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Title: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 22, 2010, 06:54:16 AM
Anybody up for some high score/best time competitions? If enough people are interested, I'm thinking a different game every week or month. It'd be on the honor system. I wouldn't require you to take a picture with the TV or anything (unless that sounds reasonable). I was thinking of using games from NES and SNES, but that may not be possible depending on what you all own. Anyway, does that sound fun to anybody else?
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Tripe on November 22, 2010, 06:58:20 AM
Aren't there sites where people can play the games? Wouldn't that level the playing field so to speak?
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 22, 2010, 07:00:36 AM
Aren't there sites where people can play the games? Wouldn't that level the playing field so to speak?

There are emulators, which can be used to cheat very easily, but if we all trust each other, that's fine with me.
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Tripe on November 22, 2010, 07:03:26 AM
No I didn't mean "level the playing field" in the sense of cheating I meant as a solution to this:

I was thinking of using games from NES and SNES, but that may not be possible depending on what you all own.

:)
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 22, 2010, 07:05:04 AM
Yeah, I know. I was just saying that if we allow the use of emulators, we could use games from any system, but cheating would be very easy. I personally think it'd be fine, though.
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: spaceforarent on November 22, 2010, 09:46:44 AM
I might be up for using emulators. Though honestly I've never really liked score based games, so it's really depend on what the game is.

Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 22, 2010, 09:57:22 AM
I'd like to do a speedrun of Donkey Kong Country at some point, so it won't all be score-based.
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: SJP on November 22, 2010, 02:05:01 PM
Speedrun as in, simply to the end, or speedrun as in, "101%!"?
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 22, 2010, 02:11:03 PM
I was thinking just to the credits.
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 22, 2010, 02:57:10 PM
I would be up for a speed run of DKC.
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: spaceforarent on November 22, 2010, 03:23:29 PM
Because someone has to say it: Well then, it's on like Donkey Kong.


How about a speed run of Minesweeper on advanced  ;D
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: RVR II on November 22, 2010, 03:26:53 PM
I'm all about 'old school' cause I'm a Old Fool
WHOMP! THEY IT IS!! 8)
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 30, 2010, 01:28:01 PM
Alright. I'm really busy with various projects, so I'm setting the end of this contest at the end of the year.

The contest is a speedrun to the end of Donkey Kong Country. You don't need to get everything; just beat K Rool. After you beat the game, the time on your save file is the time you post.

RULES
You can attempt the run as many times as you want.
You may use an emulator, but no funny business.
No codes
If you get Game Over, you have to start over. No re-starting from Candy's. No resetting to revert to Candy's either.
You may use any and all shortcuts you know about

Any questions?
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Bob on November 30, 2010, 01:55:37 PM
When you said old school, I was thinking we would smash each other in the head with maces until last man standing....... bummer.
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 30, 2010, 04:28:37 PM
Sounds good!  I will start tonight.
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: SJP on November 30, 2010, 04:50:02 PM
I could potentially do this...I ended up playing this not too long ago on my SNES (yes, I still have one, and it's hooked up), but I went for a completion run, not a Speed Run, so it'll be an interesting challenge.
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: stansimpson on November 30, 2010, 09:06:44 PM
As awesome as this is, I'm not sure I'll be able to participate.  Mainly, I only have a laptop and no controller.  If I can find a really cheap one with my Best Buy discount, then consider me in (I work tomorrow night, so I'll find out then).  Otherwise, I prob will hafta sit this one out.

Because someone has to say it: Well then, it's on like Donkey Kong.
Uh... Mr. Spaceforarent?  I have Nintendo of America on line one for you. (http://www.1up.com/news/nintendo-seeking-trademark-donkey-kong)
Title: Re: Anybody up for some relatively old school competition?
Post by: Invader_quirk on December 01, 2010, 10:14:07 AM
In the meantime, who's got ideas for the next competition? I'd like to speedrun DKC 2 and 3 as well as the original Sonic games at some point. Somebody mentioned minesweeper, possibly as a joke, but it seems like a good idea to me.