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The Midwest Gaming Classic hosts tons of fun tournaments! We’re going to start announcing the line up soon, so stop back to find out what we’re going to play!

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Crash Team Racing

Crash Team Racing

Crash Team Racing

Crash Team Racing

Survival of the Fastest- show the Classic you’ve got the quickest karting skills in this Playstation classic, and you’ll get the prize!

Time attack qualifiers will be open from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The top 8 qualifying times at that time will face off in the CTR finals. At the end of the competition time the winner will take home a certificate!

Open Competition:

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 from 10:00am until 6:00pm

Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart (SNES)

Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart (SNES)

Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart (SNES)

Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart (SNES)

Oh no! Donkey Kong’s Banana Horde is missing, and you only have FIVE minutes to collect everything you can! This isn’t just Donkey Kong Country, it is a special Competition Cart that was produced for in-store competitions and to help promote the game. Ultra-rare now, we’re going to find out who is king banana at the MGC! Top score when the competition time ends is the winner!

Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart Main: Top score at the end of the open competition is the winner!

Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart Kids: If you are 9 or under, run with Donkey Kong! Top score at the end of the open competition is the winner!

Open Competition:

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

Come see one of the most fun Cosplay contests around on Saturday night at 7pm at the main stage! Svengoolie and Bright Eyes Cosplay co-host this fun event! With prizes for the best male, female, and group costumes, and a NEW handmade category with a $1000 prize, this is a fun event to watch or participate in! Entry for main categories is free. Handmade category is $8. All participants need to register as contestants during the day. Click more information below for full Cosplay Contest Rules.

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Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

The Midwest Tetris Championship is now a fully endorsed event for the Classic Tetris World Championships! Play NES Tetris and score points to qualify as one of the top 8 players in the Midwest, and then face off using the official CTWC style finals methods in the oldest large-scale Tetris tournament in the World! Winners will get a free entry ticket to the CTWC at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo as well a one hour rental station to qualify at CTWC!

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Space Invaders (2600)

Space Invaders (2600)

Space Invaders (2600)

Space Invaders (2600)

The iconic Space Invaders for the Atari 2600 will be set up for play in a variety of ways for showgoers, including special divisions for singles, doubles, and families! Top score at the end of the competition for each category is the winner! Here are the different ways you can compete:

Space Invaders Single: Take on a seriously challenging version of Space Invaders for the 2600, as we select one of the various game variations for you to show your skills in. High score wins a certificate!

Space Invaders Double: Double your fun with a friend! Take on Space Invaders as a pair, trying to get your best score possible! Winning team gets a certificate for each player!

Space Invaders Family: Make it a family affair! Work with your child, or have two kids take on the challenge together – so long as one of the players is under the age of 10!

Open Competition:

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Star Fox Competition Cart (SNES)

Star Fox Competition Cart (SNES)

Star Fox Competition Cart (SNES)

Star Fox Competition Cart (SNES)

When Star Fox was coming out, Nintendo created a special Competition Cart version of the game that timed you for just five minutes and challenged you to get the highest score! Now, many years later, we have one of the original Competition Carts in hand, and are ready for you to try to get your best score! The person with the highest score at the end of the competition time wins a certificate!

Open Competition:

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Think you’ve got the hops to make it to the end of one of the most iconic stages in all of video game history? Come prove it Sunday, April 12th– completing Super Mario Bros. level 1-1 big with Firepower in the fastest time will put you in the top spot! Winner for each division get a certificate!

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Main: Top time at the end of the open competition is the winner! In the case of a tie, it shall be broken by player with the most coins. If a tie remains, it shall be broken by player with the most points.

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Kids: If you are 9 or under, participate in our special kids bracket! Top time at the end of the open competition is the winner!

Open Competition:

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Super Monkey Ball 2 Target Challenge

Super Monkey Ball 2 Target Challenge

Super Monkey Ball 2 Target Challenge

Super Monkey Ball 2 Target Challenge

Go bananas and get the ball rolling to get as many points as you can in this Gamecube classic, and you’ll get the prize!

The winner is the the baller who can rack up the most points in a single run by collecting bananas and hitting the target for the most points. At the end of the competition time the winner will take home a certificate!

Open Competition:

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 from 10:00am until 6:00pm

Wii Sports Home Run Derby (Wii)

Wii Sports Home Run Derby (Wii)

Wii Sports Home Run Derby (Wii)

Wii Sports Home Run Derby (Wii)

How often can you get the words Home Run to appear, and how far can those shots go? That’s what we’ll be finding out with our Home Run Derby contest from Wii Sports! Winner scores the most home runs out of ten. In the likely case of a tie, total feet of all home runs will serve as the tiebreaker!

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

All your base are belong to us! Take to your starship and take on the shoot-’em-up that spawned this classic meme!

Zero Wing Main: Get the highest score after one credit of Zero Wing for the Mega Drive during the competition time to take the top spot and a certificate!

Zero Wing One-Handed: Think it’s so easy you could do it with one hand behind your back? Prove it! We’ll be hosting a separate tournament for anyone who can get the highest score with one credit playing Zero Wing one-handed. Behind your back optional.

Open Competition:

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

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