LET THE GAMES BEGIN...
TruKuu and Koozbane (Turd Baby) attended a Ultimate MK3 Tourney in Cincinnati, Ohio hosted by Tehdrewsus. The tournament was available at Arcade Legacy, which is a fantastic arcade featuring buckos of rare and fun games! The collector would be well treated here as well seeing as there was a huge selection of games and merchandise available for purchase. If you're ever near the area we highly recommend a visit! The tournament itself featured elite players and skills in Klassic Mortal Kombat. It was the first in a currently-ongoing set of events that is always looking to expand, and is blessed to be authored by a Tournament Operator that cares about the game deeply.
While this was technically the second time DBB had a setup at one of Mississippi State's Video Game Club's marathons, this one was the first that was documented with photos or video. Despite there being no tournaments, the DBB staff was able to provide a Retro Game booth featuring numerous consoles and games.
The first Retro Royale served as a learning experience for DBB's staff. Originally this event was intended to host eight separate tournaments, but due to lack of interest in some of the events compounded with a tight schedule some games were dropped during the event. The idea behind the tournament structure was that DBB staff would not enter the tournaments, but TruKuu would instead challenge the winner of each tournament so they would have a chance at a bonus prize. This was to encourage more local interest by rising the chances for lower-level players to win the event, and add mystique to the bonus rounds. Unfortunately, Tekken 3 and Ultimate MK3 would have to be removed from the line-up due to the relatively-small interest surrounding them. In an exciting set of events, several Tournament Winners successfully won their Bonus Rounds! While the tournaments were recorded, technical difficulties rendered most of it unusable.
This event was the first use of the name "Retro Royale" for our MSU setups.
The DBB staff worked with Mississippi State University's Video Game Club again for a full day of Retro-Gaming Fun! This event ditched the tournament format of the previous RR installment in favor of a King of the Hill style, where TruKuu would begin at the top of the Hill and keep playing participants until he was finally defeated in a best 2/3 decision. TruKuu managed to go the entire event without ever leaving the top in any of the hosted games. Sonic The Fighters, Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PSX), and Street Fighter Alpha 3 were the games chosen for the event.