Dispute: Reina Adair - NES / FAMICOM / DISK - The Three Stooges - NTSC - Most Money - Player: Tom Votava - Score: 59,435

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  1. Dispute: Reina Adair - NES / FAMICOM / DISK - The Three Stooges - NTSC - Most Money - Player: Tom Votava - Score: 59,435

    08-02-2020, 08:50 PM
    NES / FAMICOM / DISK - The Three Stooges - NTSC - Most Money
    Score Track
    4 Lives Only!
    Special Rules: Your scoring attempt ends when you either beat the game, [regardless of ending] or if you land on Four Mouse Traps.
    Player Name
    Tom Votava
    Original Adjudication
    Verification Method
    Verification Date
    Disputed Score
    59,435 (Rank 1)
    Disputed By
    Lauren Tyler
    Dispute Evidence / Rationale
    I realize that my case may be weak here, but I will do my best to explain why I feel that this score should be reexamined.

    1. The score that is required to get the best ending in the Three Stooges is at least $20000, a task which is very difficult within itself to achieve.

    2. The most you can earn from a minigame is a little under a thousand dollars at most. The minigame that gives the most money is the waiter minigame which can generate at least a thousand dollars at most if the player successfully delivers every pie. Even then, this does not happen until later in the game.

    3. The player has only thirty days, or turns, to earn as much money as possible. Given that money earnings are not usually very high, to be able to earn such a high amount does not seem probable in my opinion.

    4. I watched a video of someone who managed to earn about $21000, and that was using most of the available days, with at least one 'wasted.' Given that this score was a very difficult score to achieve, I believe this is further reason to question the legitimacy of this score.

    5. While I understand this score was submitted via the pre-TGSAP era by using a video, the fact that there is no way to verify this score makes me suspicious.

    Given all of these facts, I feel that this score should be removed, or at least scrutinized.
  2. 08-02-2020, 09:28 PM
    Here's the announcement of Tom's WR. He shares some info about his game tactics as well. Do his comments help demonstrate how he achieved the score for you?

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  3. 08-03-2020, 08:19 AM
    It's times like this I wish we had a cancel button for disputes...

    For now, I think I'm going to just scream.
    Lauren Tyler
    Eternal Champion of Ragol
  4. 08-03-2020, 09:46 AM
    Considering that conducting searches through the TG archives isn't always successful, tagging this score with the announcement thread isn't a bad outcome. I don't know the game at all, so I'm curious if the strategy he outlines changes your approach to the game? When examining other threads, the Three Stooges come up a couple of times as a score that others find incredible, too.

  5. 08-03-2020, 10:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by The Evener View Post
    Here's the announcement of Tom's WR.
    wtf did i just read.....
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