ZeldaFreak 2,997 Events Team · Posted Saturday at 03:57 AM Share Posted Saturday at 03:57 AM @Aguy @spacepup @Gloves @drxandy @Mega Tank @Splain @nesmaster14 @RegularGuyGamer @Gaia Gensouki @JamesRobot @Jicsan @ZeldaFan042 @darkchylde28 @DefaultGen @RH @Brickman @Red @NESfiend@the_wizard_666@Bearcat-Doug @FireHazard51 @DoctorEncore @SuperJimtendo @Dr. Morbis @mideast @Deadeye @JVOSS @koifish @acromite53 @KokiriChild @Jeevan @G-type @Bonanza125 @Lago @PII @BlackVega @Avgn Gamer @CT @Link @captmorgandrinker @Nugfish @North @Vaosu (If any of you would like to be removed from this ping list for future events, please let me know and I'll take your name off the list! Or, likewise, if you'd like to be added to the list, let me know as well! For these events, I ping people who have participated in previous events, and/or people who I think would be generally interested in future events.) Heya there everyone! It's that time of year, a holiday entirely dedicated to my favorite color! ...That's what St. Patrick's Day is about right, the color green...? For this year's St. Patrick's Day contest, we're going to be playing some Leprechaun! For those who haven't heard of it, this is actually an arcade game from all the way back in 1982! This game is nearly twice as old as I am! For those who haven't played it, here's how it works: You play as a sleuth, trying to steal the Leprechaun's pot of gold. The Leprechaun chases you around the whole game. If you get caught by him, you lose a life. Touching the trees all over the screen will increase the point value of the pot of gold. Touching the houses will allow you to teleport to another part of the screen. Touching the pot of gold gives you however many points it's worth at that time, and progresses you to the next stage. Very simple, very easy, very fun! With that said, the rules for this contest are very simple: Boot up the game, insert some coins so you can play it (again, arcade game! Your emulator of choice, if emulating, should have a hotkey to insert a coin,) try to get the highest score you can before losing all your lives, then submit your score! There is of course an in-game leaderboard, this being an arcade game, so that would likely be the most convenient time to take a photo/screenshot of your final score. Prizes will be dealt out to those who end up with the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd highest scores, respectively. As per usual, the prizes up for grabs are as follows: 1st Place: $25 Amazon gift card or cash equivalent2nd Place: $20 Amazon gift card or cash equivalent3rd Place: $15 Amazon gift card or cash equivalent The only further stipulations to the contest are as follows: Make sure to play the original Arcade version of Leprechaun, as only submissions for that particular version of the game will be accepted. I don't know if there are other versions of the game, but if there are, don't play 'em, play the original! As you would expect, no save states, cheat codes, slow motion, turbo controllers, etc. are allowed. Anything that would give you any kind of advantage over playing the base game on real hardware is not allowed. If it feels like cheating, consider it not allowed. When you submit your score, make sure your VGS username is visible somewhere within view of the photo/screenshot of your score. It could be a slip of paper with your VGS username written down on it, or a text document displaying your VGS username. Use whatever method you like, so long as your username is clearly visible alongside your score. In the event you roll the score over, take a pic of your score once you hit around 900k, before the score rolls over. Continue as normal until you game over, then take a pic of your final score as well, and submit both pics. If you roll the score over multiple times, take pics every 900k or so until you game over, then submit all of those pics in addition to your final score pic. I don't actually know if the score does roll over at 999,999 for this game, but for now let's play it safe and assume it does. Feel free to prove me wrong though! If it rolls over at a higher number I'll update this rule accordingly! Only scores that have been achieved after this contest has started will be accepted. If you've already submitted a score, and you end up getting a better score, you may of course submit the better score, and it will simply replace your previous score. This event will last from now until 3/25/2023 at 11:59 PM EST, a little over 1 week from now. Once we make it past that deadline, that'll be the cutoff point for new score submissions. I'll tally everyone's final scores up, and deal out prizes accordingly! Good luck, and I hope you all have fun! Remember that there are real prizes on the line here, so try your best! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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