It's that time of year again, where the runners at Games Done Quick once again gather together. Summer Games Done Quick has begun, returning for seven days of speedrunning action. The world's top runners are playing through and breaking some of the best games of the past and present, all while raising money for charity.
Summer Games Done Quick comes to you from Bloomington, MN. This year's event will raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Already the runners have raised over $275,000 for charity and there are still five more days remaining. Shacknews is here with a handful of noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed, but first, here's a highlight from Day 2.
Here's the full schedule for Day 3, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of noteworthy runs to check out:
|Time (All Times PT)||Game||Run||Runner(s)||Target Time|
|6:23 AM||Kirby Air Ride||All Tracks No Duplicate Rides - GC||Pearstrike, 1davidj||23:00|
|6:56 AM||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||100% - Wii VC||swordsmankirby||1:16:00|
|8:22 AM||Ape Escape||Any% - PSX||Hornlitz||50:00|
|9:32 AM||Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy||Crash Bandicoot 3:Warped Any% - PC||JHobz, Murcaz, CameronVengenz||59:00|
|10:41 AM||Punch-Out!! (Arcade)||Any% 1st loop - Switch||zallard1||25:00|
|11:16 AM||Punch-Out!! (Wii)||Contender & Title Defense (1st & 2nd loops) - Wii||zallard1||1:35:00|
|1:01 PM||Pokemon Crystal||Any% Glitchless - GB||Keizaron||3:55:00|
|5:14 PM||The Legend of Zelda Randomizer||Race (LITE Flagset) - NES||JamEvil, fcoughlin||59:00|
|6:24 PM||Bonus Game 2||Secret Category 2||--||43:00|
|7:21 PM||Super Mario Sunshine||Any% Race - GC||Jcool114, Kwaniza||1:25:00|
|8:56 PM||Resident Evil 2||Claire A vs Leon A - PC||Bawkbasoup||1:08:00|
|10:14 PM||Silent Hill 3||UFO Ending - PC||Punchy||30:00|
|10:56 PM||Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut||Big the Cat (2P/1C) - PC||JerKro, Allegro||10:00|
|11:21 PM||Divekick||Story Mode All Levels Race (Damn Tough Difficulty) - PC||RagingCherry, ESAM||22:00|
|11:53 PM||We Love Katamari||Any% - PS2||GarbitheGlitcheress||1:09:00|
|1:12 AM||Shrek Extra Large||No Levels Early - GC||Silo_Simon||29:00|
|1:51 AM||Mort the Chicken||Any% - PSX||Joester98||25:00|
|2:26 AM||Catlateral Damage||Any% - PC||Bullets||13:00|
|2:49 AM||Hylics||Any% - PC||TheFlyingMarlin||26:00|
|3:25 AM||Laffy Taffy 3D Pyramid Challenge||Any% No Passwords - PC||Zikubi||14:00|
|3:49 AM||Glover||All Main Levels - N64||yoshipro||32:00|
|4:31 AM||Castlevania (DOS)||Any% - PC||LoZCardsfan23||16:00|
|4:57 AM||Last Action Hero||Any% - NES||SuperPitFro||11:00|
|5:23 AM||Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti||Any% True Ending Race - PC||StormCrow56k, BesTickles||20:00|
|5:53 AM||Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers||100% Difficulty - Genesis||Ritz Blues||20:00|
10:41AM - The Punch-Out block
Punch-Out games are already a lot of fun to check out on their own. Getting through them takes an intense amount of pattern memorization and quick reflexes. They're certainly not easy, especially in the later fights.
But zallard1 is a special case when it comes to Punch-Out runs. Yes, he's the gentleman that plays through Punch-Out games blindfolded. And there is a donation incentive where if enough money is raised, he'll attempt to run through these games blindfolded. We've seen zallard1 perform this feat with the NES and SNES Punch-Out games, but this would be one of the first times that he attempts to run through the oldest Punch-Out game and the newest Punch-Out game without looking. And that could become one of the most intense runs of the week.
5:14PM - The Legend of Zelda Randomizer
Randomizer runs have been one of the coolest recent trends at Games Done Quick, most often seen with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. And yes, that's coming later in the week. But the NES original Legend of Zelda hasn't been such a common sight among randomizer games. That's about to change on Tuesday evening, as JamEvil and fcoughlin look to race to the finish. RNG will play a role in who wins here, but a lot of skill will also play into whether these players can blaze through this game with whatever items they might have.
