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8 Eyes (1p2c)feasel0:25:00Castlevania-like game where you have a helper animal (a bird) that you can control to flip switches and manipulate enemies. The bird adds a lot of tech to the speedrun, and by using 2 controllers (1P2C incentive) you can do even more with it.

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Aladdin (Genesis, all levels)jymotion0:20:00Category requires doing the infamous Rug Ride level (which can be skipped by killing yourself). One of the more popular Genesis games. Some movement exploits & skips. Run w/ commentary: http://tinyurl.com/n29aljo

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Alex Kidd in Shinobi WorldDeepfreeze0:15:00The final Alex Kidd game to be released, it makes for an interesting speedrun, it requires some interesting executions, and on-the fly adjustments, including a boss which shoots projectiles at random speeds, angles, and intervals.

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Amnesia: A Machine for PigsWeables, ShadowDraft0:45:00(by ShadowDraft) It's just as broken as the previous game in the series. There's also different tricks just to show off like space pig or chair of destiny for possible donation incentives.

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AnodyneShadowDraft0:10:00Any% in this game completely abuses the screen scrolling mechanic skipping actually everything. A race would be great because the smallest mistake costs precious seconds in this ~5 minute run.

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Ape Escape 2Crash415961:20:00In any% you roam around in each level catching a listed amount of monkeys occasionally facing bosses along the way. You also get to levitate and visit space while doing so.

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Arkista's Ring (any% 1 loop)feasel0:20:00AR is a Zelda-like game for the NES. It has been rapidly gaining a following in the speedrun community due to its enjoyable gameplay, complex routing, and natural charm. The game has 4 loops, but "Loop 1" is currently the hotly contested category.

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Bangai-ozex0:55:00Lots of explosions, colors, and numbers to fill the screen. Expert use of the bomb mechanic fills the screen with as many missiles as possible and is used to dispatch bosses quickly. Great watch as I think its a very beautiful game.

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Banjo-TooieHyperresonance3:15:00Any% is collect 70 Jiggies and defeat Hag1. Extremely trick heavy with interesting movement and boss fight strategies. Plenty of glitches of different varieties make for great commentary and an overall entertaining run.

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Bastion (All Levels NG+/All Idols)Vulajin1:10:00Received a strong reception at AGDQ. This is the full game category, showing off more levels and combat. I'll do this as an "All Idols" run, which means all monsters are buffed in major, obvious ways, increasing the difficulty level substantially.

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Batman: Arkham City (Catwoman)RoboSparkle2:10:00Batman's superpower is deciding when and if the rules of physics apply to him. Recently he learned how to zip through solid concrete because flying wasn't fast enough. He also has nine different fabulous costumes that can be quickly changed mid-run.

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Bible Adventures (David and Goliath)Brossentia0:15:00Legendary status in the bad game world. High probability of trolling on the last level with the boulders, scorpions, and Goliath's shield bearer. Only con is that you can't throw Baby Moses in the river. I will never learn Noah's Ark, so don't ask.

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Big Rigs: Over the Road Racingxcd0:20:00This game is notorious for being pretty much the worst game ever. No collision detection, atrocious physics, bad grammar, winning levels immediately, skipping checkpoints, etc. the list goes on. However, all of this should make for a hilarious run.

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Billy Hatcher and the Giant Eggion, AlbinoAlbatross1:30:00This game is naturally fast-paced. The boring parts of the game are, thankfully, skipped! 27 levels are beaten, in total. It's also a safe game, bad luck doesn't lose much time.

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Bionic Commando (100%)PJ0:35:00Any% has been done before, but 100% shows off the other stages you don't get to see, while only adding ~8 minutes to the route. This is full of loads of fast-paced grapples and ceiling clips, and significant sequence breaks. This game is busted.

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Bioshock 2BloodThunder1:40:00This game is currently undergoing a complete overhaul as we are finding a ton of time savers and potential skips to lower the time. This is fairly fast paced and good commentary can explain a lot of the technical aspects behind the run.

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BlastoSaint Connor0:30:00Huge improvements have been made in the last 6mo. 2 new skips cut time from 28:42 to now 21:33 WR (http://bit.ly/1leTE9J). Time added to show off fun glitches including crash that triggers sound test. Incentive: Run+Warp Route (add 15min). Couch: PJ

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BleedStudio, altairian, rupee0:25:00Bleed is HYPE. Very fast, very exciting, very easy to follow (DASH N SHOOT). Categories be an incentive, could vary between a 1 life no healing , or standard mode but at different difficulties. Fastest category has a 20 min very safe estimate

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Bomberman HeroPvtCb, Yashi, Kirkq1:05:00(by PvtCb) JP version. 3D action-platformer with plenty of neat skips and variety. Race between Yashichi, Kirkq, and possibly DailySRL. Makes for a really close race as we all have times within a minute of each other and deaths never cost more than 30 seconds. [reviewer's edit: if we're having a 4 way race again, this game probably isn't it]

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Bubble Bobble (co-op)Golden + romscout, Darkwing Duck + MetaSigma0:45:00(by Golden) Co-op with Romscout. I'm putting 45 minutes as a placeholder estimate for now. We just want to bobble some bubbles. We're working on it over netplay and possibly meeting up before SGDQ to practice. Are you excited?

