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  • #61
    Looking forward to this!
    Any idea when a full list of game settings/rules will be posted?

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    • #62
      The website bpac.com.au is pretty up to date and has the rules. Check url tho think it may not be right, search brisbane pinball arcade collective
      Originally posted by Barra View Post
      Looking forward to this!
      Any idea when a full list of game settings/rules will be posted?
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      • #63
        Originally posted by Swiddzy View Post
        The website bpac.com.au is pretty up to date and has the rules. Check url tho think it may not be right, search brisbane pinball arcade collective

        Sent from my SM-G960F using Aussie Arcade mobile app
        The Bnepac website isn't as up to date as it should be, but we'll get that sorted out as soon as possible.

        ONE MAJOR OVERSIGHT that has only, just been brought to our attention is that the game time limit for Finals has been incorrectly listed as 30minutes when the correct time limit is 10mins. This change was made when the format was changed from 1 game to best of 3 games in the finals and has not be reflected in the ruleset posted on either the website or on this thread.
        I apologise for any confusion caused by this.

        Game settings are nearly all finalised and a list of all competition game settings will be posted later today.

        The website only lists 17 of the 22 competition games, the full list is:

        Space Invaders
        Galaga
        Donkey Kong
        Pac-Man
        Frogger
        Dig Dug
        Centipede
        Mr. Do!
        Wonderboy
        Puzzle Bobble
        Ghosts 'N Goblins
        Metal Slug 2
        Tron
        Blazing Star
        Moon Patrol
        1942
        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
        Final Fight
        Mario Bros.
        Raiden 2
        Mortal Kombat
        Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior

        2-Player team games:
        Blazing Star
        Metal Slug 2
        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
        Final Fight
        Mario Bros.
        Raiden 2

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        • #64
          10 mins isn't long with some games that will make for some pretty close scores i would have thought. How many games are played in the finals again?
          Originally posted by Tanna94 View Post
          The Bnepac website isn't as up to date as it should be, but we'll get that sorted out as soon as possible.

          ONE MAJOR OVERSIGHT that has only, just been brought to our attention is that the game time limit for Finals has been incorrectly listed as 30minutes when the correct time limit is 10mins. This change was made when the format was changed from 1 game to best of 3 games in the finals and has not be reflected in the ruleset posted on either the website or on this thread.
          I apologise for any confusion caused by this.

          Game settings are nearly all finalised and a list of all competition game settings will be posted later today.

          The website only lists 17 of the 22 competition games, the full list is:

          Space Invaders
          Galaga
          Donkey Kong
          Pac-Man
          Frogger
          Dig Dug
          Centipede
          Mr. Do!
          Wonderboy
          Puzzle Bobble
          Ghosts 'N Goblins
          Metal Slug 2
          Tron
          Blazing Star
          Moon Patrol
          1942
          Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
          Final Fight
          Mario Bros.
          Raiden 2
          Mortal Kombat
          Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior

          2-Player team games:
          Blazing Star
          Metal Slug 2
          Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
          Final Fight
          Mario Bros.
          Raiden 2
          Sent from my SM-G960F using Aussie Arcade mobile app

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          • #65
            Here are the official game settings for all games in the AAC, it should go without saying that continues are not permitted on any games and that all scores are to be on a single credit.

            Official AAC Game Settings:

            Space Invaders:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 1500

            Galaga:
            Difficulty: Rank A
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 20k, 70k, and every 70k

            Donkey Kong:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 7000

            Pac-man:
            Lives: 5
            Bonus: 10k

            Frogger:
            Lives: 5
            Bonus: 20k

            Dig Dug:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 10k, 40k, every 40k after
            Difficulty: B – Medium
            Special Rules: Use of the “Double-Kill” technique, where an enemy is killed by both pumping them up and dropping a rock on them simultaneously, resulting in a freeze of the game action is prohibited.


            Centipede:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: Every 12k
            Difficulty: Hard
            Special Rules: Use of Spider Trapping Technique is prohibited.

