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140Kozzi0:30:00This run does not have game breaking skips, but consists of multiple time saving tricks that are used throughout the run and in each level. The game is largely rhythm based, and getting a good time in this game is solely focused on execution.This game moves very slowly for a platformer and doesn't have anything to make it appealing to a big audience. Sadly, the thing that stands out the most about this game is that some of the backgrounds could give people headaches.

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1000 AmpsCyberBotX1:00:002D platformer. Any% involves the quickest path to get each of Plug's powerups, but also includes the infinite battery upgrade.After watching extensive gameplay, it comes off as very slow paced and not much to grab new viewers' attention, much like Aquaria.

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50 Cent: BulletproofKarls_Friend1:30:00Hilarious dialogue, quick gameplay, and great voice acting, 50:BP is a world-renowned awful game. There is at least 1 unskippable utterance of the N word. I have not finished a full run, but have routed and practiced ILs for almost the full game.Because of the length for what type of bad game it is, this would even have trouble getting into AwfulGDQ, and we're not sure that there's even going to be a full bad games block at SGDQ. We're going with a different look for games in the 1-2 hour range.

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Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan WarThehealbus1:30:00A game where you already play a super fast jet, how convenient! No timed missions make this the fastest and most practical of the ps2 trilogy. Would be a great first Ace Combat game for GDQ, there's been a serious lack of action flight games!Even if it is the best choice out of the PS2 trilogy, it still gets incredibly boring/repetitive to watch and probably isn't the best choice for a GDQ.

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Adventure (game mode 2)Kefka140:15:00Much better run (compared to game mode 1). Tons of RNG and random crap. My PB is about 7 minutes. Haven't recorded a run yet. Adventure is on the Atari 2600. Would be nice to see it ran. Also, the Easter egg would be a great donation incentive I think.Watching this Atari game, it seems impossible for this to generate any energy in the room.

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Alien 3BananaBoat0:55:00Alien 3 is a side scrolling-action platformer. It's a intense rescue game, with aliens at every corner and amazing music to see you through it. It requires good reflexes/frame perfect moments. Aside from the fact anything impressive in the gameplay would have a hard time coming across to people, we found a "longplay" of the game that was 46 minutes. We're certain a run could be MUCH faster than your estimate.

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Alundra 2: A New Legend BeginsBubblesDelFuego7:00:00This 3D puzzle-platforming action-RPG is very fresh for speedgaming, and it desperately needs the spotlight. A surprisingly awesome hidden gem, and though it is long, it never gets boring, with puzzle memorization, platforming, bosses, and minigames.You would need a much more high profile game for something of this length, sorry.

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Amnesia: The Dark DescentWeables0:45:00Lots of fun in previous GDQs. Spooky games done not-so-spookily.It's been in multiple GDQs and trying the sequel would be better.

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Anna: Extended EditionJovinee0:05:00Its a very very quick run, takes about 1 min usually, but the setup can be finicky sometimes.1 minute run of an obscure game where you state there's potential for a long setup. Yep.

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Anodyne (100%)Chiron970:45:00Anodyne is an incredibly broken mess of a game. The 100% run is interesting in that it actually completes the game twice- once in the first 6 minutes and then going back to completely break the game, walking through walls and going anywhere you wish.The any% run for this game is a better option to go with this time around. If it gets a good reception, perhaps a longer category can be considered for a future GDQ.

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AquariaCyberBotX2:00:00Underwater Metroidvania-style game. Any% would entail just going through the game as quick as possible and getting only 1 additional form to speed things up. Optional incentive for playing the cutscenes.The popularity for this game has not held up over the years, and it is much slower paced and less interesting than many of the other indie metroidvanias submitted.

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Bad RatsYoshipro1012:00:00The entire game is RNG, and the only theory is that the way the rats work (which is random) is based off the ingame timer and their animations. PB is a 1:33:xx. Standard puzzle game with nonsense physics.The general feel of this game is janky and unappealing, so it would drag on for way too long with a time estimate like this.

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Bionic Command (2009)Murphagator1:40:00Fast, fluid and dynamic movement and combat, lots of potential for hilarity due to some buggy quirks.Kind of long for a game with very mixed reception. Even a standout run may not get great results.

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BioshockBloodThunder1:00:00I ran this game at AGDQ and it received a pretty positive reception. Since the run at AGDQ, there have a few developments that save some time and make the run overall more optimized.
Since Bioshock 1 was just done, let's put 2 on the list instead.

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Bomberman 64 (100%)JaggerG1:55:00Though any% done in '12 is 1/3 as long because bosses are made trivial and levels are short, it cuts 3/4 the gameplay. 100% makes bosses complex, and level tricks turn a jumpless adventure game into a platformer. Includes secret levels/bosses.This is similar to Bomberman Hero, but that takes up half the time on the schedule and could be an exciting race. We don't need much N64 Bomberman for this marathon.

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Borderlands 2 (single player)ProfessorBroman3:30:00Fast paced and glitchy Borderlands 2 is also filled with donation incentives and opportunities. No downtime during the run and the possibility of character selection would make this game a good draw. Hard to top the co-op performance from AGDQ, and single player is considered to be not as entertaining.

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Borderlands 2 (Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode)HeeroJay3:20:00The hardest playthrough of the game. Different than New Game Any%, UVHM Any% features more viable OOB skips, more save quit optimization, and overall shorter run times. Many donation opportunities as seen last time.Still not worth having the game again immediately after the co-op run from AGDQ, and this category runs the risk of being boring anyway if you bring in the wrong weapons. The game can take a break for a marathon.

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BrandishBreakdown1:40:00If this doesn't make the schedule, rom, I release the pictures to the public. Yes, THOSE pictures.I think I was wearing a nice hat that day. Bring it on!

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Brutal LegendLaz, Wheels, TenaciousToaster2:15:00Brutal Legends is an third-person RTS title that features metal music with a hint of sandbox game play. This run has really risky strats and tricks but if Pappy offers this in my place I would happily let him do the run as he is the WR holder.The popularity of this game has not held up too well over the years, and the gameplay can be a little hard to follow sometimes. This is too long for how risky of a pick this would be.

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Bugdom 2Newtmanking0:25:00Just beating the game as quickly as possible, exploiting a few tricks along the way. Very generic.As you said in your description, it's very generic.

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Bugs Bunny Rabbit RampageDrogbass1:15:00SNES, played on wii.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrzMGFY-EFE
Pretty long for a Looney Tunes platformer. There are shorter/better ones out there.

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Bully: Scholarship Editionlillbrorsan3:30:00Any% is very straight forward with missions, it is being run on PC which contains a handful of glitches exclusive to this system.
Current WR is 2:45:43 by me - http://www.twitch.tv/truljin/c/3598710
For a Rockstar game that's far less popular than GTA, it's a little too long to consider currently.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Lo1ts2:05:00The run comes mostly down to good movement, not soft-locking the game constantly, good aim, and a couple of skips. Here's my PB VoD http://www.twitch.tv/lo1ts/c/3603337
The audience that would enjoy this game does not overlap with speedrunning at all, and the potential negative backlash is too much of a risk.

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Castlevania Bloodlines (character bid war)Klaige0:45:00Any% expert mode run. Bidding war for character (Morris or Lecarde), Was well recieved at AGDQ as a classic CV run with fun tech.Even though the AGDQ run was amazing, there are much stronger Castlevanias on the list already that could make their own block by this point. It would be hard to match the previous run anyway, so it should take a break.

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Castlevania II: Simon's QuestFurious Paul0:45:00I currently have the fastest times through Castlevania 2 and I can show off an impressive speed run through the Any% category.Even though the run has improved recently, it is still the weakest classic Castlevania offered so far (due to mixed reception and how slow the run feels). The other classicvanias haven't been in a marathon for a while either and would be stronger picks this time around.

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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Julius all bosses)Dragondarch0:25:00Short, quick and action packed. Route has changed since it was done at AGDQ 2012, and my record has dropped to 14:38 (~15 min RTA).This game (with multiple categories) has been in several GDQs and received very little positive response, so it can continue taking a break and let some of the other titles that haven't been done in a while have a shot.

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Castlevania: Curse of DarknessDragondarch3:00:00Has a lot of fast-paced and hectic combat and a Devil system that allows for some unique tag teams. I found some improvements over my old segmented run just this last week, some reducing RNG. Donation incentives for File Name and Devil Names.The lack of response to Lament of Innocence in previous marathons makes having the significantly longer PS2 Castlevania title too big of a risk for now.

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (low% wolf)MechaRichter0:50:00Because SotN, and because low% is the only "main" category that hasn't been in a marathon yet.This is the most boring "speed" category offered for SotN so far.

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Cave Story (best ending)m1_michael1:10:00Popular indie game with high base difficulty. Precise movement combined with weighty physics provides a challenge. Lots of cool-looking boss strats. Can get easter eggs as an incentive. WR is 57:28, my time is 1:02:22As it has been at many GDQs, including AGDQ 2014, this game can take a break and let other indie PC games have a chance.

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Celestial MechanicaLidistus0:20:00It’s a short game. Great music. Lots of death abuse and interesting tricks as well as the skipping of one major item. Very nice pixel art. Easy to explain. http://www.twitch.tv/lidistus/c/3656843Even if this isn't the case, a lot of the run comes off as running/jumping from point A to point B in a relatively simple and empty world. Even when more interesting movement mechanics come into play late in the run, the lack of interesting rooms makes this run not worth it for the marathon.

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Conker's Pocket TalesInebriated0:50:00Conker's Pocket Tales is a quirky GBC game with really good music. I optimized the route by 16 minutes when I picked it up a few months ago, and have the WR with a 44:30. It's the only happy-spirited Conker game out there!Most of the run is slow movement, and it is severely lacking in any exciting tech/tricks.

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Costume QuestFullmetalgambit2:00:00Any% Costume Quest is essentially a speedy playthrough of the game. There are no major glitches or skips. You clear each area and fight only the fights along the paths needed to get from place to place with 2 tough end boss fightsThere is not enough interesting tech in this game or anything super entertaining that could carry it for 2 hours.

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Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (105%)SSBMstuff2:45:00= to a 100% category, this run collects all items, visiting 6 warp rooms consisting of 5 separate levels & a boss. It's Crash Bandicoot, one of PS's earliest mega-hits. Great 3D platformer: constant action, suspenseful level routes, and lots of hype.Crash was just at AGDQ, and it doesn't need an extremely long run to follow it up immediately. It'd be better for other 3D platformers to have a chance.

