You'll need to be an expert laser-dodger to compete

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is a classic: hugely difficult, but a classic nonetheless. Anyone currently honing their best scores may want to take a look at this new official Nintendo competition for North America – sorry, rest of the world! – to prove they're the best.

The challenge asks players to score as highly as possible on the game's third level, using the Remote and Nunchuk. Twin Galaxies International will be handling score verification duties, with the winner receiving a customised plaque, two black Wii Remotes, two black Classic Controller Pros and a pair of Wii Zapper accessories, as well as the chance to feature in next year's Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition.

The competition kicks off today and lasts until October 6th. Full details are below, and best of luck.

Nintendo Seeks High-Scoring Champion for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

Nintendo of America has announced a special nationwide competition for its Sin & Punishment™: Star Successor game for the Wii™ system. Partnering with Twin Galaxies International, the official worldwide authority for video game world records, Nintendo is challenging players 13 years and older to earn the highest possible score in the third level of Sin & Punishment: Star Successor using the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers. All entries will be verified by Twin Galaxies, and the player with the highest score will be awarded a customized plaque, two black Wii Remote controllers, two black Classic Controller Pro™ accessories, two Wii Zapper™ accessories and bragging rights. The winning score will also be submitted by Twin Galaxies for consideration in the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition.

The competition will begin today and end on Oct. 6. Throughout the competition, players with broadband Internet access can use the game’s online leaderboard to see the best scores and gauge how they stack up against other players around the globe. To enter the competition, players must submit a video of themselves playing the game. Official rules and details can be found at Twin Galaxies.