Nintendogen64, (Also known as Angooze or Angus) joined YouTube on the 3rd of January 2010, however it wasn't until Ratchet5’s 13 hour stream that he joined the SpyroSpeedruns community. While talking to Ratchet5 on Skype in late November, he learned of the I'm A Speedrunner 3 tournament and decided to sign up. He had never done a speedrun before and so he would need to hone his skills if he were to stand any chance in the tournament.
His first speedrun in the community happened in early December when he faced Ratchet5 and CrashBandiSpyro12 in a Spyro 2 race to 8 orbs. However, he failed to do many simple glitches and inevitably lost the run. He faced Ratchet5 several times before the commencement of IAS 3, in such races as Spyro 1: Race to 1000 Gems, Crash 2: Race to Tiny with 5 Gems and Super Mario 64: Race to defeat the First Bowser. This practice prepared him for IAS 3 which would be drawn in only a few weeks after he joined the community.
Participation in I'm A Speedrunner 3
In I'm A Speedrunner 3, Nintendogen64 was drawn into Group B alongside LBPNews1(who quit), CabooseMiller101(who would be replaced by Mallqui123) and MeckleMisuer. Angus played two matches in Round 1 and won them both. He defeated MeckleMisuer in a Spyro 1 Race to 1000 Gems and defeated Mallqui123 in a Spyro 2 Race to 1000 Gems. These two victories secured him a spot in Round 2 in which he would face the winner of Group J, Edophoenix92 in a Spyro 1 speedrun to complete the first three flight levels. This match, however, almost did not take place as Edophoenix announced that he would drop out of the tournament. Angus then did a proxy match against CrystalFissure that would be uploaded if Edophoenix did not return. Angus lost to CrystalFissure but still had a chance to hold on to his tournament aspirations as Edophoenix returned just before the end of Round 2. Angus then defeated Edophoenix and moved onto Round 3 where he would face the Frenchman; Lapogne36. As the days drew on, Angus tried to convince tournament host Ratchet5 to replace Lapogne as he was rarely seen online. This convincing failed and Angus had to pre-record his match for Lapogne which would be a race to defeat the first four bosses in Spyro 1. Angus lost this match and was eliminated from IAS 3. The next time we would see Angus in a speedrun would be the grand final in which he guest commentated.
Participation in CBSpeedruns
MeckleMisuer decided that he would run his own tournament and Angus decided that he would sign up out of courtesy to his friend. Angus only competed in two Crash Bandicoot Speedruns and lost them both to MeckleMisuer and Spikestuff95. He didn’t take these defeats lightly and caused drama and controversy in an attempt to quit the tournament saying that he didn’t want to waste his time losing to people. At the conclusion of his match with MeckleMisuer, he spent 17 minutes ranting about how he didn’t want to lose to people anymore and that he wanted to quit the tournament. He sent his video to Meckle and was confirmed to be out of the tournament.
Participation in the I'm A Speedrunner 4 and CBSpeedruns ControversyEdit
Participation in I'm A Speedrunner 4Edit
Several months after the conclusion of IAS 3, Ratchet5 announced that he would be hosting a Ratchet and Clank speedrunning tournament. Out of commitment to the IAS series, Angus decided to sign up having not played a single Ratchet and Clank game prior to the tournament. Even though he was seemingly an underdog in the tournament he signed up anyway and was drawn into Group F with AntarticSpyro, ScourgeandMephiles93 and once again MeckleMisuer. Angus' first match of the tournament was against MeckleMisuer and was a Ratchet & Clank 2 speedrun to defeat the Thugs-4-Less leader. Angus lost this match as he died several times on Endako however there was still an opportunity for him to progress to Round 2 given that he defeats both AntarticSpyro and ScourgeandMephiles93. Angus' next match was against AntarticSpyro and was a Ratchet & Clank 1 race to acquire the Tresspasser. For most of this race Angus was ahead however he died on the Swingshot course on Aridia which gave AntarticSpyro time to catch up which she did. The race came down to just a few seconds between them but in the end AntarticSpyro won by just six seconds.
