Summer Games Done Quick 2018: Day 1 Schedule and Runs to Watch

Summer Games Done Quick is back and raising money for Doctors Without Borders. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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Summer has begun and that means, once again, it's time for the folks at Games Done Quick to get together to raise money for charity. Summer Games Done Quick is an annual event, held in the early summer months, where the world's best speedrunners come together to blaze through games of the past and present as quickly as possible while raising money for charity in the process.

This year, Summer Games Done Quick has returned to Bloomington, MN. They will be raising money for Doctors Without Borders. The event is about to begin, so Shacknews is here with a handful of noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed.

Here's the full schedule for Day 1, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of noteworthy runs to check out:

Time (All Times PT)GameRunRunner(s)Target Time
9:30 AM Pre-Show -- SpikeVegeta, feasel, Protomagicalgirl, darkman78, JHobz 30:00
10:00 AM Banjo-Tooie Any% - N64 GarageDoorOpener 47:00
10:57 AM Spyro the Dragon Any% - PSX ChrisLBC 45:00
11:52 AM Iconoclasts Any% - PC RiskyCB 50:00
12:52 PM Kirby Super Star Ultra Meta Knightmare Ultra - DS Kinnin11 35:00
1:42 PM Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Any% Pirate No-OOB Race - PC tinahacks, JTNoriMaki 1:10:00
3:02 PM Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Undead Campaign Normal - PC CovertMuffin 1:00:00
4:12 PM The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Any% - 3DS gymnast86 1:35:00
5:57 PM DOOM (2016) Any% - PC jeromegood 50:00
6:57 PM Resident Evil 4 New Game, Professional - PC JTB 1:40:00
8:47 PM Ninja Gaiden Black Any% Normal - Xbox MikeKanis 2:20:00
11:17 PM Ninja Gaiden Any% - NES Aquas 13:00
11:40 PM Gimmick! Any% Glitchless - Famicom Aquas 15:00
12:05 AM Ghosts 'N Goblins Any% (2 loops) - NES ERROR72 25:00
12:40 AM Wacky Races Any% - NES The_Kov 22:00
1:12 AM Kid Kool Any% - NES Smartball 25:00
1:47 AM Pizza Pop! Any% - Famicom Apollo22237 14:00
2:11 AM Bangai-O! Any% - Dreamcast akerasi 51:00
3:12 AM Gunstar Super Heroes Hard Red - GBA danray 25:00
3:47 AM Gauntlet Legends Any% - N64 Boyo003 1:08:00
5:05 AM Dungeon Magic Any% (Gren) - Xbox iast 18:00
5:33 AM Super Smash TV Any% - Normal 2-Player brisulph, JackimusWedge 38:00

3:02 PM - Warcraft III

It's not often that Games Done Quick rolls out a Blizzard game on day one, so this is a bit of a pleasant surprise. The last Blizzard Games Done Quick block was one of the more entertaining chunks from Awesome Games Done Quick, so it'll be nice to see CovertMuffin return to the chair and run through Warcraft III's Undead Campaign in just a shade under an hour.

5:57 PM - DOOM

Shacknews will never pass up an opportunity to watch someone display total mastery of DOOM, Shacknews' 2016 Game of the Year. In this year's case, it's jeromegood looking to run through the game in just 50 minutes. Doom remains one of the most manic action games to come long in recent memory and there's no better way to prepare for Monday's QuakeCon announcements than to sit and check out this run.

12:05 AM - Ghosts 'N Goblins

The original Ghosts 'N Goblins is notorious for being one of the most incredibly difficult games to come along in the 8-bit era. It was so hard that players weren't asked to beat the game once, but twice to get the true ending. ERROR72 will look to complete this tall task and do so in just less than half an hour, a fine way to cap off this first day of this year's SGDQ.


Summer Games Done Quick 2018 will take place from now through Saturday, June 30. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to watch all of the action from Twitch.

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