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Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred KindGraviton0:25:00A very fast and difficult platformer remembered by many from their childhood. It has a pretty good soundtrack and is short in length so the game does not overstay its welcome. The Bubsy series deserves a showing in GDQs other than just Bubsy 3D lol.

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Bunny Must DiePinkPajamas0:30:00Bunny Must Die is a fast paced metroidvania. I've been running this game since last summer.
There are wrong warps, sequence breaks and a lot of other speed tech.
My current record: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz5JSPmwPXo

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Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (SMS)btrim0:20:00Most people know the genesis version. This is its own game but with the same story. There are a few clips, major skips, and glitches. Would fit well into a Master System or Disney block.

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Castlevaniakmafrocard0:20:00Would attempt to show off all the tricks (Damage boosts, 1 shot Stage 1 Boss, Bat skip on Stage 4 and Drac Crit). All can be attempted safely and have backup strats.

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Castlevania 64 (character bid war)Cosmo, Tojimaru1:10:00(by Cosmo) I've know the strats for both characters so I can offer this bid war for character choice. The Carrie run is around 8 minutes shorter than Reinhardt. They use different weapons and have some unique bosses and stages.

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Castlevania III (Japanese version, Sypha)kmafrocard0:40:00Plenty of meat to make this marathon safe. An Ice skip on 4 that isn't in the US version and the nerfed lightning spell should be entertaining. Once again, hasn't been performed since AGDQ '13. Possible donation incentive for JP vs US version?

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (all bosses race, Alucard vs. Richter)Dacidbro, romscout, MechaRichter, zex0:45:00(by Dacidbro) Closest thing to 100% SotN has
Recently re-innovated by RSL's discovery, making it faster and more unique than before. [this can be a bid war for a race of Dacid vs. rom or Mecha vs. zex rematch]

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Chameleon TwistKefka14, rubiksrocks1230:20:00No major skips, but lots of tricks. My PB is still WR I believe. My best RTA that is posted anywhere is 14:25. I think it would be good for the marathon because its short and has never been at a GDQ.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bXRdf8mG52M

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Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (co-op)Sinister1, feasel0:20:00A rare game due to late release, but improved graphics and cool new game mechanics like using chipmunks as projectile weapons put it on par with the original and make it a great follow up to AGDQ.

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Choujin Sentai JetmanGuhbadoo0:15:00This is a simple and short platformer with giant robot boss battles. Super Sentai/Power Rangers is a popular series and I believe it will be well received.

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Clash at DemonheadGildersneeze0:35:00Fast paced gameplay, humorous dialog and visuals, and interesting speed tech. Little RNG makes it an excellent execution-heavy game for fans of technical runs. Run is about 23m long, added 5m setup time and incentives (optional boss, etc.).

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Crusader of CentyGeurge, ion1:00:00A very fun, fast paced action RPG for the megadrive that looks/plays a lot like A Link to The Past, there's been a lot of new tricks and glitches found in the past year pushing the run down and makes it look much more fun to watch.

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Deus Ex: Human RevolutionXexi1:25:00Have you ever been so mad at a box that you threw it against yourself? Me too! In DE:HR, we become one with the box in order to break the game. A lot. With box glitches + friends, we bring a 20hr game to 1 hour. (Donat: saving Malik/hostages)

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Dishonored (race + DLC)FearfulFerret, DecidedSloth1:05:00Had good success at this past AGDQ in the non-lethal ghost category. Any% is far more optimized than NLG and involves a lot of precise movement. Possible race vs Sloth. I could additionally do the Knife of Dunwall DLC (10 minutes).

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Disney Infinity (The Incredibles co-op)Essentia and her daughters1:15:00Co-op with my daughter(s). The game is simple enough that they'd be able to help out for a lot of the run. Possible bidding war for which of the 5 Incredibles characters to use.

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Donkey Kong Country (any% all stages)Garrison0:45:00This is a highly technical run and I'm a devoted runner with a great time (34:31). In the next year I have plans to cut another minute off the run and at the moment my consistency is fantastic. I want to give the category a good marathon showing

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Doom 64 (Watch Me Die difficulty)peaches_1:30:00Watch Me Die hardest difficulty. Extremely fast paced N64 FPS thanks to controller exploit that lets you run much faster than intended. Received id Software twitter exposure at SGDQ 2013. I died in that run and got a 1:15. I want to do it faster.