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Densetsu no StafyBasedGloverGod1:20:00Stafy is a (mostly) underwater floaty platformer that requires a lot of precision, timing to keep a good pace. Unlike other platformers it plays little more clumsy on land, so it makes for an interesting speedrun to see done. fun bosses/friends too.This super obscure game doesn't have enough going for it outside of the cuteness factor to warrant taking up over an hour of the schedule. There is also a lot of random downtime in the run, so it never really keeps a good pace.

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Do re mi Fantasy: Milon no dokidoki daiboukenDeuceler1:35:00 The game is a straight forward run and almost purely execution based, with little RNG, the only exception being a few boss fights. It forces you to collect 5 stars in World 2 through 7 in order to advance, making this the only category thus far.This game is amazing but unfortunately is way too long for what it is, considering almost no one knows what it is.

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Donkey Kong 64 (No Early Levels)2dos, Bismuth, Cfox73:15:00No Levels Early requires you to get the key (defeat the bosses) to unlock the next level and you need enough golden bananas to enter the level. It is comparable to 70 star. There is little downtime and shows off many exploits not seen in Any%. It's been in 2 of the last 3 marathons, and having it back again for a 3 hour block when there are a lot of new Nintendo (and Rare) games to consider for the schedule doesn't make much sense.

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Doshin the GiantPvtCb2:00:00A comfy first party Nintendo title with loads of humor. It’s a weird run but people seem to really like it. A WTF Japan game if there ever was oneToo long for one of the lesser known Nintendo games that rides on humor.

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Dota 2 tutorialKingdomnerdia1:15:00Speedrun of the Dota 2 Tutorial levels. Dota 2 is a really popular game, so it should help us get some views. In addition, Valve likes to sponsor and promote events which feature their games like this, so we could probably get a shoutout from them.A run through a tutorial isn't going to win over anyone in any game's community, let alone this one.

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Dragon Quest (Super Famicom version)tonic2:00:00A classic JRPG. SFC version is much faster and less difficult than the well-known NES version. Marathon safe route includes some interesting RNG manipulation (as opposed to all manipulation route) and avoids drawn out level grinding. Even on the SFC version, this game is very bland and moves slowly. Not as slow as the original, but it would get boring fast, even to many DQ fans.

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Dragon ViewPJ1:15:00This run tries to do a frame-perfect wrong warp to the credits ~1 hour into the run. The frame window is highly variable and usually not possible at all. Dying or saving makes this impossible, and nearly every enemy is OHKO in this game.PJ pls

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Dragonball Advanced AdventureSenzura1:00:00Fun little action platformer that has picked up a slight speedrun following in the past couple months. Plenty of tricks that make the boss battles quick and interesting.DBZ games tend to have bad reputations, and it's obscure enough that its length matters and hurts it.

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Drakengard 3Senzura3:00:00Nier came out of nowhere and gained a following, so the Drakengard series has been getting more notice. The run is fast pace and involves a really entertaining glitch that makes it a great game to run and watch.This is a Japanese only RPG that is long enough that this will turn off viewers.

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Ducktales Remastered (easy mode)TonyOgbot, Radman0:45:00DuckTales: Remastered, featured in AGDQ 2014, is another platformer from the folks at Wayforward. The differences between Easy and Extreme warrant separate categories, and with that being stated, it would be fun to do this game in a race situation.This game was already done at AGDQ and did not get enough of a response that it's worth immediately repeating.

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DustforceMapler1:20:00The run is extremely impressive and entertaining, and I intend to make the previous run look like a piece of shit (and not just because of the mercy kill). The upcoming console release will make setup easier and the game will be more stable.I understand you want a runback, but after how the last time went, it's still too much of a risk because of how bullshit the end levels are. Also the time gain from less setup could very well be mitigated by potential load times on console. We don't know much about console release yet.

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Dynowarz: The Destruction of Spondyluslurk0:35:00This is a terrible game. It can't handle more than 4 projectiles on screen, and will drop your inputs to compensate, typically when you want to jump. Sometimes this game makes me want to commit suicide.I would prefer you not kill yourself kthnx

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Ecco the Dolphin (any% no camera glitch)Blueglass0:40:00For some reason, people seem to like my Ecco runs despite the mistakes. This will be much like the run at AGDQ14 bonus stream, only with substantially more practice involved. [reviewer's note: There was previously a comment that Blueglass claimed was not his own. This is apparently his actual comment.]This game has had shots in marathons, and if the new tech isn't shown off, it's not really worth repeating for now. This can be reconsidered if the faster run is offered.

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Elmo's Number JourneyZerothehiden0:20:00Elmo at his best collecting numbers to safe the universe getting to cridets super fast and winning with big bird possible duo play of both numbers and letters with Ajefk1255This run is just walking in a straight line to numbers. Elmo's cute, but not cute enough to warrant 20 minutes of this.

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Escape from Bug IslandSCXCR1:40:00This was the first survival horror game on the Wii. It includes questionable motion controls, half the enemies not being bugs, bad voice work and a draw distance that could rival the first Silent Hill.A bad survival horror that's longer than any other on the list so far doesn't really deserve to be on the list.

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Escape Goat (100%)ZDWario0:30:00It's a indie puzzle platformer with a retro look. Has an amazing soundtrack. The developer is eager to be involved in the event/run(like a skype call during the run).While the music is cool, the game itself appears to be an unremarkable puzzle platformer with very little movement options. Unless there's something we're severely missing with how speedruns work, it would be pretty forgettable.

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Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (NG+)lillbrorsan1:30:00A pretty decent game based on the show, a quick run with some skips and tricks. This is run as a new game + because of the time saved with all weapons unlocked.NG+ files where you start out extremely overpowered have not been well received in recent marathons, and this game had very poor reception anyway when it came out. This game would have a hard time being at a marathon.

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Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesGhoul023:05:00Basically a action RPG for the Gamecube. Potential donations based on race of the main character: 3 are equally viable with slight differences. Also 4 player co-op if more people pick up the game, but probably unlikelyCo-op would be the biggest factor that would make this attractive for a marathon, but otherwise its length and lack of popularity hurts it compared to the several other RPG submissions so far.

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Final Fantasy IVDeuceler4:00:00A run that has been done in the past, very unforgiving but involves a few major glitches - MP underflow being the main highlight. This has been done at multiple GDQs and recent enough that it can still use a break.

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Final Fantasy IV (die hard% race)Essentia, Brossentia2:50:00I'll be running this game at C4L. Brossentia is teaching me the route, and he and I are willing to do a competitive sibling race at SGDQ.We just had die hard% last SGDQ, and a race doesn't really change things enough to warrant an immediate repeat.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (True Ending)Mapler20:01:17Beats the game and all missions to show off the entirety of the story. Faster paced than Sonic Adventure and more action than Kirby, not to mention more technique than Dustforce.gtfo kid

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FTL: Faster Than LightTwinge0:40:00Considered difficult to win, much less consistently/quickly. Using safe strats, I reliably win without dying in ~25-30 mins. Unique novelty of a speedrun with randomness & permadeath. Built-in incentives: naming 3 crew & ship. Record: goo.gl/nwnHP5Even though it's impressive for you to counter permadeath this well, it's an incredibly hard run to follow for anyone who's not already very famliar with the game and therefore isn't a safe pick for the schedule.

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Future Cop LAPDMapler0:20:00This run was born at a gdq. It's fast paced, has absurd glitches, and many members of the community can provide detailed commentary.While it does have the neat fact it was born in the AGDQ side room, it's also a pretty boring watch.

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Gimmick!Countdown420:30:00Another gimmick submission. I have a 30 minute best ending time atm tho so there's that. Pretty sure all the 'gimmick 2014' people don't actually know the game yet.Best run so far = 3 times the record. Legit.

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Give Up, RobotZachSK0:10:00Its easy to fit into the schedule
Setup is easy. Its a Screen cap of a flash game.
It looks pretty well when done fast, especially when done well. It is difficult for most people who've played it
Indie games draw a crowd
Even though it's short, we have much stronger indie platformers on the table, as well as much stronger short game offers.

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GlareVulajin1:00:00Atmospheric indie platformer based around light. Low on glitches, high on execution, with a bunch of platforming tricks to skip big sections of the game. UA worked on this game, so we can ask him to provide live developer commentary.Too long for how obscure it is, and not enough obviously impressive stuff that casual viewers would appreciate everything

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Glover (100%)heeheex24:20:00this is a really cool speed run where you get all the garibs

done on easy difficulty cuz normal is dumb as my ass
nailed it

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Glover (any%)Yoshipro101, heeheex20:50:00Could do a bid war between N64 and PS1. http://bombch.us/NvN Both games are completely different, PS1 you make your ball expand forever! Few crashing issues unfortunately, which means could lose big time on PS1.Games featured in the AwfulGDQ block rarely need an immediate reappearance in GDQs. This is no exception.

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Glover 2BasedGloverGod0:20:00It's the sequel to Glover. It's got tricks, skips and hub chickens.Because of the fact this is a prototype, it would work a lot better as a donation incentive or attachment to Glover... and we're not having Glover.

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Golgo 13: Mafat ConspiracyMexiricanBassMonkey0:40:00NES game based off the longest running manga still in publication. It's got great music, shitty level design, and can be part of a block if TSE also happens to get pitched.Many sections of this game get boring very quickly, and there is too much of that for a 40 minute game.

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Gone Homeyour name here, Karls_Friend0:15:00Game is somewhat infamous for being able to skip straight to the end. I can also almost certainly get developer commentary. Estimate is for both 100% and any% + setup.While it's super short and well known, the setup time for developer commentary hurts it for how short the run is, especially since the dev wouldn't have much time to talk about the game.

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Goof Troop (co-op)i3axpace0:35:00Classic co-op game that features a significant amount of minor improvisation moments in gameplay, keeping things fresh and dynamic. Optimization through tight movement&execution+ quick improv. Blechy & Cyghfer's AGDQ2013 run is an excellent example.Your PB on the game of 27:05 is nearly 12 minutes behind cyghfer and blechy's record, which is too big of a gap to consider for such a short game currently.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityZandergoth1:50:00Action all around. Few missions with RNG to make the run Interesting. Would like to me this a race if any other runner is submitting.This game has been in consecutive GDQs and not enough has changed with the any% route to warrant a third straight return.