Having lost two matches it seemed as though Angus would be eliminated, however, MeckleMisuer defeated both AntarticSpyro and ScourgeandMephiles93 and Scourge had beaten AntarticSpyro. This meant that if Angus could secure a win against Scourge then Group F would go into a Triple Threat and the winner would join Meckle in Round 2. Angus finally raced ScourgeandMephiles93 (Andreas) in a race to 5 Gold Bolts in Ratchet & Clank 1. Andreas seemed quite formidible however Angus managed to steal the victory. This meant that Group F would enter a Triple Threat. The race would be a race to Blarg Station in Ratchet & Clank 1. Angus was looking strong going into this match but eventually Andreas won by only 10 seconds causing Angus and AntarticSpyro to be elminated from the tournament.
Participation in I'm A Speedrunner 5Edit
After quiting Meckle's CB Speedruns tournament, it seemed unikely that Angus would return for IAS 5, however after much deliberation and persuasion from the likes of Ratchet5 and CrystalFissure, Angus decided that he would participate even though the chances of him performing decently were quite slim. During the Round 1 draw, Angus was placed in Group I alongside ThaRixer, Manaidr and That237Guy (formerly HelloJFinch). Group I seemed to be a lackluster Group in terms of skill as That237Guy and Manaidr had both been eliminated in Round 1 of IAS 2 and ThaRixer was known to be sub-par when it came to Crash Bandicoot speedrunning; it therefore seemed highly possible that Angus would make it into Round 2. Angus' first match of the tournament was against his good friend ThaRixer. The match needed to be redone twice though due to ThaRixer's mum disturbing him in the first run and Angus getting a glitch in the game that forced him to quit. They decided that they would do a re-do. During the second take, Angus was a level or so in front of ThaRixer when his mother once again came into is room and disturbed him. Due to ThaRixer restarting the match the first time, Angus decided that he too would allow for a re-do. The third time they did the match, Angus' father came into his room and disturbed him but Angus decided that he would give the win to ThaRixer as he deserved it.
Angus' second match for the tournament was against Manaidr. They decided to do a race in Crash Tag Team Racing, a game that Angus was completely unexperienced in. Manaidr ended up winning the match by a large margin as he had actually attempted a world record run of the game. Knowing that he was now eliminated from IAS 5, Angus went into his final match to try and redeem himself. He ended up defeating That237Guy by a large margin but he was still out of the tournament.
Angus returned, however, in Round 2 to guest commentate in several matches. Namely Crash41596's match against TheStickKid wherein Angus insulted TheStickKid's horrible speedrunning ability to the extent that TheStickKid quit the speedrun due to his anger. Throughout the remainder of the tournament, Angus guest commentated in matches and even edited AuronSuper95 vs ToddGamerPro, which was one of four Semi-Final matches. All in all, IAS 5 was a fairly unsuccessful tournament for Nintendogen64, however he is likely to redeem himself in IAS 6 in December.
Participation in Spyro Skate TournamentEdit
While not an official ImASpeedrunner tournament, SpyroJam86's SpyroSkateTournament was run with many members of past IAS tournaments joining and many consider it to be a non-canonical tournament like GTAT or Crash Dash. The Spyro Skate Tournament was held between May and October 2011 and was built around the skateboarding challenges in Spyro 3. Basically instead of beating an opponent to an objective, SST required the competitors to do runs on the skateboarding challlenges and the players with the highest points progressed through the tournament. Although a plethora of people joined up, the tournament had a very poor turnout which made it easy for Nintendogen to progress to the finals and eventually win the tournament as well as three Spyrojam T-shirts.
Participation in I'm A Speedrunner 6Edit
With the ImASpeedrunner series coming full circle and returning to Spyro the Dragon speedrun tournament, Angus' chances of progressing past Round 1, something that he hadn't done since ImASpeedrunner3, seemed quite promising. The Round 1 draw for ImASpeedrunner 6 (IAS 6) or the Third Spyro the Dragon Tournament occurred on the 10th of December. Angus had previously secured himself as a seed prior to IAS 6 and had chosen to be the seed for Group B as he had some luck with Group B in IAS 3. Spikestuff95, Spyrojam86 and Random8127 were drawn into Group B alongside Angus. The first speedrun for the Group B featured Nintendogen64 squaring off agains his one time rival Spikestuff95. The two were in Group B for MeckleMisuer's Crash Dash tournament and Angus caused some controversy by quiting the tournament and not sending his video to Spikestuff. The two had previously settled their differences and Angus scored an easy win over Spikestuff in a Spryo 1 speedrun to get 8 eggs and make it to the exit portal in Terrace Village.
