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Arcade Record Goes Down at PAX Prime

exerionWhile a number of records were set on modern and newly released platforms at PAX Prime, a classic game was tackled as well by Seth Payment of Dorky’s at PAX Prime.

Standing at an arcade cabinet at the PAX Prime Arcade, Seth beat the old Exerion record of 653,400 with a score of 716,200.  Confident he could do even better than that, he tried again until he achieved the score of 774,200.

The machine was set on factory default settings and was the industry standard for the game on that platform.

Congratulations to Seth on conquering a record set back in 1984.

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And the July Gamer of the Month Is…

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Before we announce the July Gamer of the Month, we would like to offer a small apology regarding the fact that this wasn’t posted at the end of August.  As most of you know, we were attending PAX at the end of the month and all of the things involved in getting ready for PAX put us behind on writing up this announcement and getting it posted.  At the same time, we wanted to be sure to do the article justice, so we waited till we got back into our respective offices to announce the winners.

As a recap, the July Gamer of the Month Competition was titled the Classic Crazy Challenge.  Gamers were invited to submit their best score achieved on their first life on three of five games: Burger Time, Defender, Donkey Kong, Frogger and Nibbler.  The games could be played on either arcade cabinets or MAME or a mix of the two.  Players were also invited to submit single scores if they didn’t want to compete in the monthly contest.

A large number of our entries, and the top 3 placers, came from attendees at the Star Worlds Arcade Summer Sizzle Event held Aug. 3 in DeKalb, Ill.  Without further adieu, here are the winners and their scores.

Mitchell Meerman is second from right, standing, next to the tree.

Mitchell Meerman is second from right, standing, next to the tree.

First place, and the July Gamer of the Month, is Mitchell Meerman.

On the first life for each game, Mitchell scored 117,800 on Burgertime via M.A.M.E., 85,100 for Donkey Kong, and 5,263,360 for Nibbler, the later two on arcade cabinets.

Second place goes to Darrin Cormier with a score of 35,650 on Burgertime, 13,000 on Donkey Kong, 4,900 on Frogger and 21,490 on Nibbler.

Third place goes to Kenneth Williams who scored 9,000 on Burgertime, 1,800 on Defender, 6,600 on Donkey Kong, and 1,790 on Frogger.

As Video Game Scoreboard’s Gamer of the Month, Mitchell receives:

  • VGS T-Shirt
  • Interview for Gamer Profile
  • Named Gamer of the Month for that Month
  • Competes at end of year Gamer of the year Tournament

Three other players submitted single scores for the first life score on the games.

Mitchell helping to set up streaming for Billy Joe Cain at Star Worlds Arcade Aug. 3 so Billy could stream his Defender attempts.  This room was where all the Classic Crazy Challenge Games were.

Mitchell helping to set up streaming for Billy Joe Cain at Star Worlds Arcade Aug. 3 so Billy could stream his Defender attempts. This room was where all the Classic Crazy Challenge Games were.

Gregg Hansen, of Scoreground,  achieved 53,700 on Donkey Kong, putting him in second place for the First Life High Score Variation.

Dean Deck achieved 14,740 on Frogger for the First Life High Score Variation on that game, achieving first place for that variation.

Billy Joe Cain, pictured above front and center also weighed in with a score of 144,750 on Defender with the First Life High Score Variation challenge, holding first place for that variation in addition to the records of fastest to a million and the One Hour Point Challenge on Defender.

Congrats to everyone who participated and extra congrats to Mitchell Meerman on his accomplishment of being named Gamer of the Month!

Our August Competition is still open till Sept. 15.  Check it out here.

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Update: M.A.M.E. and the Classic Crazy Challenge

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It was brought to our attention that we forgot to post the settings for MAME or the rules for MAME Recording. That being said we have the following rules for MAME.

You should use wolfmame106 or MAME version 148 to play the games.

You may stream your MAME Games/export streams to YouTube for submission. If you do so, this will be considered a Direct Feed Recording and will require your digital signature on submission forms. When recording a MAME game for submission, please state your name then go into the settings for the game you are playing to show that they are at the required settings. If you are doing multiple games, you must do this for each game.

