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Must-watch SGDQ speedruns for Tuesday, Wednesday including Zelda — without a sword

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

This year's Summer Games Done Quick charity speedrunning marathon set a blistering pace when it started Sunday afternoon and shows no sign of letting up. Here's a quick guide on what to watch Tuesday and Wednesday. You can find the complete schedule here.

For our must-watch picks for Monday, head over to our explainer here. And remember, all of the runs will be archived to the Games Done Quick YouTube channel.

All of this year's proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders, and you can donate here.


11:42 a.m. ET - Star Wars by Striker. A sub 15-minute run of the classic NES title.

2:52 p.m. ET - Metroid Prime Hunters by Mr_Shasta. Kicks off the Metroid block with an expected one-hour, 30-minute run on the Nintendo DS.

3:32 p.m. ET - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes by MilesSMB. This will be a punishing two-hour, 45-minute run on the Gamecube. Metroid runs are always some of the most exciting to watch during any GDQ event, and this one is sure to entertain.

7:22 p.m. ET - The Mega Man block begins with Mega Man X8, Mega Man X2 , Mega Man X3 and finally Mega Man X4.

11:17 p.m. ET - The night concludes with the Castlevania block, featuring nearly two hours of high-level play.


4:27 a.m. ET - Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number by Duke_Bilgewater. A sub one-hour run of one of the most violent games to ever be banned in Australia, and one of the newest titles to be run at this year's SGDQ.

5:32 a.m. ET - Bastion by Vulajin.

4:27 p.m. ET - The SGDQ's second Sonic The Hedgehog block features a 30-minute race of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 at 5:37 p.m.

8:32 p.m. ET - The Legend of Zelda by jkoperon. In one of SGDQ's most anticipated runs, it will be attempted without a sword.

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