For about a week or so, no Group B matches were uploaded or even done. However, when Angus went down to Sydney to meet his friend Ratchet5 in real life, four of the remaining five matches for Group B were completed. These included: Spikestuff95 vs Random8127 in a Spyro 1 race to enter Alpine Ridge in which Spikestuff easily won, Random8127 vs Spyrojam86 in a Spyro 1 race to get 25 dragons in which Random8127 won and Spyrojam86 vs Spikestuff95 in a Spyro 1 race to 25 dragons as well and Nintendogen64 vs Random8127 in a Spyro 1 race to get 5 eggs and get to Magic Crafters. The sixth and possibly final match that needed to be done was between Spyrojam86 and Nintendogen64 and was a race in Spyro 2 to get 10 orbs non-chitched. If Nintendogen64 was to win this match then Spyrojam86, Random8127 and Spikestuff95 would need to go to a Triple Threat where only the winner would proceed to Round 2.
Angus eventually managed to defeat Spyrojam meaning that he was undefeated in Round 1 and would go on to Round 2 as a seed. In Round 2, Angus raced the Lman101. They did they're race on New Years Day 2012 however the match wasn't uploaded until the 12th of April 2012. The race was to complete Icy Flight and Nintendogen managed to easily defeat TheLman. After the match was recorded, Angus did the Round 3 draw for the tournament, drawing himself against PeteThePlayer. They did a race to beat all flights and get kissed by a fairy in the original Spyro the Dragon. Pete defeated Angus meaning that once again he would be eliminated in Round 3 of a Spyro tournament. Angus did some guest commentary in the grand final of IAS 6.
Participation in I'm A Speedrunner 7Edit
Angus opened his IAS 7 campaign by being placed in the Lilo and Stitch Group (Group L, later renamed Group Angus ft Finlandboy) alongside fellow Australian MrFraserFilms2009, MrFinlandboy and the newcomer Instromation. Angus' first match and the first match of the Group was against Fraser and was a race in Muppet Monster Adventure to 100% the first level and collect the Ker-monster amulet. Nintendogen easily won this match and scored himself five points. His next race was against Finlandboy and was a race in Winnie the Pooh: Kindegarten to collect one gold star from each challenge. Finlandboy was victorious however Angus had still scored enough points to progress to Round 2 with Instromation and Fraser doing their races too late to be counted for Round 2 contention. Much like in IAS 6, Angus did the draw for Round 2 drawing himself against long time friend CrystalFissure.
The two decided to do a speedrun of a game that they were both equally inexperienced in. The speedrun was then decided to be a race in 102 Dalmatians for the PlayStation 1 to defeat Cruella for the first time. CrystalFissure came out victorious however the match was below the required time period for a Round 2 match however it was up to CrystalFissure if he wanted to do a rematch. CrystalFissure declined the option to do a rematch however agreed to Ratchet5's suggestion that he and Nintendogen64 should do a best 2 out of 3 series to determine the victor. They then did a race in Lilo and Stitch for their second match in what has become one of the most memorable and competitive matches of the tournament. The race went back and forth with both competitors looking like they were going to win. However, in the dying moments of the race to collect 13 Elvis Presley Records, CrystalFissure got a game over meaning that Nintendogen could easily collect the final records to win the speedrun. The third and final match of their series was a Monster's Inc speedrun which CrystalFissure would head into with a distinct advantage and needless to say he won the match seemingly eliminating Angus from the tournament and progressing through to Round 3.
However, as there were an uneven amount of competitors, Ratchet5 set up an 18 Man speedrun which losers from Round 2 and players who scored at least 6 points in Round 1 could compete in. The top 3 of the run would then progress to Round 3. The race was in Toy Story 2 and although Angus had barely played the game before, he managed to achieve a fourth-place finish meaning that if someone were to drop out or fail to compete in Round 3 then Angus would be the first replacement. Which funnily enough actually happened. MuddyMaestro was scheduled to compete MrFinlandboy however with the deadline for Round 3 in sight, Angus replaced Finlandboy's place and raced MuddyMaestro in a Lilo and Stitch speedrun to finish the level after Jumba. Nintendogen lead most of the race however he died just before completing Jumba which meant he had to restart the level giving Muddy the advantage and the victory and eliminating himself from IAS 7 once again in Round 3.
