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**VideoGameSage NES Weekly Contest Leaderboard & Rules 2020**


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Welcome to the 2020 VideoGameSage NES Weekly Contests! 
 

Weekly Contest Moderators
Bea_Iank
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.

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 – 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.
- There will still be genre leaderboards for 2019.  The six genres are:

     Action/Platformer
     Arcade
     Beat 'Em Up
     Puzzle
     Shooter/Shoot 'Em Up
     Sports

- All games played in the 2020 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.

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 oraganizers 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 2020

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.  

 

03/01/2020    03/08/2020    Kung Fu
03/08/2020    03/15/2020    Tecmo Bowl
03/15/2020    03/22/2020    Yoshi's Cookie
03/22/2020    03/29/2020    Star Force
03/29/2020    04/05/2020    Adventure Island
04/05/2020    04/12/2020    Milipede
04/12/2020    04/19/2020    no contest (break week)
04/19/2020    04/26/2020    Super Mario Bros.
04/26/2020    05/03/2020    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
05/03/2020    05/10/2020    Gradius
05/10/2020    05/17/2020    Goal 2
05/17/2020    05/24/2020    Donkey Kong
05/24/2020    05/31/2020    Puzznic
05/31/2020    06/07/2020    no contest (break week)
06/07/2020    06/14/2020    Mario Bros.
06/14/2020    06/21/2020    Recca (Famicom)
06/21/2020    06/28/2020    Contra Force
06/28/2020    07/05/2020    Q*Bert
07/05/2020    07/12/2020    Micro Machines
07/12/2020    07/19/2020    Target Renegade
07/19/2020    07/26/2020    !SPECIAL VIDEOMATION CONTEST!
07/26/2020    08/02/2020    Tetris
08/02/2020    08/09/2020    Kiwi Kraze
08/09/2020    08/16/2020    Caveman Games
08/16/2020    08/23/2020    Mappy (Famicom)
08/23/2020    08/30/2020    Karate Champ
08/30/2020    09/06/2020    The Guardian Legend
09/06/2020    09/13/2020    no contest (break week)
09/13/2020    09/20/2020    Heavy Shreddin
09/20/2020    09/27/2020    Krazy Kreatures
09/27/2020    10/04/2020    Pinbot
10/04/2020    10/11/2020    Monster In My Pocket
10/11/2020    10/18/2020    Zombie Nation
10/18/2020    10/25/2020    Ghosts & Goblins
10/25/2020    10/31/2020    no contest (break week)

Tournament dates TBD

 

Games by Genre

Action
Adventure Island
Super Mario Bros.
Contra Force
Kiwi Kraze
Ghosts & Goblins

Arcade
Milipede
Donkey Kong
Mario Bros.
Mappy (Famicom)
Pinbot

Beat Em Up
Kung Fu
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Target Renegade
Karate Champ
Monster In My Pocket

Puzzle
Yoshi's Cookie
Puzznic
Q*Bert
Tetris
Krazy Kreatures

Shooter
Star Force
Gradius
Recca (Famicom)
The Guardian Legend
Zombie Nation

Sports
Tecmo Bowl
Goal 2
Micro Machines
Caveman Games
Heavy Shreddin

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GERAL SCOREBOARD

1st bertsampson 266
2nd 0xDEAFC0DE 189
3rd Gaia Gensouki 170
4th Bearcat-Doug 162
5th NESfiend 129
6th ninjistar 125
7th 8bitdontquit 121
8th mbd39 119
9th Jeevan 115
10th skinnygrinny 104
10th Tablew/chairs 104
12th Kid Dracula 103
13th Richardhead 99
14th JamesRobot 90
15th Ausden 79
16th TWarwick07 56
17th arnpoly 55
18th SuperJimtendo 45
19th Gloves 40
20th MeganJoanne 35
21st CMR 31
22nd PII 28
23rd Splain 27
23rd VegaVegas 27
25th ookii_risu 25
25th Nicies 25
27th Sumez 21
27th CasualCart 21
27th Murray 21
30th nesmaster14 20
31st Deadeye 18
31st Krunch 18
33rd Mega Tank 15
34th Bubbapauls 12
34th Jicsan 12
36th Red 11
37th scaryice 10
37th dvertov 10
39th Reed Rothchild 9
40th BortLicensePlate 8
40th guitarzombie 8
40th ZeldaFreak 8
43rd Elkovsky 6
43rd BriGuy82 6
43rd Scrobins 6
43rd Chuppa 6
43rd Kdiggz 6
43rd Megamanfan 6
43rd NEET.dreams 6
50th Makar 3
50th ChickenTendas 3
50th fsped09 3
50th Sumer 3
50th DoctorEncore 3
50th profholt82 3
50th Br81zad 3
50th DefaultGen 3

 

