Summer Games Done Quick 2018: Day 6 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 underway and has already raised over $925,000 with two days remaining. As the week starts to wrap up, Shacknews will continue to offer up noteworthy runs that should not be missed.

Before getting into the Day 6 schedule, let's look back at a Day 5 highlight.

Here's the full schedule for Day 6, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of runs worth checking out:

Time (All Times PT)GameRunRunner(s)Target Time
6:11 AM Catherine Babel Pairs 1 Player 2 Controllers - PS3 Ghoul02 30:00
6:51 AM Double Dragon Any% - NES LRock 14:00
7:15 AM Double Dragon II: The Revenge Any% - NES sinister1 14:00
7:39 AM Golden Axe Tyris Flare - Genesis InTheMug 15:00
8:04 AM Streets of Rage 2 Mania% - Genesis Anthopants 57:00
9:11 AM Rockman No-Constancy Any% Normal - NES Kuumba 40:00
10:01 AM Mega Man 7 Any% - SNES almondcity 45:00
11:01 AM Mega Man 8 Any% Race - PSX orsa, cleartonic 55:00
12:06 PM Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Any% - Xbox One PJ 1:00:00
1:16 PM Goof Troop Co-Op - SNES swordsmankirby, Bbforky 24:00
1:50 PM Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix (KH1FM) Any% (Level 1 Proud Mode) - PS4 mistmaster1 3:05:00
5:30 PM Super Mario 64 70 Star Race - N64 Puncayshun, cheese05 1:00:00
6:40 PM The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Any% - Wii U Linkus7 1:15:00
8:52 PM TASBot plays F-Zero GX by talented authors All Castles & Forts, Small Only - SNES TASBot% - Gamecube 10:00
9:12 PM TASBot plays Super Metroid 0% by Sniq and total 0% while running past audible invisible animals - SNES dwangoAC 7:07
9:29 PM Pokemon Yellow/Red Any% Glitchless 2 Games 1 Controller - Game Boy MeGotsThis 2:47:00
12:26 AM Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Any% - PC ysalamiri 30:00
1:07 AM Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith Any% - PC ysalamiri 25:00
1:41 AM Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Any% - SNES Indy 45:00
2:36 AM Hob Any% No Clip (One-Handed) - PC halfcoordinated 55:00
3:41 AM I Am Bread Bagel Race - PC Nerd_Squared 10:00
4:04 AM Ratchet: Deadlocked NG+ No EGS - PS3 Davie 50:00
5:04 AM Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage 14 Talisman - PSX AlexDest 32:00
5:46 AM Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Crash Bandicoot 1 Any% - PS4 CameronVengenz 1:02:00

5:30 PM - Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 is one of the first games that comes to mind when most people think of speedrunning. It's one of those games that runners continue to iterate on and continue to try and master, whether it's completing the game with the minimum 70 stars or completing the whole enchilada. On Friday, Puncayshun and cheese05 will look to race to 70, giving players a look at the first 3D Mario game to capture the gaming world's imagination.

9:29 PM - Pokemon Yellow/Red

Twitch has been fascinated with the original Generation 1 Pokemon games for years, but Games Done Quick is going to approach them in a whole new way. MeGotsThis is going to play through both Pokemon Yellow and Red simultaneously on a single controller. This is going to be quite the challenge, since random encounters are bound to ensure that both games aren't being run in sync. But on top of that, Yellow has additional dialogue trees and battles that harken to the Pokemon anime, so these aren't even necessarily the same game. This is going to be a fascinating watch and should draw in a lot of curious eyeballs.

12:26 AM - The Star Wars Block

Looking to stay up late on a Friday? Old-school PC gamers will want to check out the classic Jedi Knight series, as ysalamari goes through Dark Forces II and Mysteries of the Sith, running through both of them in just under an hour. After that, Indy goes a little more retro with Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, part of the notoriously difficult original trilogy of SNES Star Wars games. The quality of these Star Wars games is something every Star Wars fans can agree on, which is becoming something of a rarity these days.


Summer Games Done Quick 2018 continues 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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