However, as luck would have it, another "losers" speedrun was set up to grant two eliminated participants a spot in the semi-finals. The way the speedrun was set up was that eliminated Round 3 participants could choose between one of two speedruns and depending on which run they would choose would determine who the would face in the semi-finals. Angus entered the Toy Story Racer speedrun and was completely unopposed therefore earning his way into the semi-finals where he would again lose to Muddy Maestro this time in a Toy Story Racer speedrun. Angus was granted one more chance in a playoff against Ratchet5 for the last spot in the final. Angus just missed out on winning this race and was eliminated once and for all.
Participation in I'm A Speedrunner 8Edit
After the chaotic and lengthy ImASpeedrunner 7; serious doubts were put in place as to whether or not there would be an ImASpeedrunner8. December 2012 came and went without any announcement of an IAS 8 and many assumed that it would not ever take place and that the series was over. In April 2013, however, former IAS winner, CrashBandiSpyro12 put up a poll asking viewers to vote for what they think IAS 8 should be. The Gex: The Gecko series won the vote but no action on creating the tournament was put into place. That was until Nintendogen64, CrystalFissure and TheAFH013 took it upon themselves to host the tournament, nearly two months after the voting video had been uploaded.
Although he had acted in somewhat of a hosting capacity since ImASpeedrunner5, this would be the first time that Angus would officially undertake the task of hosting and IAS tournament. In Round 1, he was drawn into Group D with Zaydskate, TheStickKid and Slodgeball. He defeated all three of them in Gex 2 and like in IAS 6, progressed to Round 2 without losing a single match. Things became slightly difficult at this point as he had proven his worth in Gex 2 his opponent, MuddyMaestro, thought that it would be slightly unfair if the two of them were to race in that game. As Muddy was a formidable Gex 1 speedrunner they decided that it would be best for them to do Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko. With Nintendogen64 putting on a strong showing in Round 1, he looked to be almost a shoe-in to make it to the Grand Final, however, Muddy quelled his hopes by making short work of him in a Gex 3 speedrun to collect 40 Paw icons.
Much like IAS 7, Nintendogen64 had been eliminated from Round 2 with almost no chances of making his way back into the tournament. In Round 3, however, MuddyMaestro was drawn against former IAS host and long time friend of Nintendogen64, Ratchet5 . The two raced in a lengthy Gex 2 speedrun, which Muddy had won by 26 seconds. Ratchet5 deemed this a tie and claimed that the two must have a rematch. Whether the 26 seconds was a tie or not didn't matter by this point as Ratchet5 won by a considerable margin in a Gex 2 rematch that has yet to be uploaded but none-the-less, he claimed his place in the Grand Final without any trouble. Or did he?
After reviewing the rules from previous IAS tournaments when it came to Draw times and rematches, Nintendogen64 discovered that the Draw time of 26 seconds had never been an official time and rather it was to be 16 seconds which would have seen Muddy win fair and square. He also determined that after he himself was granted a rematch in IAS 7 and went on to defeat CrystalFissure in Round 2 in a Lilo and Stitch speedrun they went on to do a third match thus making it a best 2 out of 3 scenario. After all of these facts Nintendogen64, CrystalFissure and TheAFH013 determined that the circumstances under which Ratchet5 had won were a bit, (pardon the pun) muddy and that as Muddy won the first match cleanly and Ratchet had won the second match cleanly that they should do a third match in order to determine the undisputed winner of the matchup. This match never took place as Muddy had to leave the competition due to personal reasons thus leaving Ratchet5 unopposed. It was then decided that Muddy would be replaced and to find his replacement a second Shaggin' Wagon needed to be commissioned. The competitors of this match would be MuddyMaestro's Round 2 opponent, Nintendogen64 and the losers from the original Shaggin' Wagon match, TheAFH013 and ShoReWol. Nintendogen64 won this match and then had to face Ratchet5 for the final spot in the Grand Final. After finding out the conclusion of the speedrun and that he would need to do another match, Ratchet5 quit the tournament; this left the original IAS host with a one tournament ban.