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Duke Nukem IIBonesaw5770:45:00The ultimate alien ass kicker is back again in this 2D action sidescroller, where Duke must tank damage, clip through pillars, and destroy childhoods for nostalgia-goers everywhere...just be sure to bring plenty of bubblegum.

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Dust: An Elysian Tail (any% warps)Vulajin0:30:00Fast-paced indie action RPG with interesting movement tech and two major glitches that allow it to be broken wide open. I ran this category in the AGDQ bonus stream and had a very positive reception.

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Dustforce (any%)TheBirdOfPrey0:55:00Precision Platformer think meat boy with a complex set of mechanics, and you have Dustforce. The any% is more forgiving than last SGDQ SS run and is more interesting from a glitch and routing point of view, and the soundtrack is amazing.

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Earthworm Jim (race)Zyre, Breakdown0:45:00If Breakdown is able to come, then he should get first pick to play this game. I’m alright with being a backup in case he can’t come. This game hasn’t been seen in a marathon since the first AGDQ and would be great to bring back for another go. [note: can change to EWJ1 vs. EWJ2 bid war if Breakdown can't make it.]

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Ecco the Dolphin (glitched)halfbakedprophet0:30:00Fastest completion of Ecco 1 possible without debug menu or external devices.

Already in process of getting a passport... no late cancellations if it gets in this time.

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El Vientospineshark0:20:00Fast-paced sidescroller action game that got a good reception at the end of the AGDQ13 bonus stream. It's obscure, but short and silly.

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EversionUraniumAnchor0:20:00True Ending is playing all 8 worlds with everything unlocked from the start (NG+), takes about 5-6 minutes. All Gems is collecting all the gems to unlock the true ending and adds about 10 minutes. Bid war/incentive for all gems?

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Fallout 3stonenot, Beezy0:35:00It's a run with a bit of walking, but a ton of out of bounds that a lot of people might find interesting. The route has been improved by a whole lot (around 30 minutes) since F3 was at SGDQ a few years ago. [reviewer's note: it was never at SGDQ]

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Final Fantasy VI (incentive for 100%)Essentia, puwexil7:30:00Glitchless FF6 has much more varied/intense battles than standard Any% (which mostly relies on Joker Doom/Vanish-Doom to OHKO bosses), and has several possible routes that use different endgame characters (could do bidding war between routes). [note: this will be a relay run with a huge donation incentive for 100%]

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlordcrate0:30:00A 2D platformer with the main gimmick of switching between worlds. You have a homing dash a la Sonic. Also several damage boosts to skip sizable sections of the game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThnVtrFrnB8

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Goldeneye (00 Agent, Hard)l34ss l3oost0:50:00This is the hardest difficulty of the game (which is played on the 100% run) but however this stops after each of the 20 levels is beaten.

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Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant (cutscene%)pcull444440:45:00I have WR of 31:51. Cutscene% means no cutscene skip because they're frickin hilarious. Really funny, fast paced, first person, Quake-like game for WIN 98, but with goosebumps. Potential incentives: race with Bonesaw577 & voice acting cutscenes. ;)

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Grand Theft Auto 2Kubelwagon0:50:00Old-school top-down GTA. This could possibly be a bonus game. Fast-paced car driving, police dodging action. I'm the current WR holder.

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Great Giana SistersRoboSparkle0:15:00Definitely not Super Mario Bros. Check the name. Amiga cult classic platformer featuring fire-walking, bee bouncing, a unique glitch called Warp-Deathing, Live Action Movie Yoshi and a choice of ending (Fight, Ignore or Glitch the Final Boss)

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GuacameleeNiL8r1:40:00A great Metroidvania stlye game with beatemup elements. There's a lot of tech with sequence breaks and Save+Quit. The estimate is for the Good End, which has a lot of difficult sections. A Bad End run would be around 1HR 15Min.

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Guardian HeroesReed0:20:00PB/WR is 13:54. Treasure beat-em-up (WTFJapan material) with a healthy dose of RNG which will make the run entertaining, but no way in hell can it put me over estimate. Super-Hard mode as donation incentive (est to 40:00 - will likely come down).

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GunpointValiuse0:15:00The game is short, a bit crazy to watch, but really fun. My PB/WR is 7:26, and average no-reset run is sub 8 minutes. One or two donation incentives are possible, but generally its just a straight run.

