Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 5 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.

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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 $600,000! 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 5 schedule, let's look back at this incredible Day 4 highlight, where a world record was made. And it's the best (?) kind of world record!

Here's the full schedule for Day 5, 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
6:08 AM Deadly Towers Any% - NES Dragondarch 45:00
6:58 AM Ultima VI: The False Prophet Any% No Major Glitches - SNES squibbons 35:00
7:43 AM Secret of Evermore Any% - SNES MetaSigma 1:45:00
9:38 AM The Legend of the Mystical Ninja Any% 2-Player Co-op - SNES Countdown42, cleartonic 40:00
10:23 AM Umihara Kawase Longest Path - SNES bjw 20:00
10:53 AM Star Fox 2 NG+ Expert - SNES Classic zallard1 45:00
11:48 AM Rockman & Forte Any% Forte - SFC Joka 40:00
12:38 PM Dishonored All Collectibles - PC DrTChops 1:05:00
1:53 PM Prey Any% - PC DrTChops 15:00
2:18 PM Duke Nukem 3D Any% - PC Mr_Wiggelz 35:00
3:03 PM Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy Any% No SG - PC CovertMuffin 45:00
5:13 PM The End Is Nigh Any% - PC warm_ham 40:00
6:13 PM Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition All Skills (no OOB/TA) Race - PC Vulajin, sigma, Terra, Hydra 40:00
7:03 PM Owlboy Any% - PC Zic3 55:00
8:08 PM I Wanna Run the Marathon Any% - PC BBF 40:00
8:58 PM Quantum Conundrum Any% - PC Blood_Thunder 50:00
9:58 PM Hyper Light Drifter New Game Alt Any% - PC simplyfir 35:00
10:43 PM Spelunky All Shortcuts + Olmec (solo run) - PC Kinnijup 30:00
11:23 PM Kamiko Any% Yamato - Switch RepentMF 26:00
11:59 PM HackyZack Goal Mode Any% - PC Hornlitz 10:00
12:19 AM Armed With Wings: Rearmed Any% NG+ (one-handed) - PC halfcoordinated 14:00
12:43 AM TAIKER Any% (one-handed) - PC halfcoordinated 25:00
1:18 AM Cloudbuilt Full Game Defiance - PC Wobs23 55:00
2:23 AM Cat Quest Any% - PC SNeaky 40:00
3:13 AM Densha de D: Lightning Stage Any% - PC Konasumi 30:00
3:53 AM The Addams Family All Bosses - SNES garbanzcurity 32:00
4:35 AM Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Any% Easy - Switch tinahacks 30:00
5:15 AM Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Any% No LTS - PS2 OutrageousJosh 1:05:00

10:53 AM - Star Fox 2

Star Fox 2 is a noteworthy entry to this year's Awesome Games Done Quick, simply because it's the first time it's being run on the Games Done Quick stage since it finally released in North America after two decades. While the game itself isn't anything to write home about, the run should be interesting to watch, especially on New Game+ Expert. If nothing else, this should prove to be a fun history lesson.

6:13 PM - Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

This week's races at Awesome Games Done Quick have been incredible to witness and that trend isn't about to slow down with Ori and the Blind Forest. Vulajin, sigma, Terra, and Hydra will have to collect all of Ori's various Skills and complete this surprisingly difficult platformer. It'll also help kick off the Indie Games Done Quick block, which is always a fun batch of games to watch.

10:43 PM - Spelunky

With a second Spelunky game in the works, this seems like a great time to revisit the dangerous caves of the original game. Kinnijup will explore the game's many shortcuts and look to take down Olmec in just a short half-hour, which is going to be an impressive feat, given how brutally hard some of these Spelunky stages can get.


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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