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Hello everyone,

Welcome to MGLLIV - Arcade Ace1942, the 4th video game tournament of the 2022 season. All gamers are welcome to compete in MGL54 and can join in at any time.

Please watch the trailer below for official tournament launch with important competition details.



The gamer with the most points in this tournament will be the MGL54 champion. There will be 11 games played over 8 weeks, competing world wide on the most challenging and toughest video games of all time. 3 games will be released at the start, then 1 game each week, except 2 games after weeks 2, 4 and 6. Games are only open for 17 days each, so gamers must play their best in that time, and post their scores before the game is closed. At the end of each MGL, points will be accumulated for each gamer toward the World Championship of eSports Scoreboard. The highest score after the four MGLs are completed will be the undisputed World Champion of eSports for 2022.


Every gamer that plays all of the games has the chance to win the mystery prize (provided by @OOO)


The incremental points system will be used for each game. 1st place will earn 100 points, 2nd place 99 points, 3rd place 98 points and so on. All gamers will earn competition points for their scores. If there is a tie on the overall scoreboard, then a head to head game win count will be used to determine the final placings. For example, if two players tie for 18th place in the world, then whoever has scored higher per game on a head to head basis will earn 18th place and the other gamer will earn 19th place. If there is a tie also on head to head game count, the gamer who has the highest accumulated game score points will be the winner.


Games are nominated by the competitors and sent by PM to the Gamemaster. Games must be selected from 1976 to 1995, where trackball, steering wheel and dual stick games can be nominated. The number of games that can be nominated by each competitor in MGL52 is in the trailer. The games to be played in the competition will be randomly drawn from the pool of nominations. Only unique games will be in the pool, as duplications of nominations will not be placed in the pool. The order of game play will be determined by the Gamemaster and each game will be released weekly for competition.

If you would like to nominate games and have a say in what is played, please send them by PM (private message) to Evan by Tuesday 22nd November @22:59p.m UK time. The number of games that can be nominated is in the trailer. The first three games will begin Thursday November 24th.

The following games cannot be nominated in MGLLIV:  Canyon Bomber, Rally X, Dig Dug, Swimmer, Tinkle Pit, Demon's World, Elevator Action, Amidar (Stern), Tapper, Jump Bug, Sinbad Mystery, Sunset Riders, Circus Charlie, Mr. Do!, Lode Runner IV, Blasteroids, Lasso, Blood Bros, Rally Bike, Andro Dunos, I'm Sorry, Wild West COW Boys of Moo Mesa, Donkey Kong, Lunar Rescue, Track and Field, Bubble Bobble, Lady Bug, Moon Patrol, Pac-Man, Bomb Jack, Donkey Kong 3, Solar Fox, Vanguard, 1942, R-Type, Jr Pac-Man, Rainbow Islands, Mr. Do's Castle, The New Zealand Story, Commando, Nibbler, Ms. Pac-Man, Mouser, Baluba louk no Densetsu, The Speed Rumbler, Bump n Jump, Donkey Kong Junior, Pigout, Out Run, Ponpoko, Super Mario Bros, Pang, Time Pilot, Pirate Ship Higemaru, Pooyan (Stern), Wonder Boy,  Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Super Cobra, Dockman, Exed Exes, Crazy Kong, Vigilante, Roc n Rope, Pinball Action, Cabal and Wardner. 



The game settings will be posted in each game thread and gamers must ensure they compete on these settings only. No continues are allowed when submitting a score and must be played from the beginning of the game. No pausing allowed. No auto fire allowed. No stitching of inp files from save states. No cheats allowed.

Any WolfMAME version can be used. Only the version 0.183 ROM set will be posted for each game and the equivalent for other MAME versions can be used.

Games can be played at the arcade. You must ensure the arcade operator has the game at the MGL game settings for the submission to be valid.


Gamers are to post a screenshot/photo or preferably NP/video showing their score with initials in the game thread. Games are only open for 17 days and any score submissions made after the game is closed by the Gamemaster will not be accepted. Scores at aussiearcade.com will be combined with scores from twingalaxies.com to form the World Championship scoreboard.


Gamers do not need to nominate games to play, they can join in at any time Friendly banter in the gaming community is encouraged, as is streaming games and posting/sharing tips. Attempting new personal bests, learning new skills, and playing to the best of one's ability are all highly encouraged. There is no need to register for the championships because all AA members are already registered.

Thanks to @OOO for the MGL54 artwork. 

Good luck everyone.


Edited by Evan
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23 hours ago, Tracey said:

Noms in.  Some fun games from the arcade in there 3 of which have never come up on MGL before and the others have only come up once.  Hope you guys enjoy them if any of them come up.  Good luck all.

Nice noms Tracey 🙂 

15 hours ago, Ace1942 said:

Noms in.

grabbed a couple from the vid so let’s see, good luck everyone.

Nice 🙂

Only 1 more day to go until Arcade Ace1942 begins 🙂 

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