March Speed Game – Replacing SkullMonkeys

Adventures of the Smurfs

We will be doing a race in 3 weeks on Sunday night, to see who the best Smurfer is.

SkullMonkeys proved to be too long, difficult and refined of a record for the community to tackle. There wasn’t enough interest in it, and I think those are the reasons. So we switched it up! This is Adventures of the Smurfs on the GameBoy Color. It is a very short little romp through some tilted camera platforming and a few driving/flying sections.

Learning the route is the #1 ticket to success in this game. Bumbling around makes up the bulk of its length. Casual clear time for this game is probably around 30 minutes. They give you a heap ton of lives and collectables to open up bonus areas (that a speedrunner wouldn’t want to use) so beating the game itself is not too much of a challenge. Read more...

Skullmonkeys – Feb’s Speedgame!!

Skullmonkeys is a PSX sequel to the Neverhood. It is a platformer in claymation style and a fairly long speedrun. We’ll knock that time down!

Cool graphics and music on this one. Lots of stomping on enemies and a few different weapons to try out.

I’m interested to see how this game routes out; it seems like it has a lot of stages and bonus content too, if those goodies end up being extremely speedy.

You can check the current WRs here

The clock ends on March 7th! Good luck!

New PS1 game just dropped – Magic Castle

Magic Castle on the PMagic CastleS1 is our speed game of January 2021! It is a roguelike that was left unfinished until the start of this year! We hopped right on it because it’s a lot of fun and I think it will make for a very interesting racing game. We will be along with everyone else in the world trying to figure out how this game works.

The goal of our race on January 31st will be first to kill the lich, or best distance in 1 hour.

The prize for this one is $100, for first place!!

You can play between any of four characters and even multiple characters at once if you feel that will help you (they don’t share exp so I have my doubts). There are a lot of items to manage, upgrades to find and levels to clear in order to make sure you can survive. Read more...

Last game of 2020: Shinobi (PC Engine)


We have a relatively short but difficult arcade game here; Shinobi! The world record wraps this one up in almost under 13 minutes but we feel like a successful run of the game wouldn’t take longer than 20.

It’s a simple enough platformer, which is what we were looking for this time! Ranged/melee attacks based on distance to the enemy, and a screen attack once per area. You can hop from upper to lower levels and mess up the enemies a bit. There are enemies that pop out real fast and assassinate you, so you’ll have to figure out how to deal with those!

Good luck. Race on the 27th!!