Awesome Games Done Quick 2020: Day 4 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 Wednesday's full schedule and runs to check out.

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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.


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 8, 2020 6:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2020: Day 4 schedule and runs to watch

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      January 8, 2020 7:03 AM

      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
      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?disable_polymer=1
      Stats: https://gdqstat.us/
      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

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        January 8, 2020 7:04 AM

        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

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        January 8, 2020 8:57 AM

        Now: Vectorman 2 Cool - Genesis
        Next: Shadow Dancer
        Then: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
        Soon: Mystic Defender

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        January 8, 2020 9:20 AM

        Now: Shadow Dancer Any% Shu - Level 1 (Easy) - Genesis
        Next: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
        Then: Mystic Defender
        Soon: Ghouls 'n Ghosts

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        January 8, 2020 9:43 AM

        Now: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Kunailess Normal - Genesis
        Next: Mystic Defender
        Then: Ghouls 'n Ghosts
        Soon: Garfield: Caught in the Act

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        January 8, 2020 10:20 AM

        $600,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation

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        January 8, 2020 10:22 AM

        Now: Mystic Defender Any% - Genesis
        Next: Ghouls 'n Ghosts
        Then: Garfield: Caught in the Act
        Soon: Contra: Hard Corps

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        January 8, 2020 10:46 AM

        Now: Ghouls 'n Ghosts Any% Race - MegaDrive
        Next: Garfield: Caught in the Act
        Then: Contra: Hard Corps
        Soon: Blazing Chrome

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        January 8, 2020 11:23 AM

        Now: Garfield: Caught in the Act Any% - Genesis
        Next: Contra: Hard Corps
        Then: Blazing Chrome
        Soon: Cybernator

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          January 8, 2020 11:41 AM

          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!

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        January 8, 2020 11:53 AM

        Now: Contra: Hard Corps Chase/Surrender - JP, Sheena - Genesis CONTRA BLOCK
        Next: Blazing Chrome
        Then: Cybernator
        Soon: Super Monkey Ball

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          January 8, 2020 11:59 AM

          The incentive was met so NickBGoHard will do an additional Hidden Ending run of Contra: Hard Corps as Ray

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        January 8, 2020 12:29 PM

        Now: Blazing Chrome Arcade Mode (Normal) - Ninja - Xbox One
        Next: Cybernator
        Then: Super Monkey Ball
        Soon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade)

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        January 8, 2020 1:08 PM

        Now: Cybernator No Napalm - SNES
        Next: Super Monkey Ball
        Then: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade)
        Soon: Mushihimesama Futari 1.01

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          January 8, 2020 1:24 PM

          Apparently the game froze and he had to reset.

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          January 8, 2020 1:35 PM

          Well, I'm not sure what the issue, but the game froze a second at the same place. :(

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        January 8, 2020 1:35 PM

        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

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          January 8, 2020 1:47 PM

          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.

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        January 8, 2020 2:26 PM

        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

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        January 8, 2020 3:00 PM

        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

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          January 8, 2020 4:13 PM

          That was absolutely bonkers. I've never seen anything like that before. I'm in awe.

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          January 8, 2020 6:12 PM

          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?)

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        January 8, 2020 4:00 PM

        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

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        January 8, 2020 5:34 PM

        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)

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          January 8, 2020 6:32 PM

          That's a lot of money for the glitch exhibition. Guess they have two more hours to hit it though.

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            January 8, 2020 6:36 PM

            The glitch exhibition is almost met.
            I'm a bit surprised at the amount for Animorphs.

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          January 8, 2020 7:08 PM

          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.

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            January 8, 2020 9:02 PM

            Wow, they just showed off the first arbitrary code execution for Ocarina of Time!

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        January 8, 2020 6:31 PM

        $700,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation

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        January 8, 2020 7:09 PM

        Don't miss the Awful Block tonight, after the Mega Man Relay, unless you need sleep or something!

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        January 8, 2020 9:02 PM

        Now: Cadence of Hyrule Story Mode - Switch
        Next: Mega Man 4-6
        Then: Animorphs (Bonus3)
        Soon: Super Hydlide

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          January 8, 2020 9:23 PM

          This is a race!

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            January 8, 2020 9:24 PM

            And it's played in double time!

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        January 8, 2020 9:45 PM

        Now: Mega Man 4-6 Any% Relay - NES
        Next: Animorphs (Bonus3)
        Then: Super Hydlide
        Soon: Hoshi wo Miru Hito

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          January 8, 2020 9:58 PM

          Animorphs is at $40K of $60k

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            January 8, 2020 10:46 PM

            It's now at $50k of $60k!

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          January 8, 2020 10:05 PM

          This is a 3-way relay race through the three games!

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        January 8, 2020 10:32 PM

        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

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      January 8, 2020 9:10 AM

      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.

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        January 8, 2020 1:18 PM

        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.

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        January 8, 2020 1:38 PM

        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.

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        January 8, 2020 1:48 PM

        What happened?

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          January 8, 2020 2:00 PM

          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.

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        January 8, 2020 3:50 PM

        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.

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      January 8, 2020 3:03 PM

      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.

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