PlanetDreamcast held its first on-line gaming contest on Saturday, March 10, 2001. We called it No One Can Stop Mr. Domino! I learned fast and hard just how far from the truth that is. In a three hour massacre, I saw my once decent ChuChu Rocket abilities quickly obliterated into nothingness like so many XFL viewers.
Before we honor those three special winners, though, I want to thank everyone who entered for attending the contest. Several people were happy to have another reason to return to the game after so many months of neglect, and it showed that a fun game is still a fun game even if everyone has moved on to newer on-line console distractions. The turn out for the contest was better than anticipated considering the short notice, and I owe a lot of that to a plug for the contest as the Silent Assassins site, which posted about the contest and made a mockery of my ChuChu Rocket skills on its bulletin board. Good show, chaps! We look forward to holding more on-line gaming contests in the near future.
Anyway, enough chat. We have junk to give out and people to congratulate.
The following three people beat me three times a piece, which probably makes them the ChuChu Rocket equivalent of the Trinity minus all the supernatural powers and millions of worshippers. Thus, the prizes are awarded in order of who beat me the most the quickest, because only the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy domino for prizes galore or something like that.
Third Place Winner is... sonicnemesis!
The clock was ticking down... well, clockwise to be accurate. Sonicnemesis was tied with Mr. Bow Tie at two wins each. We then played the last game of the night, and sonicnemesis knocked me down hard for the win to become the third place winner of the night. I left feeling like a little girl while sonicnemesis left with a GameSpy Swag Pack for his excellent tile dropping skills (that's "skillz" for those browsing PlanetDreamcast from the ghetto).
Second Place Winner is... Galvatron EX!
Some guy once said you have to know when to hold them and know when to fold them, know when to walk away and know when to run. I obviously don't know any of that since I could not seem to hold onto any of my mice playing against Galvatron EX, our second place winner. Galvatron EX will soon find a copy of Sword of the Beserk at his door along with a GameSpy Swag Pack!
What does this champion eat for breakfast? None other than the limited edition Fruity Pebbles with marshmallows! It's a good thing Galvatron EX only came in second place, or else the GameSpy staff would be stuff searching high and low to find the fabled cereal for the first prize. However, first prizes can only be rightfully given to first place winners, and here that's none other than...
First Place Winner is... RuFF B TuFF!
RuFF B TuFF! I actually know of RuFF back when people actually regularly played ChuChu Rocket, so I knew what to expect. I was scared. See, RuFF is an analog player, and being the stubborn digital gamer I am, I was left with a pointer that was half as fast as his pointer. Plus the sun was in my eyes. And my controller stopped working. The phone rang, and I had to go to the bathroom, too. It was really beginner's luck in the end, though, cause I know I'm invincible. I just know it.
RuFF was waiting for me and quick to pummel me into submission. Three embarrassing defeats later, and RuFF became the first No One Can Stop Mr. Domino winner! He'll soon be receiving treasures only a king or a someone with about $60 to spare can imagine! First off there's the game that has taken the Dreamcast by storm -- Phantasy Star Online. When he's not playing PSO, RuFF B TuFF will be found eating/wearing/using/combing whatever arrives in his GameSpy Swag Pack while staying all warm and toasty thanks to The Secret of Fire! Since RuFF chose not to submit a cereal of choice, he'll be condemned to a breakfast of the cheapest cereal we can find. It's the least we can do while still honoring the contest's rules.
Yes, all that just for humiliating me in a public forum! Here's hoping they arrive undamaged!
A good many of you aren't named above, either because 1) you're me or 2) you lost. Actually, quite a few of you beat me, although just not enough to put you in the top three. Once again, thanks to all for showing up and playing. I think everyone had a good time, and we hope to see you there at our next on-line gaming contest.
The Contest Rules.
The Tiny Print.