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Player Game Category Estimate Platform Region Video Comments Extra players Requirements Incentives Availability Date  
CountGoobyCountGooby Super Smash Bros. Melee All Target Tests 0:18:00 Wii USA Link Smash Bros. Melee is a game known for its wide array of tech, and Target Smash is an excellent showcase of it. This is one of the hardest runs in Smash Bros. speedrunning, and it will be very entertaining In game tag (4 Characters) Anytime
ZojalyxZojalyx Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Any% 1:30:00 PC USA Link Take the sequel game to Force Unleashed 1. Not as broken but honestly better than the first game Theoretically anytime during the weekend after 5PM
PhatzoPhatzo Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood World Title 4:00:00 Xbox USA Link The greatest game in all of professional speedrunning. No brakes on the bus, down the road to the world championship, and the million dollar prize offered by the Insane Clown Posse. Every stop, every stage. From backyards to junkyards. Construction to Carnival, and all the destruction in between. 4 hours, 3 tournaments, 2 Insane Clowns, 1 World Heavyweight Champion! Wrestler name Any
ZojalyxZojalyx The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Character Bidwar 1:00:00 GCN USA Link Never been shown at an in person marathon before and it honestly deserves it (Note: did all characters as the VOD so it is one video) Bidwar: The character I play Bonus Run: Tower of Orthanc (Whatever Character wins +15 Minutes) Theoretically anytime during the weekend after 5PM
PhatzoPhatzo Undertale TPE Glitchless 2:30:00 PC USA Link Watch the fallen human flirt, date, bake, pet cute animals, and solve puzzles, in order to free monsters that are trapped behind a magical barrier. name the fallen human, Anime is real VS Anime is not real bid war, Hug the goat VS don't hug the goat. Incentive to have custom meme music play during boss battles. Any, preferably not graveyard shift, but will if absolutely necessary
YonduPoppinsYallYonduPoppinsYall Suite 776 Any% 0:20:00 PC USA Link It's a short, but Suite game, features some fun jump scares that even Gooby could love. Fits nicely into a horror block as a opener or mid for the block. No speedtech, just straightforward movement and gameplay, but fun to watch, especially with crowd participation adding in "DING!" every time the bell is rung. Change to 100% if we meet 50 Dollars, Easter Egg% if we meet 100. Timing should still be under 20 minutes if we get either incentive met. Throw me in the horror block and I will make it work!
SableDragonRookSableDragonRook The Last Guardian Any% 3:40:00 PS4 USA Link The Last Guardian Any% is a unique AI-centric run that requires constant skilled management of a lovable AI fluffy feathered cat-dog companion named Trico to solve puzzles while performing skips, glitches, and optimized movement. Because any% does not feature sequence breaking, viewers are treated to all of TLG's amazing story: maximum joy in minimum time. Viewers across past marathons have loved to relax with Trico, the game's fluffy charismatic but mischievous AI protagonist, whom the runner must coerce into being speedy...which is as challenging and adorably exasperating as it sounds. I'm currently the 2nd place holder, WR in the sum of best. Watch Cutscenes. Timing for TLG any% ends before viewers get to see the answer to the most important question: does our best boy Trico make it? At every marathon I've run TLG at, without fail, chat is severely disappointed when cutscenes don't get to play, to the point that they have at times asked staff to give extra time so we can watch them. You can even see this happen in the submission video. Because any% does not skip sequences, viewers have seen the entire story up to the end, and they get very sad if they're not allowed to find out how the story finishes, given how emotionally attached you're meant to become. Watching cutscenes adds approx. 20 minutes to the run (mainly at the end, with two other cutscenes throughout the run). Pending any REALLY bad marathon luck, the average TLG run is going to end far enough below estimate that playing cutscenes will really only add 5-7 minutes in a typical run. That being said, plan for 20 as an absolute worst case. Any day, any time but with a preference for daytime Thursday or Friday.
SableDragonRookSableDragonRook Inside All Deaths 1:20:00 PS4 USA Link Turning the standard any% run on its head, Inside All Deaths% still completes the game as fast as possible, but with an interesting catch: trigger each of the game's unique death animations once. From being captured by creepy water girls to being walloped by a massive soundwave, this category adds some spice and uniqueness to the normal any% routing, all while presenting an atmospheric and haunting game essentially in its entirety. I am currently the 2nd place holder of this category.    Finish the Game. Timing for All Deaths ends at sort of an obtuse point before the game's story does. Considering that Inside features your main character getting turned into a freaky blob man, viewers generally want to spend an extra 10 minutes to see how this oddball story ends. By spending an extra 9 to 10 minutes, I can finish the game and reach the end credits so viewers can conclude their viewing of the game's story. Any day, any time but with a preference for daytime Thursday or Friday.
SableDragonRookSableDragonRook Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Console & Time Trials) Dragons/Orbs/Eggs 0:52:00 PS4Pro USA Link The 80 Dragons category of Spyro is one of the most exciting runs the game has to offer. Featuring glitches that offer engaging visuals and totally reinvent the routing of the game by glitching Spyro into a developer's tool located out of bounds, 80 Dragons has been well received by viewers at marathons. The goal is to collect all of the game's 80 dragons trapped in crystal. The category shows off more of the game than any% in addition to its fun glitches and hitbox exploits. I am the current WR holder for this category.   Any% Exhibition. Because 80 Dragons and Any% are both run on v1.0 of Spyro, I can perform a quick any% of the game to show off areas (like the final boss, Gnasty Gnorc) not seen in the 80 Dragons run. The same glitch-into-dev-tool trick applies. I am the current WR holder in any%, and the run takes about 8 minutes; a 12-minute estimate would be very safe. Any day, any time but with a preference for daytime Thursday or Friday.
SableDragonRookSableDragonRook Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Console & Time Trials) Spyro the Dragon 1:00:00 PS4Pro USA Link The NBS (No Balloonist Skip) variant of Spyro any% shows off a large majority of the game by designating itself as "no major glitches." The goal of the run is to defeat the final boss, Gnasty Gnorc, which requires collecting 50 dragons, 5 dragon eggs, and 6000 gems. This Spyro category also features flight levels, for which I have held multiple WRs and remain competitive into the fractions of a second. It's the most commonly watched of the Spyro 1 runs. Lots of movement optimization and strategic routing.  Sunglasses Spyro. I can put a cool pair of black sunglasses on Spyro for the run. Colorful Spyro. Using a start menu code before the run, I can change Spyro's appearance, which is a great opportunity for a bid war. The options are: traditional (purple and orange), retro (Spyro's PS1 model, more pixelated), black, blue, green, pink, purple (solid, no orange), red, and yellow. You could also throw sunglasses Spyro in here if you wanted. Flight Level Exhibition. I have held WRs in the highly competitive flight levels (individual levels) of Spyro, and they feature very tight movement to bring times down by fractions of a second. A flight exhibition would show off flight levels in their competitive form, with dangerous routing not seen in any% runs. This incentive can be run many ways depending on your needs: give me 15 minutes to run all flight levels to see how close my cumulative best times are to the cumulative WR times, give me a number (e.g., 3) of times to run each level to see the best time we can achieve, or have me run through each level once, in order. Any version of the exhibition should not take more than 15 minutes. Any day, any time but with a preference for daytime Thursday or Friday.
CHX42CHX42 Smash TV 1P4C 0:57:00 NES USA Link I have the WR time in this game and do it faster 1p4c than the posted 2 player WR. Constant action and lots of deaths made me think doing a donation pledge drive incentive for # of deaths i take would work well. 1p4c controlling 2 characters is quite entertaining and I don't do it with boring strats, I actually play the game. Over the last month i also rerouted this game bringing the time down about 4 minutes from my old one. estimate is a little high, 50 is closer but RNG is crazy. all
CHX42CHX42 Marble Madness (NES) Any% 0:05:00 NES USA Link short run, fun to watch. 100% will finish within estimate. Tecate Long way route instead of normal route all
CHX42CHX42 Metroid (NES) Any% 0:15:00 NES USA Link Classic game that i hold WR in. This route displays the fastest way through the game possible. It's a difficult run I've now pulled off live several times. play as zero suit samus all
benedictatorrbenedictatorr BioShock 2: Minerva's Den (DLC) Glitchless 0:23:00 PC USA Link Minerva's Den is arguably the best Bioshock content created. The speedrun itself is very fun, fast-paced, and fairly quick. Lots of runnin and gunnin and drill dashing! Incentive - beat "Spitfire" minigame Fri - Available all day Sat - Available all day Sun - Available all day
benedictatorrbenedictatorr BioShock No Major Skips 1:10:00 PC USA Link Bioshock is fun and fast-paced! This particular category has us avoiding level skips, so we get an any% feel while travelling through all the levels. Bidwar - Save vs Harvest Little Sister Fri - Available all day Sat - Available all day Sun - Available all day
benedictatorrbenedictatorr BioShock 2 Any% 1:20:00 PC USA Link Bioshock 2 is a hydro-punk, dystopian, horror fps. We use a handful of neat tricks including death warps, dialogue manipulation, sequence breaking, etc. It has the same feel as the original, but this time with drill dash! Bidwar - Save vs Harvest Little Sisters Fri - Available all day Sat - Available all day Sun - Available all day
benedictatorrbenedictatorr BioShock Infinite All Collectibles 3:30:00 PC USA Link Bioshock Infinite trades the gloomy underwater atmosphere for a floaty-in-the-clouds setting as we fight our way through the middle of a civil war. This category has us exploring the most content in the game vs other categories. Fri - Available all day Sat - Available all day Sun - Available all day
benedictatorrbenedictatorr BioShock No Minor Skips 1:10:00 PC USA Link Bioshock is a fun and fast paced fps! No Minor Skips is kind of a meme-ish run. It's basically the inverted version of a popular-ish category "No Major Skips". So it's basically a glitchless run except for 3 major level skipping glitches. I also happen to have WR for this! Bidwar - Save vs Harvest Little Sister Fri - Available all day Sat - Available all day Sun - Available all day
polecatpolecat Dandara 200% 2:00:00 PC Link Dandara is an indie metriodvania with unique movement. The run is movement focused and a skilled runner can bounce from room to room really quickly making a fast paced run 6pm - 2am for all days
polecatpolecat Dandara any% 0:35:00 PC Link Dandara is an indie metriodvania with unique movement. The run is movement focused and a skilled runner can bounce from room to room really quickly making a fast paced run 6pm - 2am for all days
polecatpolecat Dandara 100% 1:10:00 PC Link Dandara is an indie metriodvania with unique movement. The run is movement focused and a skilled runner can bounce from room to room really quickly making a fast paced run 6pm - 2am for all days
polecatpolecat Granblue Fantasy Versus RPG Mode 1:40:00 PC USA Link Enter granblue versus a simple fighter that's beautifully animated. RPG mode is a clash of beat em up, big boss battles, character fights, random rpg elements and the list goes on. 6pm - 2am for all days
PsyradePsyrade Backyard Skateboarding any% 0:20:00 PC USA Link There is tons of nostalgia around backyard sports series, and this is a great way to see some characters that have had a big impact on our gaming lives! Bidwar for Pablo Sanchez as main character instead of Andy. I'm open throughout the entire stretch.
LenophisLenophis Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Rando 4:00:00 GCN USA Link I have no good reason. Hubert didn't tell me to say hi to Gooby. I have no witty response to this. Skill? Excitement? Rando trolls? Sanc skip? All of the above? Please? Change the settings! Settings that can be changed: Starting point - Initially will be starting at the ship. Can be changed to starting at any save point. Starting items will be added to make sure most seeds generate. I won't know what items I'll be starting with until the run begins, so I can't route anything extra beforehand. Progressive suits? - I keep this on for initial settings so first suit grabbed is always Dark Suit, and second is always Light. Progressive Grapple? - Same idea here as with the suits. The first Grapple picked up will always be grapple, and the second will be Screw Attack. For the most part, Screw does almost everything Grapple can, with few exceptions. Split Beam Ammo? - Splitting them puts more emphasis on finding the expansions, so you have more available shots with Light, Dark, and Annihilator beams. Max ammo? - Ammo can be set to have X number of pickups, and Y maximum total. The generator will use these two numbers to average out how many of each ammo I'll get per pickup. Power Bombs will always give one per pickup, and will always have a maximum of 10. Missiles and beam ammos max out at 250 each. Nothing to stop us from going lower though! I guess good numbers for donations would be 150, 100, and 50. Tentatively the entire event. Will know more when schedule is released.
LenophisLenophis Super Metroid It's actually SMZ3 - randomizer any% 3:30:00 SNES USA Link How about, KEYSANITY TESTING. DOES THAT GET YOUR HYPE UP. Keysanity is a donation incentive! If met, the category gets changed to Keysanity any%, and the estimate changes to 5 hours!
faizthesurprisefaizthesurprise Ninja Painter All Levels All Stars 0:25:00 Web USA Link Because its an easy game to learn and it needs more runners its also very fun and challenging Aug 28th afternoon
IIvgmIIIIvgmII Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation New Game 1:54:00 PC USA Link The Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise is well known for being super meta, and very anime (I mean, it's a JRPG). Re;Birth2 is no exception, being a remake of Neptunia Mk2. Re;Birth2's conquest end, despite what some fans may have wanted, made no effort to get rid of or lessen the extent of the Conquest Ending. That's good news for us conquest runners. This speedrun is all about conquesting neps as fast as possible, showcasing a high level of knowledge about the game's combat, share system, drops, and even enemy AI, and overall, having fun. Props to some super difficult boss fights at the end of the run. Note: The category says "New Game", but on the layout, it'd be best to display "New Game (Conquest)" or something of the sort, since this is a speedrun of the conquest end. Japanese or English voices? (an absolute necessity since people would get frustrated otherwise) At any point during the marathon. My schedule should be open (though I will keep posted if this changes).
TasselfootTasselfoot Filament Any% 0:55:00 PC USA Link Why not? Puzzles are fun. 10am - 11pm EST each day of the marathon.
TalceraseTalcerase Puzezl Beat The Game 0:10:00 PC USA Link Sometimes we need a small moment of peace. Besides, not everything I submit can be a meme. Any
TalceraseTalcerase Jazzpunk Any% 0:20:00 PC USA Link Jazzpunk is a classic, and with a few more new techniques found, the game is just as exciting as the first time it was run! Flavour Nexus (5 Minutes) Qake Agent (10 Minutes) Save v Crocify the director Cart Choice (Red, Blue, Pink) Any
HotCoffeeHotCoffee Harry Potter Multiruns PC Octofecta 14:00:00 PC Link Every Harry Potter game, from start to finish, back-to-back, all gas, no brakes. In just 14 hours, not only will we see Harry's descent into adulthood and all the trials and tribulations along the way, but we will also see the series' progression from puzzle-packed platforming action to Call of Duty-esque shooting destruction. Featuring some amazing tech within each game, this tour-de-force of a multirun is sure to please both hardcore and casual fans of the series, but also those who love long runs, and who love seeing nostalgic games getting destroyed. Will we be able to defeat He Who Must Not Be Named and restore peace to the wizarding world? Can't do the 28th but can do any time between midnight on 29th (Friday/Saturday night) and end of marathon
fGeorjjefGeorjje Need for Speed: Carbon Career Any% (NG) 2:05:00 PC Link while a bit long in length, NFSC NG any% perfectly showcases the best mix of grip-based racing game optimization potential & arcade elements such as handling boosts through downshifting and the hilarity that is drift physics. oh, did i mention, this has the Officially Showcased On GDQ™ stamp. GDQ hotfix counts, right? :D file name & crew name, bonus NG+ run (15 minutes), exhibition (glitches+beta/inaccessible content) can start this run 1am - 10am CEST any day
Shoori Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) Career Any% 3:55:00 PC EUR Link It's the greatest NFS nostalgia hit, Most Wanted 2005 - Anything else needs to be said? 2nd place with WR potential coming in hot to show you how to do proper racing AND epic police chases. And don't forget: EarlyGameDoesn'tMatter.png Available daily from 12pm to 12am +/- 2 hour margin error. Warsaw time
ikuyoikuyo Cave Story+ All Possible Items 1:15:00 Switch USA Link Do you like Cave Story? Would you like to see the fastest glitchless version of the game? Would you like to see every nook and cranny of the game explored, collecting every possible item in a single run? Collect Nemesis: Make me have to collect the weirdest, somehow most powerful and weakest weapon in the game! This should add about 2 to 3 minutes to the run. Soundtrack Bid War: The game features 5 soundtracks to choose from! The Original 2004 ost, the flawed WiiWare, the electronic Remastered, the chiptune-based famitracks and the rock-heavy Ridiculon. Donate to choose the soundtrack to use during the run! Turbo Mode: by inputting the Konami code at the title screen, it is possible to make the game run at a whopping 150% speed compared to original game. This will make the run much more hectic and harder, and it adds about 20 minutes to the estimate. August 28: 9 PM to 1AM (Aug 29) Chile Time (GMT -4) August 29: From 5 PM to 9 PM Chile Time August 30: From 4 PM to 11 PM Chile Time
KonceptionSRKonceptionSR Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (GBC) Any% 1:25:00 GBC Link The Boy Who Lived meets...Final Fantasy? Everyone is aware of the famous 3D action platformer version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone but not nearly enough people have seen the 16-bit, turn-based RPG version, and I think it's time to change that! This run features some insane tricks, including a glitch that takes us to level cap in the first 10 minutes, and death warp abuses that require frame perfect inputs. Not to mention some perfectly ugly NPC sprites. Run on GC Gameboy Player. Harry Potter Cosplay Open due to COVID-19. Will update if needed.
KonceptionSRKonceptionSR Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBC) Any% 1:35:00 GBC Link Chamber of Secrets for GBC is another installment of the turn-based RPG Harry Potter games. Unlike its predecessor, Harry gets help from Ron and Hermione in combat, which creates some interesting dynamics and exploits. Not to mention, Quidditch! Any% gets to the end as fast as possible. We do this by performing several glitches, including cutscene skips, enemy attack skips, and boss cheeses. The run will also feature the select glitch, which is newly discovered tech. Run on GC GameBoy Player. Harry Potter Cosplay Open due to COVID-19. Will update when needed.
KonceptionSRKonceptionSR Cartoon Cartoon Summer Resort All Episodes 0:15:00 Web Link Ok, yeah I know, here me out on this one. CCSR is a very fun and very quick trading RPG that features several popular characters from your favorite Cartoon Network shows from the early 2000s. The run itself features optimized movement patterns, item swaps, and a level skip that saves ample time. Note: this game is not run on an emulator. It is run using a Flash preservation program, which is completely legal and was created to save Flash games from extinction. Open due to COVID-19. Will update when needed.