            Mr. Do!:
            Lives: 3
            Extra: Easy To Win
            Special: Easy To Win
            Difficulty: 1 – Average

            Wonderboy:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 30k, 100k, 170k, 240k
            Difficulty: Normal
            Special Rules: You may obtain extra lives by finding the hidden letters to spell the word “SEGA”

            Puzzle Bobble:
            Difficulty: 4
            Special Rules: Continues are Not Allowed.

            Ghosts ‘N Goblins:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 20k, 80k only
            Difficulty: Normal





            Metal Slug 2:
            Hero: 3
            Difficulty: 4
            Play Time: 60
            Special Rules: You may freely select any character. Continues are not allowed.

            Tron:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 10k
            Difficulty: 5

            Blazing Star:
            Lives: 3
            Difficulty: 4
            Special Rules: You may select any ship. Continues are not allowed.

            Moon Patrol:
            Lives: 5
            Bonus: 10k Only

            1942:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 20k, 80k, every 80k after
            Difficulty: Normal

            Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
            Lives: 2
            Difficulty: Medium
            Special Rules: You may freely select any Turtle to play as. Point Leeching against bosses is allowed.


            Final Fight:
            Lives: 2
            Bonus: 100k
            Difficulty: Normal
            Special Rules: You may freely select any character.

            Mario Bros:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 20k
            Difficulty: Medium

            Raiden 2:
            Lives: 3
            Bonus: 200k, 500k only
            Difficulty: Normal

            Mortal Kombat:
            Difficulty: 1 – Very Easy
            Special Rules: You may freely select any character. Continues are not allowed.

            Street Fighter 2:
            Difficulty: 4
            Special Rules: You may freely select any character. Continues are not allowed.

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            • #66
              Deep into the finals now. Play off for 3rd soon between Mike Coolican and Mark Bell happening shortly

              Final will be Barra v Foot. Best of 5, pick 2 games each and the 5th if needed wii be random.

              Streaming on the Netherworld channel if you want to watch the carnage


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              • #67
                Sorry [MENTION=9320]Barra[/MENTION] but GO [MENTION=269]Foot[/MENTION]

                Watching the footy AND the stream

                Brad
                My Projects - Space Invaders Bartop, Williams A-Go-Go, Galaxian Bartop, Jukebox Kiosk 1&2, Jukebox Kiosk 3, Virtual Minipin, Generic Upright, MultiCab, Rampage,

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                • #68
                  Barra to good in the end, well done mate

                  At least the Galaga high score medal is staying on this side of this ditch!

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Foot View Post
                    Barra to good in the end, well done mate

                    At least the Galaga high score medal is staying on this side of this ditch!

                    https://www.aussiearcade.com/attachm...hmentid=152104


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                    Congratulations Derek and Andrew. That's 2nd and 1st right there. Well gamed!

                    I hope you enjoyed the Championship. There needs to be a repeat next year for you guys to go head to head again ...


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                    • #70
                      Is there a link to detail showing results from qualifying through the semi's and final at all? I'd love to see who/what and where!

                      Cheers,

                      Brad
                      My Projects - Space Invaders Bartop, Williams A-Go-Go, Galaxian Bartop, Jukebox Kiosk 1&2, Jukebox Kiosk 3, Virtual Minipin, Generic Upright, MultiCab, Rampage,

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                      • #71
                        I just wanted to give my personal congratulations to [MENTION=9320]Barra[/MENTION] for winning such a prestigious and awesome event. I missed all of the twitch and live feeds for the action unfortunately but no doubt the tournament was a real cracker with plenty of stories to be told.

                        What were your scores for Raiden II and 1942 incidentally? I got so jealous when I saw those two games were in the line-up. Lucky bastards! Ahh well, maybe next year!

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                        • #72
                          Well! Its taken a while to digest this (plus I've been dog sick for the last week and a half!)

                          Overall I thought the tournament went really well considering it was in its first year. It ran very smoothly without any hiccups at all. I was told the stream was even better than the Kong Off
                          But with anything in its first year though I think some tweaks could be made. Most of which we've already discussed with Jon & Jimmy at the time

                          -There was a clear divide in the room between which era of games people wanted to play. I think more can be done to force people to go out of their comfort zone and play something they don't like. As an example, I was able to avoid putting a credit in 13 of the 24 games, mostly 90s stuff. I know some of the other guys only played the 90s stuff and liked to avoid the 80s. If we increase the # of qualifying games to say 10 with 5 from each era, I think this will be a more accurate representation of the best overall gamer. Qualifying was super quick so I don't think 10 mandatory games would be too hard to manage within the same timeframe.

