Tournament: Vector War VIII (10th Nov - 17th Nov 2018) Oct 10, 2018 22:14:12 GMT -5 VECTREXER, Malban, and 4 more like this
Post by hcmffm on Oct 10, 2018 22:14:12 GMT -5
Vector War VIII is over.
This year's winners are: Malban & Chainsaw
1. Malban 100,0
1. Chainsaw 100,0
3. coleco1981 93,8
4. jbrodack 66,5
5. fmml 58,9
6. VectorX 57,7
7. nexus6 57,0
8. Fruktodlaren 52,2
9. hcmffm 49,1
10. Rapetou33 48,7
11. 50tbrd 41,0
12. D-Type 35,2
13. Len 32,6
14. SiLic0ne t0aD 32,1
15. darrin9999 22,9
16. Moyu 19,8
Eight years ago, Rob Maerz, well known in the Retro scene, initiated the Vector War. The Vector War is a yearly Vectrex game tournament; Vectrex players all over the world participate. This year's Vector War VIII (VW8) lasts one week and will take place from 10th November till 17th November 2018. Please note that the Vector War is for both beginner and expert players. In the Vector War you can compete with other players. It's also a good opportunity to play the Vectrex games more extensively and get to know new games.
Below, please find all details about the Vector War VIII. If something shouldn't be clear, do not hesitate to ask here in this topic or send me a PM.
Please note that for qualifying only 6 out of 12 games need to be played. In round braces you'll find the threshold score (=minimum score that you have to achieve). For some games level and/or a maximum are specified.
1. Bedlam (5000)
2. Blitz! (your score minus computer's score: 20)
3. Pole Position (30000)
4. Scramble (20000)
5. Spike (5000)
6. Star Hawk (15000, max. 250000)
7. Web Wars (5 trophies, max. 20 trophies)
1. Asteroid Cowboy (10)
2. Floor is Lava (25)
3. Release! (2500)
4. Stramash Zone (250)
5. Vector Patrol (2500)
Info and Rules:
Begin of Contest: Saturday, 10th November 2018
End of Contest: Saturday, 17th November 2018
24:00 Central European Time CET/MEZ, UTC-1) (=Midnight of Saturday night)
Qualification and Participation:
To qualify for the contest you must play and submit scores of 6 games of the above game list.
To submit a score:
- Check here what the current score code is.
- Play a game and try to achieve a score which is higher than the threshold score of the appropriate game. The threshold score of a game is the number in round braces in the above game list.
- Take a picture of your score including the current score code and the name of the game on-screen (if possible) and post it here:
a.) Upload your picture to a free file hoster, see topic Free file hosting.
b.) Click on the "Reply" button and place the link provided by the free file hoster. Please use the "Preview" and check your posting and the correct display of your highscore image. If everything is fine you click on "Create Post" button.
- You can submit an arbitrary number of scores per day. There's one exception; on the last day of the tournament you can submit scores for two games of your choice, only.
- If a game can be marathoned (i.e. played for more than one hour), players are asked to report this. Then, a maximum score will be set by the organizer to avoid endless playing.
- Once you are qualified, your overall rank will be calculated and kept up-to-date.
Whenever you take a photoproof of your highscore, make sure you include a small paper with the current score code in the photo. Only photoproofs with visible and correct score code will be valid. Score codes during the tournament, so make sure that you first lookup the current score code before playing and taking a photo.
- Games must be played on original hardware. This means original Vectrex console and Vectrex controller. If a player doesn't use an original Vectrex controller for some reason he/she should please indicate this when posting his/her first scores. Not allowed are paddles or sensitivity-adjustable controllers, autofire dongles, autofire joysticks, or the usage of several types of controllers.
- To make things simple, photoproofs are sufficient to submit a score. Players are trusted to play fair and without cheating (no autofire dongles, game cheats, manipulating source codes or screenshots, and so on).
1st to 3rd Winner: 1 x Vector War T-Shirt* plus 1 x Prize A to E below.1st Winner chooses first, second winner second, and so on.
4th Winner: Prize A to F, depending on the choice of 1st to 4th winner.
Random Prize 1: Prize A to F, depending on the choice of 1st to 4th winner. Random Prize will be drawn amongst all qualified players except the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winner.
Random Prize 2: Prize A to F, depending on the choice of 1st to 4th winner and Random Prize 1. Random Prize will be drawn amongst all qualified players except the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th winner.
Prize A: Mystery prize 1: A full physical, rare edition of a game.1, 2
Prize B: Mystery prize 2: A full physical, rare edition of a game.1, 2
Prize C: Boxed copy of Stramash Zone 1
Prize D: Collector Edition of Bloxorz 1
Prize E: The Machinist's Vectrex visual upgrade kit 1 (donated by Tony Lindberg)
Prize F: Prototype of Vector Blade 1(donated by Malban )
1Costs for International shipping are also covered.
2Name of the game will be revealed to the winner(s) for choosing and will be made public later.
Availability of Games:
For qualifying in Vector War VIII you have to play 6 games listed in the game list above. It can be a bit of an advantage if you have more than 6 or even all 12 games at hand.
- All original GCE/MB titles can be found on various multicartridges (e.g. Sean Kelly 60-in-1, AC 72-in-1, Madtronix Multicartridge 72-in-1 Classic (M1) , ...). Also, all all GCE ROMs can be downloaded for free and written on a flashable cartridge like VecMulti, VecFlash, VecFever or Mateos flash cart.
- Stramash Zone is sold by James Watt (Clockwork Robots)
- Vector Patrol is sold by Kristof Tuts (Tutstronix)
- Asteroid Cowboy and Floor is Lava are available for free download. You need a flashable cartridge like VecMulti, VecFlash, or VecFever for playing.
- A free version of Release! is provided for free download by Malban. You need a flashable cartridge like VecMulti, VecFlash, VecFever or a Mateos flash cart for playing.
Easiest way to get most games played in Vector War VIII is the Sean Kelly Multi-Cart or the two Madtronix multicartridges (M1+M2).
For some games it's good to have a manual at hand to understand game play and/or scoring.
- Vectrex Game manuals@Digitpress
Previous Vector Wars
VectorX has kindly gathered a lot of interesting information about the past Vector Wars in the Vectrex Wiki.