Six Zelda speedruns scheduled this week for AGDQ 2014 Marathon
Posted on January 06 2014 by Parker
It is not an exaggeration to say that millions of people have played Zelda games over the years. Many enjoy going through them not once, but sometimes multiple times says a lot about the series’ staying power. Some die-hard gamers, however, take their love for the games to a whole new extreme, adding an extra layer of challenge to their playthroughs by completing them as fast as possible.
Although it’s hard to think of a released game that someone hasn’t done a speedrun of yet, Zelda is a particularly popular series to receive the treatment. At least that is what the online marathon event Awesome Games Done Quick 2014’s schedule seems to suggest. The gaming cancer charity has included six Zelda games among its lineup to play this week.
More after the jump.
Featuring the members of Speed Demos Archive, Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 is partnered with the nonprofit Prevent Cancer Foundation to raise money to support cancer prevention research, education, advocacy and outreach programs. Starting today, the group will be playing through dozens of games as fast as possible, streaming each one over the internet for the world to see. Anyone who watches is encouraged to donate online to help them achieve their lofty goal of raising $500,000.
The Zelda games set to be played are:
A Link to the Past – Time: 1/7/2014 at 7:45 p.m. Speedrun Goal: one hour and 45 minutes. Prizes to be given out: Zant usurper king papercraft, Fairy Bottles, Legend of Zelda Prima Guide box Set and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL.
Link’s Awakening DX – Time: 1/7/2014 at 9:30 p.m. Speedrun Goal: one hour and 40 minutes. Prizes to be given out: Windfish perler
Twilight Princess – Time: 1/7/2014 at 11:10 p.m. Speedrun Goal: four hours and 40 minutes. Prizes to be given out: Twilight Princess Link and Midna prints, Zant usurper king papercraft, Fairy bottles, Legend of Zelda Prima Guide box set and Zelda: Link Between Worlds 3DS XL.
Majora’s Mask – Time: 1/10/2014 at 1:35 p.m. Speedrun Goal: two hours. Prizes to be given out: Majora’s Mask papercraft, Rupee Fiend artwork, Majora’s Mask Illustration, Legend of Zelda cast poster, and a painted Majora’s Mask.
Ocarina of Time: – Time: 1/10/2014 at 3:35 p.m. Speedrun Goal: two hours. Prizes to be given out: Majora’s Mask papercraft, Rupee Fiend artwork, Majora’s Mask Illustration, Legend of Zelda cast poster, and a painted Majora’s Mask.
The Wind Waker HD – Time: 1/11/2014 at 11:40 a.m. Speedrun Goal: five hours. Prizes to be given out: Wind Waker-themed skateboard, Wind Waker poster, Sealed player’s choice copy of The Wind Waker, and a Boxed Wii U with The Wind Waker HD download.
The event’s full lineup includes everything from Metroid Prime to Mega Man 2. The starting time for each game is subject to periodic changes; check out this page at any time this week to get an updated schedule. The event is already streaming live online, and can be viewed at the source link below. Feel free to stop by and leave a donation to help these speed devils reach their charitable goal.
Source: Games Done Quick