Hey mates

We have very kindly been invited to participate in the USA Battle of the Arcades in 2019!!

It's a pretty eclectic list of games that I can admit I have hardly played any of them, but we are willing to commit to getting hardware and control panels as close as we can and the directors of the event are giving us plenty of leeway when it comes to using MAME or multi boards.

If anyone has original cabs or boards of the games listed below and would be willing to loan them for the weekend that would be amazing.

Dave is already busy building control panels and we will endeavour to get as many of these titles on the floor at Netherworld as quickly as we can so you guys can start practicing.

Rules and details below. Am not sure yet if we will have to play through the night to match the USA time difference but could be a fun couple of nights if we have to.

We are also still running the Australia & NZ BOTA this year also after the success of last year and may borrow quite heavily from the USA format. At this stage thinking mid June for AUS&NZ BOTA and I will send out invites to arcades early next week.

Would love to have a big team together for this so obviously players that spend more time at other venues or would like to come in from interstate to compete are encouraged to please come get involved.

Start practicing mates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dates: April 27th and 28th. Exact Start and End times TBC

2-Player Games:
Mario Bros.
Space Duel

Single-Player Games:
Black Widow
Congo Bongo
Crystal Castles
Elevator Action
Marble Madness
Mr. Do!
Pole Position
Punch-Out!!
Track & Field
Tron

Scoring Rules:
  • Teams must have 10 or more players
  • No credit may exceed one hour of gameplay
  • A 2-player game (not exceeding one hour) ends the moment one of the two players loses their last life, and the score taken is the sum of both player's individual scores at that point -- in the case of Space Duel, the game in 'tethered' mode actually displays 'Combined Score' and also kills off both players simultaneously
  • Tournament scoring is by rank, not percentage-based; e.g. with four teams of 10 players, a first place score on a single-player game will earn 40pts.
  • The Overall Scoreboard will sum team totals from the Single-Player Scoreboard and the 2-Player Scoreboard
  • Team totals from the Single-Player Scoreboard will be summed from the top 10 qualified players from each team
  • Team totals from the 2-Player Scoreboard will be summed from the top 5 pairs from each team
  • Tournament points are worth quadruple for 2-player submissions; e.g. with four teams of 10 players, 5 pairs per team, a first place score on a 2-player game will earn 80pts. (4 x 20pts.)
  • To qualify for the Single-Player Scoreboard a player must submit scores for all 10 single-player games
  • To qualify for the Single-Player Scoreboard team totals a player must be ranked within the top 10 of their team, inclusively
  • Players are not required to submit for the 2-player games to qualify for the Single-Player Scoreboard
  • Players are not required to qualify for the Single-Player Scoreboard to submit for the 2-player games
  • A player may be partner in only one 2-player pair submission per 2-player game -- players are free to mix and match their partners and play with multiple partners per 2-player game, but previous scores will be overwritten if even one of the pair is duplicated in another submission for the same 2-player game
  • All scores must be submitted before tournament end, at precisely [time not yet determined]



Game Settings:
Black Widow
Lives: 3
Difficulty: Medium
Bonus Life: 20K
Must Start At Level 1
DIPS: http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARC...20Printing)%20[Operator's%20&%20Parts]%20[English].pdf

Congo Bongo
Lives: 3
Difficulty: Medium
Bonus Life: 10K
DIPS: http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARC...ngo%20Bongo%20[Owner's]%20[English].pdf

Crystal Castles
Lives: 3
Difficulty: Medium
Bonus Life: Yes (70K)
Warping Permitted
Soft DIPS: http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARC...20Printing)%20[Operator's%20&%20Parts]%20[English].pdf

Elevator Action
Lives: 3
Difficulty: Very Easy
Bonus Life: 10K
DIPS: http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARC...20(Upright)%20[English].pdf

Marble Madness
Time: 60 seconds
Difficulty: Normal
No Continues
Soft DIPS: http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARC...20Printing)%20[Operator's%20&%20Parts]%20[English].pdf

Mario Bros.
Lives: 3
Difficulty: 2 (Medium)
Bonus Life: 20K
DIPS: http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARC...rio%20Bros.%20[Operation]%20[English].pdf

Mr. Do!
Lives: 3
Difficulty: 1 (Average)
Extra: Easy
Special: Easy
255 Extra Lives Trick is Not Permitted
DIPS: http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARC...R/Mr.%20Do!%20[Operation]%20[English].pdf

Pole Position
Time: 120 seconds
Practice Difficulty: C
Extended Lap Difficulty: G [75 - 51 - 57 - 61]
Laps: 4

Punch-Out!!
Time: 1
Difficulty: 1
Rematch: No
DIPS: Switch Bank 2 --> I = On, J = Off, K = On, L - P = Off. http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARC...Punch-Out!!%20[Operation]%20[English].pdf

Space Duel
Lives: 4
Difficulty: Normal
Bonus Life: 10K
Must Select 'Tethered' Play Mode

Track & Field
Difficulty: Normal
1 Event Loop. Game Ends After High Jump.

Tron
Lives: 3
Difficulty: 5
Bonus Life: 10K
Soft DIPS: http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARCADE/S-Z/Tron%20[Parts%20&%20Operating]%20[English].pdf