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Half-LifeCubeface0:50:00I started running this game not too long ago, and I'm putting a lot of effort in the run. I think I'll get my time down close to world record within a few weeks, but if someone better (like Coolkid) wants to run it, I'd give it up to him ofcourse.

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Half-Life 2Gocnak, Yeti2:15:00Can have a bidding war between which category. Or just do Old engine since new engine was shown off at AGDQ. Here's a video showing the differences between the 2 versions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmAatVmiMec

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Halo: Combat Evolved (Legendary)Goatrope2:10:00Hi! I run the first Halo game on Legendary difficulty. I play on PC as it is the fastest version. It is a cool run with neat tricks and sequence breaks. There is a lot of tense fighting as well! I am the current WR holder for Halo 1 Legendary.

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Heretic (Hard, Episodes 1-3)Cubeface0:35:00This run is a lot like Doom, and it's just as good. The run is fast and intense. The game is a bit less known, but I think the game is good enough to be in a gdq.

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I Wanna Be The Boshywitwix0:50:00I Wanna Be The Boshy is a very difficult platformer with very difficult bosses. Bosses are references to fan favorite games(Mario, Sonic, Ganon). The 40 minute run has almost 0 downtime and is 90% skill with some very interesting skips as well.

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IkachanReed, lurk0:20:00(by Reed) By Pixel of Cave Story fame. Short, adorable, movement is deceptively technical - floaty but fast. The endgame is goofy/cute enough to win over chat. Comfy as hell and a good race game (vs lurk) due to ample opportunities to catch up.

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Inspector Gadget (SNES)theworm8260:30:00I am the sole runner of this game and its fairly unknown. The gadgets that make this game fast: Plungers to climb any wall, copters to destroy bosses and fly over levels. This game is very marathon friendly, there's little RNG and it's a great watch.

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Jak 3TOTOzigemm1:15:00The third game in the Jak and Daxter series. It has recently become very broken with a lot of ridiculous glitches. 70% of the game is skipped through sequence breaks some of which are hilarious to see.

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Jet Set Radio Futurestonenot, UrBoyGraham2:40:00(by UrBoyGraham) Jet Set Radio Future is the sequel to Jet Set Radio, which was ran at AGDQ 2013. This game is a cult classic. It has a fantastic OST. There are a few major skips in the game, but it is pretty well constructed for the most part.

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Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman Zerotonic0:25:00Relatively short, fast action platformer. Very marathon safe in terms of difficulty, and the route features technical prowess to move swiftly. Japan only release, great for Japan block.

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KickmasterZyre0:20:00PJ endorsed and approved! It hasn’t been seen in a marathon yet. It is a fun game that combines action/platforming with some RPG elements. Fairly difficult game yet fun. Where else can your kicks cause foes to explode into a shower of items?

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Kirby Super Star (100%)Countdown421:30:00Kirby is cute~

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Kirby's Dream Land (Extra mode)TrUShade, CyberbotX0:20:00This was a run that Romscout wanted me to do last year, but I wasn't ready last year. But this year I am ready to deal with this insane difficulty curve. And if Rom wants to race me, we can make it a race.

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La-Mulana, original vs. remakeJMan, HiddenDistance2:20:00A run featuring many new glitches and skips not originally present, allowing players to zip-jump through walls via damage! This indie game has become an influential classic with many fans!

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MadWorldLaz2:15:00A Platinum game with a great soundtrack, Sin City inspired graphics, and features Wii-motion controls. The speedrun is focused on point-leeching to quickly get to each boss to later. Only cons is the game is underrated, and very mature.

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Marble Madnessbassdeluxe270:10:00This is a real NES classic. It's a basic but difficult isometric platformer that deserves a marathon return. Actual run time is no more than 3:30, so it can fit anywhere. Willing to consider co-op mode.

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Mega Man 10 (Hard mode incentive)usedpizza0:50:00It's Mega Man 10, but with a billion more enemies. Popular marathon game, and a hard mode incentive should be even more of a hit with viewers.

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Mega Man 3Checkers0:45:00Mega Man 3 isn't quite as broken as its predecessors and the run focuses more on solid execution. There are some impressive tricks and it is generally considered one of the more popular NES Mega Man games.

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Mega Man 5 vs. Mega Man 6 bid warthadarkman78, DarkTerrex or Golden0:50:00A classic mega man that hasn't been run at a GDQ before. The run features a lot of precise super arrow shots which allow you to fly by a lot of sections in the game. Only game I'm working on now, so should be really optimized by SGDQ.

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Mega Man V (Gameboy)mrcab, Virtualboyness1:00:00(by virtualboyness) We've never seen a Gameboy MM at a Marathon. The run only has one glitch. There is also no RNG. This run uses a lot of the weapons in really creative ways, which makes it stand out from other Mega Man games.

