Superior Video games Carried out Fast is at all times a good time of yr. This yr, in fact, it is a little bit bit sadder than common, as a result of the AGDQ staple – a crowd of followers yelling help from behind the speedrunners on stream – will not be attainable, because of this pandemic factor going round. Nonetheless, the charity fundraising stream goes forward, and it is a jampacked schedule as at all times.
This yr’s AGDQ kicked off on Sunday, January third with a sub-45 minute run of Mirror’s Edge, and it solely obtained higher from there, with speedruns on the SNES, the N64, and the Sport Boy Advance.
At present (Monday, January 4th) the lineup has to this point included Pikmin 2, Yooka-Laylee, and Startropics on the NES, with the customary AGDQ Sonic chunk going down on the time of writing (gotta go quick).
Highlights of the following few days embody Hades, which might be performed to completion on Tuesday, January fifth, in simply over an hour (do not tune in if you don’t need spoilers, clearly), a one-hour-forty run of Skyward Sword on Wednesday, a run of the unappreciated CD-i Zelda recreation, The Wand of Gamelon, on Thursday, and, for the primary (and possibly final) time at a GDQ occasion, Tremendous Mario Bros. 35, which seems prefer it’s being tag-teamed by 4 totally different speedrunners.
There are additionally a few TASBot runs, together with the Sport Boy model of Hyperlink’s Awakening, that are at all times price watching. TASBot – brief for “Device-Assisted Speedrun Robotic” – is a intelligent little factor that watches a bunch of speedruns of a recreation, then makes use of these inputs to create the last word speedrun higher than human fingers might ever handle. Check out the video under to look at TASBot flying by Celeste:
You possibly can watch Superior Video games Carried out Fast over on their Twitch web page, and you’ll try the schedule your self on their web site. They normally put up VODs of the streams, so for those who miss out (otherwise you’re asleep) then you’ll be able to rewatch them on the GDQ YouTube channel.
Phew, that is a whole lot of hyperlinks. Are you already tuned in to AGDQ? Which speedruns are you most wanting ahead to? We won’t say we’re excited in regards to the prospect of somebody beating Hades in a fraction of the time it took us, however we’re nonetheless going to look at it. Focus on your ideas within the feedback!