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    Kong Off IV - AA 2016 Edition Official Thread


    ~ King of AA 2016 ~

    Leaderboard
    Check back here for daily score updates

    Place Player Score Behind Next Best
    1 muscleandfitness 700,600 -
    2 kane 425,400 -275,200
    3 Mameshane 354,900 70,500
    4 John73 230,900 124,000
    5 magrinder 219,200 11,700
    6 bigredbird 194,900 24,300
    7 RMacauley 122,800 68,200
    8 Jed 93,900 28,900
    9 JustAnotherRat 52,100 41,800
    10 bondy 49,700 2,400
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    Most Improved
    This is a secondary competition for the most improved player. If you have submitted a score to Twin Galaxies, AA, MARP or DonkeyKongForum then we will use your existing high score as the basis. If you haven't submitted a score to any of these or if your PB is less than 100,000, then you will be given a bench mark score of 100,000 to improve upon. The winner will be the player with the best % improvement. e.g. if you best was 100,000 and you score 150,000 then your % improvement will be 150%.

    If you are planning on participating in this event, please PM me if possible so I can dig out your personal best score, or better still, just PM me with your PB and where it is recorded (AA, DKF, TG or MARP). If you don't have an existing score with any of the sources mentioned, but do know what your PB is - please play nicely and PM me with your PB. Remember this is for fun, and you are cheating yourself as much as everyone else if you purposefully say you've never played before but are a capable player who has scored 500k but have never submitted your score to a high score keeping site. If unsure of your exact PB, then just give an estimate.

    Place Player Prev High Best AAKO16 Improvement
    1 bigredbird 149,100 194,900 45,800 / 130.72%
    2 John73 266,000 230,900 -35,100 / 86.80%
    3 muscleandfitness 856,500 700,600 -155,900 / 81.79%
    4 Jed 117,500 93,900 -23,600 / 79.91%
    5 Mameshane 457,500 354,900 -120,600 / 77.57%
    6 kane 660,000 425,400 -234,600 / 64.45%
    7 magrinder 360,000 219,200 -140,800 / 60.89%
    8 RMacualey 205,600 122,800 -82,800 / 59.73%
    9 JustAnotherRat 100,000 52,100 -47,900 / 52.10%
    10 bondy 100,000 49,700 -50,300 / 49.70%
    11 Pelly 323,600 -/%
    12 Barra 1,014,600 - / 0%


    The Rules/How To Play:

    1. Game Settings
    If using MAME you will need to use:
    - The Donkey Kong [US Set 1] ROM Set - dkong.zip
    - Lives 3
    - Bonus Life 7,000
    Arcade users please set your DIP Switches to reflect the above settings

    2. The Prizes
    1st Place - $10US AA Account Upgrade (Thanks to @magrinder)
    2nd Place -
    3rd Place -

    Most Improved -
    1st Place - $50 AA Account Upgrade (Thanks to @Barra)
    2nd Place - $10 AA Account Upgrade (Thanks to Me @John73 )
    3rd Place -

    n.b. the prizes will change if others donate a higher prize than that that has already been generously donated.

    PM me if you would like to donate a prize, it doesn't have to be much! Maybe offer donate $ to AA in the name of the winner to upgrade their account.

    3. Tournament Running Times
    Start 6:30pm Thu 18 February(AEST)
    Finish 6:30pm Sun 6 Marchl (AEST)

    4. How To Enter
    Just post a screenshot (photo or screen capture - F12 in MAME) in this thread. Please make a new post for each score, listing your score as the Title or first line of your post. There is no need to record games via camera or with WolfMame. Post as often as you like so that we can all see how you improved over the 2 week competition.

    5. Play Fair
    This tournament is run on an honesty basis, this means for the duration of the tournament:
    * Only submit scores using the specified settings (3 lives, 7000k bonus life)
    * No using of save states to either practice or for submitted scores
    * No pausing during a game

    6. Need help?
    *Feel free to ask a question if you are having a problem with a certain part of the game
    *Check out the previous AA Kong Off threads, lots of hints and tips are there
    *Check out www.donkeykongforum.com - the absolute holy grail of information on mastering this game
    *See if you can check out one of the players who are live streaming (see below), you may learn something (or you may pick up their bad habits)
    *Unlike normal MGL games, I encourage everyone to share their knowledge of this game from day one

    7. Live Streamers



    If you want your name added to the list, please leave your details in here or PM me. You can "follow" streamers on Twitch and you will be notified when they go live via email. Please be aware however, that many players who live stream will also have their microphone on - meaning you will hear what they say - bad language (which makes Baby Jesus cry by the way) is sometimes an issue, so either mute your volume if you are watching someone and you have delicate ears or if you have little people roaming around who you may not want to learn new phrases.

