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**VideoGameSage NES Weekly Contest Leaderboard & Rules 2024**


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Events Team · Posted

Welcome to the 2024 VideoGameSage NES Weekly Contests! 

Weekly Contest Moderators
@BeaIank
@guillavoie

GENERAL CONTEST RULES

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 VGS user name written or typed on a piece of paper, which must be present in the picture. Your VGS 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 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.
- For speed runs contests, we will be requiring video to show your progress time, baring cases were a speed run may take over 1 hour of recording time.

Systems

- 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 contest organizers 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

- 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 we 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..

PowerPak

- 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 - 10 points
2nd - 7 points
3rd - 6 points
4th - 4 points
5th - 2 points
Participation -  1

- Anyone who finishes below 5th place will earn 1 participation point.
- 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 2023 and all points on the leaderboard will be cumulative.
- There will still be genre leaderboards for 2024. The genre for the 2024 contest will be:
     Action
     Arcade
     Beat 'Em Up
     Puzzle
     Shooter/Shoot 'Em Up
     Sports

- All games played in the 2024 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 and will be rewarded with a VGS Charms.
- 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 Charms.
- For 2024, we are keeping the contest to 4 rounds, to not burnout our players too much. 

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.

Controllers

- 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

- 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.
- 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 a PM to the contest organizers 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.

Tournament

- There will be one tournament played this year and that will be hosted in a matter of weeks after the end of the regular season. 
- 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 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.

RANDOM PRIZES

- Random prizes will be given out throughout the year whenever we have a prize to offer.  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.
- If anyone is interested in donating prizes to the weekly contests, please contact contest organizers 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 do it.
- If anyone wants to give away a prize on their own time for a particular contest, you must contact the contest organizers 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, we will send you a PM requesting your mailing address.  When giving your mailing address, please give your full name (first and last name) and not just your first name or VGS user name.  We want to ensure you receive your prize quickly and safely. .Once your package leaves our hands and is submitted to the post office, we will be not responsible for any lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, or returned packages.  If you are afraid something may happen to your prize, please request insurance.

  
UPCOMING GAMES FOR 2024

Game Genre Date
Super Mario Bros 3 Action 2024-03-17
Balloon Fighter Arcade 2024-03-24
R.C. Pro-Am Sports 2024-03-31
Burai Fighter Shooter 2024-04-07
TMNT 3 Beat 'em up 2024-04-14
Clu Clu Land Puzzle 2024-04-21
Break week   2024-04-28
Qix Arcade 2024-05-05
Skate or Die Sports 2024-05-12
Solomon's Key Puzzle 2024-05-19
Punisher Action 2024-05-26
Gyruss Shooter 2024-06-02
Flying Dragon - The Secret Scroll Beat 'em up 2024-06-09
Break week   2024-06-16
Tetris Puzzle 2024-06-23
Kabuki Quantum Fighter Beat 'em up 2024-06-30
Antarctic Adventure Sports 2024-07-07
Pin bot Pin bot 2024-07-14
Back To The Future Action 2024-07-21
Sky Kid Shooter 2024-07-28
Break week   2024-08-04
Tecmo Super Bowl Sports 2024-08-11
Kickle Cubicle Puzzle 2024-08-18
Batman Returns Beat 'em up 2024-08-25
Adventure Island Action 2024-09-01
Bubble Bobble Arcade 2024-09-08
Summer Carnival '92 - Recca (Japan) Shooter 2024-09-15
Break week   2024-09-22
Break week   2024-09-29
Special event/Tournament   2024-10-06
Special event/Tournament   2024-10-13
Special event/Tournament   2024-10-20

NOTE: This list may be revised with or without notice.  In the event we are not playing a game for a specific week, it will be noted as such on the schedule. The genre for each game is listed after the game title.  

We may replace the tournament this year for a special event instead, but this is yet to be decided.

