Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Contest Compatible: SNES Giveaway!


(edit: If you're using Facebook, you must "Like" the CONTEST post, not share--I can't track shares.)

For the past six weeks, I've had an awesome time sharing my adventures in video gaming with you. As a way to say thanks to those reading along (and a shameless way to plug my blog), I've cooked up a little contest.

Up for grabs is Quasimodo, my freshly rehabbed and ever-so-janky spare Super Nintendo, complete with a set of A/V cables, AC adapter, and a controller, shipped to your house (anywhere in the continental US)!

"Are you my new daddy?"
Not familiar with the story of Quasimodo? Check out his inspiring story of redemption right here: Console Cleanup!

So here's how the contest works:

Step 1) Visit my Facebook or Twitter page (or both if you're nasty).

Step 2) Like/Follow Backward Compatible Video Game Blog (@BCVideoGameBlog on Twittter) and like/retweet the contest post. You'll know it when you see it--it'll be the one that starts with "CONTEST." I'll make a fresh contest post every day this week, so you won't have to go hunting for it. 

Step 3) Do me a solid and leave a comment at the bottom of this post to help me keep track of who's entered. Post something fun--tell me your favorite video game sidekick.

Step 4) Keep being awesome

I liked/retweeted your stupid post--now what?

Once you've liked/retweeted, I'll assign you a random number between 000-999. You'll know your entry has been received when I get back to you with your number. Please only like/retweet once per account. If you have multiple accounts or use both Facebook and Twitter, feel free to participate once on each account.

On November 8th, I'll fire up Quasimodo, pop in a copy of Super Mario Kart, and make five laps around Mario Circuit 3. The last three numerals of my time will decide the winner.

For example, if my total time is 2:09:53, then 953 is the lucky number. The person with the assigned number closest to those three numerals (above or below--this isn't The Price is Right) wins the prize. Simple, right? Right.

So go ahead and visit me on Facebook or Twitter, then like or retweet the "CONTEST " post.

If you enjoy what you're reading, follow along with me on Twitter (@BCVideoGameBlog) or give Backward Compatible Video Game Blog a like on Facebook. It'll give my Internet ego a healty boost, plus you'll be among the first to know next time I decided to give something away.

Thanks and good luck!


  1. This contest is hilariously awesome!

  2. i retweeted and shared it. i will fight other contestants to the death, in a battle with giant gummy worms.

  3. I'm @joanabadm, and I think this contests are for kids. When we'll have a real Smash TV!? (With VCR included of course)

  4. I liked the page and the contest post on facebook as Austin Baroudi and I'm following on twitter and retweeted the contest post as Austieb7. My favorite sidekick would have to be Knuckles just cuase he's the friggen man and can fly and climb wals and s***.