With no other competition, Nintendogen64 received a bye for this match-up and made it into the Grand Final, for the first time in 6 tournaments. Six tournaments! The first time would not be a pleasant one, however, as he ended up coming 4th out of the 5 competitors that were taking place and was the last competitor to finish as CrashBandiSpyro12 gave up in the match. After 5 matches (one being a 2 and a half hour epic) and almost 2 months of competition, Nintendogen64 had finally accomplished a feat only few have, competing in a Grand Final of an ImASpedrunner competition and with IAS 9 on the horizon, which he would once again host, the future had never seemed brighter.
Participation in IAS? Nein! Edit
IAS? Nein! began on November 15, 2013. The original intention for Nintendogen64 was to host I'm A Speedrunner 9 as the successor tournament to IAS 8. Whilst in the process of setting up the tournament, Ratchet5 decided that nobody was to host a tournament if that individual wasn't him. In direct competition with IAS 9, which Angus was going to be a Pac-Man tournament, Ratchet5 created the 1998 theme tournament; IAS? Nein! the title being an acronym for Illegitimate Acquisition of Speedrunning? Nein! (No!). For a brief period of time it seemed that there would be two IAS tournaments running in tandem. However, due to his recognised status as host of IASGMTTEOT to I'm A Speedrunner 7 people sided with Ratchet5 over Nintendogen64 and it was determined that IAS? Nein! would become the official 9th IAS tournament. This event would then see a shift in what the historical continuity of the tournament series would be known as. Up until IAS? Nein!, the series had been the I'm A Speedrunner series as every tournament had been a continuitation of I'm A Speedrunner Get Me To The End Of There but since IAS? Nein! didn't have I'm A Speedrunner in its title but was still a continuation of IASGMTTEOT the series would be referred to from IAS? Nein! onwards as the IAS series rather than the I'm A Speedrunner series.
Initially Nintendogen64 wasn't going to join IAS? Nein! due to bad blood between him and Ratchet5, stemming from the IAS 8 Controversy however he eventually caved and signed up.
In Round 1 he was drawn in the Spyro 1 and Crash 3 group of IAS? Nein! along with MrFinlandboy, AntarticSpyro, KoopaXross (formerly ScourgeandMephiles93) and NIN1OD0. His first match was against MrFinlandboy in N20. They ended up finishing within 4 seconds of each other thus drawing and earning 3 points each. He then faced off against KoopaXross in Spyro 1 and won the match. Finally he faced off against his brother, NIN1OD0, in a Banjo-Kazooie speedrun which NIN1OD0 one. This left Nintendogen64 with 15 points from the round and granted him access to Round 2.
In Round 2, he was drawn against SuperGhettoSandwich whom he defeated in a Banjo-Kazooie speedrun. Atoning for his loss against NIN1OD0 in Round 1. In Round 3, Nintendogen64 faced off against Bionicle2809 in a rather entertaining Spyro 1 speedrun. Nintendogen64 won the match and moved on into Round 4 where he was supposed to meet TheAFH013 (this would be their first 1 on 1 encounter after appearing in 7 tournaments with each other). TheAFH013 withdrew from the tournament due to his apparently busy schedule so Angus ended up facing CrystalFissure in a Spyro 1 speedrun which Nintendogen64 one, moving him on to the Semi-Finals. The next opponent for Nintendogen was MuddyMaestro. The two had faced off in IAS 7 and IAS 8, however in every encounter Muddy had been the victor. They decided to do a speedrun to any% Spyro 1. Angus ultimately won this match marking the first time that he had beaten MuddyMaestro in the 4 encounters.
This victory would lead Angus into the IAS? Nein! grand final, marking his 2nd grand final appearance in 2 consecutive tournaments. The other 4 competitors were: MrFinlandboy (Nintendogen64's Round 1 opponent), SuperGhettoSandwich (Round 2 opponent), Manaidr (Nintendogen64's Round 1 opponent in IAS 5) and LukeRF44. For the first time ever, the Grand Final would not be one match but 3 matches of 3 different games turned into a medley. The first leg was Bug's Life followed by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and finally Crash 3. The winner ultimately was MrFinlandboy, Manaidr picked up 2nd place, Nintendogen64 was 3rd, SuperGhettoSandwich was 4th and LukeRF44 did not compete.
