Forums  /  Introductions  /  Hey all, new to speed running do not know which game to run
  MrSnowballMrSnowball

Hi everyone, I recently came across this community after my friend told me about AGDQ. I want to start speed running but I do not know which game to start with, any recommendations for a beginner?

 
  ShaneOShaneO

i started with Castlevania (nes), after watching Funkdoc's runs on youtube over a long period of time. picked up a lot of ways to play and having a ball with it. im old school though

 
  MrSnowballMrSnowball

would you say it is good for a beginner?

 
  ShaneOShaneO

i would, yeh. it's what i started with. i'm not focused on world records, i know i cant do that lol but Castlevania is fun game to play. like i said i watched funkdocs runs on youtube before i even considered speedrunning. but i love the game and wanted to give it a go and was alot of fun learning the strats. and i believe it's a good game to figure out what speedrunning is all about. play it for a while casually and see if you want to progress into speedrunning

 
  ShaneOShaneO

it's a game that can be done in 11-12 minutes, i currently am trying to get under 15mins. it's not easy but a lot of fun. speedrun a short game first

 
  MrSnowballMrSnowball

okay thanks for the advice I will check it out

 
  ShaneOShaneO

cool! which ever game you want to speedrun, make sure you play it casually for a while first before you head into speedrunning it. have fun my man, let me know how you are going no matter which game you choose. 🙂

 
  ShaneOShaneO

if there's a game you really enjoy and know a lot about, try speedrunning that one 🙂

 
  XYXXYX

Welcome to speedrun.com we don't bite (or do we) hehe

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  AldnoxAldnox

It would be a good idea to run a game you really like instead of an easy one. If you don't really like the game, you'll probably get bored of it and running it will start feeling like a chore after a while.

 
  MekaraziumMekarazium

pick whatever you want
there's no "easy" games, but theres some games with higher skill ceiling, depending on the category you would run.
most of the people just pick the game they know well and just grind it.

 
  MrSnowballMrSnowball

thanks for all the replies 🙂 Great advice it really helps. I tink I am going to try to run Doom, I really love the game and I've completed it many times.

 
  MetalSmasher86MetalSmasher86

The best game to start with is one you really enjoy and already have a fair share of experience with. Doom is a good example. I kind of want to get into speedrunning that game myself.

 
  chryoyochryoyo
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Hello! 😃 Great to have you here! I'd suggest point and click genre of games they are very simplistic. Because you point and then click... Are we understanding the concept? 😛 Anyways! I'd suggest those games. I find them easiest to learn. If your looking for something with a little more research but still simple I'd suggest Mario Kart 64 no skips category. Hope to get to know you and see you around speedrun.com! 🙂

Example of a point and click game
http://www.speedrun.com/riddle_school

Mario kart 64
http://www.speedrun.com/mk64