new category
7 years ago

does anybody got an idea for a new category if so post it here :)


lol I was thinking about VS mode speedrun like win the IAS or something


I might do what you say


like level 9 speedrun or something

Victoria, Australia

Maxout% is a good idea.


this is so old LUL I might still do a maxout% run if anybody has a run just please put it here

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Kansas, USA

Maybe 100 lines, 100 lines (level 0 start), and 300k points like the NES and GB versions of Tetris? I already run those games, but I'd like to run this one as well since the DAS counter resets at a much faster rate.

Also a category to defeat the VS. CPUs in the fastest time would be cool (easy, normal, and hard categories).

@ZS45 I know it's been two more years but if you're still up for it I'll race you (or whoever is interested). I haven't touched my GBC in years but being stuck at home rn made me pick up Tetris again. Did a 999999/maxout% yesterday just to see if I still have it in me. Took me like approx 1:45. As of rn I don't have a setup to properly time it. I never did it time based in the past. Always line based (which I'd still prefer as a way to score it). And if I remeber correctly my pb is around 500 lines faster so there should be a lot of room for improvement. Possibly even more. Anyways here's a link to the screenshot I took last night. Hit me up if you're looking for friendly competition.


Hello everyone! In 40 line mode, the height plays a very important role. And its meaning completely breaks the perception of the leaderboard. IMHO, need to separate 40 lines 0 height and 40 lines 5 height.


thanks for the suggestion. i'm not sure if i'm perfectly on board however.

consider that the top 10ish runs range from height 3 to height 5, where do those runs that aren't 5 height end up? that includes the wr and the majority of the current top 10 runs btw.

how about the level, which is also an important factor. do you want a level 0, height 0 category and a free category? or if you want to have the level set to some value that you consider reasonable, then what about those who don't have the skill to feel comfortable with that?

as it stands now, i think the leaderboard challenges the players to use the highest settings that they can handle. if they end up with a worse time as a result, they can tune it to be a bit lower (which is already the case with the top runs).

what i can do is set up some custom variables to display which level and height a run was performed on. then you and others who are curious, filter the leaderboard to show who's best on specific conditions.

edit: i've added in the variables on the submitted runs where i could see them.

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In my experience, speed in 40 lines mode doesn't matter.

I think like this: 40 lines height 0 40 lines height 5 40 lines other

But, you can leave it as it is. The ability to filter the height is very helpful in estimating the playing time.


i get the idea, but as you might be able to tell, i'm not a huge fan of fragmenting the leaderboard. the fact that the top times don't use height 5 makes that a pretty weird hypothetical category. a potential issue with a strict height 0 category is that it can be pretty easily circumvented by building up a tree like people do in nes tetris, then it's essentially a height x run with a few seconds spent on building the "floor".


I agree that a fragmenting the leaderboard not needed.

Building a "tree" is skill and time. And all initially have the same conditions, as in NES ver. And it's not as easy as it seems.

Des Moines, IA, USA

I know this is an old thread, but I do have some thoughts about the categories for this!

I think the main thing that separates runs with 40 lines is the level, because later levels end up having a higher speed and so naturally all the top speeds will be levels 5-9. Personally, I like optimizing level 0 play, It's just more satisfying for me. I'd love to see a category split for 40 lines from level 0, or even 0-4 is fine by me as those are all the same speed. First of all, this would be a better incentive for people playing those levels which would be nice since it's kind of not super fun to get a really good time from level 0 and still be like 15th place overall. My best time from 0 is 1:23 (haven't submitted that yet tho lol) and I think that's just as impressive as the incredibly fast times from level 9 and stuff. Secondly, I know there's some hesitation for splitting the leaderboard too much which I totally get, but this wouldn't split it much at all. The top scores stay the top scores, there's just like 20 or so runs that are now funneled into a lower level category.

I'd just like to see some more love for the lower level speeds, and because there's not a ton of incentive to play them I feel like I'm the only person really trying to cut my times down. I know I can do better than 1:23 though as that was from height 0, so either way I'm still gonna keep going with it. Food for thought here is all!

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