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**VideoGameSage Weekly Contest Leaderboard & Rules 2019**


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Welcome to the 2019 VideoGameSage Weekly Contests!  

Don't you guys worry, there will be a tournament at the end of the year.  The addition of more icons is still up in the air, so at this time, the creation of new icons is on hold.  Good luck to everyone who participates!

Weekly Contest Moderators
bimmy_lee (AWOL)


Interested in reading up on the history of the Weekly Contests?  Check out Brock Landers awesome Weekly Contest history thread here (thanks Brock for taking the time to compile all the info):

for "vintage" NA users:


for normal NA users:



Please read these rules carefully before you submit a score.  Failure to comply with the rules may result in your score being disqualified.  If you're new to the contests, please take a few minutes to read over the rules to make sure you submit your scores correctly.

Posting Scores

- In order to submit a score for the contest, take a picture of your score with your NA user name written or typed on a piece of paper, which must be present in the picture. Your NA user name MUST be in the picture or the score will be invalid and not accepted or considered.
- The entire TV screen, or computer monitor if you are playing on an emulator, MUST be in the picture for the score to be valid.  No partial screenshots will be considered or accepted.  No screenshots by hitting "print screen" on a computer will be allowed.  You must take a picture of your computer monitor.  There may be instances where this will be acceptable, but it will be at the discretion of myself and the contest organizers.
- Old scores from past contests are not acceptable as submissions.  You must play the game during the week it has been selected for the contests.  Anyone suspected as passing off an old score as a new one will have their score disqualified and asked to resubmit a new one.
- When posting a new score, please begin your post by typing out your score.  Larger font (18pt) is preferred.
- If you are posting an updated score, please edit your initial post with the new photo and score. You can still create a separate new post as a bump to notify you edited your score if desired.  Editing your original post makes it much easier for the contest organizers to tally up the scores at the end of the week and also ensures that we don't make a mistake and credit you for the wrong score.


- NTSC systems will be the only consoles allowed for the contests.  PAL systems and games will not be allowed.  There are some PAL games that are optimized to run at the same speed and difficulty as NTSC games.  These will be allowed for use in the contests, but you MUST contact me or guillavoie first before using such a game so that we can investigate it.  Failure to contact us first could result in your score being disqualified.


- Emulators ARE allowed to be used in the weekly contests. However, anything that may give a player an advantage with an emulator over playing on the system is NOT allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, save states, Game Genie codes, altered ROMS, and turbo controls.  It is preferred if everyone plays on a console.
- There may be some weeks where emulator use will not be allowed.  If I choose not to use emulators for a specific week, it will be noted in the rules.  This means NO emulators can be used whatsoever and the game MUST be played on a console.  If we play a game and emulators are forbidden and someone still submits a score using an emulator, the score will be ignored and you will receive a warning from me.


- A PowerPak IS allowed to be used in the competition with the same regulations as with emulators. You may not use save states, Game Genies codes, altered ROMs or anything else that would give you an advantage over playing with the regular cartridge.

Points and Leaderboards

- Each week the top 8 players who submitted scores will earn points as follows:

     1st – 11 points
     2nd – 10 points
     3rd – 9 points
     4th – 8 points
     5th – 7 points
     6th – 6 points
     7th – 5 points
     8th – 4 points
     Participation – 3 points

- Anyone who finishes below 8th place will earn 3 participation points.
- There will only be 1 regular leaderboard throughout the year, which will lead right up to the tournament.  The leaderboard style will be the same as 2017 and all points on the leaderboard will be cumulative.
- Even if you feel you can't finish in the top 8 one week because the game selected is too hard for you, still go for those participation points.  It can go a long way on the leaderboard and can help people squeeze into the lower seeds in the tournament.  Remember, even if you only score 10 points on the leaderboard, it could still get you into the tournament.
- There will still be genre leaderboards for 2019.  The six genres are:

     Beat 'Em Up
     Shooter/Shoot 'Em Up

- All games played in the 2019 contests will be reflective of those genres.  The genre leaderboards will use the same point system as the regular leaderboard, and whoever finishes atop each leaderboard prior to the start of the year-end tournament will win that genre.
- The genre leaderboards are just for fun and will not impact anyone's standing in the tournaments.  So, if you feel you excel at Beat 'Em Ups, go for the Beat 'Em Up icon.

