Arcade Legends Ranking Battles - Fairfield, OH August 8, 15, 22

Arcade Legends in Fairfield, OH is continuing into its second month of AL Ranbats: Season 1, in their 3000+ square foot arcade. Come prove yourself among players in the local scene and spend some quality time with over 50 arcade and pinball machines set on free play.

August 2009 Schedule (All ranbats are held on Saturdays)

August 8th: SFIV and SF:3S and HDR

August 15th: SSBB and SSBM

August 22nd: GGAC+ and BB

Walk-in registration begins at 11:30am and ends at 12:30pm. Ranbat matches will begin promptly at 1pm.

Arcade Legends
5951-3 Boymel Dr.
Fairfield, OH 45014

Located in the Fair Oaks Plaza.
Google Map
Check out the AL website

Normal arcade customers pay a flat rate of $12 for all-day access, but when you sign up and play in at least one ranbat tourney you pay $10. Ranbat entry itself is completely free.

Important Notes:
These ranbats require you to bring your own controller/arcade stick (BYOC). We will also be using exclusively PS3s where applicable.


Weekend Tournament Prizes (per game)

1st Place: Free admission ticket to the arcade

2nd Place: Buy 1 Get 1 Free admission ticket to the arcade

3rd Place: Congratulatory energy drink

3 Month Season Prizes (per game)

1st Place: $25 and an Arcade Legends t-shirt

2nd Place: $15

3rd Place: Free admission ticket to the arcade

The Point System:

There are 3 tournaments held for each game over the course of 3 months. First place in each tournament receives 9 points, second place 8 points, and so on until eighth place, which receives 2 points. Players who place lower than eighth receive one point. There will be posts online which will show current point standings.

At the end of the 3 month season the player with the highest number of points amassed from the 3 tournaments is the season champion for that game.

Game Rules:

Best 2/3 matches, double elimination.
Winners’, Losers’ and Grand Finals are best 3/5.
Button mapping/binding that is allowed in-game is legal.
Turbo/rapid fire/programmed combos are illegal.

No bans!

SF:3S (PS2)
Gill is not allowed in tournament play.

Remixed Mode.
Akuma is banned.

Gold, Shadow, and EX Characters are not allowed in tournament play.

BB (PS3)
Ultimate Characters are not allowed in tournament play.

SSBB (Wii)
SBR Certified Ruleset

The only changes have been made to what stages are starter/counter/banned, and the changes are within SBR guidelines. Lists will be provided on tourney day.

Final Destination
Yoshi’s Island
Castle Siege
Lylat Cruise
Pokmon Stadium 1

Frigate Orpheon
Jungle Japes
Pirate Ship
Pokmon Stadium 2
Rainbow Cruise
Distant Planet
Green Greens
Luigi’s Mansion
Port Town Aero Dive
Yoshi’s Island (Pipes)

Everything else

SBR Certified Ruleset

These are minor, concrete changes to the ruleset:
Stock: 4
Time Limit: 6 min

The stage lists have not been changed, but here they are just so you know:

Dream Land: Fountain of Dreams
Kanto: Pokemon Stadium
Mushroom Kingdom: Rainbow Cruise
Past Stages: Dream Land
Past Stages: Kongo Jungle
Special Stages: Final Destination
Special Stages: Battlefield
Yoshi’s Island: Yoshi’s Story

Dream Land: Green Greens
DK Island: Jungle Japes
F-Zero Grand Prix: Mute City
Kanto Skies: Poke Floats
Lylat System: Corneria
Mushroom Kingdom: Princess Peach’s Castle
Mushroom Kingdom II
Planet Zebes: Brinstar

Everything else

3 month seasons, 3 tournaments per game. Each game has one tournament per month.

You?re only paying what you normally would to get into the arcade, so please stay and play after the ranbats are finished! Arcade Legends also regularly hosts other tournaments where additional entry fees make up much larger cash prizes.

The list of games is subject to change depending on popularity.