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Guise of the WolfSenzura0:40:00 Point and Click(ish) adventure game where you solve a wearwolf mystery while trying not to fall through the floor. Probably the worst game this year. The devs obviously were not skilled enough to make a game. One of those "So bad its good games"Point and click adventures don't register well as marathon games with any substantial length, no matter what the entertainment factor is otherwise.

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GyrussDarkwing Duck0:40:00Cylindrical shooter. Quite of bit of tech in this game and blends a frantic feeling of a bullet hell shooter with the preciseness of a horizontal shooter. 40 is placeholder. First casual run was 35. Would expect to be around 30 minutes by SGDQ.Old school shmup that couldn't possibly have enough speed tech in it to warrant taking up this much of the schedule.

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Half-Life 2 Done PortalYeti, ThisBlue1:10:00HL2 Done Portal is a category in which HL2 maps are loaded in the Portal engine, and the player is given a portal gun. The run uses the glitches that make Portal fun, and is long enough to give real explanation of the glitches. WR: bit.ly/1iZAXsiIt could come off as pretty arbitrary to a lot of people since it's inserting a mechanic into the game that wasn't accounted for. The main game is already being considered for the marathon.

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Halo 2 (easy)Reed1:45:00Easy is a very different run from Legendary, letting you blow through the game with risky strategies to save small amounts of time. The level of optimization is extremely high and I plan to be sub-1:30 by AGDQ.Game was just done at AGDQ on a higher difficulty, and since Halo 1 was also offered on Easy, it'd be better to go with the fresh game in this case.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsSlayerkid131:30:00 Chamber of Secrets is a 3rd person action game that centers around oversights in levels and precise jumps. within the past year, this games time has been cut down by almost 20 minutes and is a high skill run.Watching this makes it seem very similar to the Sorcerer's Stone run, which means that there's not enough interesting tech to carry through the entire length. There are a lot of stronger 3D platformers offered.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneNitrofski2:00:00Running this game is essentially quickly going through the game the intended way, skipping only cutscene triggers and optimizing every bit of movement and execution of challenges and fights. Only 1 glitch is used in the run.Watching parts of the run, the movement is slow and there seems to be very little in the way of tech. It would be hard to justify having such a large block for this type of run.

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Hotline Miami (NG+ co-op)cutefluffybunny, Duke0:45:00I know there was a coop action game with the camera always pointed at the floor at AGDQ, but this one runs at more than 10 fps and is uses a keyboard and mouse.With all the strong PC offers, this game doesn't need an appearance at 3 straight GDQs. Even some meme category isn't capable of saving this game.

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Houchou Shoujo GensoukyokuBlackCatGaming1:30:00A meteroidvania fan game of Yume Nikki, a game with a very strong cult following. A candidate for WTFJapan, Poniko is fairly fluid and one of the more fast paced characters when played correctly.Longer than most other indie metroidvanias suggested, and there are already a lot of strong offers trying to make their marathon debut. It's a little too long to be considered alongside them right now.

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inMomentumThe Paprika Killer0:30:00A tight highspeed platformer based on Quake3 DeFRaG. Execution heavy platforming (no RNG), and features advanced movement techniques and an exploit to make the levels blaze past. While not very popular it's really hype to watch for everyoneThis game has cool physics but is incredibly bland. We will have plenty of other first person games that have cool physics tricks and more interesting environments to use them in.

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Insanely Twisted Shadow PlanetCyberBotX2:00:002D "platformer". Any% would involve only getting the tools needed to beat the game, but might include getting the shield tool for safety. I need to practice it more to get a better estimate and more consistency.Same as above (but longer).

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Jett RocketMofat0:50:00A Mario Galaxy esque WiiWare game,a platformer that is about collecting solar panels to unlock the next set of levels, There is one trick at the beginning that skips the intro cutscene, it's pure optimization. I did a run on the bonus stream of AGDQWatched the AGDQ bonus run, and it comes off as a generic 3D platformer without much flashy speed tech to wow anyone.

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Jewel MasterBreakdown0:25:00My project of the moment. Obscure game, but a fun one. I can commentate the crap out of bedazzled Jesus's adventure and would love to see it get its day in the sun. Runs where I die, continue and test stuff still come in under 20.Game appears to be super generic and probably wouldn't entertain many people, even with the usual Breakdown charm.

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Johnny Bazookatoneguished0:25:00Johnny Bazookatone is a 2D action-platformer where you wield a guitar-gun and rush through themed levels as you save your bandmates from their prison in hell. I've run it at Sandython and Happy Tails.The game's title is the best part about it. Once you get to an actual run, though, it seems to just be flying over the levels and not having much that stands out.

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Jumping FlashCyberBotX0:30:003D first-person platformer. Any% entails playing the game as normal, as there is no other category. Would be done on Normal mode, but possibly an incentive to do Extra mode, as well as Bonus stages as an incentive.This game suffers from being slow and extremely boring to those who haven't played. It is an early PS1 platformer that would have a hard time overcoming its problems to a casual viewer.

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Jurassic Park (SNES)LeonPowalski1:00:00it's a game with the play gimmick of being a top-down platformer that adopts the Wolfenstein 3-D engine for indoor segments. Run involves exploiting the heck out of death warps, non-existent RNG. It has good music and dinsoaur While it has both good music and dinosaur, it also is very slow moving in the overhead sections and will become repetitive quickly for people. There are probably better Jurassic Park games to look at for marathons.

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Katamari Damacydevteam0:40:00Any% involves doing each star stage to reach the credits. grass did a good job at AGDQ and I have the second best time behind his. The run only does size goal levels and is more optimized compared to WLK ATMThe run was just done at AGDQ by someone you said is better than you. If we have another Katamari game this time, it should be a different one.

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Killer7Naegleria3:35:00Super cult game. NMH raised $600+ for cutscenes alone, and this game has even more good ones. I can run Killer8 as well (+25 minutes). Donation goal for Killer8 should be absurdly high because it is absurdly difficult.This game is incredibly hard to follow, even for people who have played it before. The main speed tech will be completely lost on the audience. This game has great cutscenes, but that doesn't make up for everything else.

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King's BountyWithhelde0:20:00Super silly run that tries to find the sceptre as quickly as possible. Very RNG based, but even the worst run will be a fun and quirky watch due to very broken gameplay. The last time we saw you play this at an online marathon, you were unable to complete the game due to the RNG factor. Unless this can proven to be an issue that's fixed, it can't be considered for the marathon.

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Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesGhostwheel3:30:00The draws of this game are its extremely unique combat system and the amount of improvisation that goes into a marathon run. Intense boss battle strategies rely on the unique pool of attack cards and are often fought with negligible levels of health.This game wouldn't be as big of a hit as the other KH games already in consideration, so it's going to have to take a back seat this time.

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Kirby Air Ride (all tracks)Russ43120:25:00A run of this game is similar in execution to any other non-traditional racing games (Mario Kart 64, Sonic R, etc). There could be a donation incentives for the color of the Kirby that is used or for a "Warp Star Only" run.Most of the appeal for this game is multiplayer, and it doesn't hold up being as entertaining for a speedrun.

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Kirby Squeak Squad (100%)Virtualboyness2:10:00A fast paced run that uses almost every copy ability to get all treasure chests. Donation Incentive for Boss Rush Mode.Not as well liked as many other Kirby games, so the length would be a huge issue.

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Kirby Squeak Squad (any%)jellobeaver, Virtualboyness, Tuxedomob1:30:00Very interesting Kirby DS game Any% includes getting the 5 star seals to unlock worlds 7 and 8 to beat the game, It's a fun game, and the game is about a 1:13:XX as of now. Donation incentive for Boss endurance.Even with the run being significantly shorter than 100%, this is one of the weaker Kirby games submitted. It can be considered for a future GDQ.

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Kirby: Canvas Cursekirbymastah1:40:00A touchscreen kirby spinoff. Much execution and difficult loops make the game look fast and impressive. Copy abilities and bosses add much variety. My PB video now is here; I plan on improving and submitting to SDA - youtube.com/watch?v=vLrUupaz6UAWhile the touchscreen gimmick could be interesting to people early on, by the time the game gets rolling the effect will have worn off on people and it could get boring.

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Kirby's Adventure (no UFO glitch)nesgoomba1:00:00Game has a bad stigma I think after AGDQ. Would like to see that turned around. Need to get my time down before I would be comfortable, but if it gets chosen i will practice everyday :DThe game does not necessarily need an immediate runback, and the GBA remake of it (Nightmare in Dream Land) would be a superior title to try for this SGDQ since it has established runners already.

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Kirby's Epic Yarnrubberduckyassassin31:50:00A unique speedgame that has everything you could ask for in a 2D platformer. Though it being an "easier" kirby game, using 2 different controllers for certain levels and being as optimal as possible, I assure you it is a fun watch The general reaction the last time this was at SGDQ was that people started getting sleepy. There are many better Kirby speedgames submitted that also happen to be a lot shorter.

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Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament (GBA)danray23521:20:00While I have been focusing on Empire of Dreams more recently, I would still be able to work my way back up to speed quickly. This game has slightly better music and looks than EoD, but it is a bit longer. Also displays a few more tricks.See reason for Klonoa: Empire of Dreams.

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Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (GBA)danray23521:05:00Klonoa is a 2d platform with lots of puzzles. Although it has pretty basic controls there is a lot of leniency with what you can do with them, including completing certain puzzles in the wrong order, and a few seemingly impossible jumps.The Klonoa handheld games are not as recognized as their console counterparts in what is already a niche franchise. With all the other strong platformers being offered, this does not seem like a good choice for SGDQ.

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Knights of the RoundThatsFairZack0:50:00I definitely should be able to get this time below 30 minutes. For now this is done with only one character, Percival. I can definitely complete this run during the marathon.This is similar to Golden Axe but without some of the more entertaining mechanics (like chucking guys off cliffs) and much longer. In addition to that, your PB of this game starts using continues less than halfway into the run, so you could stand to work on this quite a bit before submitting again.

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Krusty's Super Fun HouseIceplug2:20:00Puzzle-platformer. Make the rats go to the giant trap to clear the room. There are about 60 levels in the game, which get done quick. Features Simpsons and silly wall signs.For a SNES platformer that's been largely forgotten, it's a little long and there was a much stronger Simpsons submission already.