KonceptionSRKonceptionSR Pokémon Red/Blue Any% Glitchless 2:05:00 GBP Link It's been a while! Pokemon Red is one of the most popular games to speedrun, and the marathon route has a lot of unique changes. The game utilizes RNG manipulation for catching your god tier Nidoran and a Paras for HM use, use of red bar mechanics and instant text to skip some dialogue and jingles. The game is also perfect for racing, if we have other submissions for the category. We all want to be the very best! Played on GC GameBoy Player. Catch Mewtwo and Mew Nickname Rival Bidwar Open due to COVID-19. Will update when necessary!
GabrieltheGamer07GabrieltheGamer07 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Category Extensions Shine Thief 0:20:00 Switch USA Link This hasn't been showcased before and it's fun to see the fails that happen in the run or the RNG Bidwar: During other Speedruns which ever character has the most money by the time to do my speedrun I choose that character All 3 days, 28th, 5:00PM to 8:00PM, 29th and 30th, 1:00PM to 8:00PM, CT time
FreyasSpiritFreyasSpirit Touhou Koumakyou ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil Easy 0:16:00 PC USA Link Touhou 6 - eosd is the best representation of the series and is consistently the top voted game in the annual touhou popularity contest. This run will use bombs on the vast majority of spellcards to defeat bosses as quickly as possible. Deaths will be taken to replenish bombs. This run is incredibly marathon safe with a bad run being only a minute slower than a good run. A run which takes too many deaths will only lose about 1 second over a successful 1 credit clear. choose the character/shot type: Reimu A Reimu B Marisa A Marisa B 9pm-5am eastern friday 4pm-5am eastern saturday/sunday
FreyasSpiritFreyasSpirit Super Metroid Any% 0:50:00 SNES USA Link Super metroid is a classic speedgame with a classic incentive - save/kill/taunt the animals. This run will kill the bosses in the natural order - KPDR, a much safer route than the world record route. Techniques for this route have improved considerably over the last couple years as top runners have revived the route and pushed it further than ever. This will be a beautiful showcase on a wonderful speedgame. save/kill/taunt the animals 9pm-5am eastern friday 4pm-5am eastern saturday/sunday
FreyasSpiritFreyasSpirit Stepmania showcase (Exhibition) 0:30:00 Link Stepmania is the engine which allows you to play DDR style songs on keyboard. Over the years many people have stepped many amazing songs from DDR/ITG songs themselves to a variety of videogame music to many other styles of music. This would be an incredibly fun way for viewer song requests to become a part of the marathon! This run would have a commentator who would be reading chat, directing questions to us, and creating conversation. We aren’t able to read chat while playing, but can definitely talk.
FreyasSpiritFreyasSpirit Super Metroid GT Code 0:40:00 SNES USA Link Super metroid is a classic speedgame with a classic incentive - kill the animals. GT classic uses a cheat code the developers left in to get 54% of items when entering the golden torizo fight. Once those items are acquired, the game turns into a boss rush with many new strategies like the microwave shown off. This race vod shows what the run would look like in a marathon setting with safeties collected and safety saves. save/kill/taunt the animals 9pm-5am eastern friday 4pm-5am eastern saturday/sunday
FreyasSpiritFreyasSpirit Super Metroid Low% 1:20:00 SNES USA Link Super metroid is a classic speedgame with a classic incentive - kill the animals. Low% Ice completes the game collecting the minimum number of items needed, only 14%. This makes for longer, very exciting boss fights with minimal equipment! A true test of skill for this wonderful speedgame. save/kill/taunt the animals 9pm-5am eastern friday 4pm-5am eastern saturday/sunday
inflameinflame Portal Inbounds No SLA 0:15:00 PC USA Link this run shows the incredible movement of the game while not overwhelming people with the fancy tricks that are complicated for a normal person to understand. It is also not that long, and takes basically no time to set up. I'll be available for the whole marathon. :sunglasses: summertime baby!!! 9th place
DonatellodadonkeyDonatellodadonkey Skylanders: Trap Team Any% 2:25:00 PS4 USA Link This nostalgic toy-to-life game is broken to the core. It is a pleasant, picturesque, and long kids' game. It may be hard for photo-sensitive viewers to watch.
PeekingBooPeekingBoo Splatoon DancePad All Scrolls 2:00:00 WiiU EUR Link Speedruns with irregular controllers are always a bit of a meme and no meme pushes this quite as far as trying to play a third person shooter with dance pads. Viewers will be enamoured by my inability to strafe & move backward, they'll be amazed that I have to hit the ground with my hand in order to jump, they will forever question "why?", but we all know why... BECAUSE CHARITY! PS: Video is of my PB from a few years ago, my audio has significantly improved over the last few months so please don't let what you hear in that run be a deterrent. I can add a minimalist input display to the bottom corner of the gameplay to show my button presses live and to indicate what Wii U buttons the dance pads are pressing. August 28 - 11:30pm to 11:30am CST August 29 - 11:30pm to 9:30am CST
PeekingBooPeekingBoo Super Mario Galaxy Dance Pad Any% 3:45:00 Wii EUR Link It's a great way to fill a huge chunk of time! But not only that, the only way to properly do the run is through emulation so that I can have a dedicated Wiimote shake button. It also involves using the dance pads to move my mouse around the screen in order to point at things while I'm controlling Mario at the same time! I can add a minimalist input display to the bottom corner of the gameplay to show my button presses live and to indicate what Wii U buttons the dance pads are pressing. August 28 - 11:30pm to 11:30am CST August 29 - 11:30pm to 9:30am CST
PeekingBooPeekingBoo Super Mario 64 DancePad 70 Star 1:20:00 N64 USA Link Like the jump from 2D to 3D; SM64 + dance pads adds a new dimension to the gaming experience - A somewhat janky and unrefined experience that serves as an example for what is possible with enough dedication. PS: Video is of my PB from a year ago, my audio has significantly improved over the last few months so please don't let what you hear in that run be a deterrent. I can add a minimalist input display to the bottom corner of the gameplay to show my button presses live and to indicate what Wii U buttons the dance pads are pressing. August 28 - 11:30pm to 11:30am CST August 29 - 11:30pm to 10:30am CST
MrBuchuMrBuchu Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped 1:00:00 PC EUR Link So the reason that i feel this run should be accepted it because this is a fantastic remake of the original and will flood viewers with nostalgic vibes, The speedrun itself is extremely interesting with many different types of tech! Two different movement techs which changes on the fly and makes it super interesting to play and watch. This is such a cool and interesting run and i'd love to be able to run it for this marathon! I can be available any day from the hours 10 AM - 1AM BST
MrBuchuMrBuchu Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled Any% 1:25:00 PS4 EUR Link Crash team racing Nitro fueled is a brilliant remake of the 1999 CTR! The stunning graphics with a huge burst of nostalgia truly makes this a fantastic watch for viewers. The speedrun is very interesting to watch with lots of awesome shortcuts, speed techs and more! The any% run of this game is a great one and i'd love to run it at this marathon! Any day from the hours of 10AM - 1AM BST
EpicCrossoverEpicCrossover Wii Sports Resort Blackout Bingo Race 1:00:00 WiiU USA Link People really liked it when we did this type of race last marathon, so I would like to do it again with Alaskaxp2 and maybe Cmdr(hasn’t confirmed he’d be racing yet). I would like to bring more strategies to the table and maybe show off new tricks if we develop them over time. Alaskaxp2 Since it’s a blackout bingo race, there won’t be that good of enough incentives, however we could do quack% for fun. I would like to run on the weekend, preferably Saturday or Sunday. Saturday from 10:00 am-2:00 am, and Sunday from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. I will also be available Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am.
FocusSightFocusSight Mega Man X7 Any% 1:10:00 PC JPN Link Mega Man X7 is largely considered the black sheep of the MMX series, yet in spite of its 2D/3D hybrid style, speedruns of the game still have the same movement-focused speedrun style that a lot of the other titles maintain. Routing, likewise, plays a large role in MMX7; which Mavericks you go for when can have a large influence on the best possible time you could get. With that, we carefully plan through stages and figure out things ahead of time for a thoughtful yet entertaining run. For this category in particular, New Game is a fair bit more tactical than its NG+ counterpart, since we use just Zero and Axl for the entirety of the run, have to collect certain Reploids for chip parts, and need to pay attention to a lower, more susceptible health bar. As such, much more cautious yet speedy movement is employed. Could do a Japanese vs. English bidwar; both versions would still be under the estimate of 1:10:00 if using UK English, so that's a good enough bidwar in of itself. Should be available at any time throughout the marathon unless something unexpected comes up.
PsyradePsyrade Backyard Skateboarding any% 0:20:00 PC USA Link We are a super fast growing community and this game will ignite tons of nostalgia for the viewers. Really fun game to watch, tons of cool tricks and time saves and super easy game for people to pick up and start running. Different characters to run as. Everyone loves some pablo sanchez! I'm available for these times. August 28th 4 pm - 12 am August 29th/30th 7 am - 12 am All times in CST
Horza_BGHorza_BG Mouse Trap Hotel Any% 0:30:00 GB USA Link Mouse Trap Hotel is a game in which our little hero Maxie must storm up the dangerous hotel to see his beloved before the start of WWIII. MTH speed tech than it deserves to have. A very bad game casually, the speedrun and optimizations are evident in the speedrun with the sheer amount of damage boosts and almost frame perfect dodges that need that happen to have a succesful run at a gloriously chunky framerate. Very Flexible, preference would be afternoon/Evening EST
Horza_BGHorza_BG Azure Dreams Any% 1:45:00 PS USA Link Azure Dreams is a rogue-like mystery dungeon game, that features a town builder, dating simulator AND monster collector....and we will ignore most of that and run for the top of the 40 floor tower! Ahead of us, our hero meekly armed, we throw normal progression and story to the wind and ascend the tower quickly using various A.I. manipulations, quirky enemy A.I., and a huge potential item load out. This game is hard and unrelenting, and while I will do everything I can, very poor luck could result in needing to use a backup save so we can view the ending. Name Hero - 6 characters, symbols and spaces are usable Name Pet - Same as hero name, this could happen multiple times depending on RNG Very Flexible, could be anytime, afternoon/evening CST preferred
kKræskKræs Nerf N-Strike Mission Mode Any% 1:30:00 Wii USA Link Medium-length run, and a bad game that's very easy to poke fun at. Would make an awesome "bad game" run. All unlockable weapons (10 minutes) Watch all cutscenes (5 minutes) File name (bidwar) Any day of the week, noon to midnight, maybe even later into the night if necessary.
kKræskKræs Earthbound Boogey% 1:40:00 SNES USA Link Medium-length run of a beloved speedgame. Would work for races, if the opportunity presents itself. Ness, Paula, and Jeff's names (bidwar) Textbox flavor (Plain, Mint, Strawberry, Banana, Peanut) Left Hand Only (w/ handcam) Any day of the week, noon to midnight.
TasselfootTasselfoot Untitled Goose Game Category Extensions No Running 0:25:00 PC USA Link No Running [AFT] is a cool Goose category that shows off the stealthier side of Goose Game, with unique strategies to avoid NPCs as we speedwalk through the game. Same as other runs.
KiwamiKiwami Sonic Mania Sonic - Bad Ending 1:05:00 PC Link Sonic Mania is a blast from the past with reimagined zones from classic games and also original ones. The solo Sonic run is interesthing due to the tight execution (High abuse of the shields in a lot of stages) and more platforming in general. All days from 10 AM BRT to 10 PM BRT
KiwamiKiwami Mighty Gunvolt Burst Any% - Normal, Kurona 0:40:00 PC Link Gunvolt Burst is a Mega Man inspired game with a lot of weapon customization. We'll be playing as Kurona which moves faster than all characters. She can hover and pogo with her Spear drop. Incentive for Hard Mode (+2 minutes) From 10 AM to 10 PM BRT
Silo_SimonSilo_Simon Elmo's Number Journey All Difficulties 0:47:00 N64 USA Link This is probably the best Sesame Street speed game out there. This game stars our hero Elmo, and he must journey through all 6 levels in the game and defeat all 3 bosses to beat the game. Along the way Elmo has to collect enough numbers to get to the boss section, and if you make too many mistakes you get booted out to the hub world. This might seem all fine and dandy, and almost EASY you could say... well, you'd almost be right. Elmo's Number Journey has a peculiar exploit, one that grants us the ability to move at up to double forward movement speed, while sacrificing the ability to go in the direction opposite of that. To do this we use the N64 built-in joystick re-centering function (by pressing L+R+Start+an angle on the controller), which allows us to use this to traverse through all levels that elmo is walking around, as well as the hub world. This saves multiple minutes in the run, especially All Difficulties. All Difficulties is effectively a 100% category, although you could say that we don't do 100% of everything so we don't call it that. Anyway, in this category you beat Easy mode, Normal mode, and Hard mode, all in one game cycle (meaning no resets between credit sequences). One cool thing about not skipping credits is you are able to skip the character hub world dialog for the last two difficulties you complete, and you have to traverse to the difficulty board to switch difficulties, so that is one other section you use boosted speed in. Sorry this is so long. Last but not least the bosses in the game have an exploit where you don't have to answer the first two questions right, only the third one is required to be right to progress. This means if we get a number higher than 3 as one of the first two answers, we just answer the questions wrong because it's faster. Bonus Elmo's Letter Adventure hard mode speedrun (Est. 18 mins), this game is similar to the other elmo game and also has the speed exploit, but there is only one walking level. Also this is about letters any time. I will let you guys know if I have any conflicts come up well before the marathon date.
EclipseMTEclipseMT Metroid (NES) 100% Deathless 1:12:00 GBA JPN Link This run will be performed on an emulated copy of the Famicom Mini Series GBA release. Neither the FDS version of Metroid, nor any ports thereof, has been featured in a public exhibition event for a speedrun. Compared to the NES version, which relies significantly on knowing whether a run is on "good pattern" or otherwise, the FDS version has a proper RNG, which negates the viability of certain strats the NES version is able to exploit for safety. The unpredictability of the FDS version will be a recurring theme for this run's commentary. (US Central Time) Preferably between 10AM to 7PM start time on any day except Sunday
PeaPea Pringles All A's 0:05:00 Genesis USA Link Once you pop, you can't stop! Whoever else wants to join in SitV (1 minute estimate) Weekdays 10PM - 2AM Weekends 9PM - 4AM
moonblazewolfmoonblazewolf Loom Any% (VGA) 0:28:00 MS-DOS USA Link Hilarious and nostalgic, Loom is one of the best classic adventure PC speedruns. Would be played via Steam. There are a few variations of "watch the cutscene" incentives for this run that add funny cutscenes. Would need to add a few minutes to the estimate depending on which ones were accepted. Entire marathon
moonblazewolfmoonblazewolf Sayonara Wild Hearts Any% (No Death Skips) 0:46:00 PC USA Link Fun music and rhythm game with beautiful visuals and an amazing soundtrack. Can do a donation incentive to upgrade run to a special challenge category "All Gold Ranks" which requires all levels to be completed with the highest standard score. Adds 5 minutes to estimate. Entire marathon
PodzPodz Super Mario Galaxy Any% 2:35:00 WiiUVC JPN Link The main goal of the category is to collect 60 stars and fighting the final bowser level, collecting a grand total of 61 stars. There is a lot that goes into an SMG run, including stuff such as routing, movement, strats and optimizations to bring the game to what it is today N/A 11AM-1AM all days.
wolfman2000wolfman2000 Lenna's Inception Sacrifice Ending 0:55:00 PC USA Link This is a recently released rogue-lite heavily inspired by the 2D Legend of Zelda games. Deaths usually take no more than a minute to recover, and it's usually quick to get extra healing potions for safety. This ending represents the traditional way folks first play the game by taking out all of the bosses. d2kemps, TRSCrazyP Art Style: 8-bit or 32-bit World Name: Any name up to 12 characters. This is what determines how the world is randomized. Friday: 5 PM - 10 PM EST Saturday: 9 AM - 10 PM EST Sunday: 9 AM - 9 PM EST
wolfman2000wolfman2000 Lenna's Inception Catastrophe Ending 0:40:00 PC USA Link This is a recently released rogue-lite heavily inspired by the 2D Legend of Zelda games. Deaths usually take no more than a minute to recover, and it's usually quick to get extra healing potions for safety. This ending is an item rush to get to the final boss without taking out the other bosses. d2kemps, TRSCrazyP Art Style: 8-bit or 32-bit World Seed: Any name up to 12 characters. This determines how the world is randomized. Friday: 5 PM - 10 PM EST Saturday: 9 AM - 10 PM EST Sunday: 9 AM - 9 PM EST
wolfman2000wolfman2000 Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party Active Controls Showcase (Exhibition) 1:00:00 Link Dance Dad wants to groove (literally). May as well show how a popular rhythm game works with motion controls while having fun. The perfects may not always come in, but so what? This is a chance to let loose and have fun. Keep on grooving all and stay safe.
Flub_Flub_ Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Sonic's Story 1:05:00 X360 USA Link Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) is a prime example of an infamously bad casual title becoming an absolutely amazing speedgame. With Sonic's Story (No MSG) being the most popular category I think it should be shown at midwest speedfest because it would be a great way to show of the true extent of the glitch potential that this game has to offer. Glitch Exhibition August 28th 6pm-10:30pm August 29th 1:00PM- 10:30 August 30th 1:00pm-7:00pm
Asuka424Asuka424 Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!! Standard/Arcade Controls Showcase (Exhibition) 1:00:00 Link Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!! is a chill rhythm game on the Switch. It features two different types of controls: Active Controls using the Joy Con's motion control capabilities, and what I'll be showcasing: Standard Controls. I take it a step further by using a controller identical to what you'd see in the arcade. In this showcase, we'll groove through Hard and Master difficulty charts while allowing the chat to have a potential bid war and force me to play the very tough songs. Enjoy! The game layout is very unique (9:16, instead of 16:9), and (if selected) would need a unique overlay. My facecam is slightly larger than most cams on account of capturing myself and the controller. I'm free any time EXCEPT 3am-9am on Friday and Saturday mornings due to work.
BSSDRVNBSSDRVN Portal 2 Single Player 1:20:00 PC USA Link There's been a lot of growth since the last time it was shown- and compared TO the last time it was shown, the game gets broken in half. New routes, new meta- and I've dropped my time by 25 minutes since then. Fun stuff. This video is ALSO a PB- I did not mean for that to happen, I promise. Again, $25 gets me to crack open the falsetto and sing the credits. Yes, the opera song too.
