# Challenge: [NES] Bounties!

Thread in 'Competition' started by SuPa, 17 Oct 2013.

1. ### SuPa

i thought i'd make it more fun for you guys by putting up some bounties. all bounties will be paid in amazon gift cards via e-mail.

bounties (added prize money by boblaze and DonAtreides):

1. level 0 max-out - $20.00 (SuPa) +$20.00 (boblaze) + $20.00 (DonAtreides) =$60.00
2. transition score (from level 18 to level 19) of 725,000+ - $25.00 (SuPa) +$25.00 (boblaze) + $25.00 (DonAtreides) =$75.00
3. level 19 max-out (jonas and thor excluded) - $30.00 (SuPa) +$30.00 (boblaze) + $30.00 (DonAtreides) =$90.00
4. sub-200 line max-out - $40.00 (SuPa) +$40.00 (boblaze) + $40.00 (DonAtreides) =$120.00
5. back-to-back level 18 max-outs - $50.00 (SuPa) +$50.00 (boblaze) + $50.00 (DonAtreides) =$150.00
6. back-to-back level 19 max-outs - $100.00 (SuPa) +$100.00 (boblaze) + $100.00 (DonAtreides) =$300.00

rules:

1. you will have to show video proof of the entire game(s) to claim any bounties.
2. no pressing start during gameplay.
3. game must be played on an actual nes console.
4. no cheats/glitches may be used such as the tetris flash trick during the demo.
5. if i feel your game is illegitimate for any reason, you will not be awarded the bounty.
6. each bounty can only be claimed once.
7. you will have until 12/31/13 to claim any bounties.
8. have fun!

Last edited: 31 Oct 2013
2. ### DavidV

this is pretty awesome...i think the only one i could even think about accomplishing is the level 0 max or 19 max....everything else is virtually impossible for me.......hopefully someone gets a bounty.!! Game on...

3. ### wasmachstdugern

this is bad ass. we could also have community pots for some of these that last past the end of the year and aren't claimed. for some of these i would be willing to pitch in as well. that way the longer the bounty goes unclaimed the more money the person who claims it will get! great idea supa!

4. ### DonAtreides

Nice! I have no chance of getting their first, but I'll enjoy watching the videos (assuming they're posted to YouTube or the like).

5. ### mikewiz

Great idea Supa! (BOOOM) Tetris on!

6. ### BenMullen

I like this idea, i prolly wont play enough to get one, but maybe

Ok, Skouie.

8. ### boblaze

I will double all the bounties (if Harry doesn't care if I do so).

sounds good!

10. ### BenMullen

hahaha. snarky. Alright, I'll play a little.

11. ### DonAtreides

I just realized - I think this is impossible based on Xerxius's calculations. You'd have to get 81,999 soft-drop points to hit 999,999 before level 20 (assuming all Tetrises). Unless there's something I'm missing?

12. ### Josh Tolles

According to my calculations, the earliest possible max-out, without using drop points and starting on Level 18, is 172 lines.

128 lines = 32 Tetrises = 729,600

Code:
Lines|Level|Value
132--|19---|24,000
136--|19---|24,000
140--|20---|25,200
144--|20---|25,200
148--|20---|25,200
152--|21---|26,400
156--|21---|26,400
160--|22---|27,600
164--|22---|27,600
168--|22---|27,600
===================
---Total = 259,2oo


729,600+259,500=988,800

So you would need another Tetris, for a 172 line total.

A double would only yield 2400 more points for 991,200--which means if you had 8,700 drop points you would be there, but that would mean 16-20 drop points per piece which is not possible.

A triple would bring you to 996,000, which would bring drop points into the realm of possibility, at about 10 or so per piece.

EDIT: Edited because my original math was wrong. I thought a triple would be enough.

Last edited: 31 Oct 2013
13. ### DonAtreides

Egads, that's at lot of Tetrises! 42+ if my count is right. Considering the unlikeliness that most of these will happen, the coolness factor if they did happen, and the fact that my wife spends too much money on her horse, I'd like to add to the bounties like Bob did if Harry doesn't mind.

So:
1. +$20.00 2. +$25.00
3. +$30.00 4. +$40.00
5. +$50.00 6. +$100.00

thanks!

15. ### DonAtreides

By my count that's almost \$800 up for grabs!