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**VideoGameSage NES Weekly Contest Leaderboard & Rules 2021**


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Welcome to the 2021 VideoGameSage NES Weekly Contests! 

Weekly Contest Moderators


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.


- 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 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..


- 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 2021.  This year we decided to change the formula a little, thanks to @NESfiend's suggestion to have a racing genre separate of the sports genre. There will be a total of 8 genres played this year :

     Beat 'Em Up
     Shooter/Shoot 'Em Up

- All games played in the 2021 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.


- 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.
- 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.


- 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 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.


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.  


2021-03-14 SMB 3 Platformer
2021-03-21 Smash TV Action
2021-03-28 Blue Marlin Sports
2021-04-04 Super Sprint Racing
2021-04-11 Marble Madness Arcade
2021-04-18 Spartan X 2 (Famicom) Beat Em Up
2021-04-25 Alpha Mission Shooter
2021-05-02 Quarth (Famicom) Puzzle
2021-05-09 Break Week  
2021-05-16 Antartic Adventure (Famicom) Action
2021-05-23 Rad Racer II Racing
2021-05-30 Battletoads Beat Em Up
2021-06-06 Silk Worm Shooter
2021-06-13 Vice Project Doom Platformer
2021-06-20 World Games Sports
2021-06-27 Battle City (Famicom) Arcade
2021-07-04 Dr. Mario Puzzle
2021-07-11 Break Week  
2021-07-18 F1-Race (Famicom) Racing
2021-07-25 Double Dragon Beat Em Up
2021-08-01 Wrecking Crew Puzzle
2021-08-08 Cobra Triangle Action
2021-08-15 Elevator Action Arcade
2021-08-22 Gradius 2 (Famicom) Shooter
2021-08-29 M.U.S.C.L.E. Sports
2021-09-05 Kid Niki Platformer
2021-09-12 Break Week  
2021-09-19 Nekketsu Street Basket (Famicom) Sports
2021-09-26 Thunder and Lightning Arcade
2021-10-03 P.O.W. Beat Em Up
2021-10-10 Adventure of Dino Riki Action
2021-10-17 R.C. Pro-Am II Racing
2021-10-24 Galaga Shooter
2021-10-31 Klax Puzzle
2021-11-07 Holy Diver (Famicom) Platformer
2021-11-14 Break Week  
2021-11-21 Tournament  



Note : Some special contests might be held during the break weeks, TBD!



Games by Genre

Vice Project Doom
Kid Niki
Holy Diver (Famicom)

Adventure of Dino Riki
Smash TV

Cobra Triangle
Antartic Adventure (Famicom)

Thunder and Lightning
Elevator Action
Marble Madness
Battle City (Famicom)

Beat Em Up
Double Dragon
Spartan X 2 (Famicom)

Wrecking Crew
Dr. Mario

Quarth (Famicom

Alpha Mission
Silk Worm
Gradius 2 (Famicom)

World Games
Blue Marlin
Nekketsu Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes (Famicom)

R.C. Pro-Am II
Super Sprint
Rad Racer II
F1-Race (Famicom)

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On 2/26/2021 at 11:38 AM, NESfiend said:

Thanks a million for taking my racing suggestion! I didnt think there was any way that would actually happen. Cant wait for those weeks! Schedule looks awesome. So many games I haven't played. I will loading up the flash cart this weekend and playing around with new titles next week!

oh i get it, so i get one less shooter this year and instead get 4 "racing" games.......im gonna need a plastic surgeon to remove the smile from my face....

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Neither are any controllers that give you any advantage over regularcontrollers, such as slow motion or turbo ability.

can we just make the rule "only controller allowed is a straight up og oem d-pad, select, start,a,b, controller."?

meerly because i love hearing them cry about their "wittle fingies hurting".

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44 minutes ago, docile tapeworm said:

Neither are any controllers that give you any advantage over regularcontrollers, such as slow motion or turbo ability.

can we just make the rule "only controller allowed is a straight up og oem d-pad, select, start,a,b, controller."?

meerly because i love hearing them cry about their "wittle fingies hurting".

Only controller I’ve ever used. 

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6 hours ago, docile tapeworm said:

oh i get it, so i get one less shooter this year and instead get 4 "racing" games.......im gonna need a plastic surgeon to remove the smile from my face....

No, you're getting two other shooters. Smash TV and Dino Riki are basically shooters.


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8 hours ago, docile tapeworm said:

oh i get it, so i get one less shooter this year and instead get 4 "racing" games.......im gonna need a plastic surgeon to remove the smile from my face....

You are going to have so much fun racin, you will forget all about shooter nonsense. Pro Am 2 will be epic

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10 hours ago, docile tapeworm said:

oh i get it, so i get one less shooter this year and instead get 4 "racing" games.......im gonna need a plastic surgeon to remove the smile from my face....

There will be plenty of shooting to be done this year in the weekly contest. Some fancy abroad shooting even, so be happy.

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