Participation Score

- There may be instances where the rules of a game will require you to attain a minimum number of points in order to earn participation points for that week.  For example, if we play Double Dragon, you may be required to score at least 50,000 to earn participation points toward the leaderboard.  Participation scores will be noted in the rules if they will be used for a specific week.  In the event we set a participation score, any scores submitted that do not meet the minimum amount of points will be ignored.


- Turbo Controllers are NOT allowed to be used. Neither are any controllers that give you any advantage over regular controllers, such as slow motion or turbo ability.
- If anyone is suspected of using turbo functions, slow motion abilities, etc from a controller, your score will be disqualified and you will be banned from further competition.


- Cheating will NOT be tolerated in any form. This contest is based on trust and honor. Anyone found cheating will be banned from further competition. A lot of time is spent on these contests, from selecting games to choosing the perfect rules that fit each game to playtesting the rules, as well as many other things. If you cheat, you are wasting my time and the time of everyone else competing in these contests.  If you feel the need to cheat, do not participate in the contests and cheat on your own time.
- The use of point glitches to intentionally increase (or in the case of a low score contest, decrease) your score are frowned upon and not allowed in the contests.  If a point glitch is discovered that can create an unfair advantage, the rules for the game will be altered to ban the glitch.  Anyone suspected of using point glitches will have their score disqualified.
- If there is suspicion of a participant cheating, the contest moderators will review the case and the member may be asked to present further evidence of their score.  Further evidence includes, but is not limited to, video recordings and/or extra pictures.
- If you suspect another participant of cheating, do NOT call them out in the contest threads.  Please send guillavoie or myself a PM and we will review the score.  Posting accusations in the contest threads creates unnecessary drama and stress for all involved and will NOT be tolerated.

Sportsmanship and Overall Conduct

- Please be a good sport while playing in the weekly contests.  While smack talk and the occasional vent are fine, please do not get carried away with it.  This includes, but is not limited to, name calling, excessive venting/complaining/whining, excessive profanity, cocky attitudes, arguing with contest moderators, accusations of cheating, cluttering threads with nonsense posts, etc.  Participants who cannot be good sports will receive a warning from me.  If your overall conduct is still considered to be in poor taste, you will be banned from the contests.
- Disrupting of the weekly contests in any way will NOT be tolerated.  This includes, but is not limited to, trolling, name calling, unauthorized prize giveaways, unnecessary drama, etc.  Anyone who disrupts the weekly contests in any form will be reported to a site moderator.

Tournaments (Tobe determined shortly)

- There will be only one tournament played this year and that will be hosted in a matter of weeks. 
- The number of competitors will be based on how many people participate and will be announced prior to the start of the tournament.
- Anyone who earns a spot in the tournament will receive a PM from me asking for them to confirm their tournament spot prior to the start of the competition.  Those who can't or are unwilling to participate will have their spot forfeited to the next available person.
- Anyone who plays in the weekly contests will have a chance to participate in the tournament and a chance to win a prize


- Random prizes will be given out again throughout the year, but will be at my discretion.  These will be announced at random with no particular dates set in stone.  More than likely, anyone who participates in a particular contest will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize.  These prizes will be video game related in some way.
- To make it fair for everyone who plays in the contests, you can only win one random prize for the year.
- For contests that have a random prize, cheating will NOT be tolerated.  Anyone suspected of cheating will be disqualified from winning the prize and banned from further contests.  Random prizes will be stopped entirely if problems begin to arise.  Let's make this a fun thing to do.
- If anyone is interested in donating prizes to the weekly contests, please contact me first so arrangements can be made.  Do not feel compelled to have to donate to the weekly contests, but if you really want to, feel free to talk to me about it.
- If anyone wants to give away a prize on their own time for a particular contest, you must contact me first to get authorization to do so.  Any unauthorized giveaways will NOT be allowed.
- In the event you win a prize, whether it be a random drawing or a tournament prize, I will send you a PM requesting your mailing address.  When giving me your mailing address, please give me your full name (first and last name) and not just your first name or NA user name.  I want to ensure you receive your prize quickly and safely.  I don't want to have any packages returned to me by the post office because "MoofMilker69" isn't a real name.  Once your package leaves my hands and is submitted to the post office, I am not responsible for any lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, or returned packages.  If you are afraid something may happen to your prize, please request insurance.


