SGDQ’s Summer Lineup Includes A Live Speedrun Of Nintendogs Leave a comment

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The schedule for Summer Games Done Quick, the annual speedrunning marathon that raises millions of dollars for charity each year, just went live — and that means we can check out the games that will be included in 2021’s livestream!

Since this is Nintendo Life, and we are legally bound to only report on Nintendo games, we’ll only list the ones that will be played on Nintendo platforms (also, the list is really long, and we don’t have all day), but you can check out the full schedule on SGDQ’s website.

Pikmin 3 also features in this year's lineup
Pikmin 3 also features in this year’s lineup

In chronological order of when they’ll be played, plus the rough estimate of how long the speedrun will take:

  • F-Zero GX — 1:20:00
  • Mega Man X — 40:00
  • Kirby Super Star — 1:00:00
  • 007: Nightfire — 1:00:00
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages — 1:40:00
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe — 45:00
  • Nintendogs — 25:00
  • Startropics II — 1:08:00
  • Tiny Toon Adventures — 15:00
  • Batman: The Video Game — 12:00
  • Ninja Gaiden — 20:00
  • Amagon — 30:00
  • Gimmick! — 14:00
  • Ghost ‘N’ Goblins Resurrection — 30:00
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl — 15:00
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga — 34:00
  • Cave Story 3D — 1:22:00
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land — 40:00
  • Kirby’s Dream Collection — 25:00
  • Metroid Prime 2 — 1:25:00
  • Paper Mario — 50:00
  • Super Mario Odyssey — 1:50:00
  • Blast Corps — 30:00
  • Chameleon Twist — 15:00
  • Yoshi’s Story — 18:00
  • Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures — 33:00
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow — 46:00
  • Castlevania 64 — 47:00
  • Castlevania: Rondo of Blood — 25:00
  • Castlevania — 14:00
  • Battletoads — 35:00
  • Kororinpa: Marble Mania — 32:00
  • Mischief Makers — 1:05:00
  • Earthworm Jim — 30:00
  • Golden Sun: The Lost Age — 6:06:00
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask — 1:50:00
  • Link: The Faces of Evil — 1:00:00
  • Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed — 14:00
  • Sonic Colors — 1:00:00
  • Sonic 3D Blast — 35:00
  • Pokémon Black/White — 3:30:00
  • Mega Man II — 22:00
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 — 25:00
  • Sonic Heroes (TAS) — 40:00
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — 2:00:00
  • Fire Emblem: Three Housees — 1:35:00
  • Storks and Apes and Crocodiles — 50:00
  • Let’s Give Up — 35:00
  • Mega Man X2 — 40:00
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble — 1:03:00
  • Pokémon Emerald — 2:55:00
  • Bowser’s Fury — 38:00
  • Mario Kart 64 — 35:00
  • Super Metroid — 1:20:00
  • Super Mario 64 (Blindfolded) — 2:15:00
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 — 1:25:00

If you’re thinking, “ugh, a list? Reading? No thanks,” and you just want some recommendations, we got you!

Super Mario Odyssey is always a fantastic watch, as is Pikmin 3 and the blindfolded Super Mario 64 run, and it’s traditional to watch the Super Metroid run and vote on whether or not to save the animals. Zelda runs are always great watches, and this year features an old speedrun classic, Majora’s Mask, as well as Breath of the Wild, Oracle of Ages, and, for some reason, Link: The Faces of Evil, one of the terrible CD-i games.

The Faces of Evil is known for being the game that brought us Morshu
The Faces of Evil is known for being the game that brought us Morshu

If you’re interested in literally inhuman speedrunning, the Sonic Heroes run this year will be done by TASBot, a “tool-assisted” robot that simulates the perfect speedrun, made possible by being a robot capable of actual perfection.

We’re also quite intrigued by the six hour speedrun of Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the longest run by far on the schedule (the second-longest being a Pokémon Black vs White race which will take around three and a half hours).

Who is this? This isn't a Mario! Get out of here!
Who is this? This isn’t a Mario! Get out of here!

(Personally, I’m excited about Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is going to kick off the SGDQ speedruns this year, but it’s not on any Nintendo platforms, so- oh no!!! Please, editors, do not arrest me! I am sorry! I promise to only write about Nintendo games from now on, do not send me to video game prison, noooooooooo)

We apologise for the tragic arrest of the author of this piece. Please tell us which speedrun you’ll be looking forward to in the comments!

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