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04-08-2019 at 06:06 AM
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Monthly Gameboy Competition

Hey Everyone,

Last week @thegamer1185 and I decided we would start doing a monthly Gameboy competition of sorts. Every month we'll be randomly choosing a title that needs a little bit of scoreboard love (has either 0 or 1 record attached to it). By the end of the month we'll have both submitted at least one score for the title. The idea is to have some friendly competition on a new to us game without it being all consuming to our lives/other gaming projects

There are no prizes (other than a minuscule amount of ESI and adding some depth to the Gameboy scoreboard). We encourage anyone who might be interested to join in should the mood strike you. My plan is to do a short review post of the previous month's game as well as the new game of the month sometime during the first few days of the next month.

This month's game is Taz-Mania. If you want to partake, make sure to submit a score by April 30th!

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  1. Blackflag82's Avatar

    A couple of notes I forgot to include above:

    We won't be playing any games with a known maxout or any speedruns that require external timing.

    (Though some of the games, like Taz-Mania, have a speedrun track attached to it, so if one was to complete the game and wanted to submit said run for the speedrun track along side the competition, that would be encouraged

  2. speedy47591's Avatar

    If you could figure out which game you want to have a competition in and announce it the month before, itd help those of us who only get paid every 2 weeks get involved. don't get paid again til the 20th, and since its a game ill have to ebay instead of amazon, I wont get 2 day shipping either, so if itll get here before the cut off is iffy, but I will try. I hate it when ever I see an empty leaderboard, and it especially hurts my soul on Looney toons games like this one and the crazy castle games. The speedy in my username actually comes from speedy Gonzalez, that's how much I like my toons, so Ive had my eye on this one for a while. If I cant get in, hopefully youll have some other people answer the call, cause this is definitely a worthwhile effort that you are making.

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  3. Blackflag82's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by speedy47591

    If you could figure out which game you want to have a competition in and announce it the month before, itd help those of us who only get paid every 2 weeks get involved. don't get paid again til the 20th, and since its a game ill have to ebay instead of amazon, I wont get 2 day shipping either, so if itll get here before the cut off is iffy, but I will try. I hate it when ever I see an empty leaderboard, and it especially hurts my soul on Looney toons games like this one and the crazy castle games. The speedy in my username actually comes from speedy Gonzalez, that's how much I like my toons, so Ive had my eye on this one for a while. If I cant get in, hopefully youll have some other people answer the call, cause this is definitely a worthwhile effort that you are making.

    This seems doable...since it's all in fun and for scoreboard population it's not really a big a deal if someone gets a jump start on a game anyways, so I can just announce the game for next month now so folks can be ready for it.

    So April's game is Taz-mania (now until April 30th)

    And May's game will be (May 1st-May 31st) Snoopy's Magic Show

    I'll announce June's game at the beginning of May when I do a write up for Taz-Mania


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  4. speedy47591's Avatar

    Thanks. Snoopy's magic show is on amazon for cheap, so I can just throw him in the cart with the figures for my next batch of insta strangeness when I get paid. Knowing ahead of time, definitely helps with the planning :)

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  5. Pixe Sukola's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by speedy47591

    If you could figure out which game you want to have a competition in and announce it the month before, itd help those of us who only get paid every 2 weeks get involved. don't get paid again til the 20th, and since its a game ill have to ebay instead of amazon, I wont get 2 day shipping either, so if itll get here before the cut off is iffy, but I will try.

    The track would still be there and there is no price so it really doesn't matter when you submit it. Yes, ideally you want to be part of the competition, but if you love the game you can still do it.

  6. thegamer1185's Avatar

    What Pixe said. All entries are welcome. The competition will probably be a bit more during the specific month is all.

    And speedy, if it was me (because I already did) the Gameboy Everdrive cartridge is an amazing purchase. Unless you like collecting originals, an Everdrive will save you a lot of money.

    Good luck to everybody.

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  7. speedy47591's Avatar

    I looked into getting an everdrive once before, and when it started talking about roms and all this other stuff that I have only a very limited understanding of, I started getting confused in a hurry, and it was like no...Ill stick with the originals for now. The everdrive seems like a good product and a good idea, but Im not getting one til im comfortable with it

  8. Blackflag82's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by speedy47591

    I looked into getting an everdrive once before, and when it started talking about roms and all this other stuff that I have only a very limited understanding of, I started getting confused in a hurry, and it was like no...Ill stick with the originals for now. The everdrive seems like a good product and a good idea, but Im not getting one til im comfortable with it


    I was the same way when I started looking into it, but when I finally took the plunge it ended up being much more straightforward than it seemed. If you ever have questions about it or the process for setting one up, let me know

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  9. datagod's Avatar

    This is a great idea! I'll see what carts I have laying around, and will submit a score or two.

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  10. swaggers's Avatar

    Personally I own a lot of Everdrives and those types of cards and have since gone back to actual carts. I understand not everyone has the money or drive for the real thing but that is how I am playing now. Ordered both of these on eBay.

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  11. Desidious's Avatar

    Tmnt II has no records.

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  12. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Desidious

    Tmnt II has no records.

    Now that I won't be going to the casino a **** load because I'm actually back to work, I'll be submitting. I was probably going to do games with zero submission for awhile. I don't think I've played 95 percent of them. I also thought about adding Mario Picross to the gb platform. Fastest time for each puzzle. I see that game having a lot of competition. My wife even plays it...binged it for awhile actually.

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  13. Marco1019's Avatar

    I'll give this a mention during my show tomorrow night!

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