VentiferVentifer Ring Fit Adventure Beat World 5 2:30:00 Switch USA Link Ring Fit Adventure is an exercise RPG where speedrunning is taken to is in its most literal form: actual running. This game forces players to sprint, high step, squat, perform yoga, and MORE as fast and efficiently as possible. This category involves playing on Intensity 1 through the first 5 worlds. Bid war- Voice language of characters- English or Japanese Aug 28th- 11:00 am est - 6:00 pm est Aug 29- 2:00 am est to 6:00 pm est Aug 30th- 2:00 am est to 4:00 pm est
VentiferVentifer Ring Fit Adventure Beat World 1 0:23:00 Switch USA Link Ring Fit Adventure is an exercise RPG where speedrunning is taken to is in its most literal form: actual running. This game forces players to sprint, high step, squat, perform yoga, and MORE as fast and efficiently as possible. This is a short run covering the first world Blindfolded- Do the whole run blindfolded ( Adds around 5 minutes to the run) Same availability as previous submission.
RazorflameRazorflame Stepmania Showcase (Exhibition) 0:35:00 Link I've been playing Stepmania for a long time now, and while I'm not the best player in the world, I still think that I can show some good things off during this exhibition. There will be many mods that I will showcase that will make the game harder to play and complete well, and I will showcase a variety of songs from pretty easy to fairly difficult. I will hopefully have a dedicated commentator for this so that they can do the commentary while I do the showcase, as I cannot play and talk at the same time very well with this game. The current submission video has very little commentary, but what commentary there is explains what the mods that I put on do as well as where the slow parts of the songs are. I will probably make another submission video in a couple of weeks when I improve my play more so that I can give you guys the best submission video for my showcase at that point in time. **NOTE: There will be an incentive for both Freyasspirit's and my showcases for handcams for each showcase!** Freyasspirit
d2kempsd2kemps Lenna's Inception Perfect Ending 1:20:00 PC Link Lenna's Inception is a Zelda clone rogue-like. The layouts of dungeons and the effects of potions and tunics are randomized, so every run is different, similar to a randomizer. You play as Lenna, a school teacher who is forced to take the place of the hero Lance after he falls early in the game. Perfect Ending is 100% and relies on the runner picking up randomly dropped books throughout the overworld. In perfect, we can incentivize saving Lance, the Elder, Delvin, and Gammon. None of these require extra time be added to the run and simply add to the ending cutscene. We can also have a bidwar to name the seed and to name Lenna. I am available from 7pm EST until 11am EST each night (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). I work third shift and sleep during the day.
d2kempsd2kemps Lenna's Inception Catastrophe Ending 0:15:00 PC Link Lenna's Inception is a Zelda clone rogue-like. The layouts of dungeons and the effects of potions and tunics are randomized, so every run is different, similar to a randomizer. You play as Lenna, a school teacher who is forced to take the place of the hero Lance after he falls early in the game. Catastrophe Seeded aims to finish the game as quickly as possible in an environment where we know where everything is. We do several sequence breaks and end up entering only 4 of the main dungeons before finishing the game. This run can have an incentive to name Lenna and to beat Delvin without using the Revolver (which would entail a 3 heart fight). I am available from 7pm EST until 11am EST Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. I work 3rd shift and sleep during the day.
d2kempsd2kemps Lenna's Inception Sacrifice Ending 0:55:00 PC Link Lenna's Inception is a Zelda clone rogue-like. The layouts of dungeons and the effects of potions and tunics are randomized, so every run is different, similar to a randomizer. You play as Lenna, a school teacher who is forced to take the place of the hero Lance after he falls early in the game. Sacrifice entails playing the game as you likely would your first time through the game, killing every boss before going to the final boss. We can incentivize naming Lenna and naming the seed in Sacrifice. I am available from 7pm EST until 11am EST each night (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). I work third shift and sleep during the day.
shinuushinuu Steven Universe: Attack The Light Any% 2:45:00 iOS USA Link This mobile game is an RPG based around the show Steven Universe. It has a turn based battled system similar to Multi Battles in Pokemon. It has 5 worlds with 5 mandatory levels. Each world has one boss. I feel this should be shown to get more people to run (since i am currently the only full game runner). Idk yet, I'll have to figure that out later.
[Deleted user] sonic r Any% (No OoB) 0:09:00 PC Link this game deserves more attention. JakeTheSoggyWaffle No counterdrifting for Resort Island https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/608330358504816641/724005466258014268/unknown.png
inflameinflame Portal Inbounds 0:13:00 PC USA Link A more complicated version of nosla, where you get the ability to get in a save-glitch state. thisa state allows you to perform portal shots from your camera, while actually shooting from another spot in space. This shows the way the game can be broken, without leaving the bounds of the map. Availabale all days
IIvgmIIIIvgmII Piko Piko Any% 0:21:00 PC USA Link Piko Piko is a 2D platformer centered around a young girl named Piko and her journey to resolve disputes with her trusty Piko Hammer. Any day will work
TheTattedNativeTheTattedNative Resident Evil 3: Nemisis Any% 0:58:00 PC USA Link The prequal to Resident Evil 2, Jill Valentine must escape from Raccoon City, with the Nemesis Tyrant, the undead, and RNG doing everything in their path to stop her. This run has heavy RNG elements, with a choose your own adventure style, the further you go into it, which requires the runner to think on their feet, which can make for an exciting run, and great commentary. The run I Have submitted, makes me 148'th on the leaderboard, But I am in the middle of getting better, and I will more than likely perform a PB At the beginning of this adventure, one of the first choices the player must make is a costume. There are 8 in total (Including the original). So the audience can bid on the costume I need to pick. Also, at the conclusion of this game, there is a choice to "Give Nemesis Stars" or "Not give Nemesis". This translates to "Finish off the final boss" or "Race ahead to save some time and aim for a PB". There could be a bidding war on which I should choose. The only day I am not available is on the 27th. Other than that I am willing to open my schedule up for this event!
BiglawBiglaw Tony Hawk's Underground Beginner Any% 0:38:00 PC USA Link skamteboard Blimp Mission - Drive around an arena and save fans hanging from ceiling lights(???) Name the skater - 15 characters, (A-Z, numbers, !@#$^&*()_) yes
nesnes Pokémon Diamond/Pearl Any% 1:35:00 DS USA Link starter bidwar starter bidwar starter bidwar starter bidwar (chimchar, turtwig, piplup), name bidwars (player, rival, hm homie, starter) afternoon to early graveyard pst
BiglawBiglaw Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Story - Easy 0:09:00 PC USA Link skamteboard the second yes
nesnes Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll Main Worlds 0:30:00 DS USA Link im really good! monkey pick (aiai, meemee, baby, gongon), upgrade category to All Worlds (+16 minutes) afternoon to early graveyard pst
BiglawBiglaw I Am Fish Any% 0:24:00 PC USA Link fish blub yes
nesnes Kid Icarus: Uprising Medusa Arc 1:25:00 3DS USA Link this game is cool shooter! pit runs around really fast and owns bosses with really neat movement and weapon synergy. afternoon - early graveyard pst
BashPrimeBashPrime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 100% 2:55:00 GCN USA Link The first Metroid Prime has its fast movement and broken mechanics, but Metroid Prime 2 is absolutely more broken than the first game. Echoes 100% routes through a lot more of the game's content, including all but one of the bosses, and features a lot of movement optimizations, a wide array of tricks, and a brutal gauntlet of platforming and boss strats in the first half of the run where health and ammo management is crucial to go fast and stay alive. With me at the controls, this run is both cool and comfy. View the "Hear the words of O-Lir" cutscene I am only available between 5:00pm and 1:00am PDT on August 27, but will have full availability after 5:00pm PDT on the 28th.
wolfman2000wolfman2000 Lenna's Inception Perfect Ending 1:20:00 PC USA Link This is a recently released rogue-lite heavily inspired by the 2D Legend of Zelda games. Deaths usually take no more than a minute to recover, and it's usually quick to get extra healing potions for safety. This ending completes all of the major side-quests to access a final super-boss and achieve the best ending for just about everyone on the kingdom. d2kemps, TRSCrazyP Art Style: 8-bit or 32-bit World Name: Any name up to 12 characters. This is what determines how the world is randomized. Friday: 5 PM - 10 PM EST Saturday: 9 AM - 10 PM EST Sunday: 9 AM - 9 PM EST
JakeTheSoggyWaffleJakeTheSoggyWaffle Sonic R Any% (No OoB) 0:08:00 PC USA Link The game really should more exposure, its a pretty short but good speedrun too. Danger_ No Counterdrifting For a Minute thats pretty much all i can think of, its a pretty narrow games. pretty much any day from 3pm to 9pm. i dont really have my schedule set up yet but i should normally be available
TreyaTreya Xenogunner Full Game 0:13:00 PC Link A new boss rush game that came out a couple of months ago - a spiritual successor to Alien Soldier in a way. It also came with the itch.io Justice for Equality bundle. In this entry I will play as Delta, the high-damage melee character. Rules of the game secret level. 1:30 estimate, added to the beginning of the game. If the incentive is met during the run, I would do it after I beat the main campaign. 1pm to 11pm BST (GMT +1).
TreyaTreya Xenogunner Full Game 0:21:00 PC Link Description of game provided in above entry. In this submission, I will play as Zeta, the ranged character. All the bosses in this campaign were originally made with him in mind. Rules of the game secret level. 2:15 estimate, added to the beginning of the game. If the incentive is met during the run, I would do it after I beat the main campaign. 1pm to 11pm BST (GMT +1)
Ryan_Ford522Ryan_Ford522 Gimmick! Best Ending Glitchless 0:17:00 NES JPN Link It's fast, difficult, cool, cute, and short. It seems to be a crowd-pleaser whether they've seen the game or not the only ones I can think of is glitched vs Glitchless and/or any% vs 100% Or even adding another category as a bonus incentive can't do overnight times, like 2am-9am EDT. Anything else is fine though
Ryan_Ford522Ryan_Ford522 Super Mario RPG Any% 3:05:00 SNES JPN Link It's somewhat short for a not too glitchy RPG game. It has impressive techniques and strats and is marathon-safe since saving takes a short amount of time, plus some good backup strats/routing. We also don't have to watch the 10.5 minute credits in a marathon setting Filename (8 chars max). If there is that incentive, I would have to play in English, which is 9 minutes slower due to more text (included in estimate already) Should be fine any day as long as I could start before 11pm and after 9am
Ryan_Ford522Ryan_Ford522 Super Mario RPG Any% 3:05:00 SNES JPN Link It's somewhat short for a not too glitchy RPG game. It has impressive techniques and strats and is marathon-safe since saving takes a short amount of time, plus some good backup strats/routing. We also don't have to watch the 10.5 minute credits in a marathon setting Filename (8 chars max). If there is that incentive, I would have to play in English, which is 9 minutes slower due to more text (included in estimate already) Should be fine any day as long as I could start before 11pm and after 9am
Ryan_Ford522Ryan_Ford522 Gimmick! Any% Glitchless 0:11:00 NES JPN Link Same description as the best Ending one I submitted. I think this category is the most marathon-safe overall category bid wars or bonus run incentive (same as Best Ending submission) Any day that's not 2am-9am EDT
DeanMachineDeanMachine The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Any% 3:30:00 GCN USA Link this is the longest any% 3D console game now that all the other games have been broken, and this one remains untouched. the current route and strats will probably untouched for a while Put Iron Boots on At the end File Name/ epona name Aug 30th Evening CST
TradeMarkedTradeMarked Super Barzo Any% 0:12:00 iOS USA Link Super Barzo should be shown at MWSF because it is very entertaining game to watch and play. Super Barzo is a platformer for mobile devices released in 2015. Upon first sight the game may seem linear but the speedrun makes the game look like a breeze. Overall I feel that the game is very wacky, charming, and entertaining to watch and speedrun. A donation goal could be preventing me from using pause jumps (the main speedtech of the game) the new estimate would be 14 minutes. I will be available on the weekend that the event takes place on (29-30th) at any time
AShinyBlackPhoenixAShinyBlackPhoenix Nex Machina Any% Veteran 0:30:00 PC EUR Link Fairly unknown game a lot of people don't know about. Asuka424 asked me submit, otherwise I and everyone else will face her wrath because I didn't submit last time (send help). I can show off world 1 on master difficulty after the run if you want to. No promises that i will beat it because master is a horrible difficulty but i can try. Estimate for world 1 on master after the run would be 5-6 minutes. To demonstrate what master difficulty looks like here is a full run of it (keep in mind i only want to do world 1 at max): https://www.twitch.tv/videos/644096609 August 28th: 7pm-12am August 29th: 5pm-12am August 30th: 3pm-10pm (All times are given in my time zone: GMT+1; Germany)
Shug_ssbShug_ssb Final Fantasy VIII PSX Disc 8:50:00 PS2 USA Link ff8 is sick and is coming off a HOT and SPICEY gdq run. we also just had out FF series relay marathon in early june and pulled and incredible 6k viewers for ff8. this is a fun and easy to follow run for any time slot! name squall name griever save the hotdogs sing eyes on me available any time. but if being put over night then the earlier start the better (10-11pm) if possible as the first hourish of the game is by far the hardest and dictates run pace
ThePoloKingThePoloKing Streets of rage 4 Arcade - Zan (easy) 0:55:00 XboxOne USA Link Streets of rage 4 is a stylish and fast paced beat em up, with a bangin sound track! This run is done on easy because it is the fastest setting with the most outrageous strats! Bid war for which health items to select! Small and large health have custom options for what they look like, all different types of food! Could adjust food options on the fly if a new leader takes over. All times
TalceraseTalcerase Jazzpunk Polyblank the Perv 0:30:00 PC Link Jazzpunk is a classic and a meme, so what better way than to run a meme category of no real value? Flavour Nexus (5 Minutes) Cart Color (Red v Pink v Blue) Save v Crocify the director Any
TalceraseTalcerase Jazzpunk Patchless Any% 0:20:00 PC Link We've seen Jazzpunk in it's current state, but what about when it was first released? Let's travel back in time and see what it's all about! Cart Color (Red V Pink V Blue) Save v Crocify the director Any
tendogtendog Wii Sports Resort Golf 0:15:00 WiiU USA Link pin manip Sir_Tyler Thursday, 10am-12am PT is best for me
Alaskaxp2Alaskaxp2 Wii Sports Resort Frisbee Golf 0:13:00 WiiU USA Link along with Cmdr, Sir_Tyler, and CedriklPle, we are planning to do an awesome race...a fusion between frisbee golf 18 and regular golf 18. both categories are pretty similar, but we figured that itd be cool to show the best of both worlds. I'll be doing frisbee golf 18 as the WR holder. Cmdr, Sir_Tyler, CedrikPle Beat the champion lucia/ $20 and use a terrifying Evil Lucia mii / $25 (or $5 + the $20 for BtC) all days from 2pm-12am EST. cmdr is aiming for that Thursday evening.
Alaskaxp2Alaskaxp2 Wii Sports Resort Blackout Bingo Race 1:00:00 WiiU USA Link A very entertaining category that shows off runner's all around abilities, tackled in polar opposite ways, all while playing Wii Sports Resort, a game that's been back on the rise! EpicCrossover any day from 2pm to 12am. before 6pm is preferable
Wilko_314Wilko_314 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics All Sports Games 0:16:00 Switch EUR Link See CMDR's submission CMDR, Gohn, Wipeoutjack7 See CMDR's submission I'm in europe so nothing after 15:00 would be ideal. If this cant be done I can make it work.
Buffet_TimeBuffet_Time Half-Life: Alyx Any% 0:40:00 PC USA Link Because its dope and very different to all other speedruns Bid War: What to draw on the Whiteboard Bid War: Save or Kill Jeff 27/28 - 7:00-11:00 29/30 - 3:00-9:00
ikuyoikuyo Professor Layton and the Curious Village Any% 1:40:00 DS JPN Link Professor Layton speedrunning is a thing! And not only a thing, but it has an active community that has pushed the game down to impressive times. Watching the game being solved in such fashion is fascinating. Filename: Limit up to 10 characters, hiragana and English available. August 28: 9 PM to 1AM (Aug 29) Chile Time (GMT -4) August 29: From 5 PM to 9 PM Chile Time August 30: From 4 PM to 11 PM Chile Time
ikuyoikuyo Professor Layton and the Curious Village All Story Puzzles 2:10:00 DS JPN Link Curious Village may be the shortest Layton speedgame, but it has a lot we don't see in the regular any% run. Not satisfied with just watching the story unfold fast? All Story Puzzles also solves all 120 puzzles available in the game, and all 3 minigames! AS the professor would like, this run leaves no puzzle unsolved. Filename (up to 10 characters) Name the dog (we build a cute robot dog at the end of the run, and we get to name it! up to 10 chars) Puzzle Master: After completing the run, we unlock 15 extra hard bonus puzzles, available only after completing all other puzzles and minigames in the story. An incentive is available to make this run an All Puzzles run that must solve this 15 bonus puzzles! This would add about 20 minutes to the estimate. August 28: 9 PM to 1AM (Aug 29) Chile Time (GMT -4) August 29: From 5 PM to 9 PM Chile Time August 30: From 4 PM to 11 PM Chile Time
ViolinViolin Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Any% 2:17:00 PS4 JPN Link Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Any% Beginner is the most popular Kingdom Hearts speedrunning category, and as a top 5 runner I would be honored to showcase the speed at which this game can be completed. Cutscene Glitch showcase This will show off a hilarious cutscene glitch where Sora moves around and attacks without any player input during the cutscene. Takes about 3-5 minutes to set up/perform Donation goal can be whatever you guys want to scale it to Any day 7am - 10pm PST
synacksynack The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Randomizer Crowd Control 3:00:00 SNES JPN Link Crowd Control is always awesome! Get to heck up the runner and hear/see their reaction to chat's shenanigans is always a good time. If this is accepted, I can provide recommended pricing. The video is a CC race that Rywek and I did for SpeedGaming's No Child Hungry marathon. I can do Thursday or Friday after 6pm Central, or all day Saturday/Sunday.
Kyle_SpeedrunsKyle_Speedruns The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of TIme All Medallions (NO SRM) 2:10:00 WiiVC JPN Link It's a cool way to beat the game and to give yourself items playing a random song from Ocarina of Time or Majora's mask, twitch chat or donation reader I'm available all day at any time except 5:30-6:20pm CST
VanillaaVanillaa Ocarina of Time Defeat Ganon 0:35:00 PC JPN Link Because beating the game as child is not normal. And this is a cool route August 28th
DiamondcrafterADiamondcrafterA Doge Adventure Any% 0:05:00 PC USA Link This is a very short, very fast-paced game that will be very hype as it features many skips in the 17 levels it features. The game itself isn't made very well but that just adds to the fun! Skipless, change to the skipless category which requires you to step on all blocks (minus 2 that are impossible). There is one really precise one that I wont stress about missing but other than that I MUST touch all blocks. This would raise the estimate to 7 minutes and it could be a $5 or $10 incentive. Between 9am and Midnight on all days
ZojalyxZojalyx Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix HD Aqua 1:10:00 XboxOne USA Link We can showcase this with a really awesome KH block partnered with Violins KH1FM run. It showcases an awesome short RPG run. Bidwar for what character I play as Aqua Ventus Terra Theoretically anytime during the weekend after 5PM
ZojalyxZojalyx Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix HD Ventus 1:10:00 XboxOne USA Link An awesome RPG run that can be showcased with a KH block and a character bidwar that can showcase how amazing an RPG can be. Bidwar for what character I play as Terra Ventus Aqua Theoretically anytime during the weekend after 5PM
ZojalyxZojalyx Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix HD Terra 1:15:00 XboxOne Link An awesome RPG run that a lot of people with enjoy and paired with KH1FM can make for a really cool KH block Bidwar for what character I play Aqua Terra Ventus Theoretically anytime during the weekend after 5PM
PetePlaysTheGamesPetePlaysTheGames I Dream of You and Ice Cream Beat the Game 0:35:00 PC USA Link This is a fun little point and click puzzle game. It does contain some horror aspects, mostly by way of a giant headed doll and eerie vibes. This game does have a few scenes of gore. What I really like about this game is the fact it contains no words, either spoken or written. Everything is conveyed with sound and image. I feel this makes it a little easier to watch, as well as the pace being locked to how fast your character moves on the screen. I should be available most any time Friday-Saturday. If I'm needed on say Friday morning, I would have to let work know. Same with Thursday before 9pm. 10am-11pm or so Friday-Sunday.
