The 3rd Annual NES Marathon has begun and Video Game Auctions has placed a $300 bounty on Dr. Wily! The marathon is mainly running on donations being made for specific games to be played. What you do is donate $25 or more to Child’s Play by clicking on the Chipin widget below (or at NESMarathon.com) and request a game in the donation notes (though a donation of any amount helps the goal of the marathon of course). The more money that is donated for a particular game, the longer the game is played.
This is where the bounty comes in. If a significant amount of money is donated for one or several of the Mega Man games, Pat will have enough game time to possibly make it to Dr. Wily and take him down. If he beats Dr. Wily in any one of the Mega Man games, VGA will donate an additional $300 on top of what we have already donated as a sponsor for the marathon.
This offer comes as a kind of continuation to the challenge we put to Pat last year. During the 2nd NES Marathon, we made an offer of donating $25 for every robot master taken down in Mega Man 2 before a game over. Pat, who isn’t overly familiar with the Mega Man series, managed to beat Metal Man, Flash Man, and Wood Man. When he got to Bubble Man’s stage however, the pit falls took him by suprise.
This year, game overs don’t matter and passwords could even be used to stop and pick up the game at a later time. Once the credits roll on a Mega Man title, VGA will put down an extra $300 for Child’s Play. Donate now for one of the Mega Man games to make this happen!