Tag: Awesome Games Done Quick

Now here is something you don’t see everyday. During the recently concluded Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 speedrun marathon, a race held for A Link to the Past demonstrated a way of playing you may not have seen before: beating every boss in the reverse order. This obviously involves a lot of glitches and wall clips, so expect the game to be broken beyond belief. The winner finished the race in 1:29:47. Also, an interview was held before the race…

Ah, the joy of breaking childhood games. SpeedDemosArchive’s charity speedrn marathon, Awesome Games Done Quick 2016, is well under way, and two days ago, Lackattack24 had a great run of The Legend of Zelda on NES. As with any other run, Lack and the gentlemen on the couch help to explain what is going on, how certain aspects of the game work, and what is done to glitch the game. It is an entertaining run, clocking in at 30 minutes…

In a recent Games Done Quick, Casusby completed an any percentage speed run of Oracle of Ages. He acheived a time of 1:59:43. Although this is not as fast as the world record of 1:34:48 it is still an impressive feat and something that I am unable to even dream of doing. Coming in at under two hours it is impressive and great to watch, providing hours of entertainment for those who choose to view it.   Check out the…

SpeedDemosArchive and SpeedRunsLive are at it again! Next week will mark the beginning of another of SDA and SRL’s charity speedrunning marathons, featuring the best speedrunners on the web. Of course, the Zelda runs are rampant, and are sure to cool sight to see. There are going to be cool prizes, and loads of fun donation incentives, so make sure to think about donating, in support of the Prevent Cancer Foundation! Check out the Zelda game schedule after the jump!

One of the highlights from Awesome Games Done Quick you might have missed yesterday was a speedrun of the first three temples in Ocarina of Time. The twist here is the runner, Runnerguy2489, completed this feat wearing a blindfold.

Starting his run the moment his new profile was created, Runnerguy2489 successfully navigated his way Inside the Deku Tree, Inside Jabu Jabu’s Belly, and through the Dodongo’s Cavern (in that order) with a final time of one hour, 26 minutes and 56.66 seconds…

The annual Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon just finished off with two speedruns of Ocarina of Time, one of which being a masterful sight to see. If you think you are a pro at the N64 classic, you must see this clip of Runnerguy2489 not only using impressive speedrunning tactics to get through all the child dungeons, but doing it all blindfolded. Check out the video after the jump!

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…

Summer Games Done Quick, the speed run marathon for charity, is about to wrap up its five-day event with one final game: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The run is scheduled to be roughly 4 hours long at most, and begins at approximately 8:30pm MDT (that’s 7:30pm PST and 10:30pm EST. I didn’t know they were broadcasting from Denver.) The time has been changing frequently, as it depends on the runs prior to it, so please check the schedule here often (it shows the times based on your computer’s time zone). You can watch the marathon live right here.

Any donations you make go to Doctors Without Borders, a France-based humanitarian organization that helps out people of any nation suffering from armed conflict, disease, natural disasters, and anything else of that nature. Your donations will also enter you into a raffle to win prizes. The prizes during Twilight Princess are some Zelda playing cards, faerie bottles, and a replica treasure chest. All of the money goes towards a great cause so please, if you can spare something, make the speed runners proud and donate.

This is the final game in the marathon, and a great one at that. So far in this marathon we’ve seen amazing speed runs of The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, a surprise twenty-minute run of Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, and now we’re on Twilight Princess. That’s almost every console Zelda game! Did you tune in for the marathon? Are you watching now, or looking forward to Twilight Princess? What has been your favorite run of the marathon so far?

This is your friendly reminder that the speed run of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is going to start at about 8:20pm EST. Times change frequently so please check here to find the current schedule as the event draws closer. The prizes for donating this time are a Super Nintendo with a boxed copy of Super Mario Kart, a baby Link outfit, a Zelda cross-stitch, and a boxed Japanese 1.0 cart of A Link to the Past. Once again, you can find the marathon stream right here.

This speed run is part of the Summer Games Done Quick marathon to raise money for charity, hosted by Speed Demos Archive. All donations during the marathon go towards Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization made up of medical professionals who treat people around the world who have been afflicted by ‘armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disaster, or exclusion from health care’. Your donations will also enter you into a drawing for the prizes mentioned above, with donation price brackets to be announced when the run starts.

There’s only one more Zelda game in the marathon left: Twilight Princess, scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Expect another reminder then, and please donate if you can. Enjoy the marathon!

UPDATE: They’ve met a donation goal to have Cosmo run Ocarina of Time at any percent, meaning we’re in for a treat with a heavily glitched run where the game is beat as child Link. It’s starting right now, right before ALttP!

This is just a reminder for anyone interested in watching the back to back speed runs of The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link coming up soon in the Summer Games Done Quick charity marathon. The set begins at 1:24pm EST today. You can check the schedule here to confirm the time, as it is subject to change, and you can click here to watch the marathon (which is currently running).

The marathon is a charity which donates to Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization which ‘delivers emergency medical care to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disaster, or exclusion from health care in more than 65 countries’. Each donation within a certain price bracket will also enter you for a prize. The prizes during the Zelda NES block are some sprite perlers of various characters in The Legend of Zelda, and some really sweet posters.

I’ll also be throwing up reminders for A Link to the Past and Twilight Princess shortly before the runs are to begin, so keep an eye out if you’re interested! And please, if you can, consider donating. It’s for a good cause.