Arcade Legends in Fairfield, OH is continuing into its second month of AL Ranbats: Season 1, in their 3000+ square foot arcade. Come prove yourself among players in the local scene and spend some quality time with over 50 arcade and pinball machines set on free play.
August 2009 Schedule (All ranbats are held on Saturdays)
August 8th: SFIV and SF:3S and HDR
August 15th: SSBB and SSBM
August 22nd: GGAC+ and BB
Walk-in registration begins at 11:30am and ends at 12:30pm. Ranbat matches will begin promptly at 1pm.
5951-3 Boymel Dr.
Fairfield, OH 45014
Normal arcade customers pay a flat rate of $12 for all-day access, but when you sign up and play in at least one ranbat tourney you pay $10. Ranbat entry itself is completely free.
These ranbats require you to bring your own controller/arcade stick (BYOC). We will also be using exclusively PS3s where applicable.
Weekend Tournament Prizes (per game)
1st Place: Free admission ticket to the arcade
2nd Place: Buy 1 Get 1 Free admission ticket to the arcade
3rd Place: Congratulatory energy drink
3 Month Season Prizes (per game)
1st Place: $25 and an Arcade Legends t-shirt
2nd Place: $15
3rd Place: Free admission ticket to the arcade
The Point System:
There are 3 tournaments held for each game over the course of 3 months. First place in each tournament receives 9 points, second place 8 points, and so on until eighth place, which receives 2 points. Players who place lower than eighth receive one point. There will be posts online which will show current point standings.
At the end of the 3 month season the player with the highest number of points amassed from the 3 tournaments is the season champion for that game.
Best 2/3 matches, double elimination.
Winners’, Losers’ and Grand Finals are best 3/5.
Button mapping/binding that is allowed in-game is legal.
Turbo/rapid fire/programmed combos are illegal.
Gill is not allowed in tournament play.
Akuma is banned.
Gold, Shadow, and EX Characters are not allowed in tournament play.
Ultimate Characters are not allowed in tournament play.
SBR Certified Ruleset
The only changes have been made to what stages are starter/counter/banned, and the changes are within SBR guidelines. Lists will be provided on tourney day.
Pokmon Stadium 1
Pokmon Stadium 2
Port Town Aero Dive
Yoshi’s Island (Pipes)
SBR Certified Ruleset
These are minor, concrete changes to the ruleset:
Time Limit: 6 min
The stage lists have not been changed, but here they are just so you know:
Dream Land: Fountain of Dreams
Kanto: Pokemon Stadium
Mushroom Kingdom: Rainbow Cruise
Past Stages: Dream Land
Past Stages: Kongo Jungle
Special Stages: Final Destination
Special Stages: Battlefield
Yoshi’s Island: Yoshi’s Story
Dream Land: Green Greens
DK Island: Jungle Japes
F-Zero Grand Prix: Mute City
Kanto Skies: Poke Floats
Lylat System: Corneria
Mushroom Kingdom: Princess Peach’s Castle
Mushroom Kingdom II
Planet Zebes: Brinstar
3 month seasons, 3 tournaments per game. Each game has one tournament per month.
You?re only paying what you normally would to get into the arcade, so please stay and play after the ranbats are finished! Arcade Legends also regularly hosts other tournaments where additional entry fees make up much larger cash prizes.
The list of games is subject to change depending on popularity.