NES Remix Miiverse Contest Cancelled

Thanks to a small number of people who obviously haven’t learned to follow Wheaton’s Law, the NES Remix Time Attack Challenge contest has been cancelled. Some players discovered an exploit in the game that allows players to post a faster time.

In response, director Koichi Hayashida released a statement on Miiverse concerning the contest’s early cancellation:

“Hello Everyone.

Thank you very much for participating in this event. Unfortunately, we confirmed that there is a way to exploit the challenge to achieve a faster time. In the interest of being as fair as possible, we decided to terminate the event without recognizing the fastest time.

We know that you dedicated a lot of time and effort towards achieving your fastest time possible. We sincerely apologize for this matter, particularly because the vast majority of people played fairly.

We appreciate your understanding.

Thank you.”

Perhaps in future they’ll find a way to relaunch a similar contest that can’t be exploited, but in the meantime, it’s disappointing for everyone who’d spent their time and efforts to take part in the competition.

However, NES Remix is still currently available on the Nintendo eShop, at time of writing, for anyone still wanting to play the game.


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