I'm thinking about trying for the official record on Dr. Mario for the PAL NES.
Before I do, there is a question that I would like to have clarified so I won't get my submission rejected.
The rules state "Please note that if at any point your game should freeze[This occurs when you make too large of a combination that the game can't properly process it], your scoring attempt ends with the last score seen before it freezes."
In my experience, the game doesn't just either freeze or not, but there is more like a spectrum of different outcomes.
This ranges from an almost unnoticeable blinking of the screen, to a soft freeze(with graphics glitches) that can only be exited by pressing buttons on the controller(and then the game goes back to normal within a few seconds), to a hard freeze where gameplay can't be restored no matter what you do.
Am I right in assuming that I can continue my record attempt as long as the score received matches what is expected for that many viruses, and gameplay resumes to normal?
I can supply a list with the scores one would expect to receive for clearing a certain number of viruses before I start if that helps.
By the way, on an unrelated note, in the descriptions of the PAL variations, it says "Please note that this variation is for Low speed." on all 3 variations.