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Mega Man Wily Wars: Wily TowerCountdown420:25:00It's a mega man game on the genesis w/ good music and stuff, never been played at a marathon before, cool fun speedrun for the whole family

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Mega Man X (any% race)Tiki, CalebHart0:40:00mmx any% race with calebhart42
it is fun and exciting

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Mega Man X2CalebHart, Ivan, Iateyourpie, Trogdor0:45:00(by CalebHart) Any% may be a race with BJW if he goes.

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Mega Man Zero 2Kuribon1:10:00More interesting run compared to Z1 thanks to better levels, tech and a glitch that lets Zero zip using the chain rod. Only problem is the game has alot of cutscenes. Also currently looking into RNG manipulation strats.

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Metal StormUraniumAnchor0:20:00Current WR at 12:44, will be actively working on improving.

Possible incentive for a second loop run afterwards, add 25 minutes for that, but I'll get back to you on how viable I think it'll be to do live if that's something you're interested in.

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Metroid Fusion (race with 1% incentive)kirbymastah, BioSpark, JaggerG1:50:00(by kirbymastah) Execution-heavy sidescroller. My PB is 0:47:0x and WR is 0:46:xx. Many new strategies since then. Race with Biosp4rk/JaggerG if they go. Otherwise incentive for notorious 1% instead (not done since SGDQ2012; estimate 1:45:00).

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Metroid Prime vs. Metroid Prime 2Miles1:40:00A bid war between the first 2 Metroid Prime games.

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Mighty Switch ForceDuke0:35:00Replaced MSF2 by request of the runners.

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Mischief MakersJackafur, peaches_1:10:00 I currently have a 57:32 in any% which is only 40 seconds slower than world record. Im actually trying to break that record this month. Peaches__ was also interested in doing a race with me.

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Mr. MosquitoQuinntendopower0:40:00Mr. Mosquito is out to ruin the Yamada's summer by sucking their blood so he can live through the winter.

Some technical aspects with the flying and blooding sucking mechanics. Good for some laughs!

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Mystical Ninja Starring GoemonPykn1:40:00A 3D action-adventure game that has gained quite the following over the past few years. Most people who see this game fall in love with it immediately and I think it demands a spot in the WTF Japan block if that returns.

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New Super Mario Bros. U vs. New Super Luigi Uwexcelsior, ewaller0:50:00(by wexcelsior) Never been in a GDQ (besides bonus stream once). It is a solid platformer and good speedgame. No glitches, but some skips that require fairly tight execution. Had a great reaction at the 502athon last year. 502athon run: http://twitch.tv/m/393307

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NiGHTS into Dreams... (Claris vs. Elliot bid war)Miles0:20:00Cult classic for the Saturn, and pretty short to not overstay its welcome. Each character has 3 unique stages, then share a final stage. Alternatively this could be all 7 levels with a :30 estimate, but this would probably work better as a bid war.

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Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of DoomCrak Atak0:25:00Any% can be fairly consistent with good play. Deaths cost anywhere from 5-60 seconds around, and picking up the incorrect sub weapons are also very costly depending on the location. The run should never take over 18 minutes.

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Ninjabread ManSCXCR0:20:00Running this means avoiding the unresponsive motion controls at all costs while weaving around land mines and heat-seeking cake frosting. An any% run involves a level skip glitch that bypasses one of the game's four levels.

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Nitronic Rushthefearowoftime, Vespher, ChocoPoptart0:30:00(by thefearowoftime) Nitronic Rush is a futuristic racing game that blends intense speed with precision platforming. There have been great skips found recently that brought this game under 7 minutes. This will be a race with chocopoptart and Veshper

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Noitu Love 2: Devolution (Xoda all stages or Almond hardest)CavemanDCJ, BlackCatGaming0:40:00(by CavemanDCJ) Fast paced indie game. Cool bosses and flashy game play. All stages is played instead of any% because any% skips the final level in a 7 level game. Better watch imo.

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Octodad: Dadliest CatchUbergoose0:30:00You are a normal human father who is being accused of being an octopus, not taking it lightly you set out on a quest to prove your humanity. Your hands and feet don't like physics, so they clip into things a lot and it makes your journey a lot harder

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Paper Mario: The Thousand Year DoorAlmo6:15:00Any% has been cut down 40 minutes in the last year due to a sequence break to skip a crystal star, as well as many small skips used throughout the run. No random encounters. One glitch results in hilarious cutscenes for the 2nd half of the game.

