Simplified Rules 3.1.2 Compatible New Scoreboard I'm a big fan of SMBC so i decided to make a challenge for it. It's called "Survival Challenge" (Yeah not much creative but it's just a title c'mon) The concept is this: You play on survival, starting with all the characters alive, and can't revive any of them. The objective is try to finish the game, using any route, and earning as much as you can of what i call "Survival Points", or "SP" for short. You earn SP by earning score, lives, and for the state of the characters when you finish the game. The rules are this: All characters must be alive from the start. To make all the characters alive from the start the game, you need to set the number of lives to 10 on "More Settings". The "Infinite Time" cheat also has to be activated, to avoid time-related scoring. You will see why later. Character selection is "bag" random. it's like every character is put inside a bag, then are picked one by one, once the bag empties, it's filled again with the same characters. I've added a "Random" to the bag also. See preparations for how to set up a "bag" random. Once a character dies, it dies FOREVER (Until the next game, of course) Try to earn as many SP as possible, as this will be your score at the end of a game. See scoring below for scoring rules. Did i mention you can't continue? Also you have to enable "Classic Scrolling" to avoid going back on stages to get points/lives/powerups again. Scoring: The scoring is a bit complicated at first, but i'm sure you'll handle it. It requires manual counting of some things, so attention to those. Each life you have at the end of the game counts 1 SP Each 100000 Points you have at the end earns you 1 SP. Plus, if you have hit the Score Limit (999950), add yourself another SP. At the end of the game, the state of the characters gives you more SP as follows: A dead one give nothing. An unpowered one gives 0.5 SP. A mushroom powered one gives 1 SP. If you're playing with Classic powerups, a Fire Flower powered one gives 2 SP Preparations: The preparations are a bit tricky but read and perform correctly that everything will be alright. If you haven't earned the Infinite Time and Classic Scrolling cheats do this...cheat to enable them. Enable the three cheats i mentioned and go play on survival, but don't change the difficulty settings apart from the lives, which you need to set to 10 to revive all the characters. You can choose between Classic and Modern powerups, but you can't customize the weapons. Revive all the characters, but don't overpower anyone. Now comes the tricky part. Remember i told you i was going to explain how to do a "bag" random? Well, here's how: go here and put all the characters on the list, plus a "Random" item. After this, click on "Randomize" and select characters as they appear on the list, from first to last. After the list ends, go back to the "setup" page, scrap any dead characters from the list, and randomize it again. (Tip: If you have only one character left, don't even bother doing randomization, as you know what the outcome will be). Rule Variations: If you want to make some changes to the ruleset, i can put your variation here. Just post the name of the variation (optional) and the changes you wanna make, ok? Q&A: Q - Why using "bag" random? A - I found the random.org's list randomizer better because it doesn't overuses any character. I added a "Random" to the list for fun. Q - I can't count things manually while i play! What can i do? A - Make sure you have some place to write down your SP count. Q - Too much rules, too much preparation, too complicated! What can i do? A - If you want to make a variation of the rules or make a suggestion to the official, feel free to do so. only don't hate post, ok? Q - Can i play with "All Hammer Bros." Cheat activated? A - Sure, but it will be marked as unofficial (unless the cheats are on a variation) and you have to mention the cheats you used if you wanna post your SP here. Q - If all my characters die, my SP will still count? A - Yes, but it will be marked as unofficial and, if you wanna post it here, mention where you died. Q - So i can take any path i want? A - Yes, but mind that if you get a shorter path, you will lose points/lives/powerups on this. Q - Can i use the Classic Powerups? A - Yes, you can. You can't customize them, however, and while scoring will be official, there will be a separate scoreboard for it. Q - I don't like this challenge! A - First, this isn't a question. Second, then why do you are still reading? Scoreboard: Currently 0v3rh4ul1ng, please wait. Disclaimer: I made this challenge because i wanted to do some original challenge with original rules and such. Also wanted other method of scoring aside that on the game. Please feel free to post about suggestions, corrections and impressions (and scores, of course!) I know there's a challenge thread on the forum but this would be too extensive for just a post so... Also, this is the first time i make a challenge, so if it feels unbalanced at some point, post a suggestion and i will see what i can do, ok? Well, good luck on the challenge!