Just changed this topic again, now its only for my special contests. Oh, and by the way ...
WARNING! WARNING! It's time for a ... WARNING! WARNING!
Game: Kirby's Return to Dreamland
Mode: The (regular) Arena
Rules: There's quite a few, so pay attention:
You have to beat the arena as quickly as possible. Seems simple enough, right? WRONG! You get points depending on how much time it takes to defeat each INDIVIDUAL boss, not the full arena time. Not only that, but you'll also be scored based on how much health you have after you're done with the last boss, and by how many tomatoes are left in the rest area when you defeat the last boss. I'll say it again, seems simple enough right? Well that's not all! There are SPECIAL BONUSES you can do to increase your score, too! These includes fighting a certain way, doing a certain type of dodge, and more! Be careful though, because there are also things you can do that will DECREASE your score, aka, the penalties! You may also play Co-op, but only with up to one player who MUST be Keeby (yellow Kirby). Keeby is unallowed to use Crash, Mike, Fire, Hammer, or Spark. Also, the bonuses for Keeby will not be counted, but the penalties will, so make sure that you're friend knows what he's doing if you wish to team up. Player 1 is allowed to choose any character they wish. I'll put the list of bonuses and penalties under the scoring.
Times for each individual boss will determine point value:
30 sec: 10,000 pts.
50 sec: 5,000 pts.
1 min: 2,000 pts.
1.5 min: 1,500 pts.
2 min: 1,000 pts.
+2 min: 500 pts.
Tomatoes left behind after the final rest area visit will add to score. If you collect a Maxim tomato in the room before Magolor 2, it will count as a tomato toward your end score.
Maxim Tomato: 50 pts.
Tomato: 10 pts.
Maxim Cube: 100 pts.
Your health after landing the final hit will be a scoring factor as well:
100%: 10,000 pts.
75%: 5,000 pts.
50%: 3,500 pts.
25%: 1,000 pts.
10% (red zone): 500 pts.
1% (looks empty): 150 pts.
Naturalist: Beat the entire Arena with no ability- +100,000 pts.
Sphere Doomer Doomer: Defeat all four Sphere Doomers within a minute- +5,000 pts.
Double Attacker: Defeat both Sphere Doomers with the same attack- +2,000 pts.
Epic Dodge: Dodge an attack with an attack- +1,000 pts.
Epic Counter: When an Epic Dodge damages the foe- +100 pts.
Hammer Combo: When performing a hammer throw, hit the foe with the attack BEFORE throwing the hammer (during the swing) (Dedede does not get this Bonus)- +200 pts.
One for the win: Use only one attack to defeat a boss (if it's actually a cheap strategy, it will instead be a penalty) (doesn't count for no ability, Hi-jump, or Stone)- +500 pts.
Gorilla Crusher: Hit Goriath three times with one stone attack (I'll allow this one to be performed by P2 because I wanna see if anyone can actually do it, 'cause I can think of a way it's possible)- +1,000 pts.
"I guess I didn't need it!": Take the Maxim Cube into a battle and don't eat the tomato- +500 pts.
KO: P2 gets KO'ed- –1,000 pts.
Cheapsake: Play Cheap (I can tell the difference between using one move as skill and using one move as a planned lame strategy)- –500 pts.
Caught again: Get trapped by Whispy's inhale, Water Galborose's dash chomp, Mr. Dooter's juggle, or Magolor's Ztar Void (or any other attack which you have to shake the Wiimote to escape, in case I missed one)- –100 pts.
Too hot to handle: Get hit while using Ember (Fireball Inferno)- –100 pts.
Coward!: Stay in Leaf Hide or one stone to avoid 2 attacks- –300 pts.
How to enter: First make a run. Then send it to me as an AVI or WMV via PM, titling the message as "KRtDL Arena Tournament." Be sure to specify which ability you used (put random if you switched between bosses at all) and if you played with a friend. Note, this is NOT a TAS competition. TAS runs will not be accepted. Also, this competition is for the Arena, not the TRUE Arena. TRUE Arena runs will be unaccepted, despite you're extra effort. The competition is for the Arena, to make sure less skilled players have a chance (this is also why I have the scoring system that I do).
Prize: Haven't decided yet :P suggestions, anybody?
Good luck! And give those bosses a hammer in the face, a pokey-spear treatment, an honorable sword battle, or just eat 'em up!