Sunday, 24 March 2019

March Multiplay! 23/03/19

Everyone seemed to turn up early this time. We were thinking we better get started, but it wasn't even 11am yet! Love the dedication, guys! :P

Some freeplay was set up to begin with, where we saw some  Baba is You and Taiko no Tatsujin. There was also Radirgy with his usual Smash Ultimate setup. 

We started around 11.30am, and had round 1 of the league. Today's first "game done differently" was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In mirror mode.... with a mirrored screen. It confused a few!
It was great fun though, and it gave everyone a chance too!

A couple chanced trying to race by using their controllers upside down... 

Today's event wasn't the busiest we've done, but probably the most complex. We had 12 games in the tournament, but due to time it also had to be single elimination.

The games were:

- Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch)
- Katamari Damacy Rerolled (Switch)
- Super Monkey Ball (3DS)

- ARMS (Switch)
- Pokken Tournament DX ( Switch)
- Smash 4 ( 3DS)

- 10 Second Run (Switch)
- Pacman Championship Edition 2 (Switch)
- Bit.Trip Saga- Runner (3DS)

- Rhythm Paradise Megamix (3DS)
- Beat Sports (Switch)
- Taiko no Tatsujin (Switch)

For each round, people had to choose their category. There were 3 rounds in total, and each time, half the table got through and half got knocked out. (No matter how many people were on a table.)
22 people entered, 13 got through to round 2, then 7 for round 3. People had to change category each round, but it was up to them how they did it (and they couldn't repeat a category)
Once they were sat at their desired table, one person was asked to pick a card (out of 3) and the number on it corresponded to which game they needed to play.

For the third round, and 7 people, we ended up with 3 tables with 2, and the 4th table with 1, so he automatically got through to the final!
2nd place for Rhythm got through to the final too, because the guy who won it just upped and left before the next thing...

We saved the final for after the league though.

League Round 2 was unknown this time, because it was taking one of the games NOT used in the tournament, but was listed. We opted for Puyo Puyo Tetris. The "different" bit was one handed controls only. (Right Joycon)

We then did the final for the tournament - Murder Trivia Party from Jackbox 3. (Not expected at all, but also perfect as it didn't fit in any of the categories specifically)
It was a very tense finish, and fair dos to Radirgy who aced all the memory sections! However Drn came 1st and Dan came 2nd.

We did the raffle and group photo before the league tie breaker, so that we could finish on time for those who had to go.

The tie breaker was Monopoly (Switch) - the first person to go bankrupt (Without pressing the bankrupt button!) It didn't take 3 hours like the original way of playing it, but it was a good 45 minutes. John won the session again, so well done to him!