I’m taking suggestions for ranbat after party tournament games for August. I was thinking of KOFXII and TvC for the 8th. I was going to make TvC a cheapie (like $2) to try and drum up some interest in the game before it’s December US release. I have PS2 to GC converters so there will be fight sticks to use.

Some other games we still haven’t run but could - Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers 3), Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, X-men vs Street Fighter, Puzzle Fighter II, HNK, Samurai Showdown III, Soul Calibur IV, Killer Instinct 2

Vampire , SC4 , But I would love to see some KI action.

Jesse, would XvSF be on Saturn? Please say no and say you have a cab for it :slight_smile:

XvSF would be in a cab arcade style! Our CPS-2 is the Spanish version but obviously game play is the same

As long as everyone says “ay, no!!!” when they die i’m down with this

If you have a KOFXII tourney on any of these dates I will try to make it out. I am about some HNK, SS3, and XvSF too.

Aside from KOFXII and TvC - SCIV, JoJo’s (because I’ve never played it and am curious), and Puzzle Fighter are tops on my list.

XvSF would be cool as well.

I didn’t know everyone was down with XvsSF. No one has mentioned it before. Looks like an early front runner

hell ya id be down for tvc and kof 12 if needed i can bring my wii with tvc i got a wii stick and a classic troller too and i can bring a 360 for kof 12 if needed

I’m the only dissenter here…throw into infinite :wtf: no thanks.

XvSF is garbage. 1 hit = death if you know how to play the game.

Fortunately, most people don’t, so it can still be fun. And somehow it’s apparently still fun at high level too, thought that game seems pointless as hell

XvSF is a lot of fun if you’re not trying to go for easy wins.

Jesse, I’ll probably be there for the SFIV/3s ranbat again. Any idea what you’d like to run afterwards? 1 vote for HDr =)

I haven’t decided on the games just yet. Keep putting in your votes and I will decide sometime next week.

Also, anyone who has or knows someone who has a PS2 or PS3 fight stick to sell for a reasonable price, please have them contact me. I know the Trading Post has them up regularly but they are usually pimped out expensive sticks. Basically I’m looking for a decent but fair deal to have an extra stick for those who don’t have their own. I can get one of those Hori sticks fairly cheap now but I’d like something a bit better

I have a modded Mayflash with sanwa parts that is ps2/3 compatible i want to sell. I was having some issues when I was using it on a pc but the ps2 it works fine for. Worst case you could just throw in a cthulu board in place of the cheap mayflash pcb. Gonna sell it for 70 shipped but I could bring it on the 8th and you could test it out to see if you want it for $55. The sanwa parts are gently used.

Me and a couple Indiana players will be there on the 8th. +1 for BB after ranbat tourney.

Please do bring it and I will see if it works for me. Sounds like a good deal. Thanks Mario

Sounds good. Also, want to change my vote from BB to KOF12 as the after ranbat tourney game. I can bring my copy of KOF12 if you guys need it.

The first after ranbat tourney on 8-8 will be for KOFXII. $5 buy-in. I am about to post that up.

We’ve also added HDR to the 8-8 ranbat games. No extra money to play. Same weekly prizes but no season prizes. It’s mainly for fun and a chance to get free admission to the next tourney. Hopefully some more people will be interested since we will then be running a SF in 3 forms. HDR will run once SFIV & 3s are winding down and we can use the other PS3’s.

Also, we have been offered a STREET FIGHTER 1 arcade machine that hopefully we will have soon. If we do, I would like to add that on as a cheap ($2 buy-in) tournament during KOFXII and that would cover all the SF bases. There’s really no way for us to know until it shows up so I will keep everyone posted. Unless the guy backs out, I’d imagine we’d have it next week. How do you guys feel about the SF1 tourney for $2?

Nice, HDR love! I’d enjoy a SF1 arcade tourney for two bucks. And good stuff on KOFXII as the 8-8 after tourney. I’m hoping people latch onto that game.

Thanks for adding HDr! Nathan, do you wanna update the first post so people’ll know?