Summer Games Done Quick was an amazing event this year packed with so many runs I couldn't watch them all. I've been slowly watching the remaining runs I missed over time and have the last "best of" batch to share.

Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link by Error72 in 49:31 is embedded above. Adventures of Link is a great game but an odd one out compared to the more traditional top down retro Zelda games. 49.31 is Error72's personal best and a minute away from the world record for Any % No Scroll lock.

Luigi's Mansion by HDlax1 in 57:25 is a great run to watch if you've never actually played the game before like me. Luigi's Mansion was a GameCube launch title and gets a lot of love for being a different kind of Mario game by actually being a Luigi game. But don't take my word for it, check out the run and see.

It's not a GDQ event without the Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction by MrLlamaSC ran blisteringly fast at 1:42:22. Mr Llama mixes it up by running as the Assassin, a class I rarely played in Diablo II. For me, Mr Llama runs are a GDQ staple and if you haven't seen one, now is the chance.

GDQ likes to mix up the game formats and they did something this year I didn't expect in a speedrun race of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX by TGH and BambooShadow. Not only is Link's Awakening one of the best Zelda's but the commentary and runners make this one of the best runs i've seen.

Not only does Alex have some incredible hair but the Portal run in 13:28 is one to watch if you are a Portal fan. This run is inbounds only so this is one of the more watchable Portal runs in that there isn't a lot of stepping outside the map for crazy ways of getting the levels to end.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/08/2017 at 04:03am

I love how "glitchy" the Source engine is. I put "glitchy" in quotes because it's really not very glitchy, when you're doing normal things. But watching Half-Life 2 and Portal speedruns, there are so many little quirks people can exploit. I love seeing those boundaries pushed.

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