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Retro Game Championship Contest Details

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Do you have what it takes to win big?

JJGames has just announced their upcoming Retro Games Championship video game competition that will be hosted in Denver, CO on Saturday, July 18th.

Players will get a chance to square off on two of the absolute rarest NES game cartridges in existence. All contest details are below for you to check out including the list of prizes, location of competition, and other information.

The Retro Game Championship is a one-night only FREE event where gamers compete to get high scores in Nintendo World Championship and Nintendo Campus Challenge. There will be prizes, a chance to play very rare games, and the opportunity to show off your retro game skills.

Details:

When: Saturday July 18th
Where: Denver, CO | JJGames Store | 7975 E Harvard Ave, Ste G | 80231
Games: Nintendo World Championships & Nintendo Campus Challenge

Prizes:

High Score @ World Championships: $200 Gift Card to JJGames.com
High Score @ Campus Challenge: $200 Gift Card to JJGames.com
First 20 People to Event: Free Retro Game Championship T-Shirt
Other Prizes: World Championship or Campus Challenge Reproduction Cart

Website: Retro Games Championship

About the games:

Nintendo World Championship (On 5 TV's): A game created for a Nintendo video game competition in 1990. Players have 6 minutes to get 50 coins in Super Mario Bros, finish one lap in Rad Racer, and get a high score in Tetris. The competition was loosely based on the movie The Wizard.

Nintendo Campus Challenge (On 5 TV's): Another game created by Nintendo for competitions on college campuses in 1991. You have 6 minutes to get 25 coins in Super Mario 3, 100,000 points in Pin-Bot, and a high score in Dr. Mario. There is only one known copy of this game in existence.

If you're in the Denver, CO area, you should definitely check this competition out. There are some great games to be played and some great prizes to be won.

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User Comments (19)

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#2

Philip_J_Reed said:

I competed in Nintendo World Championship a few weeks ago in Miami. For some reason they wouldn't tell you where you ranked overall, but the guy did hint that I was toward the higher end of the scores.

Didn't win though. :(

Slapshot

#3

Slapshot said:

Heck yeah me too. I would love to play both of the games just to have the chance. Sounds like a good way to promote Retro Game Challenge being awesome so we can get the sequel too LOL :)

MJongo

#5

MJongo said:

I already have both repro carts, but if I lived anywhere near Denver I'd totally be there.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#6

Philip_J_Reed said:

@slapshot82:
Just NWC. I've been to events that ran the NCC, but I never played it. This time they were using the entry fee to donate to a children's hospital, so I thought it was worth the money. (Two bucks or something, I think.)

I did a lot better than I thought I would. One of the guys running it said there are two strategies: either you play SMB the whole time and rack up the points, or you rush through SMB and Rad Racer and score all of your points in Tetris. I chose the latter approach, but got pretty shafted by the random blocks. I could have done better. :(

EDIT: Having read the article, I'm wrong...I've never seen the NCC in practice. I did see another variant, though, that had Track and Field in place of Rad Racer. My mistake.

evilralfwiggum

#7

evilralfwiggum said:

Well hot fries. If I could make it I'd have a chance. At Magfest in Alexandria Virginia I got the highest score of anyone on the Nintendo World Championship cartridge. Retrowaretv.com had a booth there and they set up a little contest. I got around 900,000 but I know I'm capable of getting a lot higher. Hmm.. If only I could find a way to Colorado. XD

Slapshot

#8

Slapshot said:

I hear it guys. I would pay a pretty big entry fee to get into something like that. Ive never seen or heard of anything of the sorts come way down here in Alabama lol. :( I would definately go if it did though.

jhuhn

#9

jhuhn said:

There should be an event like this at the upcoming Fan Expo in Toronto, since they do gaming events as well.

SmaMan

#12

SmaMan said:

Man, I've been wanting to throw one of these at my college! It would be awesome, but probably take a long time and I don't know how many people would actually want to enter... :(

sirgrim

#13

sirgrim said:

As a Denverite, I might have to go to this. Let me know if you're coming to town.

Darknyht

#15

Darknyht said:

Once upon a time I believed I could kick butt on the games mentioned (Especially Super Mario, Tetris, and Dr. Mario), and going to this would be a dream come true for the younger me. However, I recently played Super Mario on VC and when I finally managed to get to 8-4, I couldn't even remember how to get through the castle. My Super Mario Skills have gone down hill over the years.

Whoever manages to get there, I hope you enjoy.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#16

Philip_J_Reed said:

Remember Darknyht, the only thing you need to do in SMB for this competition is get 50 coins. Most people that I watched play it were doing that by the middle of 1-2, but I wondered if maybe you couldn't do it all in 1-1...

If you had mad Mario skills you could hang out in SMB for the whole six minutes and rake in the points, but you always have the option of rushing through to Tetris, and milking it there.

sirgrim

#17

sirgrim said:

Screw that, I'm bringing my Power Glove. These suckas in for an old school pwning!

Darknyht

#18

Darknyht said:

@sirgrim: I would be impressed to see you able to play these games with a power glove, let alone school people on it. I remember the power glove well and how it was used more often as a toy than a controller.

Edit: Never mind... "I love the Power Glove! It is Bad!!!" Brain must have shut off.

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