Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 4 Schedule and Runs to Watch

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.


It's a new year and that means it's time, once again, for the folks at Games Done Quick to get together to raise some more money for charity. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual event, held in the month of January, where the world's best speedrunners come together to blaze through games of the past and present as quickly as possible.

This year, Awesome Games Done Quick has touched down in Herndon, VA. They will be raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event has begun and has already raised over $400,000! As the week goes on, Shacknews is here to offer a look at some of the noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed.

Before getting into the Day 4 schedule, let's look back at this incredible Day 3 highlight:

Here's the full schedule for Day 4, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of noteworthy runs to check out. (Times subject to change.)

Time (All Times PT)GameRunRunner(s)Target Time
6:04 AM Mitsume Ga Tooru Any% Easy - Famicom EndySWE 20:00
6:34 AM Batman: The Video Game Any% Race - NES dxtr, EndySWE 12:00
6:56 AM Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers Any% Race - NES EndySWE, angrylanks 12:00
7:18 AM Snake Rattle 'n Roll Any% - NES dxtr 10:00
7:36 AM Guerrilla War Any% 2-Player - NES whitman_price_, RottDawg 20:00
8:04 AM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Any% - NES whitman_price_ 25:00
8:39 AM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist Any% Hard - Genesis Turbo Gilman 30:00
9:24 AM Battletoads Arcade Max Difficulty bid war - Arcade PJ 45:00
10:19 AM Battletoads Any% Warpless - NES TheMexicanRunner 30:00
10:57 AM Dragon Warrior Any% - NES NESCardinality 40:00
11:45 AM Metroid All Bosses Warpless - NES metroidmcfly 30:00
12:25 PM Strider Live Tutorial Showcase - NES jimmypoopins, darkman78 45:00
1:20 PM Wario Land 4 Normal/Any% (Zipless) - GBA 00greenbean00 55:00
2:25 PM Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Any% - GBA murmilio 1:35:00
4:20 PM Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Any% Warpless Race - SNES Calco2, Kolthor_TheBarbarian, yamayuu, Poahr 2:00:00
6:30 PM Super Mario Sunshine 120 Shines - GameCube AverageTrey 3:15:00
9:55 PM Princess Rescue Any% - Atari 2600 darbian 10:00
11:10 PM Arabian Nights Any% - PC Kotti 50:00
12:10 AM Enviro-Bear 2000 5-Year Relay - PC Zic3, SNeaky, Scrublord, IRLAnimeBoi 10:00
12:30 AM Dog's Life Any% - PS2 ThaRixer 25:00
1:05 AM Animorphs: Shattered Reality Any% - PSX Keizaron 40:00
1:55 AM Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers Any% - Game Boy KowalLazy 18:00
2:23 AM Bubsy II Any% East Wing - Genesis garbanzcurity 20:00
2:53 AM Sub-Terrania Hard Any% - Genesis Mike Uyama 18:00
3:16 AM Earnest Evans Any% - Genesis Mike Uyama 15:00
3:41 AM Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon Any% - SNES Linkums 17:00
4:08 AM The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Any% - NES TheMexicanRunner 20:00
4:38 AM The Blues Brothers Any% - NES WhiteHat94 8:00
4:51 AM Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Any% - NES WhiteHat94 12:00
5:13 AM Titenic Beat the Game - NES authorblues 10:00
5:33 AM Athena Any% Race - NES Dragondarch, Brossentia 40:00

10:19 AM - Battletoads

TheMexicanRunner is one of the big names in retro speedrunning and he's taking on one of the biggest retro challenges on Wednesday morning with Battletoads. Old-school games don't get much harder than this and TheMexicanRunner will attempt to run through this in just a half hour. Assuming he can make it through the speeder bike sections unscathed, there's no reason to believe he can't.

Shacknews has had some chats with TheMexicanRunner in the past, so if you want to get to know him a little better, check out our recent chat with him about his Cuphead speed runs.

4:20 PM - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Yoshi's Island, in its original SuperFX Chip format, was one of the highlights of the SNES Classic. Now it'll be one of the highlights of Awesome Games Done Quick, as four runners attempt to run a Warpless Race. There are plenty of difficult castle sections that can potentially trip up any of the runners, so expect this to be competitive and expect it to be close.

6:30 PM - Super Mario Sunshine

Super Mario Odyssey was released past the submission cutoff date for AGDQ, but hey, there has to be some 3D Mario representation here. Fortunately, there's this GameCube classic, where 120 Shines await AverageTrey. Sunshine has remained atop a lot of Virtual Console wish lists and this trip back in time should help fuel more of that fire.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 will take place from now through Saturday, January 13. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to watch all of the action from Twitch.

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