The final day of SGDQ 2019 has come and gone, and we couldn’t be happier with the speedruns that were shown. Some of the best speedruns of SGDQ 2019 were performed on Saturday, leaving audiences stunned and impressed. Including Skyrim, Super Mario World, Chrono Trigger, and more, SGDQ 2019 day seven had the best of the best speedruns to enjoy. We’re here to break down the very best speedruns from SGDQ 2019 day seven, so hopefully you’ll find a speedrun worth checking out. All of the speedrun videos are available on Twitch VOD, as well as the GamesDoneQuick Youtube channel. We highly recommend you check out our suggestions, and take a peek at some of our recaps from the other days of the marathon.
The Best Speedruns from SGDQ 2019 Day Seven
Bomberman 64: The Second Attack (any%) by LivelyRaccoon
I feel like Bomberman 64 was a bit underrated, so that’s probably just as true for its exceptionally rare sequel, Bomberman 64: The Second Attack. Speedrunner LivelyRaccoon gave us a great glimpse of the game as he sped through it in record time. By using a series of wall-clips and some very precise bomb set-ups, LivelyRaccoon was able to complete the game in just over 40 minutes, setting a brand new world record. The run is commentated on well, so it’s easy to follow the various tricks and skips.
Final time: 41:29
Cannon Spike (any%) by Aquas
It was the hidden gems that continued to rule SGDQ 2019 day seven, as this Sega Dreamcast speedrun was as exciting as it was quick. Featuring classic Capcom characters like Mega Man, Cammy from Street Fighter, and Arthur from Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, this beat ’em up/shooter arcade port was equal parts colorful and crazy. Runner Aquas smashed through the game’s 10 missions in less than 10 minutes, slaying numerous bosses and plenty of enemies. By using combo moves with Arthur, Aquas was able to manipulate AI and stun-lock their way to victory in a blaze of speed.
Final time: 8:19
Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee! (any%) by eddaket
I really enjoyed Pokemon: Let’s Go on the Nintendo Switch when I played it last winter. The game took me dozens of hours to complete, and I appreciated the combination of familiar mechanics and new ideas. In less than a year, the Pokemon speedrunning community has done awesome things with Let’s Go, and this speedrun by eddaket is a great example of the work they’ve done. Despite the 3-hour run time, this “any%” speedrun stays consistently entertaining thanks to light-hearted commentary and some big donation sprees. It’s also radically different from most traditional Pokemon speedruns, with less glitches and more strategy and battle tactics. Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee is a wonderful adventure, and it was awesome watching eddaket speed through it in just over 3 hours.
Final time: 3:18:13
Super Mario World (96 Exit, Race) by Seathorne, truman, and TNT
Super Mario World is one of the most popular games in the speedrunning community, and as such, has been endlessly optimized to near perfection. In this incredible 3-man race, we got to see absolutely top-notch gameplay from three of the best Super Mario World speedrunners in the scene. All three runners continuously pulled off frame-perfect tricks, exceptionally difficult platforming, and wicked cape maneuvers. When played at this high of a level, Super Mario World is cathartic to watch, and the 96 Exit category goes through every single level. Although every Mario speedrun from SGDQ 2019 was fantastic, this 96 Exit race is doubly impressive.
Final time: 1:24:45
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Any%) by Torje
The “Any%” speedrun of Ocarina of Time is an iconic one, and the reason that I became interested in speedruns in the first place. Often regarded as the best game ever made, Ocarina of Time has dozens of hours of adventuring, and was one of the first games to define the 3D action/adventure genre. This run takes that entire experience and breaks it to the core, skipping through the game in less than 20 minutes. The current world record Torje guided us through this unbelievable speedrun, explaining a bit of the history behind the run and some explanations on the complex glitches being used. If you’ve never seen an Ocarina of Time speedrun, stop what you’re doing and check this one out.
Final time: 19:52
Chrono Trigger (Glitchless 100%, All Quests) by Puwexil
It’s a Games Done Quick tradition to end the marathon with an extended speedrun of a beloved RPG. SGDQ 2019 wrapped up with a nearly six hour speedrun of Chrono Trigger, the fan-favorite SNES time-traveling RPG. Throughout the run, Puwexil did an amazing job explaining all the various tricks and strategies. Generally speaking, you’ll be surprised at just how much this run is able to hold your attention. If you don’t think you can watch that many hours of speedrunning, I recommend that you at least check out the last 30 minutes. SGDQ 2019 smashed through the previous donation record of $2.4 million, and during the last half hour, the donation tracker ticked slowly towards $3 million. I have never seen a crowd so hyped up, nor have I seen this much money raised in such a short time. With the crowd cheering and reaching deafening levels. The ending of the Chrono Trigger speedrun embodies everything about the Games Done Quick marathons.
Final time: 5:41:25
At the end of the marathon, Summer Games Done Quick 2019 raised an incredible $3,003,839 for Doctors Without Borders. This is by far their most successful event, and we’re incredibly excited for the upcoming GDQ Express 2019 at TwitchCon in September, and Awesome Games Done Quick 2020!
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