Another Done Quick Games event has ended, with the 2021 Done Quick Games Summer raising a total of $ 2,897,704 to support Doctors Without Borders between July 4th and 11th.
The amount was earned thanks to more than 100 different runners, who created more than 162 hours of speedrunning content and completed more than 160 games during the event, including several additional bonuses and additional incentives.
Once the SGDQ is over and runners are back honing their craft individually, you can see a full library of quick content on the Finish Game Finish YouTube channel. SGDQ has a lot of great performances for a handful of spectators – whether it’s a game you might be interested in running fast, an old favorite you’d like to see hit in a new way, or just something to be tossed around and laughed at every once in a while.
Here are some of the best speedruns from SGDQ 2021 if you want to catch some of the runs you missed or just want to watch the best of your favorite break game.
Pokémon Black and White by PulseEffects and Swiftalu
The Pokémon the franchise always gets a big focus during GDQ events, whether it’s a solo run or two runners racing against each other. PulseEffects, one of the main names in Pokémon speedrunning, has been a staple at GDQ for years, and its races always show the best games and watch the community from home.
This time, in a Pokémon Black and White any percent race against Swiftalu, lovingly named An (atom) y% during the current, the whole contest goes down to the last five seconds.
Pulse ended up pulling a bit at the end to grab the win, and no one might know if it was because she had a slight knowledge advantage based on contributions early in the game or because Swiftalu spent a little extra time making her Woobat look pretty. Keizaron definitely didn’t call him…
This was also a run that pushed SGDQ over $ 1 million, thanks to spectators running a continuous donation car based on their favorites Pokémon Pokédex number.
Super Mario 64 Blinded by Bubzia
Have you ever had a problem with a game, only to then one of your friends smashes an obstacle that is blocking you? That’s what saw Bubzia complete a 70 -star run Super Mario 64 eyes closed completely like SGDQ spectators.
A large number of runs are based entirely on muscle memory or audio cues, which means Bubzia has to play almost everything perfectly with little room for improvisation throughout the entire run. And even with those restrictions, he still managed to show off the best movement and technology and finally got the best for himself, gliding in just under an hour and 50 minutes.
This is also a great way to watch if you want to see a very different version of one of the most popular games in the speedrunning community. This review is very informative and explains the normal route, the differences between runs, and how Bubzia managed to do some of the bigger stunts without seeing anything.
GeoGuessr by havrd
GeoGuessr is a newer addition to the GDQ lineup, but it quickly became a popular run that provided a unique break in the regular game lineup.
If you want to see someone mentally burden themselves through the smallest details on every street, signboard and map, while striving to achieve the perfect score, this run would be the right time. Havrd is a great runner who is experienced in many games, so listen to him explain the ins and outs behind each of his decisions while running smoothly between regions of the world.
GeoGuessr has slowly become a more popular topic among content creators as well, so you can expect the community to continue to grow and even craze will show up at upcoming events.
Paper Mario by JCog
The old game had some of the weirdest technology involved in speedrunning, and the Stop ‘n’ Swop strategy should be in the closest place on that list.
For a bonus Mario paper conducted at SGDQ, JCog uses as many physical cartridges The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to manipulate certain data storage elements on the Nintendo 64 console, a technique that was originally used in Banjo & Kazooie walk. Then, by changing the cartridge quickly, there are specific manipulations involving effects and stored code that allows the run to work.
“If we wait until it reaches a certain value before releasing its effect, then when it’s run as code, it’s interpreted as a clue to jump into the expansion pack and run the code there,” JCog said. “Our code is from OoT selected to be the jump to where the file name is stored Mario paper, so basically we switch from timer to expansion pack to filename, and our filename is the load to change the space to The End and save the game! “
Strange runs like these are an incredible addition to any GDQ event. They launched the minds of the audience for the first time when the technology was implemented and provided some of the best content as well.
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix by Ninten
It was a big task to cover the GDQ broadcast, but Ninten, in his first solo hosting show at an event, showed off his incredible skills with Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Critical mode per percent run. This is also the first time a Level One run variation has been done at GDQ, and is worth every penny donated to charity.
This is one of the longest runs done on SGDQ and lasts over three hours on its own, with no bonus content.
The bonus incentive for the Ninten run is actually one of the biggest reasons SGDQ 2021 surpassed the $ 2.8 million milestone, hitting the Level One transformer before the run began and then meeting the last incentive of the entire event: the $ 280,001 Sephiroth Superboss Fight. Ninten and his reviewers really made it a double header, making it a two-on-one deal of Sephiroth and Terra Superboss Fight, which he smashed using some crazy high-level technology.
The meme was great, the comments were incredible, and Ninten did a perfect first run in his first solo appearance. You can’t ask for more to finish one of the best sprint events of the year.
You can still contribute to the volume and support Doctors Without Borders or learn more about upcoming GDQ projects and the weekly flow schedule by browsing the event’s official website.