) (berlindude1)
- 8:42 AM - Ninja Gaiden (Sega Master System) (Any%, 22:00) (soothingplumtea)
- 9:14 AM - Ninja Gaiden 3 (Any%, 20:00) (InfestedRiche)
- 9:39 AM - Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (Beat the Game, 15:00) (usedpizza)
- 9:59 AM - Marble Madness (Any%, 5:00) (Elipsis)
- 10:09 AM - Bucky O'Hare (Any% Hard Mode, 30:00) (Garrison)
- 10:44 AM - Jackal (Any%, 10:00) (Toad22484)
- 10:59 AM - G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor (Any%, 12:00) (Toad22484)
- 11:16 AM - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Trevor Only, 40:00) (Chelney)
- 12:06 PM - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (Richter Any%, 25:00) (Just_defend)
- 12:36 PM - 1001 Spikes (Any% Ukampa, 22:00) (doubletaco)
- 1:13 PM - Super Meat Boy (Any% Race, 20:00) (warm_ham, Fimbz)
- 1:43 PM - VVVVVV (100% Race, 18:00) (FieryBlizzard, Chadweli)
- 2:11 PM - Startropics (Any%, 1:10:00) (thetantalus)
- 3:26 PM - Kirby's Dream Land 2 (Best Ending, 50:00) (zorlaxseven)
- 4:26 PM - Kirby: Planet Robobot (Meta Knightmare Returns, 1:10:00) (Theguesst)
- 5:46 PM - Mega Man X6 (All Stages Normal, 54:00) (orsa)
- 7:55 PM - Mega Man X2 (Any% Race, 36:00) (Trogdor, calebhart42, ColonelFatso, Tokyo90)
- 8:41 PM - Mega Man X3 (Any% Race, 45:00) (Trogdor, Nu_)
- 9:36 PM - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Any%, 3:50:00) (Pheenoh)
Notable Day 4 Runs to Watch
Marble Madness (Any%, 5:00) - 9:59 AM
This one's an interesting one and not just because it's an arcade classic. This is part of a block of bite-sized games that can be completed by speedrunners in the time it takes to cook up an omelette. So grab a few eggs and put them on the pan, as Elipsis runs through this old-school quarter-muncher.
Super Meat Boy (Any% Race, 20:00) - 1:13 PM
This year features an Indie Games Done Quick block, so it's only appropriate that it be headlined by one of the toughest indie platformers in the world. Super Meat Boy has brought about many nightmares, but not only will speedrunners attempt to complete it in just 20 minutes, but two of them will race for supremacy. It should be a fun watch and should wrap up in the time it takes to cook a pizza for lunch.
Mega Man X2 (Any% Race, 36:00) - 5:46 PM
The Blue Bomber has traditionally gotten his own block at Games Done Quick, but for this year's SGDQ, it's his futuristic descendant X that gets the spotlight. And given that he's taking center stage in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite later this year, it's only right.
The highlight of this block will be the four-way Mega Man X2 race with a 36 minute target time. It's arguably X's strongest showing on the Super NES and promises to be an intense competition.
Watch Summer Games Done Quick all week from the official Games Done Quick website or on Twitch.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2017: Day 4 Schedule and Games to Watch