Summer Games Done Quick 2018 heads into its weekend finale with 22 events over the next 24 hours (noon today until noon Saturday). Highlights include Super Mario 64 — the most-run game on speedrun.com — in primetime, blocks of Star Wars and Kirby, and TASbot running two games at midnight. You can watch it all live, right here.
TASbot, of course, is the Tool-Assisted Speedrun bot, which is programmed to play an ideal (i.e. not humanly possible) run through a game. At 11:48 p.m. TASBot takes on F-Zero GX and then Super Metroid (a zero% run) at 12:08 a.m.
Also of note, halfcoordinated, (real name, Clint Alexa), a staple of Games Done Quick events, is running Hob at 1:57 p.m. halfcoordinated has limited use of his right hand, which requires him to run his events effectively one-handed. He still competes in general categories (some games, for example Super Mario Bros. do feature one-handed categories and records).
Halfcoordinated is one of eight No. 1 world record holders slated to appear over the next 24 hours. Here they are:
- At 12:07 p.m., Kuumba in Rockman No-Costancy (Any% normal).
- At 12:57 p.m., almondcity in Mega Man 7 (Any%).
- At 1:57 p.m., orsa (No. 1) and cleartonic (No. 2) in Mega Man 8 (Any%, race).
- At 4:12 p.m., swordsmankirby and Bbforky in Goof Troop (co-op). These two hold the No. 1 record in this event.
- At 5:32 a.m. (Saturday, June 30), halfcoordinated in Hob (Any%, no clip, one-handed).
- At 6:37 a.m., Nerd_Squared in I Am Bread (Bagel race).
- At 8 a.m., Alex Dest in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage (14 talisman).
- At 8:42 a.m., CameronVengenz in Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy (Crash Bandicoot 1, Any%).
- At 10:19 a.m., Swordsmankirby in Kirby’s Adventure (Any% no major glitches).
Other runs of note:
- ysalamiri is No. 2 in speedruns for both Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith. ysalamiri takes on both back-to-back beginning at 3:22 a.m.
- cheese05 is No. 2 in Super Mario 64 (70 stars), and races Puncayshun in that event at 8:26 p.m. tonight.
- Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 has no runs listed on speedrun.com. PJ takes a shot at it at 3:02 p.m. today.
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.