GENRE SCOREBOARD

PUZZLE

1st 0xDEAFC0DE 46
2nd bertsampson 40
3rd Gaia Gensouki 34
4th Splain 27
5th mbd39 26
6th ninjistar 25
7th 8bitdontquit 20
7th Jeevan 20
9th Tablew/chairs 18
10th Bearcat-Doug 15
10th JamesRobot 15
12th arnpoly 14
12th NESfiend 14
14th Gloves 13
15th skinnygrinny 12
16th Sumez 11
17th Ausden 9
17th Nicies 9
19th BortLicensePlate 8
20th Kid Dracula 7
20th Richardhead 7
22nd SuperJimtendo 6
22nd Elkovsky 6
22nd CMR 6
22nd PII 6
26th Krunch 3
26th MeganJoanne 3
26th TWarwick07 3
26th Mega Tank 3
26th ookii_risu 3
26th CasualCart 3
26th Makar 3
26th ChickenTendas 3
26th fsped09 3

ACTION

1st bertsampson 51
2nd Bearcat-Doug 28
3rd Richardhead 27
4th Kid Dracula 25
4th NESfiend 25
6th mbd39 24
7th 8bitdontquit 23
8th ninjistar 22
9th 0xDEAFC0DE 21
10th Gaia Gensouki 20
10th Tablew/chairs 20
12th Jeevan 18
12th JamesRobot 18
14th Ausden 15
15th skinnygrinny 14
16th arnpoly 13
17th TWarwick07 11
17th PII 11
19th Sumez 10
20th MeganJoanne 9
20th SuperJimtendo 9
22nd Mega Tank 6
22nd ookii_risu 6
22nd CMR 6
25th VegaVegas 5
26th CasualCart 4
27th Gloves 3
27th Krunch 3
27th Bubbapauls 3
27th nesmaster14 3
27th Deadeye 3
27th Murray 3
27th Scrobins 3
27th Chuppa 3
27th Sumer 3

SHOOTER

1st bertsampson 45
2nd skinnygrinny 38
3rd Gaia Gensouki 37
4th Kid Dracula 22
5th Gloves 21
5th Tablew/chairs 21
7th ninjistar 19
8th nesmaster14 17
8th 8bitdontquit 17
10th Bearcat-Doug 16
11th mbd39 15
11th JamesRobot 15
11th Ausden 15
11th 0xDEAFC0DE 15
15th NESfiend 14
15th Richardhead 14
17th VegaVegas 12
18th MeganJoanne 11
19th arnpoly 10
19th Jeevan 10
19th CMR 10
22nd ookii_risu 9
23rd guitarzombie 8
24th Bubbapauls 6
24th SuperJimtendo 6
24th dvertov 6
24th Deadeye 6
24th BriGuy82 6
24th CasualCart 6
24th Murray 6
31st TWarwick07 3
31st Krunch 3
31st Kdiggz 3
31st DoctorEncore 3
31st NEET.dreams 3
31st Megamanfan 3
31st Reed Rothchild 3
31st Jicsan 3

BEAT'EM UP

1st Bearcat-Doug 44
2nd bertsampson 43
3rd mbd39 30
4th Gaia Gensouki 26
4th 0xDEAFC0DE 26
4th 8bitdontquit 26
7th NESfiend 25
8th Richardhead 22
9th Tablew/chairs 19
10th skinnygrinny 18
10th Jeevan 18
12th TWarwick07 15
13th ninjistar 13
14th JamesRobot 12
15th arnpoly 11
15th Kid Dracula 11
17th SuperJimtendo 9
17th Ausden 9
19th MeganJoanne 6
20th Murray 3
20th Reed Rothchild 3
20th Krunch 3
20th Scrobins 3
20th profholt82 3
20th Chuppa 3
20th Megamanfan 3
20th Kdiggz 3
20th Br81zad 3
20th Deadeye 3
20th Jicsan 3
20th CMR 3
20th CasualCart 3
20th PII 3

ARCADE

1st bertsampson 47
2nd Bearcat-Doug 36
2nd 0xDEAFC0DE 36
4th Jeevan 32
5th Kid Dracula 27
6th ninjistar 23
7th Gaia Gensouki 21
8th 8bitdontquit 19
9th NESfiend 18
10th mbd39 17
11th JamesRobot 15
11th Ausden 15
13th TWarwick07 12
13th skinnygrinny 12
15th Red 11
16th scaryice 10
16th VegaVegas 10
18th ZeldaFreak 8
19th ookii_risu 7
19th arnpoly 7
19th Nicies 7
22nd MeganJoanne 6
22nd SuperJimtendo 6
22nd Deadeye 6
25th CasualCart 5
25th PII 5
27th Gloves 3
27th Richardhead 3
27th Bubbapauls 3
27th Krunch 3
27th DefaultGen 3
27th Jicsan 3
27th Tablew/chairs 3
27th Mega Tank 3

SPORTS

1st 0xDEAFC0DE 45
2nd bertsampson 40
3rd NESfiend 33
4th Gaia Gensouki 32
5th Richardhead 26
6th Bearcat-Doug 23
6th ninjistar 23
6th Tablew/chairs 23
9th Jeevan 17
10th Ausden 16
10th 8bitdontquit 16
12th JamesRobot 15
13th TWarwick07 12
14th Kid Dracula 11
15th skinnygrinny 10
16th SuperJimtendo 9
16th Murray 9
16th Nicies 9
19th mbd39 7
20th CMR 6
21st dvertov 4
22nd Mega Tank 3
22nd Krunch 3
22nd Reed Rothchild 3
22nd NEET.dreams 3
22nd PII 3
22nd Jicsan 3
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