Awesome Games Done Quick 2020, taking place right now, is well known for highly-entertaining trick-shot events. But even those who have mastered Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, over more than 30 years since it launched on the NES, have managed to outdo themselves.
Speedrunners sinister1 (second place all-time, real-time attack) and zallard1 (third-place, same category), have both done blind runs and beaten the game on their own. Tuesday, they teamed up for a dual blindfolded run at the game, one handling the punches, the other Little Mac’s movement.
They might look like they are praying together, but they’re working hand-in-boxing-glove to take down the baddest man on the planet. And when Mac explodes into Iron Mike’s kisser with five left-hand straights, the crowd reaction is exactly what you’d hear at a title fight.
As the caster shouts, give it up for sinister1 and zallard1! Their victory embrace is indeed what this event and this fandom is all about.
Published at Wed, 08 Jan 2020 23:06:48 +0000