PCX Retro Gaming Event
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September 22nd, 2012 (10:58 PM). Edited June 8th, 2015 by Brendino.
The PCX Retro Gaming Event
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Welcome to the second annual Retro Gaming Event here at PokéCommunity, with your hosts
! This year our blast from the past will be Tetris- “the Soviet Mind Game.” This simple, yet addicting game has been around since 1984, and has captivated the minds of millions across the globe. Do you have what it takes to be the Tetriminol Titan here at PCX?
* * READ BEFORE PLAYING * *
How do I play?
Do you see the Tetris game at the top of the page? This is where all the action happens! Controls are as simple as using the left and right arrow on your keyboard to move sideways, pressing up to rotate your piece, and pressing down to quickly drop the block in place. While there are many different versions of Tetris out there, in the interest of fairness and scoring, this will be the only one we use.
It tells me to select a level before I play. Which one do I choose?
Since there would be no real way to enforce this, we’re leaving the choice up to you. Starting at level 1 will net you a lower score to start, whereas level 10 will give you a higher point total. Be warned though, the higher difficulty you start on, the faster the tetriminoes will move, and the less advantageous some of the blocks will be.
I am unable to view or submit my scores within the game. What's wrong?
Unfortunately, the game is unable to access the server as we are hosting it away from it's original website. This means that you aren't able to directly submit your score from the game itself, or see the scores of others who have played before you.
Then how do I submit my score?
After your game is completed, you will be asked to enter your name on the “Game Over” screen. Here you should enter your username (or at least part of it if it’s too long), and take a screenshot of it by pressing the Print Screen button (Command+Shift+3 on Macs). Upload this picture in your entry post, along with typing your score and username. If you'd like to see an example, take a look
If you have achieved a higher score and would like to re-submit, just edit your original post. Any subsequent posts will not be counted (this also shows us that you have read the rules before participating).
How are you judging scoring?
Scoring will be based on, well, your score. In the event that two (or more) people end up with the exact same score, the tie-breaker will be based on who got there in the LEAST number of lines. This is because you are awarded more points by eliminating multiple rows at a time rather than individually.
How long do I have to submit my final score?
This event is running for the duration of PCX, so you have until 11:59 PM EST on September 30th to enter. No edits or entries will be allowed past this deadline, though, so make sure you are aware of when the event is completed. Any late entries will not count, and will get you disqualified.
DarkAlucard - 105,191 (128 lines)
Jeremy - 97,787 (78 lines)
Virtual Headache - 81,753 (93 lines)
The players that place in first, second and third place by the final day of the competition will be awarded with unique emblems. But don’t worry, all other players will get a participation emblem for their efforts, so even if you don’t think you can win, you'll still get a little something for trying!
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