Participation in I'm A Speedrunner 9 Edit
Some time after the conclusion of IAS? Nein!, Nintendogen64 tried his hand at hosting another IAS tournament; along with Ratchet5, I'm A Speedrunner 9 was conceived and began on August 23, 2014. The tournament was to be an Argonaut tournament which saw Angus being drawn into Group E against DessertMonkeyJK, DigitalMasterPieces and Bionicle2809. For the first time since IAS5, Angus failed to get past the group stage and ultimately lost to Bionicle2809 in a speedrun of Bionicle for the PS2, drew against DessertMonkey in Croc speedrun and lost to DigitalMasterPieces in a speedrun of Red Dog: Superior Firepower for the Sega Dreamcast.
At the conclusion of Round 1, Angus seemingly vanished from the tournament and had no further involvement in hosting it.
Participation in the IAS Invitational Edit
After an absence from I'm A Speedrunner 10 and a hiatus of almost a year, Nintendogen64 returned to speedrunning in September 2015. He hosted yet another speedrunning tournament, the IAS Invitational Tournament. The tournament was designed to be an "All-Stars" tournament and featured only veterans of the IAS community. Nintendogen64 was drawn against former IAS Champion, Xindictive, in round 1 and defeated him in a hard fought match. He then defeated KingEurope1 in round 2 to progress to the finals to face MuddyMaestro. During this time, Nintendogen64 was in the midst of a deeply personal rivalry with Ratchet5. The rivalry saw Nintendogen64 defeat MuddyMaestro in the finals of the tournament to become the IAS Champion for the first time in his speedrunning career.
|Tournament||Matches Played||Matches Won||Matches Drawn||Matches Lost||Outcome||Victory%|
|IAS 4||4||1||0||3||Group Stage||25%|
|IAS 5||3||1||0||2||Group Stage||33.33%|
|IAS 8||6||4||0||2||4th Place||66.67%|
|IAS 9||3||0||1||2||Group Stage||0%|
I'm A Speedrunner/IAS/R.I.P. Edit
If you've competed in as many I'm A Speedrunner tournaments as Nintendogen64, the chances are that you're bound to be facing off against the same competitor multiple times in multiple IAS tournaments. This is indeed the case and this section will be listing off all of those opponents that Nintendogen64 has squared off against more than twice and his performances against them.
- Note: Wins or Losses denote whether Nintendogen64 won or lost.
|IAS 4||X||Round 1 (Group F)|
|IAS 4||X||Round 1 (Triple Threat)|
|IAS? Nein!||X||Round 1 (Group A)|
|IAS 4||X||Round 1 (Group F)|
|IAS 4||X||Round 1 (Triple Threat)|
|IAS? Nein!||X||Round 1 (Group A)|
|IAS 7||X||Round 3|
|IAS 7||X||Round 4|
|IAS 8||X||Round 2|
|IAS? Nein!||X||Round 5|
|IAS Invitational||X||Grand Final|
|IAS 7||X||Round 2|
|IAS 8||X||Grand Final|
|IAS? Nein!||X||Round 4|
|IAS 7||X||Round 1 (Group A)|
|IAS? Nein!||X||Round 1 (Group A)|
|IAS? Nein!||X||Grand Final|
|IAS 8||X||Round 1 (Group D)|
|IAS Invitational||X||Round 1|
|R.I.P.: Resurrected||X||Round1 (Group G)|
- Nintendogen64's first ever speedrun was a Crash Bandicoot 2 speedrun with Ratchet5.
- In ImASpeedrunner6 the final video to be uploaded on the account was Nintendogen64 vs TheLman101
- In ImASpeedrunner3 Nintendogen64 did a Round 2 race with CrystalFissure in which he lost however the match was declared Void as Nintendodgen's real Round 2 opponent turned up just before Round 2 ended.
- Nintendogen64 entered ImASpeedrunner7 under the name IASR6 which was the channel that ImASpeedrunner6 was held on.
- Along with TheAFH013, RabidwombatJR, CrystalFissure and MrGamesendy, Nintendogen64 is one of the only people to do a draw for an ImASpeedrunner tournament
- Nintendogen64 has faced off against MuddyMaestro a total of five times between IAS 7 and the IAS Invitational Tournament and has lost to him three of the five times.