Yesterday, the top two Super Mario Bros 3 speedrunners faced off for a race that ran into problems - including game crashes. Despite the hurdles, speedrunners Mitchflowerpower and GrandPOObear bounced back and showed sportsmanship and skill under stress.
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Summer Games Done Quick returns for its eighth year today with speedrunning performances across a number of classics, starting with Banjo-Tooie.
Six years ago, Awesome Games Done Quick started as a small outfit of speedrunners who played games to raise money for cancer prevention. Since then, AGDQ has ballooned into a big event: this year alone, viewers donated $US2.2 ($3) million dollars for a good cause. The added visibility has brought new challenges, as runners and organisers butt heads over rules that dictate what is banned from the event.
There were some remarkable speedruns at Summer Games Done Quick 2016, but this might be the most impressive: Rezephos blazing through Super Mario World without getting a single mushroom, fire flower, cape, star, or Yoshi.
On the left we have aspiring voice actor Patrick "Patty" Cullens, aka PCULL, whose mother may or may not have been murdered by a windmill. On the right is MrWeables, who possibly lives in a rustic castle with Will Ferrell. They're playing a game you've probably never heard of, and they're hilarious.
You may have heard of the Summer Games Done Quick livestream -- it's an annual charity even to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. It also plays host to some of the most insane gaming moments I have ever seen. Last year one of the highlights was the Tetris section. Players were doing things with Tetris that I literally couldn't believe.
Well, the guys are about to livestream Tetris. Consider this a public service announcement.
I've been watching Summer Games Done Quick all week, and although there have been a whole lot of great moments -- Zelda: Oracle of Seasons was awesome! -- my favourite runs so far are the Mega Mans.