If you're into watching games get conquered faster than anyone thought possible, there's good news for you, because it's that time of year again. Awesome Games Done Quick has returned for another seven full days of speedrunning action. The world's top runners will be playing through some of the top games (well, maybe not top games in today's case) of the past and present in front of a captive Twitch audience. They'll seek to break records, raise money for charity, and maybe crack a few bad jokes along the way.
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 3. It's another round of sublime blindfolded Punch-Out!!
Here's the full schedule for Day 4, 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|
|8:41 AM||Vectorman 2||Cool - Genesis||Winslinator||14:00|
|9:05 AM||Shadow Dancer||Any% Shu - Level 1 (Easy) - Genesis||Cypherin||15:00|
|9:30 AM||Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master||Kunailess Normal - Genesis||Faust4712||32:00|
|10:12 AM||Mystic Defender||Any% - Genesis||Zaxon96||13:00|
|10:40 AM||Ghouls 'n Ghosts||Any% Race - MegaDrive||Aquas, dosboxfalco||25:00|
|11:15 AM||Garfield: Caught in the Act||Any% - Genesis||janglestorm||23:00|
|11:48 AM||Contra: Hard Corps||Chase/Surrender: JP, Sheena - Genesis||NickBGoHard||26:00|
|12:34 PM||Blazing Chrome||Arcade Mode (Normal): Ninja - Xbox One||fir_||34:00|
|1:18 PM||Cybernator||No Napalm - SNES||Elpis||20:00|
|1:48 PM||Super Monkey Ball||All Difficulties No Extra Warpless - GC||Helix||30:00|
|2:37 PM||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)||Any% 1CC - X360||LRock617||20:00|
|3:07 PM||Mushihime-sama Futari 1.01||Ultra - X360||gusto||35:00|
|3:52 PM||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater||European Extreme Foxhound - PS3||RaichuMGS||1:18:00|
|5:20 PM||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time||100% No Source Requirement - N64||ZFG||3:05:00|
|8:55 PM||Cadence of Hyrule||Story Mode - Switch||SpootyBiscuit, Goof||28:00|
|9:43 PM||Mega Man 4-6||Any% Relay - NES||ohon, becored, DarkTerrex, Ppotdot1, FeralPigMan, Resistingframe, Sagehero, lookintoad, Notriley4||2:05:00|
|11:58 PM||Bonus Game 3||--||--||50:00|
|12:58 AM||Super Hydlide||Any% - Genesis||Mike Uyama||1:00:00|
|2:08 AM||Hoshi wo Miru Hito||Any% 1 player 2 controllers - Famicom||dowolf||50:00|
|3:08 AM||Sword of the Black Stone||All Bosses & Companions - PC||authorblues||15:00|
|3:33 AM||Castle of Dragon||Any% - NES||Apollo22237||12:00|
|4:00 AM||Wild Animal Sports Day||600% Relay - SNES||Zic3, Bullets, SNeaky, Scrublord||8:00|
|4:18 AM||The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends||Any% - NES||coolkid||8:00|
|4:36 AM||Jurassic Park III: Dino Defender||Any% - PC||Winslinator||17:00|
|5:03 AM||Cybergenic Ranger: Secret of the Seventh Planet||1 time% - PC||NPC||30:00|
|5:43 AM||Mega Man 3: The Robots are Revolting||Any% - PC||Lizstar||22:00|
8:55PM - Cadence of Hyrule
We've had some memorable runs of Crypt of the NecroDancer over the past couple of years. But this will be the first showing for Cadence of Hyrule, the special Legend of Zelda-based spin-off from Brace Yourself Games. This retains many of the mechanics of the first Crypt of the NecroDancer, while also utilizing various elements from the Zelda series, making for one of the best indie efforts of 2019. SpotyBiscuit and Goof will look to race through the Story Mode and if you're looking to tap your foot to some neat Zelda remixes, tune in tomorrow night.
9:43PM - Mega Man 4-6
The Legend of Zelda relay was an amazing way to wrap up a wild Tuesday. But that's not the last relay of the week. It's the Blue Bomber's time to shine now, as three teams look to run through the latter half of his NES adventures. While they're not as widely remembered as the original Mega Man games, 4-6 are certainly entertaining in their own rights and this is a relay that should not be missed.
12:58AM - The Awful Games Done Quick block
That time of the week has arrived. It's time for AWFUL GAMES DONE QUICK! That means runners will be going through a batch of terrible games and looking to get them over with as fast as possible. This is often one of the big highlights of the AGDQ week, with many of the games played by entertaining runners who fully engage with whatever audience is still awake. The fun begins with Super Hydlide and goes all the way to sunrise.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2020: Day 4 schedule and runs to watch
Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 is in it's fourth day and raised $580,000 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
VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/ek9zmz/agdq_vod_thread_2020/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesdonequick/videos?disable_polymer=1
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
There are six alternate language restreams available for AGDQ 2020: -- Français: https://twitch.tv/lefrenchrestream -- Deutsch: https://twitch.tv/germench -- Español: https://twitch.tv/speedrunsespanol -- Português do Brasil: https://twitch.tv/speedrunsbrasil -- 日本語: https://twitch.tv/japanese_restream -- русский: https://twitch.tv/r_u_s_c
Now: Final Fantasy VIII any% Co-op Relay - PlayStation 2 (in progress)
Next: Vectorman 2
Then: Shadow Dancer
Soon: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Now: Vectorman 2 Cool - Genesis
Next: Shadow Dancer
Then: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Soon: Mystic Defender
Now: Shadow Dancer Any% Shu - Level 1 (Easy) - Genesis
Next: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Then: Mystic Defender
Soon: Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Now: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Kunailess Normal - Genesis
Next: Mystic Defender
Then: Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Soon: Garfield: Caught in the Act
$600,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation
Now: Mystic Defender Any% - Genesis
Next: Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Then: Garfield: Caught in the Act
Soon: Contra: Hard Corps
Now: Ghouls 'n Ghosts Any% Race - MegaDrive
Next: Garfield: Caught in the Act
Then: Contra: Hard Corps
Soon: Blazing Chrome
Now: Garfield: Caught in the Act Any% - Genesis
Next: Contra: Hard Corps
Then: Blazing Chrome
With the Fallout and Zelda marathon runs, I'd love to see them do a Garfield game marathon run next time, like Jeff Gerstmann did across a few months. Lol!
