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VGF Speedrun Challenge: Mega Man X any%

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VGF Speedrun Challenge: Mega Man X any%

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:51 am

A couple years back we had a few threads for casual speedrunning, where members would attempt to beat games as quickly as they could, and share and compare their best times. The games included Super Mario RPG, Super Metroid, and the NES Super Mario Bros. games.

Would anyone be interested in trying something like that again? I've been looking for an excuse to dust off my Wii U, and I really enjoyed the past speedrun challenges. If you have any suggestions for games, feel free to share them too. I for one have been hankering to revisit Super Mario 64.

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Post by Jere » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:51 pm

Sure im game!
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Post by I am nobody » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:04 pm

I'd be up for it if it was something like the Mario Kart time challenges again. Otherwise I'll probably just follow the thread - I don't really enjoy speedruns unless they're the point of the game.

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Post by smol Kat » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:08 pm

Depending on the game, I'm probably in.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:12 pm

I see some posts got erased in the forum switcheroo.

I proposed Super Mario 64 in the OP. Any other suggestions?

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:29 pm

I know a lot of people are put off speedrunning it because of the long cutscene at the start, but I've always really wanted to run Super Mario Sunshine. I've already learned a couple strats. Also since I have the console for Sunshine and not 64, if y'all end up doing 64 I might do Sunshine as a half-participation because I don't currently have a way to play 64 with a controller (or without extreme lag), which is kind of important for speedruns lmao

We will see. Anyway I want to participate! Would prefer something on 3DS, GC, or Wii just because of personal accessibility issues. But if I gotta emulate maybe I can sort my controller **** out.

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Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:16 pm

I would back Super Mario 64. I think I would back Sunshine as well, though I'd have to check on my ability to access that game.

I'll also throw Mega Man X into the ring.

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:46 pm

I'll back MMX, but I don't really have reliable access to the other two suggestions. (...I've also never beaten MMX so this will be fun!)
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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:54 pm

I've never beaten MMX either, but I could probably... find a copy of it.

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Re: VGF Speedrun Challenge?

Post by X-3 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:34 pm

I throw Dragon Quest VII any% into the ring

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Re: VGF Speedrun Challenge?

Post by smol Kat » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:20 pm

Squeege keeps telling me to play a Dragon Quest which I probably should considering I'm wrapped up in a spinoff right now...so I'll back that too =)
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Re: VGF Speedrun Challenge?

Post by X-3 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:06 pm

You know, LttP Randomizer might be fun. Someone would generate a seed and we'd all try it and see who can get the best time. It wouldn't require in-depth knowledge of glitches to compete (just general knowledge of what items are required and where chests are) and everyone can be surprised. No looking at the spoiler log obviously.

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:28 pm

I've yet to try out that particular randomizer, so I'd be interested.

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Post by Marilink » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:27 pm

I loved LttP Randomizer when I played it last. I'd do a race of that.

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Re: VGF Speedrun Challenge?

Post by sasori » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:09 am

looks interesting

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Post by smol Kat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:59 am

ooh, I'd be down for LTTP Randomizer too!
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Re: VGF Speedrun Challenge?

Post by Marilink » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:45 am

All right fam, I made a poll so we can actually decide. I've included all the games mentioned so far. You can vote for multiple, but only cast one ballot please.

http://www.strawpoll.me/13983996

Tagging all who have shown interest: @smol Kat @Valigarmander @Apollo the Just @@X-3 @Jere and even though none of these games fit his criteria, @I am nobody

I'd tag AI but his name is difficult

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Re: VGF Speedrun Challenge?

Post by Valigarmander » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:51 am

Vote cast. :shoot: Thanks for making a poll, ML.

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Re: VGF Speedrun Challenge?

Post by smol Kat » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:01 pm

vote(s) cast :) Referred Squeege too.

e: totally tried to play MMX recently and realized I really suck at that game D:
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Re: VGF Speedrun Challenge?

Post by X-3 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:20 pm

hmm now that I think about it, MMX is pretty short, shouldn't be too hard to casually speedrun. I'll give that my hallowed vote.

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