The sound A block of games is compulsory in my house for every Games Done Quick event and this year’s block, which took place yesterday, already claimed GOAT status when not one but two runners set world records back to back.
Flying foxearned the first world record for their run in 2013 Sonic the Hedgehog Android port.
Flying fox In the “Tails Only” category she had to beat the game with Sonic’s helicopter tail “Tails” (which was not playable in the original) Sonic the Hedgehog, but added for the Android version). At first, Flying Fox was unaware that it had beaten the previous world record. As her commentator Amber Cyprian explains that although Flying Fox beat the game with a real time of 20:03, runners for this game use in-game time to determine their leaderboards. Basically, the in-game time cuts off things like loading screens and score tally screens, making your in-game time significantly shorter than the time shown on the screen. However, in the middle of the game’s credits, Flying Fox received a message that her time was 13 minutes and 19 minutes Seconds. “A new world record,” exclaimed Flying Fox in shock.
It was so pretty to see how she realized what she had done live. It was so unexpected, mostly because she did a neat looking trick that wasted time but looked cool at the end of the final boss fight that basically got Tails on the moon walk while Dr. Robotnik’s machines exploded. That she did it and still set a world record makes her real shock really gratifying.
If the Flying Fox world record wasn’t great enough, the next runner got his own world record as well. Zaxon96
Zaxon96’s reaction to setting a world record was a little more subdued and completely downplayed the fact that he had managed to perfectly perform a huge, time-saving level-jump trick three times in a row. If the mistake is made correctly, the game will be made to allow you to repeat a level as if it were the next level in a row. Zaxon96 performed the trick for the first time during the transition between Hydro City (not Hydrocity you heiden), Act 1 and 2, so he could repeat the faster Act 1 instead of continuing with Act 2, but the game still counted Act 2 as completed. He did the trick again during the Carnival Night levels and again during the final Death Egg levels, which actually allowed him to treat the Mid Boss fight against Red Eye as the last encounter and skip the real Final Boss fight against Robotnik . The result was minutes from his run and he finished the game in 34:24, breaking the 37-minute world record that Zaxon96 ironically holds himself.
Other sizes during the sound Block included a 2006 glitch exhibit Sonic the Hedgehog Game and runner Argicks mile per minute, funny as a fucking comment during Sonic Mania.
Stop him leaving. I love Games Done Quick.