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of LightVulajin0:45:00Diablo-like platformer featuring everyone's favorite tomb raider. Tons of OOB tricks and movement tech make this a great watch. PC and XB360 versions are the same except for a console-specific glitch that saves ~1 second.This has had nothing but negative or indifferent responses at several online marathons

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIPX_3:30:00Fast paced reaction based battles with good soundtrack
Brand new game hype
Donation for the color of Lighting's costumes
Cutscene skip means minimum downtime between action
Actual running
This game has had too much of a mixed reception for a game that's not even out in the U.S. yet to put it among the RPG considerations for this marathon. Perhaps at a future one.

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Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (Ancient Cave)ThatsFairZack2:00:00Randomized 99 floors with random rooms and random chests so it's never the same game twice and has no safety saves. There are strategies to survive easier but it's never guaranteed.We are very familiar with the Ancient Cave, and it's not marathon-safe at all. Because of its long estimate, it could lead to some awkward scheduling situations if you die at the wrong time.

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Luigi's Mansion (any% no oob)Bonzi77, Veman3000, firedragon7641:25:00Get through the game as fast as possible, no using the glitched oob route from AGDQ. Collect 40 boos, money doesn't matter, kill King Boo at the end.Luigi's Mansion was in both marathons last year, and since it's not popular enough to be an obvious lock, it's time to try new Nintendo titles.

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Luigi's Mansion: Dark MoonBonesaw5774:30:00Though it's a long game, Dark Moon has a lot of optimizations, great soundtrack, and a truly dynamic main character. Many tricks include tricking boss and enemy AI, cutscene skips, and more!This could probably use some more time to develop as a speedgame; people love Luigi's Mansion, but over 4 hours of it could get rough. There are many more deserving Nintendo titles in the lineup already.

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Mad Father (100% true end)heero_fred0:50:00RPG Maker horror game, in which you control a little girl trying to save her serial killer father from her undead mother, really fast pacedContrary to the description, watching the game makes it not seem fast paced. This seems like a forgettable RPGM game outside of the fact PewDiePie recorded videos of it.

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Mario Golf: Toadstool Tournesgoomba1:20:00A HEAVY RNG based run. Run all 6 cups in tournement mode as fast as possible. Alot of quick thinking, and alot of adjusting on the fly. Every run is always different which makes them based on skill and quick thinking.It is incredibly hard to carry a golf game's entertainment for over an hour. It's highly questionable that reacting to RNG is enough to do that.

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Mario Kart 64 (150cc all cups, no skips)firedragon764, Almolicious1:00:00This category runs through every cup without unintended skips that was ran at AGDQ2014. It's very fast paced between speed, movement, and drifting. This can also be a race with other runners which would be exciting and close due to no skip mess ups.This game was just at AGDQ, and Mario Kart Wii would be better to try out at this marathon since it is fresh and much faster.

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Mario Kart 8Drogbass1:00:00Game comes out in april. I'll be good.Honorable mention for pitch.

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Mario Kart Wii (all cups)Boohead861:40:00One of the Best Mario Kart games out there. I will be doing all of the cups no gimmicks, no skips, just pure skill. Donation incentive can be to choose the character.The shorter Mario Kart Wii run offered is a much more attractive pick for this particular marathon.

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Mario Party 5 (story mode, easy)rubberduckyassassin31:30:00I have World Record, but its Mario Party. So there is RNG, but its fun and different indeedCongrats on your Mario Party WR. This is not the kind of "different" we look for in speedrun marathons.

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Mario Super Sluggersrubberduckyassassin30:40:00It is acually faster and different than its first game Mario Super sluggers. it has a whole different story and routing is more interestingSee explanation for Mario Superstar Baseball.

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Mario Superstar BaseballBoohead86, rubberduckyassassin30:40:00An interesting Speedgame that could also make a good race. RNG can play a factor but it's not that harsh. I am the WR Holder of this game. Possible race with Rubberduckyassassin3.As we watch your run, we see a fun Mario sports game being played in a slightly quirky way. We do not in any way see this being an interesting speedgame for a general audience.

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Mark of the Ninja (NG Seals & Srolls, NG any%, NG+ any% no oob)Kingdomnerdia1:55:00Raelcun's Mark of the Ninja run at AGDQ was pretty well received. These are some other categories which show off more of the game, and represent the diverse running and racing community we have.The Mark of the Ninja run was good, but it does not need an immediate repeat with 3x longer categories. Even if the run was just as good, there are a lot of better PC game options at this length.

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Mega Man 2: The Power FightersProInfernape0:10:00There isn't much to talk about it's just like any other arcade fighting gameNice pitch. We agree with your assessment.

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Mega Man Battle Network 2Tteraj423:20:00Battle Network games have a unique combat system that really stands out. 2 is notable for its powerful combos, styles, and consistency. Average run is 2:55. We have a LOT of commentary material to really add to the run. MissedASword.Right now, it's really hard to fit in MMBN games to the schedule. They don't have a huge appeal to most Mega Man fans nor most RPG fans, so their length becomes a huge issue. Perhaps if more interest grows over time for these games in the speedrunning community, they'll have a shot in a future GDQ, but unfortunately they don't have the following or any huge nostalgia factor to warrant considering them for SGDQ.

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Mega Man Battle Network 3Tteraj42, Gamer02784:30:00EXE 3 added a lot of cool stuff to the series, and it has the biggest nostalgia factor. Many fixed encounters and strong chips make for good fights. EXE 3 (J) is the fastest (and most consistent) version. KevinTurtle A Q U A KevinTurtle!See explanation for MMBN2.

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Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red SunMethod1cal4:10:00In contrast to 6, this game has some of the most harsh RNG in the series. All goes well, the run could look more like 3 hours, maybe even sub. Unfortunately, 4 hours is necessary. Japanese has a glitch to skip random encounters.See explanation for MMBN2.

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Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregarbassdeluxe27, Method1cal3:20:00Not your average RPG. Each scenario is unique, and all cutscenes are skippable. Fans of the series will be happy to see that RNG is a non-factor. The 2nd half also has some fun technical movement thanks to Sliprun (basically, ice skating).See explanation for MMBN2.

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Mega Man Battle Network: Chrono X (demo)Tteraj421:30:00Chrono X is a fan-made (WIP) sequel for the Battle Network series. The current demo (4.0.1) has the first two scenarios and shows off some of the best of the series. Are fan games ok? Plus we could totally skype in the devs if wanted.Actual MMBN games didn't make it, so a fan-made demo is a definite no. Actually, you shouldn't offer demos anyway to GDQs.

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Mega Man Network TransmissionZyre, doicm1:30:00A combination of classic MegaMan platforming and MegaMan Battle Network RPG elements, this game only recently had a speedrun completed. It is a little longer game, but has a good fanbase. 1.5 minute difference between saving or killing Zero.Unfortunately it's very long for a GameCube game that wasn't very popular, and suffers from not being impressive to anyone who hasn't played the game.

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Mega Man Rocks!hagspam0:45:00Eric Ruth has been captured by Dr. Wily, Mega Man must save him. Its pretty awful, offers robot masters like Door Man, Repair Man, and Police Man. Mega Man can crouch and shoot. This is Mega Man Rocks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5nHrGgcTXQ
Oddly enough, the highlight vid unsold us on the game. The audio is awful, there was nothing flashy or impressive being displayed, and it looked like a bad use of 45 minutes on the schedule.

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Mega Man Unlimited (100%)Slurpeeninja1:05:00Much like Rockman4MI, Mega Man unlimited is an excellently crafted Mega Man fan game. The 100% run required that you collect 4 letters strewn about stages to unlock the games secret boss stage Yoku Man, which also adds the yoku kick weapon.Any% would be a better choice for this game if it were to be in this marathon. It's a great fan game that looks cool in a speedrun, but with all the other indie Mega Man stuff it's competing against, an hour is too long.

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Mega Man Unlimited (any%)Slurpeeninja0:55:00Because 100% was rejected. My PB in any% is around 44 minutes, far from perfect run there are much better runners who run this category (Exo, Zekks) Don't like starting with trinitro, too much room for error Comet much safer but loses a little time.With all the great Mega Man offers so far from great runners, it is a little hard to pick a run where you don't seem that confident in doing the fastest strategies or even attempting to compete at a top level. Perhaps try out the faster route and see about submitting this for a future GDQ.

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Mega Man X (buster only)Crak Atak0:55:00This category is rarely run and the estimate may vary drastically depending on skill level and items acquired. Would be okay with bonus stream. I routed most of the category myself to get a somewhat consistent run for any/low% of buster only.Tiki vs. Caleb will be way more hype than this for X1.

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Mega Man X Command Missiontonic4:30:00Sole RPG of the Mega Man X series. Features a complex battle system where no two runs are similar, yet the route is relatively marathon-safe (fights can be refought immediately if lost, which is rare.) Also, Massimo. Gameplay in this can drag, and has the downside of not drawing in Mega Man fans or RPG fans much.

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Mega Man X7Disfunction2:00:00Megaman X7 any% consists of defeating the final boss as quickly as possible. Time begins once the game has started and ends upon dealing the final blow to Sigma.

Donation incentives: any% vs new game+

Could fit in an awful games block.
This game might be notorious, but it is also incredibly long and gets boring to watch quickly. Even for an awful games block.

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Mega Man Zero 3Kuribon0:50:00Fast paced run that makes use of elves, chips, EX Skills and the recoil rod for some pretty neat tricks. Z3 also has a very abusable combo system to defeat bosses quickly.Out of the 3 MMZ games offered, this is the least attractive since it was just done at AGDQ.

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Mercury Hg (all levels)nvdr0:40:00All Levels is basically the only way to make an Any% in this game, since there's not actually an ending. It's basically just all 60 levels that come with the base game as fast as possible.After watching extensive gameplay, unless there's something incredibly unique about running it, it's a simple puzzler with a weird mechanic and a dull aesthetic for most of it. It is hard seeing this get a great response in the marathon.

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Metal WarriorsOmnigamer0:25:00Another obscure SNES title. From Lucas Arts, so of course it includes light sabers, gratuitous explosions, and The Juice™. Many unique glitches and manipulations used from stage to stage, and it just looks damn cool.The "cool" factor doesn't really come across while watching the run. It looks fun to play, but the glitches are not obvious and it lacks the charm that a lot of your other obscure game runs have.