Games per Genre:

Action
Back To The Future
Super Mario Bros 3
Punisher
Adventure Island
 
Arcade
Balloon Fighter
Bubble Bobble
Qix
Pin bot
 
Sports
Antarctic Adventure
R.C. Pro-Am
Skate or Die
Tecmo Super Bowl
 
Shooter
Burai Fighter
Gyruss
Sky Kid
Summer Carnival '92 - Recca (Japan)
 
Beat 'em up
Kabuki Quantum Fighter
Batman Returns
TMNT 3
Flying Dragon - The Secret Scroll
 
Puzzle
Clu Clu Land
Kickle Cubicle
Tetris
Solomon's Key

For an example of how the rules will usually go and to allow our players to start practicing, here's the rules for our very first game, Super Mario Bros 3:

  • Play world 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 and 1-4
  • For each stage, right before the end of the stage, with Mario inside the black area and the end of stage box visible, pause the game and take your picture
  • You can do 1-3 and 1-4 in any order you want
  • You can use the p-wing in 1-3 if you trigger the white mushroom house at 1-4
  • Highest sum of coins collected in all 4 worlds wins, with highest sum of time left for all 4 stages used as tie break
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GERAL SCOREBOARD

1st Gaia Gensouki 54
1st PII 54
3rd NESfiend 23
4th mbd39 18
5th BriGuy82 17
6th Tablew/chairs 13
7th Seppatoni 9
8th Dr. Morbis 8
8th Jeevan 8
10th a3quit4s 6
10th G-type 6
10th SuperJimtendo 6
13th JamesRobot 5
14th wongojack 4
15th docile tapeworm 2
15th koifish 2
17th Murray 1

 

GENRE SCOREBOARD

PUZZLE

1st BriGuy82 10
2nd Tablew/chairs 7
3rd Gaia Gensouki 6
4th PII 4
5th Seppatoni 2
6th G-type 1
6th mbd39 1
6th a3quit4s 1

ACTION

1st PII 10
2nd Gaia Gensouki 7
3rd NESfiend 6
4th JamesRobot 4
5th Seppatoni 2
6th Jeevan 1
6th SuperJimtendo 1
6th a3quit4s 1
6th Murray 1
6th G-type 1
6th docile tapeworm 1

SHOOTER

1st Gaia Gensouki 10
2nd PII 7
3rd NESfiend 6
4th mbd39 4
5th Jeevan 2
6th Dr. Morbis 1
6th G-type 1
6th Seppatoni 1
6th a3quit4s 1
6th SuperJimtendo 1

BEAT'EM UP

1st Gaia Gensouki 10
2nd PII 7
3rd mbd39 6
4th NESfiend 4
5th Jeevan 2
6th JamesRobot 1
6th a3quit4s 1
6th SuperJimtendo 1
6th Seppatoni 1

ARCADE

1st PII 16
2nd Gaia Gensouki 14
3rd Dr. Morbis 7
3rd BriGuy82 7
5th mbd39 6
5th Tablew/chairs 6
7th koifish 2
7th SuperJimtendo 2
7th Seppatoni 2
7th G-type 2
11th Jeevan 1
11th NESfiend 1
11th a3quit4s 1
11th docile tapeworm 1

SPORTS

1st PII 10
2nd Gaia Gensouki 7
3rd NESfiend 6
4th wongojack 4
5th Jeevan 2
6th Seppatoni 1
6th G-type 1
6th mbd39 1
6th SuperJimtendo 1
6th a3quit4s 1
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20 minutes ago, skinnygrinny said:

I’ve never put much time into recca or kabuki I would like to change that during this years contest.

Recca is definitely a cool addition and going to seriously test my having to play every game on its legitimate physical medium ideology lol

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15 hours ago, skinnygrinny said:

I’ve never put much time into recca or kabuki I would like to change that during this years contest.

Recca is so freaking good. Might be the best shooter I have ever played. Hard - I played it plenty after we had in the contest a couple years back. Still could only get thru 3 levels or so. Black vega broke it, but there was a big dispute about the photo submitted and how photography works in general. 

