A brief preview of this week’s schedule
The Awesome Games Done Quick event for 2018 begins today, after months of anticipation. You can find the stream here, along with a brief preview of the upcoming week. A full schedule can be found here.
Sunday, January 7
The stream begins today, at 10:30AM CST/11:30 AM EST. Though a pre-show has been running for a few hours now, the actual event won’t begin until then.
To kick off the stream, JHobz will be doing a speedrun of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (Estimated run-time 1:13:00, Any%).
Other highlights of the day include a Splatoon 2 run (1:03PM, ERT 1:40:00, Any%) and a Skyrim main-quest run (4:28PM, 0:50:00). F-Zero GX begins the late evening at 6:18PM (1:20:00, All Tracks Time-Attack).
Monday, January 8
Earlybird: Early morning highlights are Battleblock Theater (2:15AM, 1:23:00, Any% No Skips) and Contra, which sees two games run from 6:19AM to 7:05AM (Contra and Contra III).
The afternoon begins with Sonic Adventure 2 Battle at 1:20PM (0:42:00) as a Hero Story Race between two players, followed by Sonic Mania (2:12PM, 1:00:00, Sonic & Tails Any%). Three Mega Man games follow Sonic (Mega Man Zero 3, Mega Man X4, Mega Man X).
The day ends with a Burnout Paradise run (11:33PM, 1:30:00, 100%).
Tuesday, January 9
Earlybird: Rayman (5:03AM, 1:30:00, Any%)
Following Rayman, both Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (8:55AM, 0:23:00, Maxim All Bosses) and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (9:28AM, 0:35:00, Zero Bosses) will make appearances. These games are the precursors to a run of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (10:13AM, 1:25:00), which will see a bid war to decide between Ephraim or Erika’s campaigns.
Horror rules the night, as Left 4 Dead 2 (5:38PM, 0:58:00, Main Campaigns) kicks off the evening with a four-player co-op run. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (8:41PM, 1:50:00, New Game Madhouse) is one of the final highlights.
Wednesday, January 10
Earlybird: Kid Icarus (4:10AM, 0:33:00, Any%)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles begins the regular morning (8:41AM, 0:25:00, Any%), with Battletoads following the series (10:01AM Battletoads Arcade, 10:56AM Battletoads).
Super Mario Sunshine takes most of the evening, as AverageTrey seeks 120 Shines (7:07PM, 3:15:00).
Thursday, January 11
Earlybird: Animorphs: Shattered Reality (1:32AM, 0:40:00, Any%)
The ‘new’ Star Fox 2 (12:50PM, 0:45:00) sees a run this afternoon, played on the SNES Classic.
In the evening, two popular indie titles are highlights. First is Owlboy (9:00PM, 0:55:00, All Bosses), followed later by Hyper Light Drifter (11:55PM, 0:35:00).
Friday, January 12
Earlybird: Spelunky (12:40AM, 0:30:00, All Shortcuts + Olmec)
Super Mario Galaxy (8:27AM, 2:45:00, Any%) takes up the largest chunk of the morning and is followed by Super Monkey Ball (11:22AM, 0:26:00, Beginner, Advanced and Expert Stages).
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has most of the night to itself (7:43PM, 4:40:00, 100%).
Saturday, January 13
Earlybird: Mass Effect (7:38AM, 1:50:00, Any%)
Bloodborne begins at maybe the earliest most of us will wake up and promises an exciting run (1:21PM, 1:35:00, All Bosses). A potential favorite for ‘kill the animals’ fans.
The final speedrun may be the best however, as a player takes on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (10:14PM, 3:57:00, All Main Quests).
Sunday, January 14
Immediately after the Breath of Wild speedrun, Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 will have its finale and goodbye. Whoever is still awake at this point will participate (2:21AM).