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Metal Wolf ChaosMurphagator2:40:00The submitted category is just finishing the game, but the time estimate is for showing cutscenes. Fast paced and has some neat strats for people who have played the game, and the cutscenes are pretty famous for their hilarity.I LOVE THIS GAME OMG WHY DO I HAVE TO CUT IT (spoilers: too long for what it is but AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA) DOUBLE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Metroid: Other MJaggerG2:55:00This notorious Metroid game doesn't look as bad as people expect, and I can prove it. All 2 hours of cutscenes are skipped. The action is visually appealing. Often requested, finally offered. Donations for post-credits sequence (15min).With how bad the reception to this game is, you're not getting 3 hours to change people's minds.

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Minecraft (set seed)Bismuth0:30:00I could come back on this considering it had 110k viewers at AGDQ. It draws donations, it draws attention, and it's a short run. Maybe if there's a ton of interest for it I could do random seed but then the estimate would be an hour.Runner asked to withdraw the submission.

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MonacoUbergoose1:30:00Top down stealth game. I used to run this game when it initially came out last year and it was a ton of fun. Unfortunately I don't have a time for 100% but I plan to grind the category if it gets accepted. There is also potential for 4p co-op.Graphics are tiny, hard to follow (especially with co-op), obscure enough that this hurts it greatly

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Money Idol Exchangerspineshark0:25:00vs. puzzle game-default 1p mode faces all 8 characters as increasingly difficult CPU opponents. I think this would go well in a "puzzle block" with similar games, (tetris attack etc.); it's admittedly less interesting on its ownIf the game is not that interesting on its own, it probably wouldn't do well even being in a puzzle block. Watching the game, we can confirm it's not as interesting as other puzzle games that have been run at marathons.

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Monty on the Rundanacrysalis0:15:00A simple, technical and short platformer for the C64, legendary for its music. For marathon-safety, I would be using a version of the game with infinite life trainer installed, for RNG deaths, though I am confident of a solid run. Completely sold until "infinite life trainer". That makes it kind of lame.

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Mother 3 (Japanese glitched)GearlessRobot6:20:00One of the safest RPG runs for a marathon. Lots of donation incentives. Battles are quick and most encounters are avoidable, and there's very little grinding. The fan translation download count shows that there's interest despite being Japan only.We would at least want the English patch version if we considered this game for SGDQ, and right now your record on that is over 7 hours. We unfortunately can't take that kind of a risk for an RPG that didn't come out in the U.S., even if there was a pretty large following for the translation patch.

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MURI (race)Golden, Bonesaw5770:25:00(by Golden) This is a race with Bonesaw of MURI, a modern take on DOS Duke Nukem
type games. The main character is most definitely NOT Mewtwo. For an
example of gameplay, look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0rZoF51m_g
A DOS style game this long without the DOS nostalgia requires the game be exceptional, and the thing that stands out the most from gameplay is the grating sound.

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NES Open Tournament GolfGameJ06, Darkwing Duck0:35:00The run would feature running each of the three courses in the game, the US, Japanese and UK Courses, Time for each course is less than 10 minutes. Optionally, only 1 course could be run.From watching video, nothing stands out enough about this run to warrant having 30+ minutes of 8 bit golf.

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NES Open Tournament Golf (1 course)GameJ060:15:00The run would feature running each of the three courses in the game, the US, Japanese and UK Courses, Time for each course is less than 10 minutes. Optionally, only 1 course could be run.Even though this would be a "unique speedgame", it gets boring very quickly. I'm not sure any level of commentary could salvage decent entertainment out of this for people who are not already intimiately familiar with the game.

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Nicktoons UniteLP3Tristan3:30:00I said Gamecube because that's the system but I play it on a classic Wii. The game is long so the time is pretty accurate adding ten or 15 mins.A lot of nostalgia alot of strategies and overusing of abilities in ways they weren't meant to be used.Way too long for a tribute to cartoon characters that doesn't have anywhere near as much nostalgia as you think it does.

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Ninpen ManmaruWuqinglong0:40:00Ninpen Manmaru is a 3D platformer for the relatively obscure Sega Saturn. The action is fast-paced, easy to follow, and contains many sequence-breaking jumps. The WR in 29:19 can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwn3MEdpQW8Cute penguin, and plenty of the platforming is impressive. The downsides are lack of movement variety, lack of music variety, and running around in circles for 3 minutes for the final "battle". The downsides unfortunately outweigh the benefits of trying this game out in SGDQ.

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Oddworld: Stranger's WrathStudio1:10:00I ran this FPSish game last year in a different category. Any% is broken as all hell, focused less on the technicalities on the game, but rather visually impressive glitches, OOB, Grenade Jumps, Falling through the world, and a bit of clipping.Even though last year's run was very good, the game does not need to be repeated since there are many strong PC game options to go with that are new and there are far more popular games for repeat consideration.

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PangRoboSparkle0:35:00Arcade classic game ported onto many systems; I play the Amiga one. Very keen to co-op this game if someone else knows it to reduce time and increase awesome. Pop the deadly balloons until they are all gone and Save the World, it's non-stop action!This is the weakest Amiga game offered to the marathon so far... I can't believe that's a statement that actually needed to be said.

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Paper Mario (Any% vs. All Cards bid war)Iateyourpie4:00:00Both Categories have been run in the previous GDQ's, with both being well received. Bidding War between the two could bring a ton of donations


Extra Incentives Include Deny/Invite Luigi to Party, Kill/Save Whacka/
It's been at the last two marathons and while it was successful, there are other Nintendo RPGs that deserve a chance.

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Paper Mario: Stick StarRyxos4:30:00People have more often than not absolutely loved watching this run, despite many hating it. Fun platforming and the battle mechanics make this game interesting, can provide great commentary. Incentive/war to "save" Luigi. (Sorry for 2 submissions)As you mentioned, audiences can be very divided on this run, which is an issue for how long it is. A run of earlier Paper Mario games would be a safer pick.

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Peggle Extremeheeheex20:20:00You shoot a ball at pegs and bricks and try to get all the orange ones. There's 10 levels, each about 1-2 mins long.This seems like an in-joke that wouldn't come across to a general audience very well. Any humor is outweighed by the fact it's still just 20 minutes of Peggle.

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Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4ChurchnSarge3:05:00Skips all optional fights, no grinding. No resetting for stats, no grinding, very few death possibilities. There are no pause breaks, no cutscenes. Very face paced run. There are no glitches. 100% possibility. It would have a very hard time competing against non-indie RPGs for the schedule, and it doesn't have anything fascinating about it that makes it stand out like Barkley to warrant including it.

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Phantasy Star Onine Episode & 2TrUShade9:00:00It has never been ran at a marathon before and would be interesting as for the most part. Whole run is action packed with randomly generating maps to throw in some fun. Instead of All Quests, Any% is a shorter run that would be an estimate of 4 hoursAs much as we all love PSO, this is way too long for what it is.

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PiecesJugajoga0:25:00A very fast paced puzzle game for the SNES with RNG based strategy to keep things interesting. Just explaining all the small things going on could take up the whole time of the run itself. Also has hilarious ‘cutscenes’ before and after every match.The cutscenes are cute, but the fast jigsaws won't hold up to entertain a crowd for 20 minutes.

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Pilotwings 64Programmax0:45:00Pilotwings 64 is a fantastic marathon game because even if it trainwrecks, it won't mess up the marathon schedule. Additionally, it is very easy to talk to others while playing, making the marathon experience quite enjoyable.It would take such a ridiculous performance to top the WR attained during last SGDQ, and the run doesn't have enough new stuff that it would be worth a repeat at back to back SGDQs.

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PocketBike RacerBeezy0:25:00It's a Burger King racing game. All skill. No Play. True Hardcore. Possible Donation Incentive for which character to play as.There's not enough interesting about this game (whether we mean standard racing interesting or something like zoo race-style interesting) to help the joke avoid overstaying its welcome.

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Pokemon ColosseumDrogbassGC, played on wii

imagine being blind folded and sticking your penis under a guillotine that could drop at any moment

wr/pb is 4:15, (wont come close to estimate)

race depending on who comes?
donation names for protagonist, partner, feraligatr.
That's terrifying. Also the game isn't anywhere near as popular as main series Pokemon and is longer than any of the main series offers (according to your estimate).

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Pokemon Puzzle League (V-Hard)ilikebeingsmart0:40:00Every battle can be under 30 seconds w/ AI manipulation. Fast paced while being marathon safe. Fluid commentary w/ gameplay. Estimate factors in Gary 2/Mewtwo s-hard donation incentive, which has TAS speed movement and RNG that the game is known for.Very similar to Pokemon Puzzle Challenge, except the runner is not anywhere near as competitive in her game as the PPC runner. The skill difference in the videos is a little noticeable.

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Pokemon Red (any% glitchless)Jpaintrain2:30:00Strategies were found recently making the game more consistent. Gaining "redbar", the danger level, allows you to save time by skipping pokemon cries/level ups. Donation incentives for trainer, rival, and pokemon name. The Gen 1 glitchless run does not seem as interesting as the plethora of glitchy runs offered for Pokemon this time around.

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Pokemon Trading Card Gameaneeslol1:40:00It's basically Pokemon on crack, having absolutely no downtime(after the tutorial) and crazy fast menuing between each turn. Everything is completely dynamic, so it doesn't feel scripted like traditional Pokemon runs.This game is very hard to follow and long enough where that would be a big issue.

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Pokemon Yellow (any% glitchless)5upamayne3:00:00Get nidoran body everything (or get bodied). Crazy game where literally everything bad could happen. There has been new strats to manipulate nidoran spawns.Donations for names/keep or leave pikachuSame as above.

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Pokepark 2: Wonders Beyondheero_fred2:50:00Sequel to Pokepark Wii:, this one focuses more in combat and overall movement and less in minigames as well as having some out of bounds tricksSame as above.

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Pokepark Wii: Pikachu's Adventureheero_fred, rubberduckyassassin32:30:00Pokepark Wii is a 3rd person adventure spinoff of the Pokemon series, you control Pikachu as you befriend pokemon by fighting them, playing chase or solving quizes, while also competing in different attractions.Unfortunately it suffers from its length because it's not anything like the main Pokemon games and a little less popular. These type of games would need to be a little shorter to compete.