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Pikmin (best ending)CaptainX24, Sinnoh1:40:00Pikmin is a lot about routing and micromanagement. Routes vary greatly, so it makes for a great race game if someone else wants to run it. I know basically all the mechanics plus history of the run so I can provide good commentary. PB is 1:27:16

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Pizza PopEggmaniMN0:15:00It's a cute, quick, and straightforward 2D platformer with no RNG and is completely marathon safe. Actual time should be easily 10 minutes.

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Pocket BombermanMegachikkenrise0:20:00A 2d platformer. I must kill every enemy in a level and go to the exit. I constantly move and precisely drop bombs so I can hit enemy cycles like clockwork. Often an enemy dies off screen because I drop a bomb and move on anticipating its movements.

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Pokemon Gen 1 vs. Gen 2 (will sort games/runners later)MexiricanBassMonkey, ExtraTricky, Shenanagans_, cp14141:30:00This is a very quick run in which I beat pokemon blue using any glitches available in the game (except for save corruption). This run has a very limited amount of RNG and has 2 different routes (Charmander/Gengar) that could be donated for.

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Pokemon Puzzle Challenge (Intense difficulty)unusualcook, Bbforky0:30:00A fast paced game that has great reception at online marathons (Happy Tails, SRG). Intense is known for its difficulty to the point where most people never finish. Fast reflexes and planning showcase the run. Possible incentive for Pokemon choice.

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PortalThisBlue, Azorae, Norferzlo, z1mb0bw4y0:25:00(by ThisBlue) Portal is my main speedgame for the last year, and I have crunched my time down enough to be one of the few people with sub 14 minutes. I would be using a more up to date route, something that was not seen at AGDQ, so it could be something fresh.

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Portal 2 ("Solo Co-op")Azorae, Phxntxm1:00:00Portal 2's Cooperative campaign played by a single person using one keyboard and mouse in splitscreen controlling both characters. This run pushes the boundaries of what is possible in Portal 2's coop while testing multitasking skills.

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PsychonautsGrimdonuts, Duke1:10:00An old 3D adventure platformer riddled with glitches from talking through walls to bunny hop induced ground pounds. Very known for being a cult classic. Consistently a sub 55 for me time wise.

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Pulsemansoothingplumtea0:40:00This game is a fast paced 2D platformer that heavily abuses a glitch that allows you to jump at extreme speeds across the screen and zip through walls. The game is notable for its cult following from being a notable pre-Pokemon title by Game Freak.

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Quake (100% Nightmare)Cubeface1:45:00This is very different than any% easy, the run is intense, challenging, and interesting. It includes killing all enemies and finding all secrets in every level.

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Rayman Legends (any%)Ubergoose, spikevegeta, FearfulFerret2:00:00(by Ubergoose) This is a fairly new 2d platformer collect-a-thon. The community around this game has pushed it super far down in terms of optimization in the past few months. This would ideally be a race between me, FearfulFerret, and SpikeVegeta.

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Resident Evil 2Carcinogen, Fiercekyo1:10:00(by Carcinogen) This version of the game is the fastest in real time, it can be done in under an hour. A LOT of opportunity for donation incentives, between scenario choice and knifing bosses. Great for graveyard shift.

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Risk of Rain (co-op)Studio, LazerLong0:30:00This game got very popular towards the end of last year. It has Isaac game over possibilities, but the Huntress + safe strat make the game reliable. It's also permanently high adrenaline from the constant threats (but they're manageable)

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RygarDarkwing Duck0:30:00We must regain the people's smiling faces. The major skips cat has a couple really glitchy death warps and the full game takes advantage of a lot of overlooked errors in the programming.

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Samurai Pizza Catsusedpizza, Trogdor0:20:00An oldish popularish cartoon. Short game that moves very fast and is visually appealing, with frame perfect kills on 11 bosses for maximum style. My PB/WR is 13:00 seen here: http://bombch.us/XZH

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ShantaeWuqinglong1:30:00Tight platforming, death abuse, sequence breaks, lots of intentional damage and danger, and very little RNG. I own a physical copy, so that's covered.

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ShatterhandUraniumAnchor, Klaige0:30:00Late-era NES punch-platformer with great graphics and music, last done at SGDQ2012.

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Sly Cooper and the Thievus RaccoonusLovableLambchop, hagspam1:30:00It was last seen at AGDQ 2011 and there have been a lot of new tricks like skipping right to the bosses in both act 1 and 2 and lots of OoB tricks. My PB is 1:14:17 and I am progressing towards sub 1:10. Will give to Surreal if he makes it.

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Sonic Advance 2Naegleria0:45:00Pros: Super fast paced, lots of speed tech, really fuckin fast paced. Cons: Probably too fast for casual viewerbase to follow along with.