PetePlaysTheGamesPetePlaysTheGames Lenna's Inception Sacrifice Ending 1:00:00 PC USA Link You know it, you love it! 2D Zelda-inspired game, with built-in randomization by default. Get to the dungeon, get the item, take out the boss! Folks that know the game will want to see what items we can find, and folks that haven't will enjoy the boss graphics amongst other parts. Also, potential race between three of the fastest to ever do it? Let's go! wolfman2000, d2kemps Bidwar - Seed Name (12 characters max alphanumerical) This will affect the entire run, as this generates the map and enemies for us! Friday-Sunday 10am-11pm. Friday afternoon I would need a heads up to get out of work, etc. otherwise my weekend should be open!
ClassicRaguClassicRagu Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected All Ponspectors 1:10:00 Switch USA Link Casual All Ponspectors is the perfect medium between casual any% and casual 100% for Xenoblade Chronicles Future Connected. It shows off the games most differentiating combat mechanic, union strikes, at it's best. It shows off a significant amount of the map which is not shown in any% while not being long like 100%, allowing first time viewers to see a greater amount of what the game has to provide. Casual mode is chosen as it eliminates the need for grinding levels, thus providing a greater viewing experience. While I personally think 100% is the best category for viewing, this category packs much of what 100% has to offer into a much shorter amount of time and reduces the overall rng in the run while keeping it enjoyable. Fight the Dragon: For this I would attempt to fight the hardest boss in the game. This fight is difficult at the level we are at for the end of the game so I would add 10-15 minutes to the estimate if it gets reached. I'm available: 7pm-9pm August 27 7pm-11pm August 28 11am-11pm August 29 11am-9pm August 30 I could play 11pm-3am as well on the 28th and 29th but I tend to have worse runs when I play that late.
FFRPro21FFRPro21 Pokémon Puzzle League 1P Stadium (Super Hard) 0:40:00 N64 USA Link Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. A Pokemon puzzle game with intense, fast-paced action. Pokemon choice between: Pikachu, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur Aug 27 - between 7pm and 11pm Aug 28 - anytime after 7pm Aug 29 - anytime Aug 30 - anytime before 7pm (all times Eastern)
FFRPro21FFRPro21 Pokémon Puzzle League 1P Stadium (Easy - Super Hard) 1:35:00 N64 USA Link Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. A Pokemon puzzle game with intense, fast-paced action. Pokemon choice between: Pikachu, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur Aug 27 - between 7pm and 11pm Aug 28 - anytime after 7pm Aug 29 - anytime Aug 30 - anytime before 7pm (all times Eastern)
FFRPro21FFRPro21 Panel de Pon VS COM EASY - S-HARD 0:35:00 SNES JPN Link Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The original block-swapping match-3 game with fairies. Aug 27 - between 7pm and 11pm Aug 28 - anytime after 7pm Aug 29 - anytime Aug 30 - anytime before 7pm (all times Eastern)
FFRPro21FFRPro21 Tetrisphere Hide + Seek (Episodes 1-3) 1:25:00 N64 USA Link A very unique puzzle game inspired by the original Tetris that plays nothing like Tetris. Aug 27 - between 7pm and 11pm Aug 28 - anytime after 7pm Aug 29 - anytime Aug 30 - anytime before 7pm (all times Eastern)
FFRPro21FFRPro21 Tetrisphere Rescue (10-10) 1:32:00 N64 USA Link A very unique puzzle game inspired by the original Tetris that plays nothing like Tetris. Aug 27 - between 7pm and 11pm Aug 28 - anytime after 7pm Aug 29 - anytime Aug 30 - anytime before 7pm (all times Eastern)
FFRPro21FFRPro21 Tetrisphere vs CPU (Episodes 1-5) 0:45:00 N64 USA Link A very unique puzzle game inspired by the original Tetris that plays nothing like Tetris. Aug 27 - between 7pm and 11pm Aug 28 - anytime after 7pm Aug 29 - anytime Aug 30 - anytime before 7pm (all times Eastern)
OneCoolManOneCoolMan Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Stealth, No Kills 0:35:00 PC USA Link Short fast paced game with a lot to talk about. Deja Vu character Big Boss Solid Snake Gray Fox Aug 28-30 5pm-2am EST
marquisdanmarquisdan Wizards & Warriors All Stages (Full Game) 0:25:00 NES USA Link Wizards and Warriors is the most popular game in the series. It's an early NES platformer from Rare featuring varied environments and great music by David Wise. Has lots of fun action involving tricky shots with throwing items, wall clips, and other glitches. This category covers the back half of the game which has not been seen at a MWSF event before I will tell dad jokes during the entire last boss fight unless people donate enough to stop me. Aug 27: 10am-9pm Aug 28: 10am-5pm Aug 29: 10am-9pm Aug 30: 10am-9pm
marquisdanmarquisdan Wizards & Warriors Any% 0:15:00 NES USA Link Wizards and Warriors is the most popular game in the series. It's an early NES platformer from Rare featuring varied environments and great music by David Wise. Has lots of fun action involving tricky shots with throwing items, wall clips, and other glitches. This category has a neat glitch where you wrong warp back to level 1 to complete the game faster Bootless - Play the game without the most powerful item and weapon Aug 27: 10am-9pm Aug 28: 10am-5pm Aug 29: 10am-9pm Aug 30: 10am-9pm
Wipeoutjack7Wipeoutjack7 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics All Sports Games 0:18:00 Switch USA Link epic new switch game Gohn, Wilko_314, Cmdr 1 pm est -> 12am est
twaktwak Hob Any% no FPS abuse 1:00:00 PC USA Link It's a fast-paced run with a hefty mix of movement tech, large skips, and unique routing. Also I'm in the midwest lol. Pet a goat - there are goats in the game that can be pet. It's a tiny bit slower to pet it. But it's cute. It would add at most 20 seconds. any time/day
UlvindUlvind Gravity Duck All Levels 0:25:00 Switch Link It's a pretty execution-heavy game, where you control a duck that has to get 140 golden eggs. You do not have the ability to jump, but to flip gravity instead; plus, your character flips 90° clockwise when he enters a "gravity well". Usually not available from midnight-7am CEST (6pm-1am EST). For the rest it shouldn't be a problem.
UlvindUlvind VSR: Void Space Racing 100% Easy 0:15:00 Switch Link A racing game... IN SPACE You control a spaceship passing through checkpoint hoops and racing against an AI. The 100% means that I have to pass through every single checkpoint. In the Easy difficulty, the AI is not a problem to beat and you have to complete 3 laps for each of the 8 tracks. Usually not available from midnight-7am CEST (6pm-1am EST). For the rest it shouldn't be a problem.
ThisGuyAreSickThisGuyAreSick Unravel Two Any% Co-Op 1:15:00 PC USA Link Unravel Two is a super-fun puzzle platformer with beautiful visuals and incredible music. It's basically designed to be speedrun, having built-in achievements for completing each chapter in a certain amount of time. It's fast-paced and exciting, no two runs are the same, and the exploits used in a speedrun are fascinating to see performed. The run is very marathon safe, with a huge number of checkpoints throughout each chapter and no "run-killing" opportunities like soft-locks or massive time loss due to screw ups. This submission is for an any% co-op race, featuring myself and my wife, ms_rey, on one team, and ripWSB and his wife, ceebs5, on the other team. The four of us are the current world record holders for console and PC any% co-op, respectively. We'd be interested in having another Unravel Two runner perform commentary, depending on their availability. A previous race between Rip, Ceebs, Rey, and I resulted in a finish with only two seconds separating the teams, and I believe the combination of the safeness of this run and our similar ability levels will often yield similarly exciting outcomes. ms_rey, ripWSB, ceebs5 A very easy incentive would be choosing the Yarny colors - there are a total of four Yarnies, and the colors can be chosen before time starts - color choices are plentiful, including red, yellow, blue, white, grey, pink... basically all of the colors. This adds only a few seconds to the total time, obviously. The game has 20 "challenge" levels, that are much shorter than the seven regular chapters and include much more challenging puzzles. An incentive could include a demo of some of these levels, even racing through them (we've all completed most or all of these levels, but have next to no familiarity with them, so it could be a pretty humorous thing to watch). This incentive could be met during the race. This could take as much time as someone wanted - to complete all 20 levels would likely take at least an hour, but each individual level can be completed in a few minutes. There is a 1P2C category for this game, and a demonstration of that may be an interesting incentive - not the entire run, obviously, but maybe one of the runners could demo a single chapter. It is significantly more challenging, obviously, requiring one player to switch frequently between controllers and occasionally press buttons on both controller together. This also could be met during the run, and demo'd after. Depending on the chapter selected, this may take an additional 15 minutes. Rey and I would prefer to run between 1:00 - 4:00 PM, or after 7:30 PM (but ideally not super late at night) CST. We have a toddler who naps during the afternoon and goes to bed at 7:30 PM. If another time is necessary, though, I imagine arrangements can be made to have a friend watch the munchkin while we game.
ripWSBripWSB Unravel Two Any% Co-Op 1:17:00 PC Link Co-op race submission. See ThisGuyAreSick's submission but basically, Unravel Two is a beautiful looking game about optimized movement. Co-op utilizes a mechanic known in the community as a zoop which allows for puzzles to be completed or even skipped entirely, often in uniquely interesting ways. A race scenario would hopefully lead to an even more exciting run and to demonstrate different approaches to various sections of the game. ceebs5, ms_rey, ThisGuyAreSick See ThisGuyAreSick's submission. Yarn colors for the players seems the most logical incentive should the need arise. August 27 : n/a August 28 : 1700-2400 CT August 29 : 0600-2400 CT August 30 : 0600-2100 CT
GanonSlayerGanonSlayer Super Mario Odyssey Any% 1:05:00 Switch USA Link Super Mario Odyssey Any% is a really fun to watch and cool speedrun category overall due to Mario’s insanely fluid movement in the game. There are also a ton of cool glitches, tricks, and skips that have been found even though the game isn’t even 3 years old yet. The combination of good gameplay and cool glitches make for a really entertaining speedgame, both to play and watch. Since it’s over the summer, I will probably be able to do it pretty much whenever. I would prefer if it was sometime in the afternoon so I have time to practice day of though, like maybe 3pm-8pm would be good starting times but I’m very flexible with time.
LonneLonne Yakuza Kiwami 2 New Game+ 2:05:00 PC Link "Burly Japanese men beat eachother up in style" 29th/30th August between 1400-0000 BST
cajink87cajink87 The Lion King (Genesis/MegaDrive) Easy Any% 0:14:00 Genesis USA Link Known by some as the Dark Souls of Disney games, this platformer is full of challenging jumps, tricks, and execution. Recent popularity in the Genesis version has driven down the time of top players to sub 13 minutes. Let's all give salute to our childhood selves by watching Scar be tossed off the cliff at the end! Any% hard mode (increase run estimate to 16 min) $100 incentive Afternoon/early evening of any days works for me
Orion_VTuberOrion_VTuber Mighty Switch Force! 2 Any% NG+ 0:30:00 PC USA Link This game hasn't been featured in a marathon in a while, and is a pretty neat puzzle/platformer that showcases some really neat logic breaking. I should be able to make any day/time
Silo_SimonSilo_Simon Shrek Extra Large No Levels Early 0:27:00 GCN USA Link This game is a really funny game, as well as an actually really technical and well-optimized game. Shrek must save Fiona from an evil wizard by utilizing his amazing speed, farting, and fire breathing abilities. Lots of cool strats, fast gameplay, and Any time, preferably between 9am to 9pm mountain time
disdonndisdonn Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Alucard Any% Requiem/DXC 0:25:00 PS4 USA Link Because it's SotN, that's why. Trevor Belmont (Netflix) Costume Whenever
disdonndisdonn Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse NES Alucard 0:34:00 NES USA Link Cuz you love it when I whip Dracula and give Alucard Daddy Issues. Depends on Who is Available for a race Trevor Belmont Costume (Netflix) Any%/Wrong Warp (Adds up to 20 minutes if the incentive run finishes, game may crash) Whenever
disdonndisdonn Maneater Any% 3:50:00 PS4 USA Link Giant Shark, Doot Doot Doot Doot Doot Doot. Eats People, Doot Doot Doot Doot Doot Doot. Really new, Doot Doot Doot Doot Doot Doot. And this song, Doot Doot Doot Doot Doot Doot. Baby Shark Sing Along Whenever
disdonndisdonn The Little Mermaid Any% 0:09:00 NES USA Link Classic NES game based loosely on a Disney Movie Whenever
disdonndisdonn The Sims 4 Ghost WooHoo! 0:10:00 PC USA Link Bang a Ghost, Have a ball Sim Name Bidwar Sim Gender Bidwar Whenever
disdonndisdonn Resident Evil 2 (2019) New Game + (Console) 1:05:00 PS4 USA Link Leon Explodes Everything in roughly 1 hour. Also, if anyone else knows the game/run, we could legit do a race Whoever is Available if they wanna race Costume Choice Bidwar (Default, OG RE2, Noir) Whenever
WizardVapesWizardVapes Undertale Neutral Glitchless (No Aborted Genocide) 1:30:00 Linux USA Link Undertale Neutral Glitchless (No Aborted Genocide) is an incredibly fun and unique category. Regular Neutral Glitchless is more closely related to the Genocide route, and is therefore heavily dependent on RNG and circumvents most of the story/puzzles. By adding the No Aborted Genocide restriction, this category (often shortened to NGNAG) allows the runner to demonstrate their knowledge of the glitchless speedgame without sitting down for a two-hour TPE Glitchless run. NGNAG is the category that most closely resembles casual gameplay while showcasing the more difficult glitchless skips & strategies. As an added bonus, it's not a True Pacifist run. That means you can have a little murder (as a treat). This makes it a wonderful introduction to Undertale speedrunning and an enjoyable category to watch. Name Frisk Play in JP Papyrus Date (+5 minutes to estimate) Watch the Musical (+5 minutes to estimate) Left Gang or Right Gang (choosing which side I align towards during a phase in the Flowey Fight) Kill Flowey or Spare Flowey I should have enough notice to get work off, so I can be available August 27th-August 30th. Preferably anytime between 10am - 11pm.
HelixHelix Super Monkey Ball Deluxe in SMB2 Ultimate 1:20:00 Wii USA Link Over an hour of high-level Monkey Ball, complete with nutty pause strats. Every difficulty in Deluxe all in a row; probably about 250 stages total. Monkey choice bidwar (Aiai, Meemee, Baby, or Gongon) 10am to 4am CDT all days
WizardVapesWizardVapes Undertale Genocide 1.02+ 1:20:00 PC JPN Link Undertale Genocide is all about Boss Fights & RNG. Sure, there are a few glitches to showcase. But, we're all here for the famously difficult boss fights. Watching a well-executed Sans fight can be suspenseful and massively entertaining; and Undyne is no pushover either. If someone has had a bad time and never seen the end of the Genocide route, this run is a must-watch! Name Frisk Gun or Pan Drop the Stick I should have enough notice to get work off, so I can be available August 27th-August 30th. Preferably anytime between 10am - 11pm.
WizardVapesWizardVapes Undertale Genocide Randomizer 1:25:00 PC JPN Link It's the Genocide run, but randomized. Same awesome boss fights, but now all of the enemies are in one encounter pool. Which means I could be fighting a late-game encounter at LV 1!!! Adds even more suspense to an already suspenseful run. Name Frisk Pan or Gun Drop the Stick I should have enough notice to get work off, so I can be available August 27th-August 30th. Preferably anytime between 10am - 11pm.
ÆtienneÆtienne Pokémon Sword/Shield Any% 4:25:00 Switch EUR Link Pokémon Sword (Pokémon Sword) is a turn-based RPG. It embodies a Pokémon trainer in the world of Galar. The objective is, as in each of the games in this license, to become a Pokémon Champion. The novelty of this 8th generation: the Dynamax. A possible evolution in combat, making a pokémon very strong (and very large) for 3 turns. Ironically, this transformation involves a very long animation and one of the main strategies of speedrun aims to never use it. Many strategies have been proven to complete the game. For my part, I would use the Candyfloss route, very safe in marathon. Bidwars: Trainer name (12 characters) Throughout the marathon.
ÆtienneÆtienne Omensight Any% 1:30:00 PC Link Omensight is a 3D adventure game where we embody "the Harbinger", a light entity capable of going back in time. Thus, we relive the same day in a loop in order to prevent Voden, the avatar of the Void, from destroying the world. The Omensight speedrun requires a number of battles in enemy-filled rooms as well as against bosses. But also to master many skips and OOB made possible via several glitchs present in the game. The triple jump, a central glitch in all skips, makes this run extremely dense and varied, between combat optimization, bosses, and OOB setup. A donation goal can be placed to have the Low% category instead, changing nothing in the estimate. Throughout the marathon.
ÆtienneÆtienne Omensight Glitchless 1:50:00 PC Link Omensight is a 3D adventure game where we embody "the Harbinger", a light entity capable of going back in time. Thus, we relive the same day in a loop in order to prevent Voden, the avatar of the Void, from destroying the world. The Omensight speedrun requires a number of battles in enemy-filled rooms as well as against bosses. The final Edition of the game has patched all the glitch used in Any%. Therefore, this is the version used for this run: the Glitchless. Throughout the marathon.
ÆtienneÆtienne Omensight All Memories 1:50:00 PC Link Omensight is a 3D adventure game where we embody "the Harbinger", a light entity capable of going back in time. Thus, we relive the same day in a loop in order to prevent Voden, the avatar of the Void, from destroying the world. The Omensight speedrun requires a number of battles in enemy-filled rooms as well as against bosses. The triple jump, a central glitch in all skips, makes this run extremely dense and varied, between combat optimization, bosses, and OOB setup. In this category, you must find the 24 memories scattered in the different timelines of the game. Throughout the marathon.
