This year, Awesome Games Done Quick has touched down in Herndon, VA. They will be raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event is about to begin, so Shacknews is here to offer a look at some of the noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed. And with no Super Metroid this year, guidance is more vital than ever!
Here's the full schedule for Day 1, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of noteworthy runs to check out:
Time (All Times PT)
SpikeVegeta, Blechy, Protomagicalgirl, JHobz
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped - Any%
Ratchet & Clank
inFamous First Light
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Wall of Spain
Any% No Storage OOB
All Tracks Time Attack (Max Speed)
Any% (No Flight Skip)
Blaster Master Zero
Any% vs. EX Character Any%
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Co-op New Game+
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!
Any% No Level Skips
Environmental Station Alpha
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventure
[h=2]9:00 AM - Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[/h]About six months ago, Activision released the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and it was a wonderful nostalgic throwback to the PlayStation 1 era. It was also a reminder that these games were much harder than anyone remembered. So it's pretty neat that this year's Awesome Games Done Quick will kick off with a run of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. It's going to take JHobz a little over an hour to complete this one, which is partially a testament to how difficult this game is. That's why it's going to be fun to see how a speedrunner approaches this and makes the average player feel foolish in the process.
[h=2]3:28 PM - Hollow Knight[/h]Speaking of difficult, here's Hollow Knight, arguably the most difficult game to release in 2017 (Non-Cuphead Division). So let's see how Mickely3 approaches this wildly huge, wildly tough Metroidvania game. This is an Any% run, so viewers won't get to see all of Hallownest, but it'll still be quite the experience to see how fast Mickely3 is able to handle this game and its more intense sequences.
[h=2]6:33 PM - Blaster Master Zero[/h]Blaster Master Zero is the sequel to the old school classic, which released slightly under-the-radar in 2017 right around the time the Nintendo Switch first released. Anything you might remember about the offbeat platformer/adventure still applies to this sequel, 8-bit graphics and all. The original Blaster Master was the subject of some memorable Games Done Quick runs in the past and the same level of enjoyment is expected out of the sequel, which will make this run worth looking at.
[HR][/HR]Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 will take place from now through Saturday, January 13. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to watch all of the action from Twitch.