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Summer Games Done Quick 2018: what to watch on the fifth day

Don’t miss the Super Mario Bros. race at 8:35 p.m.

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Summer Games Done Quick presses on today with 21 events over the next 24 hours (noon today until noon Friday). The highlight today is a primetime showdown race wherein Kosmic, world record holder in three of the five major Super Mario Bros. categories, takes on three others in a race event. That gets started at 8:35 p.m. ET.

Other events worth a mention over the next day: Heinki runs both Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided back-to-back beginning at 5:08 p.m. Tomorrow (Friday) morning, Catherine fans get a one-player/two-controllers run courtesy of Ghoul02 at 8:16 a.m., followed by a Double Dragon block featuring LRock in Double Dragon and sinister1 in Double Dragon 2: The Revenge. Both events are Any% runs.

Here are the world-record holders (according to speedrun.com) scheduled to appear in the 21 events over the next 24 hours (all times ET). The full schedule is here.

  • At 2:22 p.m., imglower in Paper Mario (Any%)
  • At 4:33 p.m., imawakka in DeadCore (No wall clips, no mega jumps, new game) Newest record broke the 14 minute mark five days ago, overtaking rival Nrrillinthas
  • At 7:25 p.m., LifeL1ke in Prey (2017 release, no out-of-bounds).
  • At 8:35 p.m. SuperSonic71087 (6th), RetroBob_ (24th), Kosmic (1st) and RoyLGamer (14th) in Super Mario Bros. (warpless, race).
  • At 10:32 p.m., rezephos in Super Mario World (All castles and forts, small character only).
  • At 11:54 p.m., AeonFrodo in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (32 tracks, 200cc with items).
  • At 3:36 a.m., Shockwve and Amyrlinn in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (co-op, Any%).
  • At 6:16 a.m., MURPHAGATOR! in Bionic Commando (2009 version, Any%).
  • At 7:31 a.m., chuckles825 in Bound (Any%).
  • At 9:44 a.m., InTheMug in Golden Axe (Tyris Flare). This is InTheMug’s only game, and Tyris Flare is his best character
  • At 10:09 a.m., Anthopants in Streets of Rage 2 (Mania%). Anthopants is first with every character in Mania mode.
  • At 9:20 a.m., sinister1 in Double Dragon 2: The Revenge (Any%).

As always, Summer Games Done Quick is a round-the-clock affair, so you may have missed something overnight. For that, we recommend checking out the continually updated VOD thread at r/speedrun and the official Games Done Quick channel at YouTube.

Summer Games Done Quick 2018 benefits Doctors Without Borders. Last year, this event raised a record $1.7 million for its philanthropy. To give, visit this donations page.

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