ÆtienneÆtienne Omensight True ending 3:00:00 PC Link Omensight is a 3D adventure game where we embody "the Harbinger", a light entity capable of going back in time. Thus, we relive the same day in a loop in order to prevent Voden, the avatar of the Void, from destroying the world. The Omensight speedrun requires a number of battles in enemy-filled rooms as well as against bosses. In this category, you have to accomplish the real end of the game by discovering the 32 clues scattered throughout the game's different timelines and then defeating the last boss. This allows you to go back in time the day before the start of the game, to face the true last boss. Throughout the marathon.
ÆtienneÆtienne The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Any% Bug Limit 1:05:00 Switch EUR Link The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is one of the most popular switch games. In this game, Link is amnesiac, awakened after a long sleep of a hundred years by a mysterious voice which guides him in order to eliminate Ganon, and restore peace in the kingdom of Hyrule. Like the first game in the series released in 1986, the player does not receive many instructions and can freely explore an open world, solving different quests, shrines and puzzles, in addition to the main task. The Any% Bug Limit is to finish the game as quickly as possible without using glitch. A certain RNG is involved in the run especially on the end bosses. However it is a category mainly based on execution and proper routing. Throughout the marathon.
ÆtienneÆtienne The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild All Dungeons Bug Limit 2:52:00 Switch EUR Link The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is one of the most popular switch games. In this game, Link is amnesiac, awakened after a long sleep of a hundred years by a mysterious voice which guides him in order to eliminate Ganon, and restore peace in the kingdom of Hyrule. Like the first game in the series released in 1986, the player does not receive many instructions and can freely explore an open world, solving different quests, shrines and puzzles, in addition to the main task. The AD Bug-Limit involves finishing the 4 dungeons of the game before killing Ganon, all without using glitch. There is no need to complete the corresponding quests, simply release the wonders and recover their powers. Throughout the marathon.
ÆtienneÆtienne Furi Speedrun Mode 0:41:00 PC Link Furi is a game mixing action and shoot 'em up. The action range is composed of a dodge, a parry and two types of attacks. The game does not offer progression trees, abilities, or unlocking weapons. It requires only skills. We play Raider, a mysterious warrior who tries to escape from a gigantic prison held by 9 guards. So : it is a boss rush. I play this game on PC, keyboard and mouse. For our pleasure, the game has a very well designed speedrun mode. This category has been greatly optimized over the years. A specific strategy has been developed for each fight. Maximizing DPS, by loading attacks for example, is the heart of this speedrun. Donation goal : Boss fight blindfolded (~5min → exemple at the end of the video) Throughout the marathon.
ÆtienneÆtienne Furi Speedrun Mode (Furier) 1:06:00 PC Link Furi is a game mixing action and shoot 'em up. The action range is composed of a dodge, a parry and two types of attacks. The game does not offer progression trees, abilities, or unlocking weapons. It requires only skills. We play Raider, a mysterious warrior who tries to escape from a gigantic prison held by 9 guards. So : it is a boss rush. I play this game on PC, keyboard and mouse. On "Furier" difficulty, all the bosses are much stronger and the 2 bosses of the DLC must also be faced. In doing so, it is the most difficult category possible on Furi. Boss fight Blindfolded (~5min) Throughout the marathon.
Gambit017Gambit017 Final Fantasy IV: Free Enterprise v4.1, complete 3 of 4 objectives 2:30:00 SNES USA Link Final Fantasy IV: Free Enterprise is an open-world randomizer of Final Fantasy IV that has been featured in AGDQ 2019, RPGLB 2019, and has consistently been one of the most popular RPG randomizers since its release in 2018. This is a proven randomizer with a strong community of dedicated players, commentators, and fans. Play is fast-paced and exciting, with great tunes and races encourage gambling by our competitors if they want the win. This entry is a combination entry with BahamutX_ in a two-person race between two strong competitors. There have been a lot of updates and new features added to Free Enterprise since it was last featured. New things being featured in this run are: A new Objective system, A dark matter hunt, where runners will be checking chests more often, PressBtoJump, which allows you to press B to jump in all kinds of funs ways. Goal of the seed will be to complete 3 of the 4 objectives in order to get the crystal, then defeat Zeromus. BahamutX_ Bidwars available for: Twinharp Song, Zeromus sprite, Character names, Force one player to have to complete all 4 objectives (donation towards one runner or the other) Open to any time slot
FocusSightFocusSight Mega Man Xtreme 2 100% (Xtreme) 0:50:00 GBP JPN Link Mega Man Xtreme 2 is one of the most amazingly fast, fluid and authentic Game Boy reimaginings of its kind. Despite the lesser hardware compared to even the first game in the Mega Man X series, Xtreme 2 manages to deliver the movement tech and boss strategies the series is known for and then some, incorporating features from even the 32-bit PSX titles into a small little cartridge you can play on the go. Being a relatively small community of runners, I feel people's curiosity would be piqued by the game's inclusion in a marathon, with many not realizing that Xtreme 2 is one of the most remarkably clear yet enjoyable speedruns in the entire X series. Doing Xtreme mode allows for the entirety of the game to be on display, and 100% gives a taste of all the secrets and alternate paths the game has to offer. N/A Should be available at all planned dates of the event unless something comes up.
RJsmangitRJsmangit Hylics 2 Any% 1:05:00 PC USA Link Hylics 2 is a turn-based surreal RPG that features a stunning and unique art style that includes stop-motion animation, 3D scanned clay models and pixel art. With added platforming gameplay, unique movement tech and enemy dodging, Hylics 2 is fast paced from start to finish and never feels like it's dragging between battles. Battles are basically visual ASMR (or sensory overload) with the skill and item animations. As is with the first game, the music will have the chat spamming sourPls. *Note* Hylics 2 was just officially released on June 22nd so we are working on getting a leaderboad created. Arcade Mode - A 2D side scrolling optional area that we get to around the 6 minute mark of the run. Features really good music and an interesting gameplay variant. Worst case scenario would add about 8 minutes to the run. I can be available anytime 8/27 through 8/30.
RJsmangitRJsmangit Parasite Eve New Game 3:00:00 PSTV USA Link Parasite Eve is the horror RPG love child of Resident Evil and Final Fantasy. The run features the game's unique battle system and a variety of interesting boss strats as well as an amazing soundtrack that makes the run enjoyable to watch. Naming Aya (adds about 30 seconds) I can make anytime during from 8/27 to 8/30 work
BurmySlapBurmySlap Hylics Any% 0:19:00 PC Link Hylics is an RPG-Maker game featuring a distinct clay art style. Each battle in this run is incredibely volatile, and I'll be showcasing new optimised battle strategies as well as risky, high-reward strats that have not been showcased in any marathons thus far. Thursday August 27th: 13:00 CST - 16:00 CST Friday August 28th: 13:00 CST - 19:00 CST Saturday August 29th: 02:00 CST - 19:00 CST Sunday August 30th: 02:00 CST - 16:00 CST
Yoda_CageYoda_Cage Kororinpa: Marble Mania All Normal Levels NG+ 0:32:00 Wii USA Link Kororinpa: Marble Mania is a forgotten launch title for the Wii, and is a classic take on the ball-rolling genre of games, but with an interesting twist: all movement is controlled by the tilting of the Wiimote. While this may sound strange at first, the 360 degrees of motion permitted with this control method, as well as the tight controls of the game in general, result in a speedgame with fast movement, crazy skips by jumping across levels, and almost unlimited potential. All Normal Levels NG+ is the main category of the game, since it allows the use of the fastest possible marble for the run at the start, resulting in an even more fast-paced run. I’ve been running this game for years overall, and I really hope I’ll be able to showcase this run at the event!!! It's difficult to come up with incentives due to the lack of additional content within the game, but if I think of something, I'll be sure to add it here! 8/27, 7PM-2AM 8/28, 2PM-2AM 8/29, 2PM-2AM 8/30, 2PM-2AM All times EST
BurmySlapBurmySlap Hylics 2 Any% 1:05:00 PC Link The newly-released Hylics 2 is a much more demanding speedgame than its predecessor. Battles are more strategic, enemy encounters are brutal and cannot be ran from, and the game being 3D means there's a lot more in terms of skillful movement. Combined with its trippy appearence, this race will be entertaining! RJsmangit Thursday August 27th: 13:00 CST - 17:00 CST Friday August 28th: 13:00 CST - 19:00 CST Saturday August 29th: 02:00 CST - 19:00 CST Sunday August 30th: 02:00 CST - 17:00 CST
RJsmangitRJsmangit Hylics 2 Any% 1:05:00 PC USA Link Submitting again as a race with BurmlySlap. Hylics 2 is a turn-based surreal RPG that features a stunning and unique art style that includes stop-motion animation, 3D scanned clay models and pixel art. With added platforming gameplay, unique movement tech and enemy dodging, Hylics 2 is fast paced from start to finish and never feels like it's dragging between battles. Battles are basically visual ASMR (or sensory overload) with the skill and item animations. As is with the first game, the music will have the chat spamming sourPls. *Note* Hylics 2 was just officially released on June 22nd so we are working on getting a leaderboad created. BurmySlap I can make any time during 8/27 through 8/30 work so any time that Burmy submitted would work for me as well.
Mr_ShastaMr_Shasta The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Any% 3:25:00 DS JPN Link It's a bit long, but the run flows super well outside of the boat sections and you've never SEEN anyone move so quick on the DS touch screen! There's a lot of brokenness in the 2nd half of the run especially, with temples being beaten and gotten to way earlier than intended thanks to exploits with the Hammer, Bombchus, and the Select button being surprisingly broken. Filename (8 characters max. Can be different symbols too. I can get a list of them if you want) Should be available all 4 days. Probably 11am PST at the earliest and midnight PST at the latest if I get in
MajorMushuMajorMushu Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus All MTS 0:25:00 PS2 USA Link This is a brand new category and it is super cool. I am also the creator of this category so I will be able to talk about its creation and how it all works better than anyone and my time is the PS2 world record at 19:27. I'm also heavy grinding this category so my time will very likely be in the top super soon. World record is 16:01 but 3rd place is 19:04 so I am not far off from the top. Also I do have a facecam I just didnt have it on for this run as it was an offline run. I also commentate more on my online runs. The secret of chetkido ($20) (5mins) Glitch expedition {includes temporary truce controlling sly, roll hover, binoc lock, and possibly more, there are a lot of tricks but i'll focus on the cooler ones and make sure I dont go over time} ($50) (20 mins) I wont be available on the 28th, I am in college and will be in classes on that day, but on the 29th and 30th i will be fully open, even for a super early morning time or late night time.
BurmySlapBurmySlap Hylics 2 Any% 1:05:00 PC Link The newly-released Hylics 2 is a much more demanding speedgame than its predecessor. Battles are more strategic, enemy encounters are brutal and cannot be ran from, and the game being 3D means there's a lot more in terms of skillful movement. Combined with its trippy appearence, I hope I can make this an entertaining run. Thursday August 27th: 13:00 CST - 17:00 CST Friday August 28th: 13:00 CST - 19:00 CST Saturday August 29th: 02:00 CST - 19:00 CST Sunday August 30th: 02:00 CST - 17:00 CST
Mr_ShastaMr_Shasta Wario Land 4 Normal Any% Zipless 0:55:00 GBI USA Link This run hecking S L A P S and is my favorite game ever made and I will GUSH about it and praise it the whole time. For real it has some of the smoothest and most precise controls and platforming I've ever seen in a 2D platformer, along with some really nice movement tech that makes things flow extremely well. Not to mention you also have to collect 4 chest pieces in each level + get Keyzer, our key birb ghost friend, to unlock the next level, so you're doing a lot more than just going to the end of the level. Upgrade the run to Hard mode: adds 10 minutes to the estimate but moves chests to harder to reach locations, moves Keyzer sometimes, adds in more enemies everywhere, and gives you less time to escape levels and beat bosses, plus you get 4 health instead of 8 for bosses. It's a super interesting watch and worth the money it would raise should you accept it https://youtu.be/zRwdMFYwwjk Wario Hop: If you don't want to do Hard Mode, I can showcase this really cool and difficult minigame if you want. It's an endless runner minigame, but when you jump corresponds to the rhythm of the music. The skill it takes to get far in this really shows IMO. I have the highest score with video evidence in this minigame. I'd do a few attempts with the goal being to get to the end of the 3rd section, because it loops after that. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/147206941 Same as first submission
Mr_ShastaMr_Shasta Kirby Super Star Ultra Beat RotK 1:00:00 New3DS JPN Link This is the "Any%" category of the game, beating every story mode as fast as possible and ending with the KSSU exclusive game mode Revenge of the King. It's a pretty neat and quick Kirby run, where the Jet power is primarily used due to its speed and versatility and there are a lot of mixes too, 4 frame tricks that allow you to get the power you want to use. Same as first submission
Mr_ShastaMr_Shasta Pinobee: Wings of Adventure Any% 0:25:00 GBI USA Link If you have a silly/awful games block, this is the perfect candidate. The game visually and audibly looks super weird, the story is very strange (a robotic bee goes on a quest to save his grandpa?), and this game has a super weird history that I'd love to go in to (It was released on GBA in 2001, but a PS1 version came out in 2003 that's the complete version of the game? Also a Japan only sequel was made? What's up with that???). Aside from all that, the game has pretty interesting movement with its boost mechanic and it just zooms on by super quickly. Now if y'all want to go full memes, we can have an incentive to get the worst ending of the game instead of one of the neutral endings like I do in Any%. It legitimately takes more effort to get the worst ending than to get the best ending because you need to hurt the fairy that gives you all your boosts in every level she's in so she doesn't give them to you, therefore limiting your movement and making some levels much harder lol. This would add 5 minutes to the estimate: https://youtu.be/xbcWsMZooIA Same as first submission
LinkaMeisterLinkaMeister Super Metroid Ascent 100% 1:22:00 WiiVC USA Link This is a romhack of Super Metroid. It is one of the best hacks out there. It has a completely new map divided into 3 zones. There are custom tiles, palettes and music that makes the hack visually and musically different and amazing. There are also some new items added. At the end of every zone is a point of no return. The 100% speedrun is fast paced filled with amazing tricks and great movement. This hack compared to Super Metroid vanilla is a completely different experience and not the same at all. save or kill the animals everyday between 9am-6pm est
LinkaMeisterLinkaMeister Cruis'n USA NG+ 0:28:00 N64 USA Link This is just a chill racing game speedrun everyday between 9am-6pm est
PeterAfroPeterAfro Backyard Skateboarding any% (GOTY) 0:25:00 PC USA Link With tight movement and crazy tricks/combos, this run offers a lot in its sort length file name (max 10 characters) all days except 29th 9AM-10PM EST
giygasbluesgiygasblues The Firemen Any% 0:22:00 SNES JPN Link it's a cool, obscure snes game that requires extensive d-boosting that effectively halves a non-d-boosted run. 8am-7pm pacific any day.
PeterAfroPeterAfro Nezumi Man any% zipless 0:30:00 PC USA Link Mega Man with mice, a kangaroo, and a fish. Gameplay resembles 2GB as you cannot jump/cancel slide. Ice lance is used the scale walls play special stage after run (takes <5 minutes all days except 29th 9AM-10PM EST
PeterAfroPeterAfro Metroid: Confrontation any% easy 0:20:00 PC USA Link Fan game from the creator of AM2R with the same gameplay style bid war with 100% all days except 29th 9AM-10PM EST
PeterAfroPeterAfro Super Mario Bros. Crossover character bid war 0:12:00 Web Link Love Super Mario Bros, but want to see the run as someone other than Mario/Luigi, then this bid war is for you (video is of Mega Man time) Bid war between Mega Man, Bill, Ryu, Samus, Link, Sophia III, Simon, Bass, and Rokko Chan all days except 29th 9AM-10PM EST
PARTYMAN_XPARTYMAN_X DDRMAX -Dance Dance Revolution 6thMIX- All Songs (Heavy) (Exhibition) 1:30:00 Link Dance games don't get very much airtime at marathons due to how inconvenient they are to set up on-location. Remotely, it's much easier. DDRMAX is interesting with its relatively short song list (42 songs in total), making it ideal for a continuous run. Most rhythm games only work as showcases, but this at least resembles a speedrun in some form. Would need to be scheduled at a reasonable time (I.E. between like 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM central time). Additionally, my audio setup for the game is a little weird since I'm running the game in MAME with exclusive audio. It may or may not be difficult to get desktop audio into the stream.
PARTYMAN_XPARTYMAN_X Thrasher: Skate and Destroy New Game 0:18:00 PS2 USA Link Thrasher is a cool skateboarding game made around the same time as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and is thus a pretty different game, not a copy-cat. It focuses much more on being a simulation and just reaching score goals. Despite just being a score attack, there is still some fun routing as you have to both find a good spot to get your score as well as find the closest exit when you reach your target. I'm good for any day, any time.
BahamutXBahamutX Final Fantasy IV: Free Enterprise v4.1, complete 3 of 4 objectives 2:30:00 SNES USA Link Final Fantasy IV: Free Enterprise is an open-world randomizer of Final Fantasy IV that has been featured in AGDQ 2019, RPGLB 2019, and has consistently been one of the most popular RPG randomizers since its release in 2018. This is a proven randomizer with a strong community of dedicated players, commentators, and fans. Play is fast-paced and exciting, with great tunes and races encourage gambling by our competitors if they want the win. This entry is a combination entry with Gambit017 in a two-person race between two strong competitors. There have been a lot of updates and new features added to Free Enterprise since it was last featured. New things being featured in this run are: A new Objective system, A dark matter hunt, where runners will be checking chests more often, PressBtoJump, which allows you to press B to jump in all kinds of funs ways. Goal of the seed will be to complete 3 of the 4 objectives in order to get the crystal, then defeat Zeromus. Gambit017 Bidwars available for: Twinharp Song, Zeromus sprite, Character names, Force one player to have to complete all 4 objectives (donation towards one runner or the other) any time slot
Derek_MKDerek_MK Mata Nui Online Game Any% 0:50:00 PC Link Bionicle: Mata Nui Online Game is a 2001 Flash game developed by Templar Studios for the LEGO Bionicle toy line. It filled the role of showing off the lore of the 2001 Bionicle arc, and pushed the boundaries of what a Flash game could be. Incentive: All Cutscenes - Upgrades the run into an "All Cutscenes" run that shows all the extra cutscenes that we skip in the Any% run, so we can show off more of the 2001 Bionicle lore. Adds ~5 minutes to the beginning of the run, and the incentive MUST be met before the run begins, as all of the extra cutscenes are locked out as soon as we complete the first major area of the game. Available: Thurs/Fri: 5p-9p central Sat/Sun: 9a-9p central
BahamutXBahamutX A Fisherman's Tale Beat the Game 0:30:00 Vive USA Link There isn't much VR speedrunning yet, so here is a short fun puzzle game to show off its possibilities. Since it's a puzzle game the goal is to work ahead as much as possible. Great graphics and a heartwarming tale about a father and son. - It's fun to throw things in VR, if incentive met, I will throw things as much as possible, make items bigger/smaller. (watch my VOD to see if watching it is actually as fun as doing it haha) Thursday: start-6:30pm 10:30pm-1am Friday,Saturday,Sunday: 8am-1am
wowie_alliewowie_allie Half-Life 2 New Engine 1:05:00 PC USA Link Gordon Freeman zoom Any
Bungied2thetreeBungied2thetree Pokémon Sword/Shield Trade Alt Main Bidwar 4:40:00 Switch USA Link It's the Choose your own Adventure Game of Speedruns. The Trade Alt Main Category allows you to take any pokemon in Sword and Shield and do a solo speedrun with it! The video link is the 5 I have completed. Can also be a race with Philosoraptor42. Solo Estimate comes down to 4:20:00 Philosoraptor42 The run itself is a bidwar. Pick the Pokemon Being Run Pokemon Name Bidwar. All weekend for sure. Thursdays/Friday evenings after 7. Given time I could make sure I'm there for just about any time.