    If you are planning on live streaming, please post a note message in this thread beforehand so that others who aren't following you will be alerted to your streaming event.

    8. Anything else
    Scores will be accepted from 6:30pm Thur 18 March.
    Not sure of anything, post a question and you'll get an answer from someone.
    Check back here for leaderboard updates and for also any changes to any rules.
    Have Fun.

    Kong On!
    Last edited by John73; 3rd March 2016 at 06:37 PM.

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    Awesome stuff John, love it mate.

    I like the idea of biggest improvement as well. People with high PBs are most likely going to win the high score contest, but guys with lower PBs will no doubt have the biggest improvement (only if they put the effort in!!)

    Here's some tips I posted when DK was in the last MGL - http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthre...011#post946011

    Game on!

    Edit: my stream is http://www.twitch.tv/barranz (NSFW - those who have been in my stream know I curse up a blue streak....its the nature of the games!)

    My stream - http://www.twitch.tv/barranz - Pop in and say hello!

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    We've had two prizes donated now, $50 AA Upgrade for the most improved player by Barra. $10 AA Upgrade for the 2nd most improved player by me (I'm struggling with cash flow atm, sorry people!). You can nominate a non AA upgrade prize if you like, but anything to keep this site cash positive is also a good thing and it means the winner doesn't have to empty their inbox and can upload heaps of pictures If any better prizes get donated, they'll obviously be added ahead of those already donated.

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    I'll be in. I have not played DK seriously since Year 11 and 12 days wagging periods and going to the Amusement centre... and that was eons ago. Best ever was around 200k but it was not the US Set. Maybe it was Crazy Kong or the Japanese set ?
    @John73 I think I entered a score in one of the early Kong Offs, it was pretty crap, so I hope to improve on that using Barra's tips and dogged determination

    This is a nice warm up for MGL, cool !

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    Hey @John73 I will try to find some time to get some games in. You will find an old MAME score on mine on TG I think

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    I'm in.
    I'd like to improve on this game.

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    I've updated the first post with the scores that each player needs to improve upon. After reading a PM from JustAnotherRat, I've decided that those with a PB of less than 100,000 should start off the same as those who have no recorded scores - that being 100,000.

    To those people who have yet to score 100,000 in DK, it can be a slog if you aren't naturally talented at the game like myself, but it is a very rewarding goal to shoot for in this DKO. Scoring 100,000 means you have beaten the dreaded 3rd elevator stage and doing that is a feat in itself for new players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed View Post
    I'll be in. I have not played DK seriously since Year 11 and 12 days wagging periods and going to the Amusement centre... and that was eons ago. Best ever was around 200k but it was not the US Set. Maybe it was Crazy Kong or the Japanese set ?
    @John73 I think I entered a score in one of the early Kong Offs, it was pretty crap, so I hope to improve on that using Barra's tips and dogged determination

    This is a nice warm up for MGL, cool !
    Dare say it was Crazy Kong. I never played it much either back in the day and I'm 90% sure what I actually played was Crazy Kong - but that was 30 years ago. I actually half thought about incorporating a Crazy Kong track in as part of the comp, maybe next time. CK is a lot more forgiving to the new players and also has a hell of a lot less point pressing which is about as exciting as watching paint dry.

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    To be honest I don't play much DK these days but in the spirit of MGL I'll have a few attempts here and there purely for, as some on here would say, shits and giggles.

    My PB and the only score for DK I have submitted anywhere from memory (I did check on TG just in case) is 205,600 from the AA kong off in 2012

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    I'll have a game or two and see how I go.

    My PB is a poultry 70,400 waaaaaay back in MGL9.

    100K seems a long way off
    "Beer, it does a belly good!"

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    My best was a very small 20k. It's still a very small 30k, but i finally made it past the elevator level for the first time last night. So stoked! My dream is to get 100k. I love this game.

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