New Rule Proposal (Distance from Screen)
5 years ago
Ontario, Canada

I have noticed a few runs on this leaderboard have the player sitting right at the screen.

I propose we institute a 6ft minimum distance from the screen (not including arm length)

I only propose this because sitting that close to the screen offers an unfair advantage and goes against the spirit of Duck Hunt which is a skill game focused on Speed and Accuracy.

All records should remain standing (I'm not a monster) but all new records should be at that distance (6ft) from rule institution onwards

Nova Scotia, Canada

This is a complicated topic and it’s come up numerous times. It’s debatable that being closer gives any advantage/ disadvantage, but there’s more factors than just that. What about the size of the tv and the brightness level on the screen? Then there’s the issue of proving that it’s actually 6 feet. Plus making a mandatory zapper cam with measurements definitely won’t look appealing to newcomers to the game. I really think the kill screen category should have these stricter rules in place since only a few people are crazy enough to go for it anyway. Perhaps if you’re going for a certain time (ex. Sub 2:55) it could be mandatory? At a time where emulator runs are still allowed on the main leaderboard, its just hard to set the rules straight and keep it fair for everyone at the same time

Kona591, Raeanus, and barnowl like this
Portland, OR, USA

Yup for all those reasons and more there's never been a distance rule even back in the oldest Twin Galaxies days. Also, it's a speedrun, not a "challenge." One other thing - Kill Screen is nigh impossible without a small TV and sitting close