2018 has begun and once again it’ll be time for the folks at Games Done Quick to get together to raise some more money for charity. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual event, held in the month of January, where the world’s best speedrunners come together to blaze through games of the past and present as quickly as possible.
This year, Awesome Games Done Quick is taking place in Herndon, VA. They will be raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event just started a little while ago, so I’ll be offering a look at some of what I feel are noteworthy runs from today’s runs. Unfortunately, there’s no Super Metroid runs this year? Shame!
With Day 1 of the event now officially underway, here’s a few runs you might want to take a look at today:
10:23 AM – Ratchet & Clank
I’ve always personally enjoyed Ratchet & Clank, so this one is one I personally will be watching, just to see speedrunner ThaRixer attempt to burn thru the game in less than 30 minutes. 🙂
2:28 PM – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Not much needs to be said if you’re a Bethesda RPG fan. The latest in Bethesda’s long running series of ridiculously popular RPGs, it’ll be interesting to see this title get ran through in 50 minutes or less. Hopefully no-one will take an arrow to the knee. Enough said. Good luck to runner Wall of Spain.
4:18 PM – F-Zero GX
Ah, F-Zero GX. A much beloved (and much hated) entry in the F-Zero series, due to its high level of difficulty. This was one of main reason I bought a Gamecube, after experiencing the arcade cabinet F-Zero AX while deployed in Japan. Watching speedrunner AKC12 run this title in under 1 hour and 20 minutes should be a real treat if you’re a fan of this series.
6:33 PM – Blaster Master Zero
Blaster Master Zero is the sequel to the old school original NES title. This Zero remake released back in 2017 right around the time the Nintendo Switch first hit store shelves. The original Blaster Master was the subject of some memorable Games Done Quick runs in the past and one would likely expect the same level of enjoyment out of this sequel, which would make this a run worth watching.
4:19 AM Contra & 4:42 AM Contra III: Alien Wars
Come on. It’s Contra games. YOU KNOW. Contra! *AND* Contra III! Watch them. It’s a thing you MUST do. Aliens, explosions, awesome bosses, and great game music and mechanics. Trust me. 🙂
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