Now: Contra: Hard Corps Chase/Surrender - JP, Sheena - Genesis CONTRA BLOCK
Next: Blazing Chrome
Soon: Super Monkey Ball
The incentive was met so NickBGoHard will do an additional Hidden Ending run of Contra: Hard Corps as Ray
Now: Blazing Chrome Arcade Mode (Normal) - Ninja - Xbox One
Then: Super Monkey Ball
Soon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade)
Now: Cybernator No Napalm - SNES
Next: Super Monkey Ball
Then: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade)
Soon: Mushihimesama Futari 1.01
Apparently the game froze and he had to reset.
Well, I'm not sure what the issue, but the game froze a second at the same place. :(
Now: Super Monkey Ball All Difficulties No Extras Warpless - Gamecube
Next: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade)
Then: Mushihimesama Futari 1.01
Soon: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
The incentive was met, so Helix will complete a Master 1-Skip run of Super Monkey Ball after the main run. Includes the Expert-Extra and Master levels.
Now: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade) Any% 1CC - Xbox 360
Next: Mushihimesama Futari 1.01
Then: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Now: Mushihimesama Futari 1.01 Ultra - Xbox 360
Next: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Then: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Soon: Cadence of Hyrule
That was absolutely bonkers. I've never seen anything like that before. I'm in awe.
oh man I missed this
I'm glad something like mushihimesama futari is on agdq (unless I missed a previous year that featured a cave shooter?)
Now: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater European Extreme Foxhound - PS3
Next: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Then: Cadence of Hyrule
Soon: Mega Man 4-6
Now: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 100% No Source Requirement - Wii VC
Next: Cadence of Hyrule
Then: Mega Man 4-6
Soon: Animorphs (Bonus run if met)
That's a lot of money for the glitch exhibition. Guess they have two more hours to hit it though.
The glitch exhibition is almost met.
I'm a bit surprised at the amount for Animorphs.
It just got met! This deku tree item glitch is insane.
The incentive, ZFG will perform a glitch exhibition showing off some interesting ways to break the game after his Ocarina of Time run, has been met.
Wow, they just showed off the first arbitrary code execution for Ocarina of Time!
$700,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation
Don't miss the Awful Block tonight, after the Mega Man Relay, unless you need sleep or something!
Now: Cadence of Hyrule Story Mode - Switch
Next: Mega Man 4-6
Then: Animorphs (Bonus3)
Soon: Super Hydlide
This is a race!
And it's played in double time!
Now: Mega Man 4-6 Any% Relay - NES
Next: Animorphs (Bonus3)
Then: Super Hydlide
Soon: Hoshi wo Miru Hito
Animorphs is at $40K of $60k
It's now at $50k of $60k!
This is a 3-way relay race through the three games!
Thread will expire before this run finishes.
Overnight: Awful Block Don’t miss this!
Animorphs (GBC) 125%
Super Hydlide any% - Genesis
Hoshi wo Miru Hito any% 1 player 2 controllers - Famicom
Sword of the Black Stone All Bosses & Companions - PC
Castle of Dragon Any% - NES
Wild Animal Sports Day 600% Relay - PC
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends any% - NES
Jurassic Park III: Dino Defender Any% - PC
Cybergenic Ranger: Secret of the Seventh Planet 1 time% - PC
Mega Man 3 (DOS) Any% - PC
Miracle Ropit's Adventure in 2100 Warpless 1-Loop - NES
Barbie Any% Race - NES
Normy's BeachBabe-O-Rama beat the game - Genesis
If someone wants to take over posting until morning, go ahead!
Text to paste for each game already typed and styled (game list starts on page 2): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nCcN2y3mp9cXPG6dSikU4wRfjxsfzLZR3zZj8I612Wg/edit?usp=sharing
Had the terraria run running in the background while I was debugging one of our engines. That was probably one of the most spectacular failures I've seen in a long while!
Good fun though.
Yeah I feel bad for the guy. You could tell he was kinda freaking out and it sucks they had to call time on him. Still he was super positive and I love that the crowd and donations were trying to encourage him. I think there were like 2 $1,000 donations during that run.
The nighttime problem had a great solution, shame everything else (like the non spawning cultists, boss spawn) didn't work out. He handled it well.
You almost have to watch it yourself, instead of me explaining it. But basically guy is pretty nervous and fucks up a few time to hilarious effect.
Also watch it because the guy running it is a really positive fun dude.
And he didn’t even have the worst failure of the night. The poor Zelda 1 runner who just got wrecked on the Level 9 dungeon and eventually tapped out, I felt really bad for that guy.
But the way the crowd kept trying to root him on and encourage him was heartwarming.
Just watched a dude work TMNT Arcade. I probably sunk tens of dollars in quarters into one at the local pizza hut as a kid and this dude just beat the game for fifty cents.