Japanese Nibbler Tournament- Saturday August 17th, 2013
On 17th Aug. at SEGA AVION Namba Osaka Japan, held First Ever JAPAN
Tournament was “Best score in 10 minutes,” using Romset 9 (dots regenerate upon death at wave 32 and above)
The Best source for Nibbler gameplay tips is in Japan- http://nibbler-kouryaku.blogspot.jp/
More pictures from the Nibbler after-party- http://www.flickr.com/photos/sat7800/sets/72157635230605074/
The tournament was held in Osaka, Japan at
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Technical difficulties the night before the tournament!
The tournament was streamed on the Internet for a global audience
- In viewing attendance were notable persons throughout Japan
- Hiroshi (blastAgain) was the Japan to English translator and Master of Ceremonies over the internet
- Tim Kinzy and Andy Seklir who are making the Nibbler documentary, Man vs Snake
- Patrick O’Malley from the world famous Star Worlds Arcade
- American Tim McVey, history’s first billion point Nibbler champion
- Italian Enrico Zanetti, history’s second billion point Nibbler champion
- Australian Gary Whittingham from Australia and founder of WilliamsPlayersUnite.com
- Youtube clip from Tournament gameplay
Final Results from Tournament- BLOG
1st- yamasan 1048760 (wave 44)
2nd- kyokugen 911900
3rd- denji_n 897570 (Youtube)
Several quotes from the streamed event
- It takes smart player to win after wave 32! Players use lots of creativity to solve mazes! Nibbler being played by dot eating “artists”
- College student player Kyokugen! kyokugen is very playboy and he has 10 girl friend. YES!! THEY ARE NINJA!! PLAYBOY NINJA!! kyokugen will show his NINJA power after this tournament
- Congratulations to all players!
- from Tim McVey- sprinter461 Thank you!
- from Hiroshi- blastAgain Thank you! Too! Tim!
Extra Information about Nibbler
- 1 Billion plus- World Record Video
- Up and coming Nibbler star, Elijah Hayter- gameplay HERE –Summer 2012 update, this person ended up taking the World Record until Rick Carter took it back by playing over 50 hrs in the fall of 2012
- 1983 Rock-ola release
- Developer/Programmer Interview HERE
- Repetetive maze game
- Requires 4 way wico leafswitch joystick for waves above 20
- Use 90 degree angles in maze to let Nibbler move without needing to move joystick. Optimizes joystick movements to handle high speed game
- An easy game to learn, but takes a long time to build the motor memory to play mazes with precision to marathon above 100million points
- If you reach 128 lives, the game will glitch and your game will end upon next death
- If you memorize the patterns in the video, you will be able to reach 1 million plus within weeks.
- Reaching wave 20-32 will be the extent of the game’s complexity
- After reaching wave 99, the game returns to wave 82, and repeats until end of game.
- Score rolls back to 0 at 1 billion points.
Japanese Game Broadcast:
- Yasushi Takeda aka Onitama
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