Awesome Games Done Quick is always a nice way to start the new year. The speedrunning marathon for charity had another great edition to kick off 2017 and these are the very best runs.
Let's start off with a regular run. Or as far as 'regular' goes when it comes to speedrunning. How fast can you finish Super Mario 3D Land on the 3DS? Well, this guy can probably do it faster. It takes him about an hour to finish the final level of the game, which requires him to collect 100 golden coins. Impressive!
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Somewhat less regular then. Super Dram World is a ROM-mod, which means someone made their own version of a classic game. Super Dram World is (as you'd expect) a Super Mario World mod, which is really, really (really really) hard.
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This guy plays through Turok: Dinosaur Hunter in just over 37 minutes, through some very impressive platforming. Especially towards the end you can feel the tension in the room building and you can hear the runner's sighs of relief every time he makes a difficult jump.
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TAS means Tool Assisted Run and it basically means they're letting a machine do an optimal speedrun. This is as fast as it goes!
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This is one of the faster runs from this year. This guy manages to almost skip all of the content in The Addams Family and reach the end boss in about 5 minutes.
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What, you never heard of Donkey Kong 5: The Journey Of Over Time And Space before? Well, I don't blame you. This ROM-mod is pretty hilarious though and the runner makes it even better with his commentary.
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It took me hundreds of tries to complete all the singleplayer scenario's in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Gamecube. This guy does them all in 37 minutes.
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Time travelling, a mad scientist, Jean Claude van Damme... What can go wrong? Well...
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Let's end with a good one, Hitman: Blood Money is one of my favourite games of all times. If you know all the levels in this game and played through them several times, it's really great to see how inventive these speedrunners are.
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