ExtraLives Mop-Up Marathon to Start Friday

ExtraLives is doing a gaming marathon starting this Friday, 15 July, at around noon EDT. This marathon will benefit Free the Children, a charity that constructs schools in developing nations.

Beyond this just being another marathon, though, this will celebrate two years since ExtraLives began. Back in late June, 2009, their first marathon took place, wherein they played a bunch of Pokemon games (Pokémon Red, Blue, Gold, Silver, Ruby, and Sapphire, to be precise). Since then, they’ve done marathons for Mario, Zelda, and Sonic, among others.

However, within all of those past marathons, there were games here and there that they never finished, due to time constraints. This upcoming marathon will correct that, as this is a Mop-Up Marathon, wherein the ExtraLives crew will finish those games that they didn’t have time to in their original marathons.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Not only will they be doing this Mop-Up Marathon, interspersed throughout will be a “Terrifying…ly Bad Games Minithon”, which will undoubtedly prove entertaining. (Remember: Tim has a Phillips CDi and those unspeakable Zelda and Mario games)

So, you’re probably wondering what games will be played, all told. Pulled straight from the site is the complete list of all the games to be played during this event:

Mario Marathon (December, 2010) Block
Super Mario Bros. 2
Hotel Mario
Super Mario Galaxy 2

64 Hours of the N64 (March, 2010) Block
Superman 64 (I own 2 copies, not something I’m proud of)
Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Zelda: Majora’s Mask race

The Rise and Fall of Sonic the Hedgehog (August, 2010) Block
Shadow the Hedgehog (sorry guys, we can’t deal with Heroes again)

Pokemon Marathon 2 (July, 2010) Block
Hey You Pikachu! (Fun at 3AM!)
Pokemon Adventu (Everyone’s favorite Pikachu platformer bootleg… thing).
Vietnamese Crystal (We have 2 copies now– we’ll race them, first to crash loses!)

Legend of Zelda Marathon (December, 2009) Block
Faces of Evil and/or Wand of Gamelon (How many times have you heard “-cording this”?)
Zelda: The Wind Waker
Zelda: Twilight Princess (A race between the GameCube and Wii versions)

And between these blocks, we’ll intersperse games from…

Terrifying…ly Bad Games Minithon (October, 2009)
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
E.T. (The Atari 2600 masterpiece)
Shaq-Fu

It all starts this Friday at noon EDT. It should be fun.

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