The Big20 #18 – The Latest NES Speedrun Race Has Concluded

The eighteenth edition of the Big20 has just concluded. Let’s take a look at the top runners in this marathon race of classic speedruns.

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The Big20 18 The Latest Nes Speedrun Race Has Concluded

The latest installment of the Big20 has ended, and speedrunner Prisi has come out on top. Let’s take a look at the Big20 #18, its goals, its runners, and more.

The Big20 #18 Final

Let’s look at the top 20 finalists:

Top 20 runners from the Big20 #18
The Big20 #18 Top 20

The race began March 2nd, 2024 at 1 PM and concluded March 3rd, 2024 at 11 PM. With one runner even taking 28+ hours to complete. Prisi finished first with a 2h39m time, over 7 minutes ahead of the second-place runner.

The entire race leaderboard can be found here:

What Were the Big20 #18 Goals

During the big20, the runners are tasked with completing 20 speed runs spanning 20 different NES games. This most recent set of events was announced via @BestOfNES Twitter, on this tweet.

The list of goals taken from Big20 #18
The Big20 #18 Goals

For a more detailed look, check out the goals in full on the BestOfNES website.

What Is The Big20?

The big20 is the penultimate NES marathon speedrun race. In it, contestants race to complete 20 Nintendo entertainment system speedruns. The goals and games change from race to race, so competition is always fresh. Some of the greatest classic games speedrunners compete in this race so the completion is fierce, to say the least.

Previous Events

As you may have determined, this was the 18th installment in the Big20 NES race. The races are held semi-annually. According to their website, the marathons have spanned 279 Games Across 18 Races. Titles range from obscure, to the most classic of pack-in games. Additionally, there have been a total of 348 Participants in all the races.

Let’s look at the top 10 runners of all time, across all listed marathons:


Please look up some of these speedrunners, many of them are truly a blast to watch. I will do my best to link to their accounts, and from there, you can easily find their Twitch accounts. I apologize to those who I could not find (I did provide an alternate link though).

Video I Created For a Previous Big20

About 6 years ago, I created a promotional video for the Big20 #8. This was part of my Speedrun Commercials Series.

Big20 #8 Speedrun Commercial By WolfMerrik

Where to Stay Informed

Are you interested in the Big20 and future races to come? Check out these links:

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