You may record, with a video camera, your MAME Game for submission. You may upload this video via YouTube or other service and provide links to us. When recording a MAME game for submission, please state your name then go into the settings for the game you are playing to show that they are at the required settings. If you are doing multiple games, you must do this for each game.

Please remember, you are limited to 1 life, your first life in the game, for this scoring challenge.  Anything scored after you lose your first life will not count.

The accepted MAME settings for the 5 games in the Classic Crazy Challenge are as listed below:

Burgertime
ROMSet: BTime
Service Mode: Off
Cross Hatch Pattern: Off
Lives: 3
Bonus life: 20000
Enemies: 4
End Of Level Pepper: Yes
Unknown: Off [All]

Defender
ROMSet: Defender
Starting ships: 3
Boot up > hold F1 down and press F2 > now you are on ’01 setting’.
Step forward through the 28 settings by holding F1 down and tapping F2.
To change a setting, use the 9 key. When your’re done (or go to this screen for proof of settings), cycle through to setting 28. Set this to 45. Hold down the F1 key and press F2 to get you back to the attract mode, ready to go. These settings will remain until altered or the use of restore setting at #28.

You are allowed to use any and all smart bombs during the first life for this competition.

Donkey Kong
Lives: 3
Bonus Life: 7000
Coinage: 1 Coin/1 Credit
Cabinet: Upright

Frogger
ROMSet: Frogger
Lives: 3
Cabinet: Upright
Special Rules: None

Nibbler
ROMSet: Nibbler
Lives: 3 [Extra Life after Every 4th Wave]
Pause At Corners: On
Cabinet: Upright
Service Mode: Off
Free Play: Off

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Gamer of the Month Challenge: Classic Crazy Challenge

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Video Game Scoreboard is pleased to announce the first of our “Gamer of the Month” challenges which will earn gamers a free VGS T-Shirt, gamer profile article on our website, Gamer of the Month status for the month and a chance to compete in the 2013 Gamer of the Year competition.

At the beginning of each month, starting with July this year, we will be announcing a series of games on which players will compete.

This year we will only have six players competing for Gamer of the Year, but next year, expect there to be a full 12 players competing.

Each competition will run for 45 days, from the 1st of the month to the 15th of the following month.  While we wanted this to be a monthly competition, we understand that everyone has lives and these competitions take time.  That being said, we will be launching new competitions on the first of each month even though the previous competition does not end till the 15th of that month.

The Gamer of the Year tournament will take place in February through March of 2014 on a list of games that will be announced publicly after the competitors know.

All of that being said, we would like to announce July’s contest:  The Classic Crazy Challenge.

Classic Crazy Challenge Games for Arcade/M.A.M.E./60-in-1 M.A.M.E. Arcade Boards

  • Burger Time
  • Defender
  • Donkey Kong
  • Frogger
  • Nibbler

Rules:

  1. The Classic Crazy Challenge runs from July 1 to Aug. 15.  July winners will be announced in the second half of August, one all scores are verified and places tallied.
  2. Players must submit recordings and scores for 3 of the 5 games listed above.  Each submission will be given points based upon which place they are at in the competition.  The person with the most points at the end will be named Gamer of the month.
  3. Each game submitted must follow the settings defined in the Game Settings area below.
  4. Players may compete on Arcade, MAME or 60-in-1 MAME Arcade boards or a combination of the 3 to achieve the minimum of 3 scores to submit.  Please be sure to list what system it is done on and be sure to clearly show it as well.  All entries for this contest will be ranked the same, but will be tracked both separately and combined on the scoreboard for cohesive record keeping purposes.
  5. Recording rules must be followed, no matter which platform is submitted.  If playing on a 60-in-1 Board, you must go into the settings screen for each game you are playing and show the settings match the settings listed below under Game Settings.
  6. Players may submit in any of the ways we accept, however, if you are mailing submissions in, please be sure to have them postmarked no later than Aug. 10, 2013, so we can receive them in time for the Aug. 15 deadline.
  7. The Classic Crazy Challenge is this:  Players get one life per game, no matter if the game starts with 3 lives, 5 lives or lives are gained by playing, you are only allowed to play for the first life.  The game ends when that one life ends.  Games for this challenge are required to be played on the respective settings listed in Game Settings below.  The challenge is to see how far you can go, on the settings provided for the games below, with only one life.  You are welcomed to continue recording, just clear out the remaining lives, then start over.
  8. If you submit fewer than 3 games above, your scores will be entered into the database, but not into the contest.
  9. If you submit higher than the 3 games above, we will select 3 of your submitted games that rank highest in the contest structure.
  10. We may announce local events where VGS staff will be in attendance where records can be set, locations and dates to be determined.

