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Competition Idea

Post by cools » November 4th, 2012, 2:27 pm

I've had a thought for a high score competition. PCB only (you have to own the board and show a photo of it connected up and running to enter), actual prizes for the top 3 scores.

Stumped as to what game though. Needs to be cheap and easily available, and playable for score.

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Re: Competition Idea

Post by jugemscloud » November 4th, 2012, 2:48 pm

flying shark/sky shark

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only because i own both and am skint

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Re: Competition Idea

Post by DandySephy » November 4th, 2012, 2:53 pm

Puzzle Bobble/Bust a Move 1 or 2 is the first game that springs to mind. Cheap, common and doesn't require in-depth intimate knowledge.

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Re: Competition Idea

Post by cools » November 5th, 2012, 11:42 am

Flying Shark is cheap(ish) but certainly not common. One of the Drillers is a good suggestion.

PB would be good but it'd require an MVS motherboard as well.
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by geotrig » November 5th, 2012, 11:49 am

cools wrote:I've had a thought for a high score competition. PCB only (you have to own the board and show a photo of it connected up and running to enter), actual prizes for the top 3 scores.

Stumped as to what game though. Needs to be cheap and easily available, and playable for score.

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:thumbup: and a date to show its not an old score etc .. :problem:
cools wrote:Flying Shark is cheap(ish) but certainly not common. One of the Drillers is a good suggestion.

PB would be good but it'd require an MVS motherboard as well.
most people would have both mvs and pb :think:

one of the drillers would be good too....
I know it wouldnt be common for highscore comps but alot people would have some form of streetfighter and well it does score :-|
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by markedkiller78 » November 5th, 2012, 12:57 pm

It's hard to find a common pcb & we used PB last time iirc.

An MVS game is probably the cheapest & easiest to pick up, possibly not for Cools though :lol:
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by cools » November 5th, 2012, 1:05 pm

I'm thinking more an "announce the game one month ahead of time" so that anyone that wants to participate can pick one up, rather than looking at what people already have. Hence making sure it's common enough.

It's the kinda thing those 60-in-1's would be good for, however I don't want one of those in my possession.
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by tetsujin » November 5th, 2012, 1:09 pm

Great I just sold MR Driller and gave a PB on MVS away! :D haha :)
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by markedkiller78 » November 5th, 2012, 1:10 pm

MVS 1XX-1 is another shout for that type of thing.
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by geotrig » November 5th, 2012, 1:16 pm

markedkiller78 wrote:It's hard to find a common pcb & we used PB last time iirc.

An MVS game is probably the cheapest & easiest to pick up, possibly not for Cools though :lol:
yeah we did actually forgot all about that ... it wasnt as serious though no prizes ..... i do agree mvs have a good range to start with and are mostly cheap...

world rally another common and cheapish game
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by Rossyra » November 5th, 2012, 1:31 pm

Especially if multicarts are allowed :whoopsie:
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by cools » November 5th, 2012, 1:35 pm

I'm not putting something that can't be bought or sold on here :P
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by emphatic » November 5th, 2012, 1:39 pm

I wonder if STV is reading this thread from his lair, plotting what to hoover up next.

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Re: Competition Idea

Post by Rossyra » November 5th, 2012, 2:20 pm

:roll: :problem: :(
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by tetsujin » November 5th, 2012, 5:22 pm

Does it have to be a PCB? Maybe a download game on xbox360/ ps3 might be cheaper and more available to most members?

Just an idea as even a cheap PCB is £30 after shipping these days and that's if we can all get it!
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by Rossyra » November 5th, 2012, 5:25 pm

It would be nice if it was not Puzzle Bobble chosen, mainly because the last time we had any sort of competion, it was Puzzle Bobble :problem:
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » November 5th, 2012, 5:41 pm

How about a game that was available in various formats? Like the first Metal Slug. Only legit physical / digital copies would be allowed, of course.

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Re: Competition Idea

Post by cools » November 5th, 2012, 6:04 pm

Nope. It's definitely PCB only. MVS/AES would be legit but that's the only secondary format I'd allow ;)

Trying to think of something different. A MAME compo with prizes just doesn't feel right.
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Re: Competition Idea

Post by jugemscloud » November 5th, 2012, 6:53 pm

theres been a real glut of flying sharks recently, i waited 6 moths for one and ended up getting one from america for a decent price and as soon as i paid for it 2 were on ebay in the next week. i think theres been about 8 in the last 4 months for sale in the uk via ebay and other forums all around £50.

if its going to be pcb only maybe a register interest thread then a stock check to see where it stands in terms of the most common pcbs across the interested people and take it from there.

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Re: Competition Idea

Post by DandySephy » November 5th, 2012, 6:55 pm

TheRedKnight wrote:Like the first Metal Slug.
Then it basically becomes a competition of how far you can get rather than a high score competition. It's not really a score attack sort of game for a competition, it'll just get dominated by people who know the game inside out.

The same can be said for shmups but the score systems can mean that getting further doesn't always mean a better score.
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