Awesome Games Done Quick 2020: Day 3 schedule and runs to watch

It's that time of year again. Awesome Games Done Quick has returned for 2020 and Shacknews is here with Monday's full schedule and runs to check out.

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Speedrunning enthusiasts, it's that time once again. Awesome Games Done Quick is back with seven more full days of speedrunning action. The best runners in the world will be playing through some of the top games of the past and present in front of a worldwide audience on Twitch. They'll look to break records, have a great time, and raise money for charity.

Awesome Games Done Quick comes to you from Orlando, FL. This year's event will raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. It's also a special year, as Games Done Quick as an organization is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The fun is underway, with AGDQ already raising over $280,000, and you can watch Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 right along with Shacknews. We're making sure to check in every day this week with the daily schedule and to spotlight particularly noteworthy runs worth following.

Before hitting the schedule for today, let's look at one of the highlights from Day 2 and... what the heck?

Here's the full schedule for Day 3, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of runs to check out. Times will give or take a few minutes depending on progress made throughout the day:

Time (All Times PT) Game Run Runner(s) Target Time
7:26 AM Eagle Island Official Seed Any% Core Rules - PC MrDino023 1:05:00
8:41 AM The Mummy Demastered Any% OoB - PC codepiece 34:00
9:25 AM Hotline Miami All Masks - PC Snowfats 26:00
10:01 AM Chippy Crusade - PC Scrublord 30:00
10:46 AM Crowtel Renovations Croaktel Any% - PC theboyks 12:00
11:08 AM Manifold Garden Any% - PC Gelly 14:00
11:32 AM Battletoads (Game Boy) Any% - GB WizWarioo 11:00
11:53 AM Adventures of Lolo Any% - NES rayeo 25:00
12:28 PM Adventure Island II Any% - NES TheMexicanRunner 30:00
1:08 PM Hebereke Any% - Famicom adef 29:00
1:52 PM Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Any% Race - NES jimmypoopins, becored 15:00
2:17 PM Super Castlevania IV Any% - SNES JoeDamillio 45:00
3:12 PM Pokemon Sapphire Any% Glitchless - GBA Gunnermaniac 2:10:00
5:32 PM Bonus Game 2 -- -- 40:00
6:22 PM Terraria Moonlord Normal Seeded - PC tvgBadger 1:00:00
7:42 PM The Legend of Zelda Series Zelda Relay - NES/SNES Pro_JN, BluntBunny, Cantaloupeme, TGH, Rezovayix, rcdrone, JoshRTA, Greenmario, justinman114 3:30:00
11:22 PM Final Fantasy VIII Any% Co-op Relay - PS2 Tojju, Muttski, Luzbelheim 8:55:00

9:25AM - Hotline Miami

The indie gaming landscape has gradually filled up with ultraviolent romps, with last year in particular offering the sublime Katana ZERO and Ape Out. For those who have only started gaming in recent years, they've likely heard that games like those have been inspired by an supremely violent and mind-numbingly difficult top-down effort called Hotline Miami. Now it's time to revisit Hotline Miami, not only looking back fondly at how its pioneered a slew of indies that have come since, but also marvel at how it's able to be completed with all masks in just 26 minutes.

1:52PM - Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

It's hard to go wrong with any of the NES Ninja Gaiden games. All of them at platforming genius and all of them crushed many who approached them with their extreme difficulty. These games are fun enough on their own, but when there's a race involved, that's when it becomes must see. So carve out an afternoon to check out this one-on-one race to the finish.

7:42PM - The Legend of Zelda series relay race

As part of Games Done Quick's 10th anniversary, AGDQ is having a handful of relay races and they're going to be ones that can't be missed. This will be one of the first times that the first three Zelda games (The Legend of Zelda, The Adventures of Link, and A Link to the Past) will all be run back-to-back-to-back in a massive relay race. Given how much fun these games are on their own, this should be an incredible display and a tense showdown between three hungry teams.


Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 will take place from now through Saturday, January 11. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to watch all of the action from Twitch.

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    January 7, 2020 6:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2020: Day 3 schedule and runs to watch

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      January 7, 2020 6:05 AM

      Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 is in it's third day and raised $290,000 for Prevent Cancer Foundation. 😎🎮⌛⏩
      AGDQ 2020 is a speedrunning marathon that is taking place from January 5th to 12th, 2019, in Orlando, FL. Speedrunnners will play through over 125 games in seven days while raising funds for Prevent Cancer Foundation. Classic games such as Super Mario World and Ghouls 'n Ghosts, modern games such as Cadence of Hyrule, The Outer Worlds and Untitled Goose Game, and modified games such as Super Metroid Impossible 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/agdq or https://www.fangamer.com/gdq . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity.

      Site: http://gamesdonequick.com https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick
      Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
      Donate: https://gamesdonequick.com/donate
      VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/ek9zmz/agdq_vod_thread_2020/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesdonequick/videos
      Stats: https://gdqstat.us/
      Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick

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        January 7, 2020 6:06 AM

        Now: Tron: Evolution Any% New File - PC
        Next: Eagle Island
        Then: The Mummy Demastered
        Soon: Hotline Miami

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          January 7, 2020 6:47 AM

          Actually, this run was upgraded to all collectables.