Bungied2thetreeBungied2thetree Pokémon Sword/Shield Any% 4:35:00 Switch USA Link As a counter point to my Pokemon Sword run at MWSS20, here is Pokemon Shield Any%. This uses a drastically different route over Sword. I got from Scorbunny to Arcanine to Excadrill. The Excadrill catch can be very scary, but I have a backup ready in the event it doesn't pan out. Trainer Name Bidwar Excadrill Name Bidwar Arcanine Name Bidwar. All weekend for sure. Thursdays/Friday evenings after 7. Given time I could make sure I'm there for just about any time.
Bungied2thetreeBungied2thetree Pokémon Sword/Shield Flex on Mum 0:17:00 Switch USA Link This meme of a speedrun is more for fun than for serious. A good time killer to fill a gap or backup run to have some fun with. The goal of this speedrun is to take the 30k Pokedollars mom gives you, and spend it all on a T Shirt, then come back and flex on her. Do the Entire Run While Dabbing Do the Entire Run while wearing Crab Claws (And Dabbing) All weekend for sure. Thursdays/Friday evenings after 7. Given time I could make sure I'm there for just about any time.
philosoraptor42philosoraptor42 Final Fantasy IV Free Enterprise - 5 random objectives 2:00:00 SNES USA Link This is the premier RPG randomizer today and constantly gets updates. I want to show off a new flagset where you are given random objectives to do in order to beat that game. See my submission video for what I mean. Name Cecil Name Kain Name Cid Name Edge Name Fusoya Name Rosa Name Porom Name Palom Name Rydia Name Yang Name Tellah Name Edward Thurs 5pm-10pm Friday 4pm-11pm Saturday 10am-11pm Sunday 10am-9pm
philosoraptor42philosoraptor42 Pokémon Sword/Shield Trade Alt Main Sirfetch'd 4:40:00 Switch USA Link Race with Bungied2TheTree. His trade alt main vs mine. This will showcase a new category called trade alt main where we use alternate pokemon other than the starters to beat the game, and we can ONLY use that pokemon. Any other pokemon acquired cannot do direct damage. Bungied will be using a different pokemon than mine to show off routing differences based on pokemon typing. Bungied2TheTree Name Farfetch'd Name Trainer Thurs 5pm-10pm Friday 4pm-11pm Saturday 10am-11pm Sunday 10am-9pm
dat1niceguydat1niceguy Super Castlevania IV Any% 0:40:00 SNES JPN Link One of the classic platformers the super nintendo had to offer. Also one of the most popular titles in the Castlevania series with amazing controls, graphics and soundtrack for everyone to enjoy. August 29 - 30 8am PST - 11pm PST
jammitchjammitch Pac-Man Championship Edition DX All Time Trials 0:30:00 PC USA Link This updated take on an all-time classic is familiar and simple, yet includes several changes to gameplay that both make it accessible to beginners and give it an incredible skill ceiling for experts. As such, it's a great example of a game that shows that games can provide a challenge for advanced players while still allowing everyone to enjoy it. Note: the official run time is based on the game timer, which is not quite real-time and does not include menuing. The WR is about 24 minutes in real time, so 30 should be very achievable. Possible incentives: DLC levels (+12 minutes), score attack exhibition (+10 minutes), short time trial exhibition (+10 minutes), pacifist IL demo (+5 minutes) Possible bid wars: Game skin (Default, Classic, Dig Dug, Rally-X) I am available 6P-10P Central on Friday, and 8A-10P Central on Saturday and Sunday.
TallestThomasTallestThomas The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Any% 0:45:00 Switch USA Link I think this run should be shown because the any% category of the game is relatively short but intense. The first half, Great Plateau, rewards execution of consecutive of fairly difficult tricks, while the second half, Hyrule castle, rewards tight gameplay. Not to mention the boss rush is a need to be executed perfectly. It's honestly just a great and entertaining run overall. Thursday and Friday after 5pm EST, I can make most times for Saturday and Sunday work.
dat1niceguydat1niceguy Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Maria Only 0:20:00 TG-16 JPN Link One of the hidden gems in all of the Castlevania series. Released for TurboGrafx in Japan only, Rondo of Blood was released again for Wii VC, PSP and recently PS4 with an amazing pixel artstyle design, music and speedtech for everyone to enjoy. August 29 - 30 8am PST - 11pm PST
dat1niceguydat1niceguy Super Valis IV Easy 0:20:00 SNES JPN Link A very underrated platformer. Originally released on TurboGrafx-16, Super Valis IV is a port for Super Nintendo with an amazing soundtrack, colorful graphics and tight platforming. August 29 - 30. 8am PST - 11pm PST
PetresIncPetresInc Super Monkey Ball 2 Story Mode 0 Bananas 0:40:00 Wii USA Link Due to the extreme number of bananas scattered throughout every level, 0 bananas offers a wildly different run experience then the standard Story Mode run. This category was also thought to be impossible and was once called low bananas, so the full bananaless completion features some very obscure strategies! Bonus Master 0 bananas run. Tested this on my own, it is very possible to consistently beat master without bananas. Features some never before seen strats in a short bonus category. All the time, after 5:00pm EST preferred.
KonasumiKonasumi SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated Any% - No Taxi Glitch 1:40:00 PC USA Link BfBB - Rehydrated is currently one of the most popular games on SRC. It took the speedrunning community by storm when it released two weeks ago, thanks to numerous exploits and sequence breaks being found. Many sections of the run utilize an infinite hovering glitch, and runners even skip a boss by climbing up a tall invisible wall. No Taxi Glitch runs do not use the wrong warp glitch. Otherwise, the run can be completed in two minutes. (The run in the submission video was played above 60FPS. As of yesterday, a 60FPS limit rule was implemented. This means that the launch shown at 1:18:58 is no longer possible. The rest of the route is the same.) Audio Language Bidwar English French Italian German Spanish Polish Japanese (ALL TIMES IN PACIFIC) August 29 8:00AM - 8:00PM August 30 8:00AM - 8:00PM
PhatzoPhatzo Resident Evil 3: Nemesis PC (TWN/CHN)/REbirth 1:00:00 PC CHN Link Race with TheTattedNative. Student VS Teacher Resident Evil 3 is a choose your own adventure game. With preferred weapons being in random spots, it requires the runner to think on their feet. TheTattedNative Give Nemesis Stars Same as TheTattedNative's
Area51Area51 Super Mario World 96 Exit 1:30:00 SNES JPN Link Super Mario World is THE SNES game. POGGERS We will JUST be finishing up a 30th anniversary tournament of this category when the marathon happens If we raise 1k during the run I will go for Sandbar at the end of the run (2 frame trick that saves 13 seconds but if you fail you die) Anytime you need me. Prime time is preferred ;)
JaxlerJaxler Neopets: The Darkest Faerie Any% 1:00:00 PS2 USA Link Imagine Twilight Princess but for furries. This run is an unrelenting glitchfest to the point that it makes the game look leagues worse than it actually is. Highlights include 'ledgeflying' through walls and for stealing tricks from previous Zelda titles like mega jumping, wrong warping, collapse skip, and trials skip, to name a few. Worth a watch for the visual comedy of the run alone. All days 6:30pm to midnight EST
philosoraptor42philosoraptor42 Super Mario Maker 2 Endless Mode 0:20:00 Switch USA Link Endless Mode Easy speedrun is a fun, quick jaunt through the first page (16 levels) of the easy endless mode. Quickly navigating levels and strategic level skipping make this an interesting run. Character Bidwar - Bidwar to use Mario, Luigi, Toad, or Toadette Thurs 5pm-10pm Friday 4pm-11pm Saturday 10am-11pm Sunday 10am-9pm
DiamondcrafterADiamondcrafterA Super Mario 3D World Any% 2:10:00 WiiU USA Link Super Mario 3D World is a very under-appreciated speedgame that is super hype to both run and watch. There are several skips and tricks but I will only list a few of the biggest ones. A full list can be found in the description of the YouTube video. We do a glitch called cat momentum where you get a ton of speed by cat diving, scratching before hitting the ground, and jumping. It's the main speed tech of this game. Peach's hover ability can be used in conjunction with this to cross very large gaps. 3-7: We can use cat momentum and extended hovers with Peach to cross huge portions of the level skipping a lot of parts with the moving platforms. 4-1: We do a skip called "Ant skip" where you use Peach's extended hover to skip riding one of those really slow Ants all the way across. This does require a damage boost which means a backup catsuit should be grabbed in 4-2. An Out Of Bounds glitch in World 8 where we jump on top of the pipe and fall down to the World 4 Mystery House. The 10 green stars we get from this are a huge timesave. 8-6: You are able to stand on those candles and jump from them, they are sloped though, and you can skip a very long platform ride. 8-C: There is a skip known as "Meowser Skip" where you can use the momentum you can get from a catsuit combined with the flutter ability of the tanooki suit to soar through the air skipping the cutscene where Bowser turns into Meowser and part of the autoscroller. Unfortunately I took a death to this which wasn't the end of the world but did lose a decent amount of time. I feel this game needs more attention so I am submitting this to hopefully get more people interested! This will also be a race against KingJ0444, although I don't have a pb yet I believe we are at a very similar skill level, but shown in different ways as I prioritize skips and optimal movement, with more errors; this differs from Joey as he prioritizes more consistent strats that will maybe end up giving him the win. Only time will tell who will come out ahead in this epic head-to-head battle! Apologies for the essay of a submission lol. KingJ0444 Like 9am to midnight on all days
emosewamcemosewamc TimeSplitters 2 Hard 0:50:00 PS2 USA Link TimeSplitters 2 Hard Story has many enemy patterns you need to memorize so you can be ready for anything to happen, and you need to be able to adapt on the fly to losing half your health bar in one shot. There are some boosts you can go for to save time in some levels, and lots of small optimizations that make this run a nail biter as you progress since the levels only get harder later in the game. I am available during all times of all days.
DiamondcrafterADiamondcrafterA New Super Mario Bros. Wii Any% 0:28:00 Wii USA Link You know the drill by now! Epic cycles and skips, bombless, a few new strats such as one we took from the TAS in 5-3, accordingly named "TAS strat,' and a new strat I go for in 5-4 which I call the "Half-IL stat." I would prefer to have the 3D World race with KingJ be the run I perform if I get selected, but if there is not enough time for that I would happily run this as well, although 3D World is honestly just a better game. We could have an incentive to change the category to "Any% No 8-7" where, as implied by the name, we do not take the secret exit in 8-2 and instead take the long way around. Estimate for this would be around 35-38 minutes, so adding an additional 7-10 minutes to the run. This category features 5 extra levels, 3 of them great but 2 of them horrible. If this game and incentive gets accepted I will have an exact estimate for how much longer it would take within 3-4 days. Like 9am to midnight on all days
Fruity_WafflesFruity_Waffles Cuphead All Bosses v1.1 0:38:00 PC USA Link Cuphead provides what is essentially a massive, insanely difficult boss rush. Plenty of cool strats and optimizations make for a scary, but awesome run. Any time past 5:30PM PST on Friday the 28th. I can be available the whole weekend after that
Fruity_WafflesFruity_Waffles Mega Man X2 Any% 0:36:00 SNES USA Link Mega Man X2 is often overlooked by it's popular older brother X1, has 2 weapons that provide a ton of movement optimization throughout the run. And of course some Street Fighter action at the end Any time after 5:30 PM PST on Friday the 28th. Any time throughout the rest of the weekend works
CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart Winnie the Pooh's Home Run Derby! Beat Tigger 0:35:00 PC JPN Link This is a notoriously difficult flash game that sees very few speedruns in any setting, much less a marathon. Good thing the game gives you the All Clear after beating Tigger because Christopher Robin is almost impossible. The estimate is designed to give me one try to show why Christopher Robin is so hard. Don't worry, I have a local copy of the game so I don't have to play from a website. Should Christopher Robin be an incentive? Would the game be better as a bonus game? These would be what I would consider. All times ET Thu 7p-11p Fri 7p-3a Sat 12p-3a Sun 12p-11p
CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart Pokémon Puzzle League 1P Stadium (S-Hard) 0:40:00 WiiVC USA Link This action puzzle game moves at a frenetic pace at high levels. Seeing more than one person play at a time has shown to be mindblowing in marathon settings. This year is also the game's 20th anniversary. FFRPro21 or TaymanND, whoever submits Bidwar for a choice between three Pokemon to use during the run: Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur. Takes no noticeable time at all to choose any one properly. All times ET Thu 7p-11p Fri 7p-3a Sat 12p-3a Sun 12p-11p
CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart Pokémon Puzzle Challenge Challenge (Intense) 0:20:00 GBP USA Link Like Pokemon Puzzle League, this game also celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This mode is harder and more consistent than PPL S-Hard, but isn't based on the anime like PPL is. Some people are bigger fans of Gen 2 Pokemon, though, which this takes after. Bidwar to choose between the normal category and Scroll On, which allows panels to rise while they're exploding, a mechanic rarely seen in the series. All times ET Thu 7p-11p Fri 7p-3a Sat 12p-3a Sun 12p-11p
CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart Yu-Gi-Oh! The Falsebound Kingdom Yugi Story 2:20:00 Wii USA Link No, this is not a card game. It's a real-time strategy RPG with 3D monsters and flashy attack animations, including a final boss that takes up the entire screen. The last half of the run gets suspenseful because your characters get quickly underleveled compared to your foes. The final boss often decides how well the run goes. All times ET Thu 7p-11p Fri 7p-3a Sat 12p-3a Sun 12p-11p
CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart Panel de Pon VS COM S-HARD 0:15:00 SNES JPN Link This Japanese version of what became Tetris Attack got recently released to Western audiences for the first time via Nintendo Switch Online in part due to the game's 25th anniversary. There's also some RNG manipulation to start the run the same way every time that's easier to do in this version that only I do. It's never had a chance to be shown off at a marathon. All times ET Thu 7p-11p Fri 7p-3a Sat 12p-3a Sun 12p-11p
EmeraldAlyEmeraldAly Assassin's Creed Syndicate World War 1 0:32:00 PC USA Link It's a quick and tidy, marathon-friendly run from one of gaming's most popular franchises (though one that generally doesn't lend itself well to marathons). Open availability on Thursday. For the weekend, availability is between 12 midnight at 5 am PST.
EmeraldAlyEmeraldAly ICEY NG+ Judas Ending 0:18:00 PC USA Link This slick, stylish, inherently fast-paced side-scrolling sci-fi hack 'n slasher is a joy to run and to behold. More people should know about this game (which has WAY more content in it than a speedrun could ever show). Category bid war Pass/fail incentive to upgrade any% to all bosses Narration language, options are English, Chinese (original), and Japanese refer to previous submission
EmeraldAlyEmeraldAly ICEY NG+ All Bosses 0:26:00 PC USA Link Additionally, the NG+ categories make for *extremely* consistent runs as we already have all upgrades purchased. refer to previous submission refer to previous submission
RetroverseRetroverse Felix the Cat (GB) Any% 0:15:00 SGB2 USA Link A fun platformer for everyone to enjoy! This is a great speedrun to show off for potential new runners since the difficulty is relatively low. Eastern Time Zone Thursday 6PM- Friday 1AM Friday 6pm - Monday 2AM
RetroverseRetroverse Dynasty Warriors 5 NG+ Other Anthology 1:35:00 PS2 USA Link An awesome series that many players have experienced. This category features a brand new OOB glitch that was implemented within the last couple weeks! Eastern Time Zone Thursday 6PM - Friday 1AM Friday 6PM - Monday 2AM
RetroverseRetroverse Super Mario Land Any% 0:15:00 GB USA Link One of the launch titles for the Game Boy. Features unique enemies, worlds and of course, saving Daisy! Lots of difficult and tight tricks to keep viewers on the edge of their seats! Eastern Time Zone Thursday 6PM - Friday 1AM Friday 6PM - Monday 2AM
RetroverseRetroverse Unreal Tournament DM 0:30:00 PC USA Link This is one of the original FPS games that features high-octane gameplay to keep the viewers watching! From the M-M-M-MONSTER KILLS to the HEADSHOTS, this game is sure to be a really good watch. Eastern Time Zone Thursday 6PM - Friday 1AM Friday 6PM - Monday 2AM
tridenttailtridenttail Quickie World 2 100% 0:30:00 SNES USA Link Quickie World 2 is a rom-hack of Super Mario World. Although it is one of the easier 'Kaizo' hacks, it still features some difficult platforming and precise timing making for a very entertaining run. Available Sat/Sun 10am-Midnight EST
juh0juh0 Incredible Crisis Any% 0:55:00 PS USA Link Minigames: The Story. This game follows a family of 4 in a day of wackiness and weirdness! Each family member goes into a cluster of good and bad situations in a quest to go back home for their granny's 81st birthday! With rhythm games, button mashing, and memorization, it's quite the typical "minigames" game, but will keep the audience questioning about the game. Blindfolded All Titanic Away Minigames: Doing one of the hardest minigames in the game, but three times, blindfolded! Your job is to protect yourself whilst throwing water out of an almost sinking boat. Any day, 12am to 6pm, GMT+8 timezone
juh0juh0 Remothered: Tormented Fathers Any% 0:38:00 PC Link Remothered: Tormented Fathers is a spinoff to its spiritual successor, Clock Tower. Playing as a lady who tries to uncover a mystery of a missing girl, her mission is to get in, intrude a bunch of people in the house and escape before any one of them find and kill her. It was recently ran at ESA Winter 2020, with great responses and respect from the community. And with glitches such as clipping an old man to a door, and skating around the house, it is a horror game you won't want to miss! Any day, 12am - 6am, GMT+8 timezone
juh0juh0 Bishi Bashi Special 2 Hyper Any% 0:13:00 PS JPN Link Bishi Bashi Special 2 is a Japanese family-style entertainment game that came out on the Playstation and across the world with its arcade cabinet. The game only consists of three buttons, and it's fast paced. It was recently showcased in ESA Winter 2020 by me. Any day, 12am to 6am, GMT+8 timezone
juh0juh0 Incredible Crisis All Cutscenes 1:05:00 PS USA Link Minigames: The Story. This game follows a family of 4 in a day of wackiness and weirdness! Each family member goes into a cluster of good and bad situations in a quest to go back home for their granny's 81st birthday! With rhythm games, button mashing, and memorization, it's quite the typical "minigames" game, but will keep the audience questioning about the game. Any day, 12am to 6am, GMT+8 timezone
RuSyxxRuSyxx Electronic Super Joy Any% 0:35:00 PC USA Link Fun platformer with a bangin' soundtrack, silly humor and tricky movement that makes for a tight run when executed. On the 27th I'll be available from 12pm CST to 5PM CST (est. 7pm - midnight GMT+1 for my own timezone) For the 28th, I'm available from 7PM until the end of the marathon.