This schedule is incredible. Dont sleep on anarctic adventure. Cant wait for pro am. @PII better start practicing. Im pretty solid with the remote control cars

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55 minutes ago, NESfiend said:

This schedule is incredible. Dont sleep on anarctic adventure. Cant wait for pro am. @PII better start practicing. Im pretty solid with the remote control cars

YOU AND I HAVE UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

 

ENTER....

 

......R.C. PENGUIN!!

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Antarctic Adventure is a pure gem. Such a great game. Super fun, full of strategy involved and it is really hard to run it for high score. You need to maximize a lot of stuff to keep running till the game doesn't give you enough time to finish a stage.

I LOVE it. I wish it was ran during the years I was playing.

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21 hours ago, skinnygrinny said:

I’ve never put much time into recca or kabuki I would like to change that during this years contest.

I think you've put a lot of time into bukaki... On the receiving end. Oh, I'm sorry you said kabuki. Yeah give that a try. 🙂

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I kept checking back over and over to see when the dates would be put on the schedule. Turns out, they have been there all along. If you are looking on a cell phone, you have to scroll right to make them appear. Only a couple weeks out!

A PSA for the tech dummies like myself 

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13 minutes ago, SuperJimtendo said:

Super mario bros 3 up first. Last time was a total bloodbath. Looking forward to what the rule set will be 

My only gripe with the NES weekly contest is all the rules. The TG16 contest was cool because the rules were easy. I blame Skinny with his turtle hopping bs

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3 hours ago, SuperJimtendo said:

Super mario bros 3 up first. Last time was a total bloodbath. Looking forward to what the rule set will be 

The rules for smb3 are at the end of bea's post homie. Most coins 1-1 thru 1-4. My kids had a massive fight over this thing, btw. This character could be a hit with the appropriate marketing. 

 

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13 hours ago, NESfiend said:

The rules for smb3 are at the end of bea's post homie. Most coins 1-1 thru 1-4. My kids had a massive fight over this thing, btw. This character could be a hit with the appropriate marketing. 

 

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So they are! Now I'm the tech dumb one!

 

A couple years ago before I disappeared I marketed those as blind bags. I had a whole plan to release a wave in a color with a single chase variant per wave. A couple people have been given said blind bags. Only @Gloves actually bought one. Wave one was pure white with a single glow in the dark variant. It's out there somewhere.

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On 3/7/2024 at 9:14 PM, NESfiend said:

The rules for smb3 are at the end of bea's post homie. Most coins 1-1 thru 1-4. My kids had a massive fight over this thing, btw. This character could be a hit with the appropriate marketing. 

 

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10 hours ago, PII said:

Hear that @NESfiend!  I got a first wave!!

¡In yo face wit a can-a mace!¡make you cry all ova-da place!!!

Only a few weeks an-it's time to stoke this rivalry!

1st WAVE Kickle.png

 

I got the prototype!

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12 hours ago, PII said:

You got the story to go with that pic?

Skinny actually got all the original clay and resin attempts from many years ago when I had the original idea.

There might even be new resin prototypes. Maybe. Most likely. Okay definitely. image.jpg.46e723832fa1991071a15dd72be1ca30.jpg

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44 minutes ago, NESfiend said:

Calling old participants like @mbd39and @Bearcat-Doug. Im sure pro am was played at some point back in the day. What was the rule set?

Last time I remember playing rc pro am rule set was get as far as you can?

I think I made it into the final 10 races….I haven’t played that game since. It’s such bs at the higher levels. 

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I have something extra special planned for rc pro-am week already....if I start the hype train now you can all be let down all the more when you finally see what it really is. Hahaha.

Unrelated, This candy corn kickle would have been an October classic. It's my personal favorite. image.jpg.c131cc1c236ec69326ae9d01613ea3f2.jpg

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