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Hi Gamers,

Welcome to the FINAL video gaming highlight of the year ... MGL58 - ARCADE GOOSEBUMPS. All gamers worldwide are welcome to play. You can join in at any time.

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


The gamer with the most points in this tournament will be the MGL58 champion. There will be 12 games played over 8 weeks, competing world wide on the most challenging and toughest video games of all time. 4 games will be released at the start. Then 2 games 2 weeks later, 1 game 1 week later, 2 games 2 weeks later, 1 game 1 week later, and 2 games the following week for the finale. 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 2023.


Every gamer that plays all of the games has the chance to win the mystery prize. So if there are 12 games and you play and submit for all 12, then if you are drawn from the pool of qualifiers, then you will win the prizes. Whether you finish in the top half or the lower half in the tournament, you still have a chance to win. Prizes will be cash and/or arcade memorabilia. In MGL58, the mystery prize will be 8 prizes.

Points system:

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 1973 to 1993, where trackball, steering wheel and dual stick games can be nominated. The number of games that can be nominated by each competitor is 7. 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 private message (PM) to OOO by midnight Sydney time on Wednesday November 22nd. The number of games you can nominate is 7. The first 4 games will commence on Friday November 24th.

All games from MGL51 to MGL57 are excluded from MGL58. These games cannot be nominated:

Armored Car
Baluba-louk no Densetsu
Bank Panic
Black Widow
Buggy Boy Jr.
Bump n Jump
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Chase HQ
Continental Circus
Cool Riders
Crazy Kong
Donkey Kong Junior
Exed Exes
Ghouls'n Ghosts
Ikari Warriors
Jr. Pac-man
Lizard Wizard
Marble Madness
Mortal Kombat
Mr. Do's Castle
Mr. Do's Wild Ride 
Ms Pac-man
Ninja Clowns
Out Run
Pandora's Palace
Pig Newton
Pinball Action
Pirate Ship Higemaru
Raiden II
Rainbow Islands
Roc n Rope
Scrambled Egg
Smash TV
Snow Bros.
Street Fighter II CE
Super Cobra
Tank Force
Teddy Boy Blues
The King of Dragons
The New Zealand Story
The Simpsons
The Speed Rumbler
Time Pilot
Time Tunnel
Uniwar S
Vs. Balloon Fight
Vs. Mighty Bomb Jack
Vs. Super Mario Bros
Water Ski
Wonder Boy


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 0.106 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 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.


Professional and casual gamers can play all or just some of the games. Gamers do not need to nominate games to play, they can play any game during the tournament. Streaming games and posting/sharing tips are encouraged, as is friendly banter in the gaming community. Striving for PBs, learning and playing the best you can are all highly encouraged. As all members at AA are registered, there is no additional registration process for the championships.

Good gaming and good luck to all competitors.


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Nominations are rolling in and we have a super variety of games in the pool. If you would like to nominate any games and you haven't yet, now's the time.

Nominations close at midnight on Wednesday ... vampire-in-casket.gif.f4b000895b2215f3fef89b387ab17e1e.gif

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3 hours ago, JRL said:

I'm new here, is there a way to view the overall leaderboards for the competition? I understand there's a TwinGalaxies tie-in somewhere that I'm not finding.

Welcome JRL,

OOO will post scoreboard updates periodically for each game in MGL58 as the comp progresses

here is the link for the overall leaderboard for this years comp, it will only get updated after the conclusion of MGL58.


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