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Portal 2 (co-op)z1mb0bw4y and friends1:00:00I can run this with phantom, gocnak, znernicus, or literally anyone else. Alternatively, any of those runners could run with any of the others. There's a bunch of fun tricks in this that got shown off at AGDQ, but it may be too soon to have again.You're correct, it might be too soon for an exact repeat of a run that hasn't changed much, but the "solo co-op" gimmick might be worth looking into.

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Princess Tomato in the Salad KingdomDarkwing Duck0:50:00Name says a lot, so does fighting with ROCK/PAPER/SCISSORS. There's a lot of comedy in this game. Cutesy. Can try to hit on an orange taking a shower. Can scoff at a human being a tomato's sister amongst many other incredulous moments.While the game itself is funny, its gameplay is also very Shadowgate-like, and that would get old fast for a lot of people. Similar to point n clicks; doesn't transfer very well as a speedgame to a general audience.

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Project: Firestart (100%)danacrysalis0:40:00The first fully considered Survival Horror game ever made, Project: Firestart holds up to time and shows how the genre has been influenced by this lesser known but cult classic.Although unique as the first survival horror, it is also a C64 game that has little to no music and would overstay its welcome at 40 minutes.

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Puzzle Bobble 2 (on MAME)xfullmetal170:20:00Note: This would have to be done using MAME
Known as Bust-a-Move Again here in the US. Amusing to watch, but somewhat RNG-dependant, especially in later rounds. (hence the longer time estimate)
Great puzzle game, but we haven't used MAME (or any emulator besides DOSBox) for a main marathon yet and I don't think we're about to start, sorry.

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Quest 64 (Japanese version)mechachili2:30:00I would run on the JP version, Eltale Monsters. Last SGDQ race was any% but I want to offer donation incentive for 100% (I hold current WR) which adds approx 30 mins, shows more areas in the game including the desert town. Willing to race with Kirkq.It's not as attractive for this SGDQ since it was already in the last one and nothing major has changed (big shortcuts, etc.). Having it for a longer time slot doesn't help either. It's too soon for a return.

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Ravensword: ShadowlandsMissy1:05:00Any% is completing the main quest ASAP. The game itself has lots of glitches that are used to optimize movement and has some loot exploits. A casual playthru of 4hrs is cut down to ~55min with all these glitches in total.Watching it makes it seem just like Skyrim with much worse graphics. Without the Skyrim bonus of... being Skyrim, it doesn't appear like it has a good shot to hold an audience's interest.

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Rayman 2: The Great EscapeCloakedYoshi2:40:00The last time this was run was ADGQ 2011, I have found some big time savers, and consistent ways to do some of the more risky glitches, that Manocheese and Spike avoided in their runs. I think that this would fit in nicely for a Rayman block. The other Rayman offers are better watches and much shorter than this.

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Ready 2 Rumble Boxing (100%)BronzeLeaguer0:25:00Play arcade mode and beat 10 fighters. All RNG basically its random who you fight. Its not like punch out the fights are all random as well.
Funny game, but it's just a really bad fighter that doesn't really fit well into a speedrun marathon. Try to get a side tourney going for it, though!

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Recettear: An Item Shop's TaleWeables1:20:00The game ends after paying off 5, increasingly large, bills. The tech has evolved a lot, cutting the run time in half since I first picked it up. Fast paced and super adorable.Watching the newest run/route, even if you had amazing commentary it would be impossible for anyone who hasn't played the game to follow what's going on ever. Skipping the dungeons, while faster, actually makes the run a little less interesting.

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Redneck Rampageyoutl0:45:00worst build game.
speedrunwise extremely difficult even on the easiest difficulty.
Has same "features" as other build games clipping through walls and moving diagonally to move quicker.
not nearly as broken as the others so i play most levels legit.
After watching some of the game, it's about as unattractive as your pitch makes t sound.

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Resident Evil 3 (Hard mode)Fiercekyo1:45:00Made absolutely no effort to write a description or pitch.

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Resident Evil 4 (NG+)EnjoiEV2:10:00load game on resident evil 4 for PS3 will be using special WeponsThis run has been in multiple GDQs and didn't have a very good reception at the last one, so it can take a break.

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Resident Evil RevelationsFiercekyo2:00:00This run would be either New Game or New Game + One of the weakest Resident Evil submissions so far, won't produce results compared to the classic series.

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (NG+)TrUShade1:30:00The dark horse of the Resident Evil Games. Though by June 2012, the game has sold 2.1 million units worldwide. This game is a game Carcinogen has broken the disc twice, and I think it needs to be shown a little bit of love.Not a well liked Resident Evil, would rather have better representation from the franchise for how long the block is.

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Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunmanmikwuyma1:45:00This game has ps1 poverty graphics, bad ps1 voice acting, and spawned a friendly for all ages gif. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO SAY? Underwear mode can be a donation incentive, but cutscenes% is the only %.http://i.imgur.com/WYnVcwl.gif

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Rocket: Robot on Wheelsmashytrr, Azorae1:25:00N64 platformer similar to Banjo with copious amounts of text and animation skipping. There is also a ton of minor optimizations and deathwarping in many of the worlds.The levels are bland and the gameplay kind of drags for how long this run is.

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Rockman & Forte (Forte)frankieframeskip1:00:00Will play as forte - lots of slide jumps, boss pattern manipulation, speed slides, and interesting skips with minimal RNG. Rarely run and fun to watch!This has been played at 3 of the last 4 GDQs and has been done at a very high level recently. There are no runs to speak of on your twitch page, so with all the other Mega Mans offered, there is no reason to consider this.

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Rockman 4 Minus Infinity (any% Max Score)hagspam1:00:00Last year it was a big hit. Max Score would invovle an extra a boss fight, saving beat and rush, also no recycling eddy, making it a harder run. I also wanted to play it on emulator for fast switching, which makes the game faster and more interestingEven though it was well received last time, having a romhack 2 years in a row when there are lots of stronger and new Mega Man submissions would not be a good idea. It's time to give some other Mega Mans a shot as far as the less mainstream ones go.

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Rockman 8 Famicompeter afro0:55:00Rockman 8 Famicom, while it does have the same levels, bosses, and weapons as it's 32-bit original, is a completely different game to run. While running the original was mostly mega ball use, RM8F is about carefully using your weapons.While it's a nice novelty run, MM8 is not an insanely popular Mega Man, and we just had it last SGDQ. With all the other indie Mega Mans available to choose from, this is a little on the long side to consider for this upcoming marathon.

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Rogue LegacyTteraj421:00:00Randomly generated castles! Fast paced! Intense boss fights! Lots of clenching! Smite has really pushed the record down (15:42) and the last patched added some cool stuff. My PB (43:20) needs work, but this is my next speed game. PC Block Hype! KappaAs you said, you need work at this game. A lot of t. There of course is RNG, and this can make a big difference, but would not account for this huge of a gap between your PB and good runs.

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Rosenkreuzstillete (Tia)hagspam0:40:00Good game, good music, one of the best Mega Man fan games out there. Cutes girls are a plus
Essentially the same reasoning as Minus Infinity; it was done last year, and it's time to try new stuff for less mainstream Mega Man.

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Saint's Row: The ThirdKoops_, MarkSoupial5:30:00Saints Row: The Third is a GTA-esque game but filled with humor. The Any% No DLC category includes all of the main story missions. There are some possible places for donations, like choice missions. Also, dildos.Too long for a GTA-style game to be considered for this marathon.

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Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage (Kenshin any%)Tetsuo99991:15:00An underappreicated Musou-style game with an extremely fast unlockable character and a speedrun-friendly in-game timer. Run does
not require knowledge of the game to enjoy.

Run link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR1JjrkbgeE
This is very fast paced for a beat em up style game, but its length is too much of a risk for how obscure it is. The shorter run you offered is on the game list so far.

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Shadow Dancer: The Secret of ShinobiWawlconut0:35:00Because I have shiternets now this isn't the whole video (and not my PB either) http://www.twitch.tv/wawlconut/b/499507087

This run is played on the hardest difficulty (Level 3) and mistakes mean death as everything kills on one hit.
Shadow Dancer has very mixed responses from gamers, and the run is far enough off its potential right now that it's not worth bothering with currently.

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Shadow of the ColossusNaegleria1:30:00Running through all time attack battles, cuts out the boring horse riding. The art book is a good prize, and I've learned new strats. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfB3oCSj7Ow)11 minute disimprovement between your marathon runs of SotC makes us very wary of having you be the runner for this game again. You'll have to show you're actually serious about the game at some point.

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Shadow TowerChrno1:05:00Shadow Tower is a PS1 RPG made by From Software, the same people that made Dark Souls. The run itself has a strong focus on execution and the game known for it's immense difficulty; would be a nice change from the usual RPGs.It may be done by From Software, but this early PS1 game is not pleasing to the eyes, and that makes the game feel like it drags on longer than it actually is. More slow paced than their more popular games and doesn't have the same notoriety.

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Sid Meier's Civilization V (100% Pacifist)Moviebooties2:15:00100% is going for a long term victory rather than a dominance over the other AI. A pacifist run is simply a style of run I use to manipulate the AI to avoid war at all costs, in order to achieve my victory without much disruption on their part.This run/game is the epitome of "fun to play but boring to watch." Even with an unconventional run such as this, the gameplay will fail to become exciting to a general audience.

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Silent Hill 3m1_michael0:55:00Well-known game, could draw in fans who otherwise might not know about the marathon. Horror game with tank controls. Movement is highly optimized. WR: 40:38 my time: 40:47. Could use alternate costumes as incentives. NG+Revenge estimate about 30:00This run is similar to the RE runs submitted except less interesting because there is less action.

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Singularitylillbrorsan1:45:00This run is heavily glitched with over 20 of them used, has some OOB to save plenty of time and is a pretty decent FPS to run.
WR is 1:27:13 by me - http://www.twitch.tv/truljin/c/2985571
The first 30 minutes of this run dragged and the skips were visually unimpressive. Combined with the fact that this game did not sell well at all, it's hard to imagine this getting a good reception.

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Skate 3M_tt2:30:00This game has literally never been considered for a speedrun at any of the GDQ's, and I don't see why not. It's a fucking great game and there's really no frustrating parts about it. Based on watching video and you reporting that you chopped 40 minutes off your time in one run, this could really use some more time to develop as a speedgame before being considered for a marathon.

