Quick summary about the contest...Scroll down for the
winner of the Rankings contest!
Because of all the great Icon
and Rankings entries, it has been a
challenging experience picking Finalists, let alone the top 3 winners. After
reviewing everything, I’ve decided that Two Icon entries
will be chosen
among the finalists to win the Grand Prize/ First Runner-Up Prize.
One Ranking entry will be chosen from among those finalists to win the Second
Concerning the remaining finalist contestants, I will attempt to put
as many of their icons/rankings in-game as ROM memory allows with a credit
in the game’s manual. This info will be revealed when I’m 100% sure what
The Icons entries were judged by their overall uniqueness, appearance
and creativity. Some of the animated and non-animated knights and blocky
soldier images quickly stood out as great ideas to be used. Other images,
although quite good, had to be discarded because there is a limited amount
of memory present. And there were multiple hearts, shields and 3D square
icons. These all can’t be included, so I picked as best I could. From these
finalists, I will hand pick the Grand Prize winner. From the remaining
finalists, one will be randomly picked to win the Runner-up #1 prize!
The Rankings entries were a different story. I needed a few traditional
“adventure game” rankings and I wanted some good tongue-in-cheek entries too.
In some cases, there were several rankings that were basically about the
same idea, so I chose only one from these subgroups to be a finalist. From
these finalists, one will be randomly picked to win the Runner-up #2 prize!
Each round of Adventure II will assign a Basic Ranking and a Time
Ranking. Sometimes players will also be awarded with a special ranking - good,
or bad! You can often tell how “good” a ranking is by its
punctuation - exclamation points mean good job!!!
The 2nd Runner-Up Prize Winner was chosen randomly
from the "Rankings" finalists and is ...
"Peasant", (alternate: "Lazy Peasant"), submitted by Chris (khryssun).
Congratulations, Chris! You win the
prize of a homebrew game of your choice from the AtariAge store!
Here are all the finalists for the rankings contest:
Ace W. Robinette (Steve Jacobs)
Duck Food (Steve Jacobs)
Adventure Amateur (Rob Adair)
Lost Puppy (RJ Champ)
A Square Meal (Luke Sandel) / also (Devin de Gruyl)
Dragon Slayer (Walter Lauer)
Treasure Hunter (Walter Lauer)
King of the Hill (John Silva)
Our Hero…Sandwich! (James King)
2-bit Square (Randy Ball)
Reset Rider (Randy Ball)
Flickering Sprite (Randy Ball)
Total Square (Devin de Gruyl)
Blockhead (Arthur (Mechanized))
Grand Stumbler (Arthur (Mechanized))
Most Impressive (Arthur (Mechanized))
Perpetually Lost (Arthur (Mechanized))
Swashbuckler (Kevin Swasey)
Champion (Kevin Swasey)
Peasant (Chris (khyryssun), also Adam Pratt (Shaggy))