It’s time again for a big summer gaming event in Minnesota - MN Meltdown!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
1:00pm - after midnight
$10 venue fee + $5 entry per tournament
The venue will be the same as last year (although in the room across the hall). The hotel changed names since then, but it is the same place:
We will have both tournaments and casual gaming. The official tournaments are as follows. The timing is tentative and may be adjusted as needed:
1:00 - 2:00: sign-ups for all games
2:15 - Capcom vs SNK 2 (PS2)
2:30 - BlazBlue (PS3)
3:00 - King of Fighters '98 (Neo-Geo)
4:00 - Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix (PS3)
5:30 - Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Neo-Geo)
5:45 - King of Fighters XII (PS3)
6:00 - Street Fighter III: Third Strike (PS2)
7:00 - Street Fighter IV (PS3)
Tournament Signup Sheet - this will be available on site for you to fill out.
We are trying to decide which version of KoF98 and Garou to run. We have the option of running KoF98 on Neo-Geo (old school) or running KoF98:Ultimate Match on PS2. Likewise, we can run Garou on Neo-Geo or on PS2. Which version would everyone prefer?
We will be running KoF98 on Neo-Geo. Garou will be run on Neo-Geo.
Also, there will probably be opportunity to run some additional games as side tournaments if there is enough interest. Possibilities include Guilty Gear XXAC, Twinkle Star Sprites, Magical Drop 3, etc. The decision on whether those games will be run will be made on the day of the event.
Tournaments will pay out 60/30/10% to the top 3. All tournaments will be double-elimination with standard tournament rules regarding glitches, character selection, etc. All games will be best 2/3 rounds and best 2/3 matches (except CvS2, which will be a standard ratio match, best 2/3 matches).
This event is being run in conjunction with the folks from Neo-Geo.com. As such there should be a focus on Neo-Geo and other retro gaming. We plan to have other casual games going such as Rock Band, Twinkle Star Sprites, Metal Slug, etc., so even if you’re not interested in tournaments, there should be a lot to do.
The hotel does not allow outside food or drink in the event room. However, there are vending machines and water available. We will have a regular hotel room available so people can bring refreshments and eat/drink in that room. There is a convenience store and a Wendy’s across the street as well. Plus, the venue is about a mile away from Rosedale Mall, which has a bunch of eating options.
In order to run this event, we need people to bring some equipment, namely TVs, consoles and games. Please let me know if you are able to bring any of the following equipment:
PS3, PS2, Neo-Geo
TVs (either CRT TVs, HD monitors or HDTVs with Game Mode - this is so they don’t lag)
SF3:3S (PS2 Anniversary Collection), SF4 (PS3 with all characters unlocked), CvS2 (PS2), BlazBlue (PS3), KoF12 (PS3), Garou (PS2 or NG), KoF98 (NG or UM on PS2)