NOTE: This list may be revised with or without notice.  The genre for each game is listed after the game title.  If we are playing a game for the first time in the history of the Weekly Contests, the note "1st Time" will listed after the genre.  We will be taking several breaks this year to prevent burnout amongst the contest organizers and participants and to better prepare rules for future contests.  In the event we are not playing a game for a specific week, it will be noted as such on the schedule.

02/24/2019    03/03/2019    Super Mario Brothers 2
03/03/2019    03/10/2019    Bomberman
03/10/2019    03/17/2019    NES Open Tournament Golf
03/17/2019    03/24/2019    Abadox
03/24/2019    03/31/2019    P.O.W.
03/31/2019    04/07/2019    Dig Dug 2
04/07/2019    04/14/2019    no contest (break week)
04/14/2019    04/21/2019    Solomon's Key
04/21/2019    04/28/2019    Renegade
04/28/2019    05/05/2019    Donkey Kong Jr
05/05/2019    05/12/2019    Kabuki Quantum Fighter
05/12/2019    05/19/2019    Dragon Spirit
05/19/2019    05/26/2019    California Games
05/26/2019    06/02/2019    no contest (break week)
06/02/2019    06/09/2019    Rampart
06/09/2019    06/16/2019    Wizards & Warriors III
06/16/2019    06/23/2019    Sqoon
06/23/2019    06/30/2019    Bad Street Brawler
06/30/2019    07/07/2019    Dusty's Diamond Softball
07/07/2019    07/14/2019    Bubble Bobble
07/14/2019    07/21/2019    no contest (break week)
07/21/2019    07/28/2019    Silver Surfer
07/28/2019    08/04/2019    High Speed Pinball
08/04/2019    08/11/2019    Ikari Warriors III
08/11/2019    08/18/2019    Gold Medal Challenge 92
08/18/2019    08/25/2019    Boulder Dash
08/25/2019    09/01/2019    Archon
09/01/2019    09/08/2019    no contest (break week)
09/08/2019    09/15/2019    Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja
09/15/2019    09/22/2019    Super Off-Road
09/22/2019    09/29/2019    Star Tropics 2
09/29/2019    10/06/2019    Mendel's Palace
10/06/2019    10/13/2019    Pac-Mania
10/13/2019    10/20/2019    Starship Hector
10/20/2019    10/27/2019    no contest (break week)
10/27/2019    11/03/2019    no contest (break week)

Tournament to be determined, stay tuned

Games by Genre

Star Tropics 2
Wizards and Warriors III
Super Mario Bros. 2
Kabuki Quantum Fighter

DK Jr.
Dig Dug II
High Speed Pinball

Beat Em Up
Bad Street Brawler
Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja
Ikari Warriors III

Boulder Dash
Solomon's Key
Mendel's Palace
Bubble Bobble

Starship Hector
Silver Surfer
Dragon Spirit

Super Off-Road
Gold Medal Challenge 92'
California Games
Dusty's Diamond Softball.


We will be working shortly to offer new icons on VGS. We'll also have a discussion about the possibility to transfer icons from the NA era.

Good luck everyone and have fun!!

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10 minutes ago, guillavoie said:

Skinny, now that I got the time, man, you found the most funny glitch on NA the other day, you know, the 'moderator thing' LMAO! Good chance you found it before the shut down, can't believe this took so long for someone to stumble on this.

It couldn’t have happened to anybody else but me could it? Lol! I was like “oh this is fate”.

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