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SkyrimWymorn1:00:00Glitchy run of Skyrim. Completes the game as fast as possible. I plan on taking the record back soon, I can't seem to quit this game lolNot much has changed with this run that has been a GDQ regular lately. It is very similar to other Bethesda runs of similar length, and we'd like to see how one of the newer Fallout games does this time.

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Sleeping DogsChamploo4:10:00I routed this game entirely, I know almost everything there is to know about it and hold the wr. It is somewhat like GTA with a Kung fu flare, the run itself varies in pace but there are hype sections, but most of all karaoke incentives.The game had decent reception but does not have enough of a following to warrant a 4 hour time slot.

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Sonic Adventure 2 (Hero Story)ToxicFaker1:10:00Sa2 is a very popular game. As everyone knows most sonic games are completely broken. This run has tons of glitches and nostalgia. I am almost at sub 1 and runs are pretty consistent. donation incentive could be sing a long to escape from the city.Your PB on this game is just about double the best times for it on Hero Story. Will need a massive improvement to be considered.

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Sonic and All Star Racing: TransformedSenzura1:20:00Extremely fast Mario Kart-like racing game that has picked up quite a bit in popularity especially after the Steam release last year. There is a campaign in the game, but it's full of minigames so Cups are a better watch.While it appears to be a decent racer, it comes across as not being incredibly fast paced and there is not enough obviously impressive speed tech that would jump out to people who haven't played the game.

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Sonic Blastjellobeaver0:25:00Sonic blast is a crazy game with many jumps and counting. It isn't that long, and its fun to watch. My PB is 16:42 and I can use my 3DS to play it.While plenty of the Game Gear Sonics can be fun watches, this isn't one of them.

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Sonic Riders (100% Story Mode)Baja6460:45:00The pace of the game is fast, similar to the one of F-Zero games. The shortcuts you can perform as well as the many tricks you can do make the game a good speedrun racing game.
Personal Best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoxzJo8zIjE
Watched the run, and while it is plenty fast paced, there does not appear to be much in the way of tech or big shortcuts. Could perhaps be reconsidered with a shorter category available, but a 100% run seems like it could drag to the general audience.

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Space ChimpsKarls_Friend1:00:00Space Chimps is a 3D platformer who's speedrun was made popular by Kosmicd12 (rip) at Monkey Marathon in 2012. It is very relaxing to watch, and has a few fun skips.This game has a bit of charm but is already competing against several stronger 3D platformer runs. This would definitely not make the final cut.

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Space Station Silicon Valleymashytrr2:45:00N64 platformer that is incredibly broken. There's clipping through walls, super jumps, out of bounds, moving during cutscenes, and more. You also get to possess many different animals from a sheep to a penguin to a kangaroo on a pogo stick.Definitely a funny game, even a childhood classic for some, but it's slow-paced enough and obscure enough that the fancy tricks and cute animals won't carry it for that length.

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini BottomTheSuperWookie1:45:00One of the best licensed games ever, BFBB is a great fast paced, glitchy run with skips that need to be seen. Along with many possible donation incentives, including singing the theme, nothing says summer like our favorite sponge from under the sea!There are already much stronger glitchy 3D platformers it would be competing against in the next round, so it would most likely not make final cut. Perhaps a future GDQ when some of these cult 3D platformers have had their time in the sun!

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Spongebob Squarepants: The MovieWhatsoup2:05:00This game could be a draw for viewers just on the name alone. The video example is a very old PB/WR of mine, and since then the game has seen even bigger changes in terms of interesting glitches and skips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPfJ9_vfLHM
There are already much stronger glitchy 3D platformers it would be competing against in the next round, so it would most likely not make final cut.

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Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (100%)Nitrofski2:20:00This game was run at SGDQ '13, but it changed a lot since then. A new skip was found a few months ago which allows to get the Fireball (100% reward) earlier in the run and makes very interresting routingAs you said, it was done last SGDQ. There are a ton of 3D platformers being offered this time around, and a long Spyro run doesn't need 3 straight GDQ appearances.

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Spyro the Dragon (120%)ChrisLBC1:50:00First spyro of the series, classic hit for the PS1. The run is very optimized at this point and contains really cool tricks involving a crazy OOB trick at the end of the run that will blow peoples mind. Very movement based and impressive to watch.It would be a lot easier to justify having any% for Spyro than 120%. We've had Spyro for the last 2 GDQs before this, so a long run is not warranted.

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Spyro: Year of the Dragon (117%)Nitrofski4:10:00Very similar game to Spyro 2, yet very different speedrun. It is less glitched than spyro 2, but it has more variety as you also control side characters (2 of which have movement glitches) and vehicles. Sparx also gains new powers throughout the run.This game was just done at AGDQ, and we don't need a long Spyro run 3 straight GDQs with all the other strong offers available. Especially not for 4 hours.

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Star Fox AssaultSUPER_SAOS1:00:00I am the 4th in this category. This game is way harder then SF64 and is very fast pace. Uses hard routing and is way different then any other SF game. Glitches: Death warp, Boost glitch while flyingEvery Star Fox game after the first two (SNES + N64) are not as well regarded, and without much buzz around the speedrunning community for this game, it's not worth considering for this SGDQ.

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Star Ocean: Til the End of TimeWithhelde4:10:00Fast paced RPG with wacky mechanics and a complex combat system. Goal is to beat Luther and many donation incentives possible.Hard for people who haven't played the game to appreciate, which is a big issue for how long the run is and how much of a cult popularity the game is.

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Star Wars Republic CommandoLaz2:55:00This Star Wars title is an FPS that features one OOB, crazy grenade tossing, and similar style of combat like halo with shielding. More of cult hit star wars game though.Longer and less entertaining than any of the Star Wars submissions so far.

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StarTropicscheffybro1:35:00Startropics is a fairly straight forward run. It's based around the player's control and memorizing each dungeon and puzzle. It is a popular game and if it is paired up with Startropics 2 at the marathon it will bring great entertainment.Your current PB on this game is quite a ways off from the best runs. The gap is a little too big for consideration right now.

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Suikoden IIOmnigamer7:15:00Considered by many the best Suikoden game and by plenty to be the best RPG ever. The run itself features several subtle glitches that make the run much more consistent and entertaining throughout. Large backing from the Suikoden Revival Movement.Even though it is a little more popular than Suikoden 1, it is a much weaker marathon choice to try out the series with since it's nearly double the length. Suikoden 1 is being considered, so this is an auto-cut.

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Super Luigi U (100%)Suidt2:45:00It is a fun run. A game that features Luigi. The run has some difficult stages and also has a few breaks to open up for donations. Must complete every level and collect all star coinsTakes up too much time for a new game where we would be uncertain of the reception, even being a major Nintendo title. It would be better to try it out in a marathon with any% first.

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Super Mario Galaxypinguino3:20:00Last run at AGDQ 2012 by yoshifan (Luigi, English). By the marathon my PB will be 2:4X (Mario, Japanese). Potential bid war for Mario vs Luigi. Luigi is NG+ and controls differently. Many skips involve abusing jumps+gravity to get to planets early.We just had a Galaxy game at AGDQ, and there are a lot of other fresh Mario titles to try that are a lot shorter.

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Super Mario Star Road (100%/130 star)SimpleFlips2:10:00Star Road is a Rom Hack of Super Mario 64. While it is SM64, this speedrun features a lot of engine abuse that is possible in regular SM64, but not applicable in your everyday speedrun. If not the regular marathon, maybe bonus streamThis is a little long to take a risk with for a romhack. If SM64 was in, it wouldn't be worth adding this run to the schedule as well. If SM64 isn't in, people will just be wondering for 2 hours where SM64 is.

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana BlitzMiles1:15:00Launch title for the Wii, introduces jumping which allows for a lot of shortcuts in the levels. Also has really weird boss fights at the end of each world, and what's likely the hardest stage in the series in Ultra Heaven 5.Largely forgotten compared to the older Monkey Balls, and a lot longer than them too.

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Super Noah's Ark 3DKefka140:50:00Very funny Wolfenstein clone! Could be hilarious to have included. I have never seen it ran other than myself. I plan to record it soon and submit along with a plethora of other runs. My PB is 39:42.The gimmick/joke would wear off extremely fast. Not worth the time slot.

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Surgeon Simulator 2013 (Glass%)Missy0:40:00Glass % for SS'13 restricts every cut to using a shard of glass and only glass, making the game a lot more difficult since you need to manage getting ideal glass breaks and angles on the shards to cut with. This leads to shenanigans ofcWhile it was hilarious, it doesn't warrant an immediate repeat and this is a much longer category so any humor could possibly wear off.

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Sweet HomeRaneOfSOTN1:30:00The Game that gave the idea of Resident Evil. Survival Horror RPG featuring 5 people entering a cursed house. Best Ending is all 5 survivors living. Has one of the coolest NES scenes, a bit of grinding, and crazy menus. I have an English Repro cart!Good game, but a lot of people would have trouble recognizing what is going on. The run would probably start dragging very quickly for people after the first couple RE-style doors. It is significant historically for survival horrors, but people do not have nostalgia for it and it wouldn't be a very good marathon pick for the genre.

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Tak and the Power of Jujurubiksrocks1232:30:00This game is another platformer that foucuses on collecting different items to progress in the game. Using different tricks in this game makes it another fun run to watch because its fast paced and very glitchy.Same reason as the game above, except this is way longer than most of the good 3D platformers suggested as well.

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Tales of SymphoniaBlackRazgriz8:15:00NG Any% is an attempt to beat Tales of Symphonia upon selection of New Game until the screen fade out after the final boss. The speed runn features 2discs and 8 hours worth of intense, skill-based battles.I'm going to go ahead and quote you on your essay that you decided to write on the forums: "Besides the obvious length issue, it also deals with long stretches of
inactivity between battles. Lots of walking between towns or buying
equipment or progression of plot. While ToS is fairly popular, it pales in comparison to the likes of other JRPGs such as Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy. Some viewers may not be as intrigued about real-time RPGs."

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Taz: WantedJovinee1:10:00Normal Any%.The superior Taz game has already been submitted, sorry.

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Teslagradlillbrorsan0:45:00A recent indie game in the style of metroidvania where one uses magnetics and powerups throughout the game, just got a route change which cuts over 4 minutes, much skill is needed and there are a few tricks here and there.There are stronger indie metroidvania titles offered. Watching a large chunk of a run, there are not many skips that would be extremely obvious/impressive to people who are not familiar with the game.

