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)||Game||Run||Runner(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.