It’s obvious what’s happening July 4, but just for the minority few of you who live in the US and don’t know, let me spell it out for you: GAMES DONE QUICK!
Yes, the Thumb Olympics returns this Independence Day, just before the actual Olympics, and runs for a solid week. It will once again be a remote affair, just like the last few, but hopefully this will be the final time that’s necessary. The summer GDQs usually benefit Doctors Without Borders and this one is no exception. 100% of donations will be given to the charity — the sponsors you see during the event are funding the costs of running it.
What have we got this time? Day 1 starts with an appropriate bang with Mega Man X, Psychonauts, Kirby Super Star, Zelda: Oracle of Ages, F-Zero GX and more. Day 2 packs in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario Odyssey, Bayonetta, Metroid Prime 2, and possibly Paper Mario if donation goals are met.
Day 3 has the Castlevania block, which starts off with Bloodstained (it counts) before leading into Dawn of Sorrow, Bloodlines, Rondo of Blood, Castlevania 64 and the original. Then it’s a punishing round of Battletoads, Metal Gear Solid 3 on the European Extreme setting, Dead Space and Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Through the rest of the week, you can anticipate speedruns of Majora’s Mask (100% collection run), Crash Bandicoot 4, Golden Sun 2, Sonic CD, Doom Eternal, all dungeons in Breath of the Wild, Bowser’s Fury, Pokemon Emerald, Super Mario 64, Kingdom Hearts II and, of course, a Super Metroid race.
The fun begins July 4 at 8:30 AM Pacific and runs through July 11. Tune in and donate!
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