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The Darkness 2Dencity2:00:00FPS with no movement tricks for speed, instead fights and ammo usage is optimized.No major skips, so Don difficulty because easy is just running past everything, a boring watch. PB is 1:36:03, 20min added for unforeseen issues.An FPS this long without anything to make it stand out won't be received very well by a general audience, regardless of what mode it's on.

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The Disaster Adventure: T.R.A.G.: Tactiacal Rescue Assault Group: Misson of MercyCavemanDCJ1:10:00Similar to Resident Evil in both controls and voice acting. This game has cool bosses, a burly detective who yells DYNAMITE, and a silly name.The gameplay definitely drags in this game, and I'm not sure the funny voice acting can carry people through that since they don't have huge nostalgia glasses like they might for RE.

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The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2Newtmanking0:15:002d flash platformer. Pretty short and very backflip-intensive. Possible donation incentive for pants color. This is a pretty run-of-the-mill flash game, too. Nothing special about it.

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The Floor Is JellyJoshMelnick1:00:00Very new game. Has super entertaining movement and tons of small skips, every run looks different due to the crazy physics. Everything is easy to follow and very dynamic. PB 1:01:change, but have only been routing for a week.Compared to many other simplistic indie platformers that were offered, it's a little long. If the reception is good for them, maybe this can have a shot in the future.

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The iDOLM@STER 2PX_2:30:00Raise idol stats and challenge the toughest festival in the game
Waifu war donations from a pool of 9 girls
Hamburger hype!
Karaoke% maybe?
Aside from the fact it's Japanese only and obscure, the audience response would be so divided on this it's not even worth considering.

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The Price is Right (BigJon PC Version)GameJ060:45:00This would be a GDQ First. Playing a game i've developed (PC Version of Price is Right) and has had a HUGE response across the internet over the past 8 years. Viewers in the audience would participate in this 100% Interactive GameShow SpeedRun...Golf was almost a maybe. This? No.

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The Room: The GameChiron970:30:00A Tom Fulp flash game based off the cult movie, The Room, this could belong in AwfulGDQ just off its premise. Anyway, 100% is done only for the entertainment value of its last 5 minutes. It's a flash point-and-click. Point n clicks aren't really games that come across well to a speedrunning marathon audience.

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The ShipShadowDraft0:30:00The categories are simply the difficulty levels you can complete the game on. There's a glitch involving the stamina function which I can activate in the actual route to speed up gameplay.Better as a multiplayer game, and a single player run doesn't have enough crazy stuff to be as entertaining as other Source games.

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The Stanley ParableBlees0:25:00This game has a dozen endings. I would allow donations to decide which ending I would run. This option can be chosen if time is limited for the PC block.
Choices: Good, Baby, Confusion, Glitchy
This run is mostly about the narrator. There is nothing in the way of speed tech to warrant having this in a speedrun marathon.

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The Witch's HouseAxel Ryman0:30:00A game made in RPG Maker that was pretty popular,. True Ending is at worst 1 minute longer than Normal Ending. There is a scene you can unlock by not saving which could be an incentive. Run time is under 20 minutes, so 30 minutes in case of a death.There are a ton of better indie PC offers for SGDQ right now. This would probably be a forgettable run, as nothing in particular stands out about it as a potential marathon game. RPG Maker games have to be pretty special to stand out.

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The World's Hardest GameGamesForCharity0:20:00The World's Hardest Game is an infamously difficult flash game. I've been playing it for 2 years and can complete it extremely fast. Very fast paced and short for great intense fun.While this game has some notoriety, it's also a little bit past its prime for being popular and will have issues holding a lot of people's attention since at the end of the day, it's a flash game with a box and dots.

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They Bleed PixelsStudio0:55:00Hard Platformer. Very Hard. Movement tricks make the game very fast though, and it's a pretty high action and adrenaline game, also decently easy to follow. I believe someone else is submitting, so it could be a race? Estimate is super safe"let's be honest, it's like super meat boy but slower and i'll probably die a lot." - Studio, 2014

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Tiny & Big: Grandpa's LeftoversGrimdonuts0:25:00A rather fun 3D indie platformer. The run features no glitches and nothing special of that sort. It's mostly good movement and good cuts on each rock you approach.Watching gameplay footage confirms what the description says: there's nothing special going on here. It would probably be a forgettable indie run.

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Tomb Raider 2 ("all secrets" or "any% glitchless)feasel2:00:00Both categories are the same length and both will show off a lot of material not seen in the ADGQ run. "All Secrets" collects the hidden statues (additional puzzles). "Glitchless" shows how all the game's puzzles were meant to be solved (but fast).With all the other strong PC offers, it's hard to justify having Tomb Raider 2 in back to back marathons.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2XFrankus0:30:00This run combines the most intense aspects of THPS 2 and 1 by incorporating strats from 2 into levels from 1.We already have actual THPS1 and it is a lot shorter. No need for this extra thing.

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Touhouvania 2 (easy/normal)Axel Ryman0:45:00Easy mode for speed purposes, but I could do Normal. Incentives include doing the Extra Stage. It's a Touhou fangame made by Frontier Aja in the style of classic Castlevania and is better than the first game entirely.Hard mode was offered by another runner and would be a much more attractive pick for this particular game.

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Transformers: War for Cybertrondarkpapo11:15:00Transformers War for Cybertron is a third person action game. Extensive use of out of bounds areas is used in this run to skip scripted sequences and to abuse the game's checkpoint system. Great for lovers of out of bounds!Nothing stands out about this game enough to overcome its obscurity.

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TrogMizzouAntler0:20:00-No Trog runs at past marathons
-Fun to watch, lots of RNG, makes runs very tense toward the end
-Good candidate for race, co-op, or both
-Lots of donation challenge possibilities: 100% (no warps), pacifist, co-op, race, etc.
*Reflects 5-minute setup
This is a very repetitive game with bad music. This is much weaker than other classic NES/SNES titles offered.

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Turok 2: Seeds of EvilBismuth2:30:00The PC port fixed the issues of the N64 version. All the awesome, no bad sides. Cool movement (strafe running, water boosting, slope jumping, recoil jumps), sequence breaks, little downtime and my first 45 mins are 2:15 faster than the segmented run.Even though some people will have huge nostalgia goggles for Turok, I'm not sure they'll be able to last for over 2 hours. Even with all the tech, the game was still designed for the N64 and goes pretty slowly.

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Valkyria ChroniclesGhoul023:30:00This is a Japanese SRPG with a really unique premise in that it combines elements of real time action with turn based strategy. The any% route has some neat tricks that make the game very manageable.While it has unique gameplay, this doesn't have enough to make it stand out as a good speedgame to casual viewers. Too big of a risk for its length.

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlineslurk1:05:00Was at AGDQ14 - I offer this again as a oddball source-style FPS in case that's more of the sort of thing you want to see instead of the typical FPSs. (My PB: http://www.twitch.tv/lurkchan/c/3089314)We have plenty of oddball games on the table for SGDQ, and don't need to repeat this one immediately.

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VectormanZyre0:25:00Last seen at CGDQ, so it has become a game that hasn’t been seen in a marathon by the majority of our marathon viewers. Classic Genesis game that many people have fond childhood memories of, plus the possible demonstration of the warp minigame!Obscure to everyone except extreme Genesis junkies, not enough tech that makes the game stand out to casual viewers.

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Wizard of OzDragondarch0:45:00Bad games block material. Game no longer requires the RNG minigame that used to be a roadblock, and can now be done in a little over 30 minutes barring trolling.Even with the RNG minigame gone, this is one of the most painfully slow platformers ever. It also would suffer from "Toki syndrome" a bit in that you would get a lot more humor out of it seeing really bad hitboxes kill you than seeing someone smoothly go through it. Not a great pick, even for a bad game block.

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Wonderful 101Quinntendopower, Laz4:00:00Flicky and I were contemplating a possible race for this game. Lots of mechanics, very deep gameplay and lots to talk about. As awesome as the game may be, it definitely does not have enough of a crowd behind it to warrant a 4 hour block.

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Yoshi's Story (all melons, all levels)dansalvato2:15:00The goal is to eat all melons in all levels, essentially a "100%" of the game. I ran this during the AGDQ bonus stream and it ended up being very popular, and called a "must-watch" by many.This is a less flashy version of Yoshi's Island and takes up just as much time as it. It would be easier to justify doing the 1 loop version of this run rather than doing a full 2 hours of it.

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Ys (Chronicles+ version any%)xfullmetal172:45:00It's a very fun game with a few interesting tricks. Could easily be made into a 100% run, since that would only require picking up a couple extra treasures.With the big list of good RPGs already, it would take a stronger Ys title than this to have a chance on the schedule.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories (pre-loaded deck)Kollin71:10:00Possible race between myself, Gamesforcharity, and SSBMstuff. This game is known for being HEAVILY RNG-based. Proposing using pre-loaded decks to take away a lot of RNG from this category. With a pre-loaded deck we can all sub-1 hour 99% of the time.While this game is an in-joke with speedrunners at this point, that wouldn't carry over to a general audience very well, and what's left is another hour+ game that's incredibly hard to follow if you aren't already familiar with it.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred CardsBeezy2:15:00Very fun game. Plays for more like Pokemon mixed with YuGiOh than anything else. No grinding whatsoever.Just like Pokemon TCG, this can be very hard to follow. And it's longer. And less popular.

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Zelda: Phantom Hourglasspok3monrocks3:40:00Phantom Hourglass is a DS Zelda game in which we use our boat to travel to areas and glitch the game with the Hammer and Boomerang.After watching runs in the past, it's safe to say this is much more slow paced and not as interesting as many of the other Zelda games offered.

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Zelda: Twilight PrincessMofat3:45:00No S+Q means we cannot return to the title screen.

New stuff-
A new trick, gorge skip, was discovered which allows the skipping of the second half of forest temple and a route change along with significant dungeon route changes.
This has been at 2 marathons in a row, and it is long enough that it's time to give it a break for new games.

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ZombiUKN4life3:05:00This category consists of me completing ZombiU as fast as possible under the easiest difficulty, with the help of glitches and deathwarps while getting the worst ending presented in the game.
Run: http://youtu.be/aa9JXEkWLVI
That's a big time investment for a WiiU launch title that did not get a huge reception. There are too many strong titles for it to compete with to make the final cut.

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