7:21PM - Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Sunshine has rapidly become a Games Done Quick staple. The speedrunning crowd loves this stepchild of the 3D Mario games. And it's certainly fun to watch, especially when two runners look to race to the end. It's an Any% race, so it'll be interesting to see what the quickest path to victory is and if you've never seen one of these races, you're in for a treat to help end Tuesday night.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2019: Day 3 schedule
Summer Games Done Quick is in it's second day and has raised $290,000 for Doctors Without Borders. 🌞🎮⌛⏩
SGDQ is a speedrunning marathon that is taking place from June 23rd to June 30th, 2019, in Bloomington, MN. Speedrunnners will play through over 125 games in seven days while raising funds for Doctors Without Borders. Classic games such as Super Mario World and Gauntlet, modern games such as Octopath Traveler and Tetris Effect, and modified games such as Grand Poo World 2 and The Legend of Zelda Randomizer will all be played, so there is something for everyone! This will all be streamed on twitch.tv and at http://gamesdonequick.com .
You can donate at http://gamesdonequick.com or by making a purchase from one of their affiliated sponsors such as https://theyetee.com/collections/sgdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick , or purchase a game from https://sgdq.chrono.gg/ . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity.
VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/c3tjzg/sgdq_vod_thread_2019/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesdonequick
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
Now: Kirby Air Ride All Tracks No Duplicate Rides — Gamecube
Next: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Then: Ape Escape
Soon: Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
Now: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 100% — Wii VC
Next: Ape Escape
Then: Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
Soon: Punch-Out!! (Arcade)
I'll be away for a bit, so if someone wants to take over posting when they start the next few games, go ahead.
I have a google doc with the next few games already typed up with tags: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Bt_tdbcPFgKMcsNtjkHUhYKBFlYpzOjcYiQ_E_ds7U/edit?usp=sharing
Now: Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Crash Bandicoot 3:Warped Any% — PC
Next: Punch-Out!! (Arcade)
Then: Punch-Out!! (Wii)
Soon: Pokemon Crystal
This is a three way race.
Plugging Chrono.gg's special SGDQ store/sale for games featured on the speed runs.
Supporting Doctors Without Borders too.
Now: Punch-Out!! (Arcade) any% 1st loop — Switch
Next: Punch-Out!! (Wii)
Then: Pokemon Crystal
Soon: The Legend of Zelda Randomizer
This run has been upgraded to All Unique Fights and will be starting now.
Now: Punch-Out!! (Wii) Contender & Title Defense (1st & 2nd loops) BLINDFOLDED — Wii
Next: Pokemon Crystal
Then: The Legend of Zelda Randomizer
Soon: Bonus Game 2
Plus Blindfolded Donkey Kong fight!
His biggest challenge: WII MOTION CONTROLS on the menus!
Yep, that menu boss is the hardest
That was a PB (world record?)!
6 minute PB even
Wow, that was incredible!
This was so amazing. I cannot believe the dedication and skill required to achieve this.
Now: Pokemon Crystal Any% Glitchless — GB
Next: The Legend of Zelda Randomizer
Then: Bonus Game 2 (11K of 30k)
Soon: Super Mario Sunshine
There will now be a Pokemon Crystal Glitched run. It will be a *LOT* quicker.
The glitchless run was a lot of fun too, good banter with the crowd.
I didn't expect to enjoy a Pokemon run, but the runner, couch, and crowd were a lot of fun. That bidding battle for best eveelution was really great too.
$400,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders!
I missed this while eating dinner.
Now: The Legend of Zelda Randomizer Race (LITE Flagset) — NES
Then: Super Mario Sunshine
Soon: Resident Evil 2 (2019)
Randomizer Race! Woot!
This was a fun watch, very close race
Now: Deltarune True Pacifist Ending race
Next: Super Mario Sunshine
Then: Resident Evil 2 (2019)
Soon: Silent Hill 3
Now: Super Mario Sunshine Any% Race — Gamecube
Next: Resident Evil 2 (2019)
Then: Silent Hill 3
Soon: Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Now: Resident Evil 2 (2019) Claire A — PC
Next: Silent Hill 3
Then: Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
$500,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders!!!
HOLY SHIT that's fucking impressive!!!! wooooo great shit as always GDQ folks
Now: Silent Hill 3 UFO Ending — PC
Next: Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Soon: We Love Katamari
I believe this is the start of the Silly Games Done Quick block, which lasts until T.R.A.G.
They had some baller music going on in the first day. Some really great remixes.
Now: Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Big the Cat (2P/1C) — PC
Then: We Love Katamari
Soon: Shrek Extra Large
Divekick up next and they met the DK BONGO CONTROLLER incentive!