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        January 7, 2020 7:35 AM

        Now: Eagle Island Official Seed Any% Core Rules - PC
        Next: The Mummy Demastered
        Then: Hotline Miami
        Soon: Chippy

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        January 7, 2020 8:31 AM

        Now: The Mummy Demastered any% oob - PC
        Next: Hotline Miami
        Then: Chippy
        Soon: Crowtel Renovations

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          January 7, 2020 8:49 AM

          There is a developer of the game on the couch

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        January 7, 2020 8:35 AM

        $300,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation

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        January 7, 2020 9:25 AM

        Now: Hotline Miami All Masks - PC
        Next: Chippy
        Then: Crowtel Renovations
        Soon: Manifold Garden

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        January 7, 2020 10:00 AM

        Now: Chippy Crusade - PC
        Next: Crowtel Renovations
        Then: Manifold Garden
        Soon: Battletoads Super Gameboy

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        January 7, 2020 10:39 AM

        Now: Crowtel Renovations Croaktel Any% - PC
        Next: Manifold Garden
        Then: Battletoads Super Gameboy
        Soon: Adventures of Lolo

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        January 7, 2020 11:04 AM

        Now: Manifold Garden Any% - PC
        Next: Battletoads Super Gameboy
        Then: Adventures of Lolo
        Soon: Adventure Island II

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          January 7, 2020 11:11 AM

          this should be interesting

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        January 7, 2020 11:24 AM

        Now: Battletoads Super Gameboy any% - Game Boy
        Next: Adventures of Lolo
        Then: Adventure Island II
        Soon: Hebereke

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        January 7, 2020 11:45 AM

        Now: Adventures of Lolo Any% - NES
        Next: Adventure Island II
        Then: Hebereke
        Soon: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

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        January 7, 2020 12:20 PM

        Now: Adventure Island II Any% - NES
        Next: Hebereke
        Then: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
        Soon: Super Castlevania IV

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          January 7, 2020 12:52 PM

          TMR coming up with new strats on the fly!

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        January 7, 2020 12:59 PM

        Now: Hebereke any% - Famicom
        Next: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
        Then: Super Castlevania IV
        Soon: Pokémon Sapphire

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        January 7, 2020 1:38 PM

        Now: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Any% Race - NES
        Next: Super Castlevania IV
        Then: Pokémon Sapphire
        Soon: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

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          January 7, 2020 1:43 PM

          The Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! 2P1C Blindfolded incentive run is at $25K of $75K!

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        January 7, 2020 2:08 PM

        Now: Super Castlevania IV Any% Hard - SNES
        Next: Pokémon Sapphire
        Then: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! 2p1c
        Soon: Terraria

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        January 7, 2020 3:05 PM

        Now: Pokémon Sapphire Any% Glitchless - GBA
        Next: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Blindfolded 2P1C
        Then: Terraria
        Soon: The Legend of Zelda series

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          January 7, 2020 3:06 PM

          The Punch Out run is at $33k of $75K

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            January 7, 2020 5:06 PM

            Punch Out incentive run met!

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        January 7, 2020 5:28 PM

        $400,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation
        I missed this earlier!

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        January 7, 2020 5:28 PM

        Now: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! - NES 2 Players 1 Controller Blindfolded
        Next: Terraria
        Then: The Legend of Zelda series
        Soon: Final Fantasy VIII

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          January 7, 2020 5:47 PM

          This should not be missed!

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          January 7, 2020 6:09 PM

          MY JAW IS DROPPED AND ON THE FLOOR! WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SORCERY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?

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          January 7, 2020 6:13 PM

          THEY DID IT!

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            January 7, 2020 6:15 PM

            One of the greatest moments in GDQ history, I think. That was flawless execution (to my eyes, at least).

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          January 7, 2020 6:19 PM

          Absolutely rad. That is one of the coolest video game things I have ever seen. Awesome.

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          January 7, 2020 8:56 PM

          Just watched this. Insanely impressive.

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        January 7, 2020 6:14 PM

        Now: Terraria Moonlord Normal Seeded - PC
        Next: The Legend of Zelda series
        Then: Final Fantasy VIII
        Soon: Vectorman 2

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          January 7, 2020 7:02 PM

          Well, this went a bit sideways. He missed killing a boss at night by a few seconds, and now he needs to wait until the next night, wasting about 10 minutes.

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          January 7, 2020 7:33 PM

          Well, the run had to be killed, but his positivity was contagious!

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          January 7, 2020 7:33 PM

          That was certainly something else.

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            January 7, 2020 7:37 PM

            From my quick googling, the commands he was being told to try would require TShock server add-on for the server, which I'm not sure that he had.

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        January 7, 2020 7:34 PM

        Now: The Legend of Zelda series Zelda Relay - NES/SNES
        Next: Final Fantasy VIII
        Then: Vectorman 2
        Soon: Shadow Dancer

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          January 7, 2020 7:34 PM

          This relay race will consist of 3 teams of top-10 runners. It starts with Zelda 1 (any% no up+a), Zelda 2 next (100% AK), and ending with Link to the Past (any% NMG).

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          January 7, 2020 7:55 PM

          This will be another run to not miss!

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          January 7, 2020 8:23 PM

          Good run so far!

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          January 7, 2020 8:32 PM

          That poor guy in the top left right now. I feel so bad for him

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        January 7, 2020 8:24 PM

        $500,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation !

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        January 7, 2020 11:20 PM

        Now: Final Fantasy VIII any% Co-op Relay - PlayStation 2
        Next: Vectorman 2
        Then: Shadow Dancer
        Soon: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

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      January 7, 2020 10:38 AM

      Now: Crowtel Renovations Croaktel Any% - PC
      Next: Manifold Garden
      Then: Battletoads Super Gameboy
      Soon: Adventures of Lolo

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      January 7, 2020 1:49 PM

      Video of guy explaining a Fallout 4 glitch, complete with a prop (watch upper left corner)

      https://www.twitch.tv/videos/531393351?t=32h47m04s

      The whole anthology run is worth watching

      • rms legacy 10 years mercury mega
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        January 7, 2020 8:29 PM

        Caught most of the fo4 run, astounding stuff

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