RuSyxxRuSyxx Godzilla: Save the Earth Any% 0:20:00 PS2 EUR Link Fun clunky monster fighting game from the early 2000s featuring everyone's favorite kaiju, Godzilla! Bid war - Godzilla 90s vs Godzilla 00s Kaiju Basketball On the 27th I'll be available from 12pm CST to 5PM CST (est. 7pm - midnight GMT+1 for my own timezone) For the 28th, I'm available from 7PM until the end of the marathon.
RuSyxxRuSyxx Godzilla: Save the Earth Mothra% 0:30:00 PS2 EUR Link A fun version of the any% run using the Queen of the Monsters, Mothra. Different strategies and movement required due to her flight and lack of powerful weapon moveset. Kaiju Basketball This run in of itself could be an incentive as an upgrade from the normal Any% run as well. On the 27th I'll be available from 12pm CST to 5PM CST (est. 7pm - midnight GMT+1 for my own timezone) For the 28th, I'm available from 7PM until the end of the marathon.
RuSyxxRuSyxx Mo: Astray Any% Neutral End 2:30:00 PC USA Link A really unique puzzle platformer featuring a slime flinging itself through dangerous obstacles and enemies and solving puzzles. Some unique ways to approach movement and break puzzles featured in the run. On the 27th I'll be available from 12pm CST to 5PM CST (est. 7pm - midnight GMT+1 for my own timezone) For the 28th, I'm available from 7PM until the end of the marathon.
12Sided12Sided Hue Any% No Walljumps 0:55:00 PC USA Link Because this game is super underrated and could really make it grow in activity. The solution for each and every room is full of color and excellent gameplay. It’s about 50 minutes long and is awesome every minute of it. I’m not expecting much as this game isn’t crazy popular or anything, but how about $44? 44 is currently the WR grind for this game we are trying to obtain. All of Friday I’m not available. Saturday or Sunday from 5 til 10 MST would be my best availability I could run.
ShmumblerShmumbler Ghost Vibration Any% 1:30:00 PS2 EUR Link Enjoy watching the discount, perma-duck faced Ghostbuster as he bursts through a mansion crawling with ghosts in this ps2 rail shooter. Strats largely consist of power boosts and sub-weapon management to spend as much time as possible moving forward and as little time as possible spearing ghosts. Duck Face Cam - force the runner to adapt the MC's grimaced duck face for the entire duration of the run. 10p Aug. 28 - 11:59p Aug. 30
ShmumblerShmumbler Silent Hill: Homecoming All Bosses NG+ 0:52:00 XboxOne USA Link Homecoming continues its recent trend of constantly finding new strats. The All Bosses route has not been seen since Calithon, and has recently added new clips amounting to ~2m30s of extra time save. Come see the true variety of clips that only the Havoc Engine can bring. Invisible Alex: Use a bug to make Alex's character model invisible for the full run. Ending Choice: Choose between the Drowning, Bogeyman, UFO, Good, or ER endings. (+3 minutes for meeting ending requirements and final cutscene runtime) Clipping Showcase: Show off alternative clips/routes in the Otherworld Prison, Church, and Lair segments. (+12 minutes) 10p Aug. 28 - 11:59p Aug. 30
ScarrienScarrien Metal Slug 3 Easy 0:37:00 PC USA Link Arcade classic with tons of action, in a genre that's not seen often monkeymandave (race) Character bidwar (Marco; Eri; Tarma; Fio) 10am - 10pm every day
ScarrienScarrien Mega Man: The Power Battle Co-Op 0:17:00 Arcade USA Link Action packed arcade classic connected to one of the biggest gaming franchises of all time monkeymandave Character bidwar (Mega Man and Proto Man; Mega Man and Bass; Proto Man and Bass) 10am - 10pm every day
ScarrienScarrien Octodad: Dadliest Catch Co-Op% 0:25:00 PC USA Link Silly game with complete nonsense going on the entire time monkeymandave Turn on roulette mode (limbs controlled is scrambled every objective) 10am - 10pm every day
deserteagle417deserteagle417 Resident Evil Chris, Bad Ending, NMG, Knife Only 0:45:00 PC JPN Link This game is where the Resident Evil franchise started. From the first zombie turning its head around to the dogs crashing through windows, and yes bad script writing, this holds fond memories for many and defined survival horror games for years to come. While I am submitting a knife only run, we can make "knife only" a donation goal. We could also make a bid war between Jill and Chris. Below are the 4 different possibilities and how they affect the 45 minute estimate. Jill Normal: same estimate (45min) Jill Knife Only: add 2 minutes (47min) Chris Normal: subtract a minute (44min) Chris Knife Only: same estimate (45min) I am in EDT time zone and so are the times below. These are my available times. Aug 27 - 10:00-23:59 Aug 28 - 21:00-23:59 Aug 29 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59 Aug 30 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59
frozenflygonefrozenflygone Celeste Farewell Individual Level 0:26:00 PC USA Link Celeste is a popular indie platformer and one of the most competitive speedgames at this time. Chapter 9: Farewell is a DLC released this past year that requires speedtech and is a significant increase in difficulty compared to the any% run. The speedrun is dynamic, incredibly fun to watch, and beautiful both in scenery and music. My PB is a sub 20 (19:59), a very competitive time for this level. Name Madeline (no time) Wavedash.ppt (2 mins) link to ppt reading: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/622357552?filter=highlights&sort=time My teaching schedule for fall isn't set in stone and may change, but here is my worst case availability. August 27-5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 28- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 29-9AM EST-11:59PM EST August 30-9AM EST-11:59PM EST
frozenflygonefrozenflygone Powerpuff Girls: Him and Seek Any% 0:25:00 GBA USA Link Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice! Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup fly into action to finish a scavenger hunt and bring the bad guys of Townsville to justice in record time. The unique movement, combat abilities, and skills of the three girls make Him and Seek a dynamic run. There's even a Mojo Jojo frogger minigame! Any% completes the story of the game as fast as possible, with no sidequests. New out of bounds glitches have been recently discovered (https://streamable.com/7tf8yl) which cuts out nearly a minute if the clips go well. Would love to showcase this hidden gem in a marathon setting for the first time! N/A My teaching schedule for fall isn't set in stone and may change, but here is my worst case availability. August 27- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 28- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 29-9AM EST-11:59PM EST August 30-9AM EST-11:59PM EST
BulletsBullets Slowdrive Any% 0:21:00 PC USA Link It has slow in the name- fun meme potential. The game itself has a lot of interesting bits to explain with the system of collecting stars and the world themes, as well as the execution for getting 3 star times consistently. Saturday and Sunday 7AM-10PM EST.
PetePlaysTheGamesPetePlaysTheGames Vertiginous Golf Initiation 0:15:00 PC USA Link Minigolf games aren't as popular in the speedrunning scene, so why not start changing that? This game has some neat mechanics that make it a bit more beginner-friendly as well as a wonderful aesthetic. Should be a fun one to run and hopefully give a good showing to the community! Nothing really, unless people wanna chip in like five bucks to make me just full-blast a shot right then and there. Friday-Sunday 10am-11pm or so. Of course this can be changed if needed.
frozenflygonefrozenflygone EAT GIRL All Standard Levels 0:23:00 PC USA Link EAT GIRL is a top-down dot eating action game featuring precise movement and a variety of enemies. The speedrun consists of a mix of deterministic and improvised level strategies, overworld optimization, and speed maintenance. All Standard Levels completes the 24 levels beatable prior to post-game, with more difficult and RNG-heavy levels. EAT GIRL is a really interesting game and speedrun, having been featured on the GDQ Hotfix as a small but mighty community. GREG IS HERE! True Pure Any% (1:30min) an unlock level code is inputted on the menu, then its a race to the finish. https://youtu.be/0HsTCJWjxqI My teaching schedule for fall isn't set in stone and may change, but here is my worst case availability. August 27- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 28- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 29-9AM EST-11:59PM EST August 30-9AM EST-11:59PM EST
CuemedgeCuemedge Kung Zhu All Rescues 0:28:00 3DS USA Link You know the drill. I submit it, you deny it, it becomes a backup run. My record has not changed because I haven't been doing it very often. One day Kung Zhu will be in a speedruning thing. Is that time now? heh, nah nope, this game is pretty lame. whenever, just not 3-6 am Central.
deserteagle417deserteagle417 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Restricted Major Glitches, All Dungeons 1:30:00 SNES JPN Link The third installment in the Legend of Zelda series, and the only one on the Super Nintendo. This is the pinnacle of 2D Zelda games (imo, of course). This category allows more significant glitches than the NMG category, but doesn't go as far as allowing Exploration Glitches and Wrong Warps. This leads to some more interesting routing through the game while we beat all of the bosses and make our way to Ganon! We could do a bid war between RMG All Dungeons and NMG any%. The NMG run would add about 15 minutes to the estimate. I am in EDT time zone and so are the times below. These are my available times. Aug 27 - 10:00-23:59 Aug 28 - 21:00-23:59 Aug 29 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59 Aug 30 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59
frozenflygonefrozenflygone Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games Any% No Minigame Skips 0:41:00 GBA USA Link Little Hamsters, Big Adventures! Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games is an Olympics-style sports title made by AlphaDream for the Game Boy Advance. I control Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams to try and complete the tournament as quickly as possible. Any% No Minigame Skips showcases all of the games and the fastest ways to complete each event regardless of place. This leads to some really fun strategies such as tripping instead of jumping in pole vault, intentionally running into tennis balls, and other fast shenaniganry. I really love speedrunning Hamtaro and would be excited to show it off in a marathon for the first time! N/A My teaching schedule for fall isn't set in stone and may change, but here is my worst case availability. August 27- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 28- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 29-9AM EST-11:59PM EST August 30-9AM EST-11:59PM EST
frozenflygonefrozenflygone EAT GIRL Any% 0:15:00 PC USA Link EAT GIRL is a top-down dot eating action game featuring precise movement and a variety of enemies. The speedrun consists of a mix of deterministic and improvised level strategies, overworld optimization, and speed maintenance. Any% showcases the fastest 18 levels in a race to Escape to the credits. EAT GIRL is a really interesting game and speedrun, having been featured on the GDQ Hotfix as a small but mighty community. GREG IS HERE! True Pure Any% (1:30) the unlock level code is inputted and you rush to the finish of the game. https://youtu.be/0HsTCJWjxqI My teaching schedule for fall isn't set in stone and may change, but here is my worst case availability. August 27- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 28- 5PM EST-11:59PM EST August 29-9AM EST-11:59PM EST August 30-9AM EST-11:59PM EST
BulletsBullets Short Animal Game Bananza 5 Game Rush 0:30:00 PC USA Link A fun flurry of animal games too short to be in on their own, but together form a variety of different types of games and creatures for viewers to enjoy back to back. Would offer to do as a relay but I don't think anyone else runs half these games. (Estimate includes a minute per game for setup time). Wear a different animal hat for every run (I do not have a hat that matches each game but I do have at least five). No extra time. Saturday and Sunday 7AM-10PM EST.
tridenttailtridenttail Diddy Kong Racing Randomizer 100% 2:00:00 N64 USA Link DKR Randomizer is relatively new and has yet to be showcased at an event. The randomizer shuffles the tracks as well as the default vehicles which makes for a more unique adventure mode experience. Sweener and myself will have to adjust on the fly and use or knowledge of the tracks and the vehicles in order to speed through the adventure mode as fast as possible. Sweenerdog Available Sat/Sun 10am-Midnight EST
cyndifusiccyndifusic Wii Music Pitch Perfect 0:21:00 WiiU USA Link Wii Music doesn't naturally have much speedrunning potential, but one of its modes in particular has inherent potential as a speedgame: Pitch Perfect. Pitch Perfect is a high score based minigame, presenting basic musical objectives that get gradually harder over its eight stages. The goal of the Pitch Perfect speedrun category is to complete all eight of these stages as fast as possible. However, while the objective is fairly simple, the run tests real-world music theory experience. For over a year, the category's world record was held by jazz musician and YouTuber insaneintherain (Carlos Eiene.) An optimal time would require nearly perfect input to perform two cycle skips at the very end of the run. About a month ago, I was the first to attempt to beat his time, and doing so was one of my proudest achievements. I'm satisfied with my progress in this category, and I would be honored to showcase it at Midwest Speedfest 2020. A bidwar for this run could be determining the Mii I use. Potential Mii options: - Matt from Wii Sports - Sans from Undertale - Karen (internet meme) - Conway from NicroVeda - Beef Boss from Poofesure August 28 - Available anytime between 11am and 11pm EST August 29 - Available anytime between 11am and 11pm EST August 30 - Unavailable
KingJ0444KingJ0444 Super Mario 3D World Any% 2:10:00 WiiU USA Link Super Mario 3D World has been on the uprising this year as a speedgame. It's had it's popularity in the past, but only now are people truly seeing its amazing movement, glitches and strats that have come from this forgotten 3d mario game! 2020 has shown the biggest this game's community has ever been with Any% recently getting shown off at Speedrunning Underground (Hosted by SpikeVegeta) and the fact that Kosmic picked up the game also grew it's popularity! This is planned as a race between me and DCA. Not only Will it show the amazing movement, tech and exploits used throughout the years, but will also be sort of a newcomer vs veteran sort of match! DiamondcrafterA Champions Road Showcase (After run) (+7 minutes) Any days starting at 5PM EDT - Midnight EDT to begin my run!
KingJ0444KingJ0444 Refunct Any% 0:04:00 Switch USA Link while the game is short, Refunct is widely seen as one of the best speedgames ever made! It's short Any% run with a simple premise and tight controls makes movement the key to get a good time with some times only being frames apart on the leaderboards. With over 900 runs on the leaderboard for Any%, i'm shocked it hasn't gotten as much showcases at marathons as it's very zen like and is very mesmorizing to watch! Encore Run (run the game again after since it's so short!) Any days from 5 PM - 2 AM EDT to start this run.
KingJ0444KingJ0444 Mario Kart 8 48 Tracks (200CC) (With Items) 1:55:00 WiiU USA Link Mario Kart 8 did something amazing that other mario kart games don't do....they made it faster! With 200CC, i'll be going through all 48 tracks in both the base game and the DLC with items turned on! It's an RNG filled run with fast paced gameplay on this Wii U game left in the past! Character bidwar (Link, Wario, Waluigi, Rosalina, Bowser) Any day from 5PM EDT - 11 PM EDT to start the run.
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Resident Evil: Survivor New Game Easy 0:40:00 PS JPN Link Survivor is a super under appreciated game in the community and has some of the greatest memes and voice acting that RE has to offer. It was also the first canon FPS Resident Evil and is a really cool run to showcase and get into. deserteagle417 I am free most of the time I just have to work on Saturdays so late night Friday won't work for me, but Saturdays starting after 7 pm EST would be fine as well and any time Thursday and Sunday
KingJ0444KingJ0444 Celeste All Hearts 1:35:00 Switch USA Link Celeste is one of the most popular speedgames ever with its movement, amazing level design, and just overall the fact that it was built from the ground up for speedrunning with its movement and controls. It's a precision platformer done right and deserves a chance to be shown off as it's a stable in the speedrun community! All hearts in collecting every heart in the A, B and C sides without having to complete the A sides. This is a category that often gets overlooked and I feel deserves more love! Bonus Farewell Showcase (Can be a race with Frozenflygone) File Name bidwar (up to 10 characters long) All dates from 5PM - 11 PM EDT to start my run
deserteagle417deserteagle417 Resident Evil: Survivor New Game Easy 0:42:00 PS JPN Link Survivor is a super under appreciated game in the community and has some of the greatest memes and voice acting that RE has to offer. It was also the first canon FPS Resident Evil and is a really cool run to showcase and get into. DrMaxtermind I am in EDT time zone and so are the times below. These are my available times. Aug 27 - 10:00-23:59 Aug 28 - 21:00-23:59 Aug 29 - 19:00-23:59 Aug 30 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure Any % No Item Use 0:30:00 Genesis USA Link Boogerman is an amazing game from the Sega that I had when I was 5 and it is near and dear to my heart. Got the chance to showcase this game at SGDQ 2019 and everyone had a blast. Plus boogers farts and belches what else is there to say! I am available all times except from Friday 12 am - Saturday 6 pm EST
KingJ0444KingJ0444 New Super Lucky's Tale All Pages 2:40:00 Switch USA Link NSLT is a remade, revamped version to the 2017 Xbox exclusive: Super Lucky's Tale that has improved visuals, better level desing and more fluent movement. This game has an amazing amount of support from the wonderful community. while Any% or All Main Levels have had good showcases in previous marathons, All Pages is basically the 100% (No Postgame) category where we collect every page throughout the games 5 worlds and then beat the final boss. This game flew under the radar on switch and deserves more attention, especially as a speedrun, and with the amazing movement, tech and even an infinite height glitch that we abuse in this run, its sure to show a good time! All dates from 5PM EDT - 11 PM EDT to start my run.