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Sonic Unleashed (Day Time stages only)Fivavoa, BrokenArthritis1:15:00This run is basically all the daytime acts in sonic unleashed. The run has some pretty cool breaks, extremely fast paced, and has been a very fun watch for viewers in previous marathons I've ran it in. Eggmanland can be made a donation incentive.

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Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (14 Talisman race)Jumpyluff, SSBMstuff0:35:00Any% category before the skip that skips getting the 14 talismans was discovered. This category uses the double jump, out of bounds, and swim in air. It uses a skip into the final boss, skipping the 40 Orb requirement. Possible race with SSBMStuff.

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SSX3CloakedYoshi0:30:00SSX 3 is made to go fast, the game forces you to do tricks and swag to get speed boosts, and managing the uber trick bar adds on the fly strategy. Perfect for a GDQ because its insanely fast, even more so if you haven't seen the game. S O F A S T.

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Star Wars: Dark Forces 2pieper0:50:00Dark Forces 2 is a first/third person shooter. The run utilizes force powers to run faster and jump higher. In addition, explosives are used for rocket jumps and quick kills on bosses. [reviewer's note: this game is notorious for having a hard time being captured/crashing so we will need to be extra cautious with setup]

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Strider 2frankieframeskip, zex0:20:00Fast paced, near Tas run in hiryu mode. Very Fun to watch, can run both characters in 21 minutes. RNG manipulation and skips are skill based and donation incentive for SS ranking. [reviewer's note: We know you death abuse in this, and that's generally looked down upon for arcade games where you end up credit feeding. If you are willing to do runs without abusing that, then this will be a much easier pick.]

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Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (weapon bid war)PJ1:00:00SGnG is well-known for being difficult and unpredictable. My runs of this are always well-received, and unconventional weapons have really unique routes. If 8 choices is too much, I can just do a run with torch, the world's least favorite weapon.

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Super Mario 3D World (any%)SlowKingsPants, Suidt, TeighMart2:15:00Very fun run to watch, all the levels are played quickly. Not many
breaks longer than 10 seconds. There's a few glitches, but the entire
run is very fast paced.

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Super Mario Bros. 2 U.S. (any% or warpless)cak0:30:00Extremely popular NES game. Warpless (24 min): many more strats/challenges compared to any%, which tends to scare off runners but makes for an interesting watch. Any% (9 min): short, action-packed run.

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Super Mario Bros. 3 (warpless)duckfist1:10:00The definitive 2D platformer.

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Super Mario Sunshine (race)Linkfan21, ChrisM, JKB1:40:00This is beating the game as fast as possible. Super Mario Sunshine is a classic and it's hard to imagine an sgdq without it!

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Super Mario World (96 exit or Dragon Coins/moons)Suidt, CTConqueror2:00:00Classic run for a classic game. The game is constantly being optimized and a very fun run for all. We could follow the SGDQ2013 tradition and have a donation incentive for All Dragon Coins and Moons.

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Super Meat Boy (106%)MattyIce31312:00:00106% category requires all lvls/bandages/warpzones. Fast-paced run that has evolved a lot since Breakdown played @ AGDQ '13. Est. 1:35 w/ a few minutes for incentive of blindfolded forest after. PB http://bit.ly/MOUZYD.

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Super Metroid (low%)zoast1:15:00Major SM category that hasn't been done in a 'GDQ. This was probably hotarubi's strongest SM record, and I beat it when nobody else was even close. It has a completely different route from any% and some cool tricks like CWJ and gravity jumps.

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Super Monkey Ball 2 (Expert)thefearowoftime, Miles0:30:00Im suggesting Super Monkey Ball 2 Expert. This will be either a race against Miles if he goes or a solo run by me. This category has come down in time in the past 6 months with new skips and tricks. It's Monkey Ball, what more can you ask?

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Super Star Wars: Return of the JediStrikeNerd0:40:00(by Striker) The final game of the Super Star Wars series. The Empire Strikes Back got a lot of good reception at AGDQ. This game uses a lot of cool glitches and clips (TOMPA WHY). Enjoyable run.

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System Shock 2Cirno0:20:00This game has changed an extreme amount since the last GDQ. It's gone from 30 minutes to 13 minutes using a huge variety of new tricks and skips. It's definitely an interesting run.

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Tails' Adventureboredeathly0:35:00A Metroidvania Sonic game. The game is completely broken by going OoB a whole lot and skipping required items. Doing WR route, not my AGDQ14 bonus stream run route. It's more exciting/difficult.
Current PB: http://www.twitch.tv/boredeathly/c/3634394

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Taz-Mania (warpless)jape0:25:00its funny and has bad sounds in it. youre taz and you eat stuff and spin like the tazmanian devil. warpless means no warps. theres some warps that skip stages. i can s how them off or w/e its really inconsistent

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The Lost Vikings (1p2c)johannhowitzer1:30:00Using two controllers to control three vikings is extremely flashy and technical. At times, the illusion of playing three characters simultaneously is created. Zero RNG, no known glitch abuse, just nonstop execution.