                          -The way the format worked there was way too much emphasis on being a higher seed after qualifying. This made it next to impossible for someone to come from a lower seed. I know Kibbey had a good suggestion to stagger the picks in the finals so the top 8 get 1 each rather than 2 at a time. This would still put emphasis on being a higher seed but at least top 8 instead of top 2

                          -I wasn't a huge fan of the coin flip to decide ties (even though I benefited from it). We should put something in place next year to avoid this, as in this case it actually decided who made it through (if Marc had won the coin flip between us he would have chosen 2/3 games in the semis). I think if people are tied after qualifying ends they should do some sort of showdown. If they aren't still at the venue they're automatically given lower seed? Just spitballing but I definitely think its best to avoid any sort of coin flip scenario out of the gamer's control.

                          -Also not a huge fan of the random game chosen to decide the final. In this case it didn't matter but I'd hate for someone to get to the final without a loss and get screwed by the random draw. I know its exciting for the fans but the players know its pretty much decided before anyone chucks a credit in.

                          Not trying to be super negative! The tournament as a whole was a massive success and those involved should be super proud. As a player I thought the organisation was really on point. Everyone knew what they were supposed to be doing and when.
                          Already excited for next year!!

                          Also congrats to everyone for some awesome performances! [MENTION=269]Foot[/MENTION] for taking the silver medal, [MENTION=8526]John73[/MENTION] for topping the qualifying ranks and Mike Coolican for knocking him out!! Also special mention to Marc Bell who absolutely crushed the games that he played. He was definitely the king of the 90s there. And of course [MENTION=14107]Jimmy Nails[/MENTION] and [MENTION=18735]Tanna94[/MENTION] for putting it all together. Amazing stuff lads


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                          • #73
                            Barra makes some good points, especially the number of games for qualifying and the selections of games for the finals. The top 4 seeds really have a massive advantage, but I suppose thats the reward for qualifying well, just like in the Masters the top 2 qualifiers not having to play until round 3 of the finals

                            Realistically the way to determine the best in qualifying would be to make everyone play every game. Time then becomes an issue.

                            The random 5th game in the final may as well be a coin toss, you could be the best player at 99% of the games but through random selection get absolutely shafted. Maybe this game could be one not in the comp but announced before the comp so it can be practiced.Dunno

                            Having the 3 Neo Geo games on the one cab made it really hard to get a go at the games in qualifying, especially in the last couple of hours

                            John getting knocked out early stuffed my strategy for the game picks. So when I played Mike I knew our 3rd game would be tough as he was good at all the games I thought I had a shot at winning and Id used the games I would have kept for him. So based on this I thought the way you had to plan your games/ opponents worked well.

                            I thought the comp was well run and played in the spirit that it should be. All involved should be proud of how it turned out.


                            Sent from my iPad using Aussie Arcade
                            "Beer, it does a belly good!"

                            Wanted: Pacman Cab Next Project: Skinny MAME Cab for Samfoot, thread soon, no really. I might even do one on my Pole Position cab!

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                            • #74
                              I didn't complete as on paper I didn't like the format. Didn't comment as I think ANY comp is a great thing for the hobby and I didn't want to appear negative. In saying that, the way it was run and the fun people had if its on again next year I'll probably give it a go.

                              Brad
                              My Projects - Space Invaders Bartop, Williams A-Go-Go, Galaxian Bartop, Jukebox Kiosk 1&2, Jukebox Kiosk 3, Virtual Minipin, Generic Upright, MultiCab, Rampage,

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Barra View Post
                                [MENTION=8526]John73[/MENTION] for topping the qualifying ranks and Mike Coolican for knocking him out!!
                                You told me to tank against Mike and we'd share the prize money - still waiting for my share you arsehole

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