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Resident Evil Shotgun % 1:00:00 PC JPN Link What is better than classic Jill in a Boogerman Skin yielding the shotgun the entire time while running through hordes of zombies! Also horror games never get enough love <3 Available all times except from Friday 12 am EST - Saturday 6 pm EST
deserteagle417deserteagle417 Super Mario World Extra Categories In the 6 0:11:00 SNES JPN Link The classic Super Nintendo Mario platformer that we all know and love. We run, jump, swim, and fly our way though 11 stages to get to the true ending of SMW: being stuck forever inside the number 6! I am in EDT time zone and so are the times below. These are my available times. Aug 27 - 10:00-23:59 Aug 28 - 21:00-23:59 Aug 29 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59 Aug 30 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind RE Demake Any% Knife Only 0:30:00 PC USA Link This is a fan made game that was created on RPG Maker that shows what could have been if RE 1 was on the NES, which is awesome it has some great music and the tile movement makes it a lot of fun to run Please see my other submissions
KingJ0444KingJ0444 Super Mario 64 120 Star 2:22:00 WiiUVC USA Link Probably the most iconic speedrun ever, 120 Stars in Mario 64 is what grew speedrunning back in the day with Siglemic, and while I'm not near that level of skill, SM64 is always a joy to watch being run no matter what, especially when you're getting every star in the game! All dates from 5PM EDT - 11 PM EDT to start my run.
deserteagle417deserteagle417 The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse Any% 0:30:00 SNES JPN Link This game stars the iconic Mickey Mouse as he goes on a surreal adventure to rescue his dog, Pluto (the best Disney character), from the evil clutches of Emperor Pete. Mickey takes on many roles such as a magician, a firefighter, and a mountain climber to help him along the way! (The run will be done on Easy mode) I am in EDT time zone and so are the times below. These are my available times. Aug 27 - 10:00-23:59 Aug 28 - 21:00-23:59 Aug 29 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59 Aug 30 - 00:00-02:00 and 10:00-23:59
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Dino Stalker Any% 0:30:00 PS2 USA Link This is the easy run since it is a bit faster. But imagine if you will Dino Crisis but FPS Rail Shooter! What is there not to love? Also this was the 3rd installment of the Survivor series which people undervalue. Please see my other submissions
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Resident Evil: Dead Aim New Game Easy 0:40:00 PS2 JPN Link Resident Evil Dead Aim was the testing bed for RE 4 which is why it gives us the amazing Dollar Store Leon and Discount Ada we always needed. The game is super fun and really exempifies the Door Simulator style speedruns Please see my other submissions
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Outlast Glitchless No S+Q 1:00:00 PC USA Link Outlast 1 was an amazing game when it first came out. It combines the awesome adrenaline that comes from being chased down and also a lot of trigger tech. I promise you will keep all your fingers in the run Yall can put this at whatever donation amount you want but if you want I can do the Whistleblower DLC as well (there is nudity though) 40 extra minutes Please see my other submissions
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Dino Crisis Any % 1:50:00 PC JPN Link Dino Crisis is one of the greatest games from Capcom that was destroyed by sending it to Space. Join Regina on her quest to save the world from Jurassic Park Rejects! You could do a bid war for costume choice (Standard, Army, Battle Suit, and Cave Woman) Please See my other submissions
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Resident Evil: Outbreak Full Game Normal 1:15:00 PS2 JPN Link Resident evil outbreak was the first online multiplayer Resident evil game in which you play as average joes just trying to get the heck out of Raccoon City! Loved this game growing up and love it even more now. Please see my other submissions
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica Any% 0:15:00 PS2 JPN Link This is the Very Easy category which is a super quick run! Have you ever wondered what Claire was dreaming about on her flight in Code Veronica! Let me tell ya it wasn't Steve, but included Nemesis?!? Donation incentive to show off my favorite extra game mode Roach Mode!! It only takes about 5 minutes tops Please see my other submissions
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind Metal Gear MSX Any% RTA 0:30:00 PS2 USA Link Taking it back to where it all started with the Solid Snake Saga! This is a sneaking mission but I have never been good at that. The death abuse and routing make this game a nice little addition and awesome run to watch Please see my other submissions
DrMaxtermindDrMaxtermind South Park: The Stick of Truth Any% Current Patch 1:45:00 PC USA Link This was an amazing example of what a fun RPG could be with all the adult humor and fun battle mechanics. I understand it is a little NSFWQ but overall it is a great game and a great run! This is the Jew Class Run Please see my other submissions
JoeyBaby69JoeyBaby69 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic 0:25:00 Genesis USA Link Sonic 2 has a good mix of tight platforming and interesting zips, clips and level wraps to boot. The speedrun has been getting a lot of attention this year with the amount of runners joining the fray. Also Tails is there, which is both a good and bad thing. 6PM-2AM EST on all days
JoeyBaby69JoeyBaby69 Sonic 3 & Knuckles Sonic 0:45:00 Genesis USA Link This run is an absolute glitchfest. Besides the first few acts, no level will be completed the way you expect them to. Zip, wrap and clip your way through 14 different zones utilizing brand new shield power ups introduced in this game. It's a beautiful accident how all the glitches performed are even achievable. 6PM-2AM EST on all days
ArtemisArtemis Wii Play Gold Medals 1:00:00 Wii USA Link good game with good strats find mii 99 (30 minutes by itself, effectively all levels) can do anything
Captain_EzekielCaptain_Ezekiel Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Any% Normal 1:50:00 PC USA Link Diablo II is the poster child for Dungeon Crawling ARPGS with a Phenomenal atmosphere and story line. Very Dark, very fun and as fast as possible is the attraction. The route i plan to run is the Assassin Any% Normal route, which show cases running the game as that class as fast as possible. Character name decision. Anytime after 5:00 PM CST on weekdays, anytime on weekends.
ExodusXanimateExodusXanimate Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Any% 0:42:00 PS3 USA Link Sly 1 Any% is a fast pace category where we completely break the game. With full hub world skips in worlds 1/2/4 and proxies to fly high in the sky this is sure to entertain everyone watching. any day / any time
ExodusXanimateExodusXanimate Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus All Keys 1:15:00 PS3 USA Link This category shows off every level in the game with a ton of really interesting tricks not shown in the Any% run. With Sly 1 being a classic and nostalgic ps2 era 3D platformer it makes a very entertaining speed game to show off in a marathon. any day / any time
ExodusXanimateExodusXanimate Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus All Vaults 1:30:00 PS3 USA Link The All Vaults category in Sly 1 has never been shown off in a marathon setting. It would be a ton of fun to show off all the crazy things this game has to offer. All Vaults means that we collect every vault in the game, which allows us to use our master thief abilities. These abilities allow us to do all kinds of cool tricks. All Vaults is also super unique because we get to add in some tricks from Any% and 100% so its the best of both worlds. any day / any time
ExodusXanimateExodusXanimate Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus 100% 2:15:00 PS3 USA Link Sly 1 100% has never been shown off in a marathon setting. 100% is a fast paced exciting category that allows us to take advantage of the master thief abilities from the vaults as well as do all of the master thief sprints (time trials) in every platforming level. Showing this category off would be a ton of fun and thanks again for hosting this great event . any day / any time
nicnacnicnicnacnic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Hearts of Stone 0:40:00 PC USA Link The Witcher 3 is a well known RPG. But did you know that it also has a speedrunning community? We like to speed through the game, skipping all the lore and raging whenever Roach spawns on the other side of the map. (using an SGDQO submission video btw) - Route (Combat vs Alchemy). Combat is sword stuff, alchemy is bombs n' stuff. Submission shows alchemy. - Language (English, French, Polish, Japanese). Polish is fastest. Submission is in Polish with English subs. Not between 8am - 4pm EST on weekdays. Otherwise anytime.
nicnacnicnicnacnic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Blood and Wine 0:50:00 PC USA Link The Witcher 3 is a well known RPG. But did you know that it also has a speedrunning community? We like to speed through the game, skipping all the lore and raging whenever Roach spawns on the other side of the map. (using an SGDQO submission video btw) - Route (Combat vs Alchemy). Combat is sword stuff, alchemy is bombs n' stuff. Submission shows alchemy. - Ending (Unseen Elder, Fairytale). Determines where we go at the end of the run. Unseen Elder is faster. Add 10 min for Fairytale. - Language (English, French, Polish, Japanese). English is fastest. Submission is in Polish with English subs. Not between 8am - 4pm EST on weekdays. Otherwise anytime.
nicnacnicnicnacnic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Any% 2:20:00 PC USA Link The Witcher 3 is a well known RPG. But did you know that it also has a speedrunning community? We like to speed through the game, skipping all the lore and raging whenever Roach spawns on the other side of the map. Plus there is a major speed glitch in Old Patch which is pretty entertaining. (using an SGDQO submission video btw) - Category (Old Patch, Current Patch). As the name suggests. Old Patch is version 1.06, and features a speed glitch early on in the run to shave off an hour. Probably more entertaining. Current patch is version 1.31 GOTY/1.32 and does not include the speed glitch. Submission uses Old Patch. Add 1h15 for Current Patch. - Ending Choice (Ciri Dead, Ciri Witcher, Ciri Empress). Explanation for each ending can be found here: shorturl.at/gzJOX. Add 10 min for anything other than Ciri dead. - Language (English, French, Polish, Japanese). Japanese is fastest. Submission is in English. Not between 8am - 4pm EST on weekdays. Otherwise anytime.
fGeorjjefGeorjje Need for Speed: Carbon Career any% (NG+) 0:12:00 PC Link noo you can't just beat a 600bhp+ supercar in the first car the game gives you!! haha rx8 go brr. NFSC NG+ does the (unfortunately required) career prologue, but then wrong-warps straight to the end of the game, facing off against the final boss in a car so understacked that the canyon duel requires driving precision unseen in any other category. with absolutely perfect driving, it is even possible to overtake on stage 1, skipping the entirety of the 2nd stage, although #thishasneverhappenedbefore in a marathon run. first time for everything? crew name (file name is unavailable). maybe glitch exhibition for 10 mins after? same as other submission
fGeorjjefGeorjje Need for Speed: Carbon Career any% (NG+ no WW) 1:55:00 PC Link A niche category of NFSC that allows all the fun game-breaking NG+ shenanigans, but bans the one thing allowing to go straight to the final boss. i've never actually done this category at a marathon before, so that's a free #neverhappenedbefore on the host bingo right away (oh wait, this isn't Bingothon? my bad). a completely different experience than NG - OP cars all around, money routing, and finishing the run in the best car in the game, a fully upgraded corvette z06. oh, and it's still NFSC - a grip-based racer where every corner matters. https://www.speedrun.com/nfsc/run/y81o08xz crew name (file name is unavailable), NG+ bonus run (~12m see other submission), glitch exhibition (~10 mins?) same as other submission
fGeorjjefGeorjje Need for Speed: Carbon Career Any% with cheats 1:53:00 PC Link flashback to 2018 - a re-submission of my first ever run for MWSF, done at MSSF2018. i've improved a lot in the game since then, but never actually re-ran this category. the old marathon run STILL stands as PB/WR. let's beat it! file name, crew name, NG+ bonus run (12m, see other submission), glitch exhibition (~10m) same as other submission
fGeorjjefGeorjje Need for Speed: Underground Underground 100% 5:35:00 PC Link to be straight up honest with the submission judges here - this is long. *really* long. but, if accepted, it would showcase one of the most purist driving/racing games ever made. NFSU1 is a long, crueling, 5h+ grind of nothing but doing races. no police chases. no territory attacks. (almost) no routing. just go in, and drive. none same as other submission
fGeorjjefGeorjje Beyblade G-Revolution (GBA) World Championship 2:30:00 GBA Link "it shouldn't" -helix same as other submissions
EyeOf_NewtEyeOf_Newt Bugdom 2 Any% 0:20:00 PC Link Bug Game Good But for real, game has a ton of OoB clips, and some other stuff. Goal to upgrade to a No OoB run. Shows off more of the levels, and some more interesting routing/ sequence breaking. No overnights
TalceraseTalcerase You Are Not A Banana: Better Edition Any% 0:10:00 PC Link Who doesn't love philosophical games? You ARE bonus run (20 seconds) Human v Banana Ride the Snail (~1 minute) View All Art Exhibits (5 minutes) Any
HelixHelix Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure Any% 0:20:00 GCN USA Link buzz lightyear on a skamtebord product placement missions (+6 minutes? maybe?) 10am - 4am all days
SuperViperT302SuperViperT302 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Any% 3:15:00 Wii USA Link SMG2 Any% entails collecting 70 Stars to unlock Bowser's Galaxy Generator, then getting the Grand Star from there to finish the game. Within those 71 Stars, there are crazy gravity exploits, momentum abuse tricks from moving platforms, crazy boss strategies, and of course, the use of Yoshi's infinite flutter glitch to cross otherwise impossibly large distances. While a bit lengthy, there's plenty of downtime to allow for in-depth explanations of everything that happens in the run and even for donations here and there. I am currently 2nd place for this category and have run this in many marathons before (including SGDQ 2019), all to positive reception. The Perfect Run (6:00) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpnM7SkKgYQ Mon/Tues/Wed - Can't start earlier than 1 PM, can't finish later than 11:30 PM Fri - Can't start earlier than 1 PM Sun - Can't finish later than 11:30 PM Thurs/Sat - Available all day
PeterAfroPeterAfro Mega Man: The Wily Wars wily tower 0:25:00 Genesis USA Link mini game which lets you chose what weapons you have, so no need to start with only the buster all days except 29th 9AM-10PM EST
SuperViperT302SuperViperT302 Pac 'n Roll Remix Any% 0:27:00 Wii USA Link Most Pac-Man games have severely underrated speedruns, and this game is no exception. Released in 2007 (and rereleased in 2010) as a Wii update to the DS game of origin, PnRR features Namco's iconic ball... literally as a ball. The run consists of going through all 25 levels as quickly as possible, which involves rolling Pac-Man around at the speed of sound whilst collecting Pac-Dots to get past the many Golvis Gates scattered throughout, a few of which are skippable. The game's updated physics allow for many different exploits that speed up the run dramatically, such as the ability to boost on lava, being able to fall large distances to skip huge portions of vertical levels, and using a broken Light Pac power-up to allow for huge sequence breaks. With these crazy exploits, combined with non-stop fast-paced gameplay and a variety of optimizations over the past few years, I, as the world record holder for this game, believe this game is a must-have for any marathon. Mon/Tues/Wed - Can't start earlier than 1 PM, can't finish later than 11:30 PM Fri - Can't start earlier than 1 PM Sun - Can't finish later than 11:30 PM Thurs/Sat - Available all day
SuperViperT302SuperViperT302 Super Mario 64 70 Star 0:55:00 N64 USA Link Without a doubt one of the most popular speedgames out there. SM64 is widely known for its insane tricks, tight jumps, and for having some of the most technical movement in any speedgame ever, with new optimizations continuing to be found left and right. 70 Star completes the game as fast as possible without using glitches to skip any star doors (meaning no BLJs or MIPS Clips allowed), and showcases some of the fastest and most technical stars in the entire game. 1 Star bonus run (15:00) - an example is in the submission video I used Mon/Tues/Wed - Can't start earlier than 1 PM, can't finish later than 11:30 PM Fri - Can't start earlier than 1 PM Sun - Can't finish later than 11:30 PM Thurs/Sat - Available all day
ClassicRaguClassicRagu Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected Any% 0:50:00 Switch USA Link XCDE Future Connected Casual Any% is the fastest Xenoblade category that currently exists. It packs in Xenoblade Chronicles 1 combat with the unique union strike feature of Future Connected. While it is a short run, that can take as low as 33-34 min, there is rng in the final fight which can cause the runner to have to restart the fight. This is why I put in an estimate of 50 minutes, this accounts for 4+ losses against the final boss. Overall I would say if you were to accept either of my runs, that you accept the All Ponspector run as it is more safe for marathons. I submitted this as an alternative if that run is too long more or less. There are no good incentives for this category. I'm available: 7pm-9pm August 27, 7pm-11pm August 28, 11am-11pm August 29, 11am-9pm August 30 and I could play 11pm-3am as well on the 28th and 29th but I tend to have worse runs when I play that late.
SuperViperT302SuperViperT302 Super Mario 64 120 Star 1:55:00 N64 USA Link Without a doubt one of the most popular speedgames out there. SM64 is widely known for its insane tricks, tight jumps, and for having some of the most technical movement in any speedgame ever, with new optimizations continuing to be found left and right. 120 Star is easily the most popular of SM64's main categories, showcasing many of the optimizations found over the years along with creative 100 coin routes and crazy tricks in almost every stage. Mon/Tues/Wed - Can't start earlier than 1 PM, can't finish later than 11:30 PM Fri - Can't start earlier than 1 PM Sun - Can't finish later than 11:30 PM Thurs/Sat - Available all day
TaymanNDTaymanND Pokemon Puzzle League 1P Stadium 0:40:00 N64 USA Link Pokemon Puzzle League is a match three puzzle game where the player fights through 16 opponents from the Pokemon anime. We play on the hardest difficulty, which is infamous among casual players for its insane cursor speed; however, we use an AI exploit to ideally defeat the opponents in under 30 seconds. This requires the ability to chain proficiently, while also watching the AI's screen. This is a cozy, nostalgic, and technically impress run that's sure to please. Swag chain showcase after the run Pokemon selection bidwar Thursday: 4 PM - 11 PM CT Friday 4 PM - 2 AM CT Saturday: 9 AM - 2 AM CT Sunday: 9 AM - 2 AM CT
SweenerdogSweenerdog Diddy Kong Racing Randomizer 100% Randomizer 2:00:00 N64 JPN Link DKR Rando has never been shown off at a live event before! Rando offers randomized vehicles, tracks, and even lap count, making some of the game's challenges exceptionally difficult to pull off. This can make for a very interesting run. I am also submitting this as a race, as fellow DKR runner tridenttail would love to participate in the event as well. I myself JUST got an Everdrive of my own. Like, today. So I haven't yet had a chance to play DKR Rando and do my own runs. However, in the time between now and the Marathon, I will have plenty of time to set things up and get some practice in of my own. That said, for the video below, I offer up tridenttail's 100% Randomizer run in 1:40:52. Since lap count and vehicle are random, the estimate can vary greatly. I've put 2:00:00 as the estimate to ensure we have some wiggle room. tridenttail I will be available most of the weekend.
BahamutXBahamutX River City Girls New game 0:55:00 PC USA Link River City Girls is a side scrolling beat-em-up game similar to the old NES game River City Ransom. Instead this is taking the usual "save the girlfriend" trope, and flips it. It has amazing pixel graphics and a kickin' soundtrack. New to this run is the bidwar to choose who saves the boyfriends, Kyoko or Misako! Bidwar: Kyoko vs Misako Bidwar: Language Subtitles Incentive: All-Bosses Category (+5min estimate) Thursday: start-6pm, 10:30pm-1am Friday: 8am-1am Saturday 8am-1am Sunday 8am-1am
nesnes Pokémon Stadium Prime Cup Round 1 1:57:00 N64 USA Link this game has a lot of mental math in doing a majority of the fights. its a pretty hype watch with the right commentary and i think i can provide it! this run has more fights, but is shorter and safer than the Gym Leader Castle run with more diverse moves and strategy as well and i think this would be an awesome showing! late afternoons to early graveyard pacific