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The Simpsons Arcade Gamemaquina_azul300:25:00The run consists of going trough all the stages and beating the bosses in each stage. I will be running the japanese version which has a few different things from the english version but overall its the faster run to play.

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TMNT IV: Turtles in TimeSinister1, mikwuyma0:30:00Race vs. Uyama. Clash of the TMNTitans. Raph smashes everything in his path and skips the rest. Splinterface must be unleashed on the masses and race means twice as much of dat rat.

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Tomba vs. Tomba 2CavemanDCJ, MechaRichter1:30:00A very charming 2D platformer from an unfortunately short lived company that has a unique mission system. Very fun and fast paced game.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (100%)guished, Remedy, George0:20:00In THPS1 100% you have to collect all 30 tapes and place first in the three competitions. It would make a great race if other THPS runners could attend.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (all goals & golds)George0:20:00Completes every goal in the game, including the difficult Cruise Ship, and attains 3 gold medals.

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Touhouvania 2 (hard mode)Krimmydoodle0:25:00Hard Mode is fast and marathon-safe. Lower difficulties eliminate the intensity that makes Hard an amazing run, and thin out the bullet walls that Touhou is known for, yet aren't significantly faster for it. Current PB ~16min is 35 seconds behind WR.

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Treasure MasterMechaRichter0:50:00Haters gonna hate.

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Trials Evolution: Gold EditionTheBlazeJp1:15:00Trials Gold is a technical skill motorbike game that has varied difficulty driving lines with obstacles to complete quickly aswell as skill games. Trials Evo was on xbox at AGDQ2013, On Trials Gold (PC) we can delete save files for a complete Any%

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Trip WorldWawlconut0:15:00http://www.twitch.tv/wawlconut/c/3522583
The music and Yakopoo (main character) make this game amazing. Just look at him go. Have you ever seen a character splash like a Magikarp before? Now you can!

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Ultimate DoomKubelwagon, Dime0:45:00The classic. I can still do this one so I offered it again. I've gotten a little better since last time.

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Warcraft 3Studio1:30:00Estimate is VERY safe to account for different campaigns. It's a Warcraft 3 single race campaign run, lots of cool tricks. I played War3 for about 9 years have the micro and APM [reviewer's note: TriHard] needed for the campaign. Focus would be on the more exciting campaigns.

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Yoshi's Story (all melons, 1 lap)dansalvato0:30:00The abbreviated version of All Melons, in which I end after beating the final boss once, which is 6/24 levels. A viable alternative if the full run does not fit in the schedule.

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Zelda: A Link Between WorldsZandergoth, Ryxos2:30:00Fast pace nonstop action with a FEW cutscenes. Tons of Glitches/sequence breaks allowing us to skip bosses/boss keys/ and tons of puzzles. Low amount of RNG making this game great for a Marathon. Been Breaking this game from day 1.

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Zelda: Four Swords AdventuresZmaster913:10:00http://bombch.us/XZ1
This is a rapid paced 2-D Zelda that utilizes both interesting glitches and clever optimization. This game has a very different flavor than other zelda speedruns and also has very little down time within the 3 hours of the run.

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Zelda: Link to the Past (any% no EG)Jadin, Inebriated0:45:00You could make this as a donation incentive run to ineb's 100% run, or I could do a donation war between an any% (95 min) and this no EG run, however you want. This is a difficult run, does ganon tower with 5 hearts and has some precise skips

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Zelda: Oracle of AgesYashi, mabdulra2:10:00(by TheOnlyOne) Ages has a very interesting new route, including wrong warps, several surprising sequence breaks, and heavy RNG manipulation. This run was well received during the ZSR marathon and has evolved even more since then.

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Zelda: Skyward SwordTLoZSR, Testrunner6:00:00This is a long run, but it stays interesting throughout with strange glitches and nonstop gameplay. SS has little rng, making it a safe marathon run. Would be great as a potential finale run. It would be great to see this game in a GDQ

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Zero the Kamikaze SquirrelOmnigamer0:20:00Silly spin-off from the Aero the Acrobat series that is also quite difficult. A few skips are present from a walljump glitch, but the game's main strength is running/gliding at ridiculous speeds. Short but very entertaining.

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ZZT (Town of ZZT)Cosmo0:15:00Town of ZZT is the "stock" ZZT game that came with ZZT. Thanks to sockfolder messing around with the game, I can break the game and skip large portions of it by extracting the purple keys from the castle using save buffering.

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