After each Games Done Quick stream is over I get a bit depressed because I honestly love watching the streams so much. The speedrunning community and organizers at GDQ create such a fun event it's sad when it's over.

This will be the first of a couple posts where I highlight the runs from Summer Games Done Quick 2017 so expect a few more of these over the coming weeks.

Kyatto Ninden Teyandee OR Samurai Pizza Cat is a relatively unknown NES Japanese game in the states. Usedpizza blows through the game with ease and it's a fun run to watch because it's always good to see games i've never heard of be played quickly.

Marble Madness by Elipsis in 2:56? I don't think I ever beat the third level to NES Marble Madness but this madman beats it in 2:56? Yowzer.

Startropics by thetantalus in 1:07:12. Star Tropics is a really interesting RPG that is fairly well known but doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. Most likely because Star Tropics came out in 1990 and the Super Nintendo dropped in 91 and it was looked over in favor of the amazing 16-bit crunch of the Super Nintendo.

Portal 2 by Azorae in 45:19 sounnds normal except that it's the co-op missions and both parts are played entirely by Azorae. Azorae uses two sets of inputs to beat this game in 45 minutes, something I'm not sure I could do without having my brain explode.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Chelney in 31:54. Dropping this run here because Castlevania III is the highlight of the series for me. Chelney's run is really good and at 31 minutes, he has it down to a science.

Doom (2016) by TheFuncannon in 1:18:35 might as well be called "Rail jumping, the guide to doing crazy shit in Doom 2016." Basically The Funcannon exploits broken jump mechanics to clip out of bounds to skip a ton of the game. He does actually shoot the gun a couple times though and I wonder with further refinement if you could complete Doom as a mostly pacifist run?

Super Mario 64 by cheese05 in 1:41:40 is a fun run to watch because not only does Cheese collect all 120 stars very quickly but the couch does a great job of explaining whats going on. A good run is made by a good runner but the better the running commentary the better the run and this is a good example of that.

Super Panga World by DoDeChehedron in 33:23 is great run of an insane Super Mario World ROM hack called Super Panga World. You can really only beat Super Panga World if you have an incredibly deep understanding of Super Mario World and DoDeChehedron absolutely does and makes this nuts ROM hack look easy. The commentary on this one is also quite funny and very interesting making it well worth watching.

Metroid Fusion by JRP2234 in 1:31:46 was an inspiring run primarily because of how skilled JRP is when he runs it. He makes few mistakes and pulls off some very challenging strats for a run I couldn't stop watching.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/11/2017 at 05:28pm

I've seen people using some of those Doom strategies to get the achievements for beating parts of the game on the hardest difficulty. I love seeing how people exploit game engines like that.

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