Prizes:
The Gamer of the Month will receive:

  1. VGS T-Shirt
  2. Interview for Gamer Profile
  3. Named Gamer of the Month for that Month
  4. Competes at end of year Gamer of the year Tournament

Game Settings:

Burger Time

  • Dip Switch Bank 15D
    Switch 1-6: OFF
    Switch 7: On if upright control panel, Off if cocktail control panel
    Switch 8:  On if upright screen, Off if cocktail screen
  • Dip Switch Bank 14D
    Switch 1-2: OFF
    Switch 3: ON
    Switch 4: OFF
    Switch 5: ON
    Switch 6-8: OFF

Defender

Please note, on this game you are required to go into the settings screen to show the settings seen below.

  • Game Settings – Factory Default Settings
  • Bonus Ship Level = 10,000
  • Ships Per Game = 3
  • Free Play = 0
  • Starting Difficulty = 5 Moderate
  • Progressive Wave Difficulty Limit = 15 Moderate

If you are using Green roms, please set starting difficulty to 0 and Progressive wave difficulty to 10.


Donkey Kong

  • Dip Switch Bank 1-8: Off

Frogger

  • Switch 1: ON
  • Switch 2: OFF
  • Switch 3: On for upright, off for cocktail
  • Switch 4-5: On
  • Switch 6: unused

Nibbler

  • Switch 1-3: OFF
  • Switch 4: OFF if upright, on if cocktail
  • Switch 5: OFF
  • Switch 6-8: OFF

MAME Rules and Settings

You should use wolfmame106 or MAME version 148 to play the games.

You may stream your MAME Games/export streams to YouTube for submission. If you do so, this will be considered a Direct Feed Recording and will require your digital signature on submission forms. When recording a MAME game for submission, please state your name then go into the settings for the game you are playing to show that they are at the required settings. If you are doing multiple games, you must do this for each game.

You may record, with a video camera, your MAME Game for submission. You may upload this video via YouTube or other service and provide links to us. When recording a MAME game for submission, please state your name then go into the settings for the game you are playing to show that they are at the required settings. If you are doing multiple games, you must do this for each game.

The accepted MAME settings for the 5 games in the Classic Crazy Challenge are as listed below:

Burgertime
ROMSet: BTime
Service Mode: Off
Cross Hatch Pattern: Off
Lives: 3
Bonus life: 20000
Enemies: 4
End Of Level Pepper: Yes
Unknown: Off [All]

Defender
ROMSet: Defender
Starting ships: 3
Boot up > hold F1 down and press F2 > now you are on ’01 setting’.
Step forward through the 28 settings by holding F1 down and tapping F2.
To change a setting, use the 9 key. When your’re done (or go to this screen for proof of settings), cycle through to setting 28. Set this to 45. Hold down the F1 key and press F2 to get you back to the attract mode, ready to go. These settings will remain until altered or the use of restore setting at #28.

You are allowed to use any and all smart bombs during the first life for this competition.

Donkey Kong
Lives: 3
Bonus Life: 7000
Coinage: 1 Coin/1 Credit
Cabinet: Upright

Frogger
ROMSet: Frogger
Lives: 3
Cabinet: Upright
Special Rules: None

Nibbler
ROMSet: Nibbler
Lives: 3 [Extra Life after Every 4th Wave]
Pause At Corners: On
Cabinet: Upright
Service Mode: Off
Free Play: Off

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