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Guess the Controllers Game! (Prize for winner!)
Topic Started: Oct 3 2013, 04:10 PM (1,441 Views)
ddr2nite
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So as many of you know, today is my birthday... turning the big three-zero (30). Instead of people giving me presents, I'd like to give something back to you guys as a gift for showing my appreciation of the community here. So today I am announcing the...

:n64: GUESS THE CONTROLLERS GAME!!! :n64:

What is the prize?
The prize for this contest will be coming out of my collection - and it is a Japanese boxed Gold controller! It is complete in original box, controller is brand new, and it has the original paperwork and cardboard insert! I will work out the shipping costs with the winner. :mario:
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How do I win?
This game is similar to the "how many jelly beans" game and it's very simple: all you have to do is guess the total number of N64 controllers that I have at this very moment. The person who comes closest will be declared the winner. You are allowed to go over (we are not using Price Is Right rules) - which means that if the actual number is 64, and Person A guesses 60 and Person B guesses 65, Person B will be the winner because they are closer (even though they went over).

What qualifies as a controller?
I will count any controller that is able to be plugged into an N64 console and all of the buttons on it works. Here are more details:
- I will count used/old/unboxed controllers
- I will count brand new, never used controllers
- I will count controllers that are sealed
- I will count controllers that are boxed or in console/full sets
- I will count 3rd party (not made by Nintendo controllers - an example will be ASCII or Hori controllers)

Who can play?
Anyone who has at least 10 posts and have been a part of our forum for at least 1 month. I'm sorry for stipulating this rule but since this is my game/contest and my goal is to give back to the community, I want the prize to go to someone who has been on our forum for some time and is a recognized member.

How do I guess?
Each person is allowed 1 guess, and you simply post your guess in this topic. Simple as that :)

When is the game over and the winner announced?
I will let this contest run for 1 week. All entries (posts) that are entered before October 10th (my time, Pacific time zone) will be valid. I will reveal the answer and winner on October 10th.

I have just finished counting all of my controllers, and the answer will surprise you! In case any of you want a hint, feel free to head over to my gallery (click here) for a starting point on guessing how many controllers I actually have. Remember to read the section above on what counts as a controller and what I'll be counting. Don't base your answer strictly off the pictures from my gallery, as I've collected a lot more since then and there are definitely items in my collection that did not show up on the pictures!

Good luck to everyone! :mario:
Posted ImageClick here to check out my N64 collection.
N64 Controllers: 30/30 Completed | ASCII Controllers: 15/15 Completed
N.A. Boxes: 8/8 Completed | Japan Boxes: 21/21 Completed
Full NTSC-J CIB Set: 198/198 Completed


"trust me, we all started with just one or two games
and then things kinda got out of hand
" - MK II
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Xephyrian
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Awesome contest! Very generous of you. I'll go ahead and submit my guess at 136 controllers total.
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The Red Shadow
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Sweet contest. I'll guess 89.
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Majora's Mask
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Wow, this is cool of you!

My guess: 101 :omg:
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danilochka
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I've actually tried to sit and work it out but I keep losing count so I'm gonna go with 96 :lol:
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No64DD
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY YO. I need more posts to qualify:(
A Secret star
lie here~





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Hyrule
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Happy birthday! You're getting old! Not really but my guess is 113
Hello all.
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SicCooper
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Happy Birthday man! My guess is 114


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i8ablueskittle
and it tasted good...
I'm gunna go with 88. I hope I win, this is ending on MY birthday. Happy 30th Glen!!!
Forever searching for 1080 Snowboarding and 1080 Avalanche items.
Love N64 Prototypes and Unreleased games.
PM me or email me at i8ablueskittle@gmail.com
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scooter77
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Happy birthday man, i hated turning 30, worst day of my life LOL, i got a keg on my 30th and with the help of a few of my mate i drank my sorrow away LOL, on the bright side i got a sky dive for the big day and jumped out of a plane at 16000ft, the best and most scary thing i have ever done in my life, i hope you have a great day.

Im going for gold on my guess, 147 :smokin:
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
-Albert Einstein

PAL Collection: 243/243
NTSC-U only Exclusives: 50/50
NTSC-U / NTSC-J Exclusives: 11/11
NTSC-J only Exclusives: 85/85
64dd 0/9

Only 9 to go.
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Vinyl
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What a splendid idea! I I guess you have around 110 controllers

If I am wrong and you have less. I send you some controllers for your Bday XD
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sanni
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I would be disappointed if the number was less than 200 ;)
So my guess is 201 :D
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buddy1983
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Welcome to the 30's club :lol: 78
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Switch friend code SW-4595-4819-7191

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Phantom
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Happy Birthday!! :gift: :gift: :dance: Im going to guess 168.
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Cabanon
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pretty cool contest Glen ! i'll guess around 145
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CoachLuke22
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I'm gonna go with 122
N.A. Consoles - 7/9
N.A. Controllers CIB - 8/8
N.A. Carts - 76/296

Nintendo Power Controllers - Nintendo Power 100, DK64, Millennium 2000
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Nuno
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What? No one says 64?

Then 64 is my guess!
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lithium017
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Good call Nuno! I currently have 64 N64 controllers (and trying to keep it that way). I think DDR has a lot more though ... so my guess would be 126 (but I wouldn't count my own guess for this contest as I am a moderator).
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N64 Consoles: 16 / 16 N64 Controllers 29 / 30 N64 Accessories: 8 / 10
NES: 32 --- SNES: 133 --- N64: 64 --- Gamecube: 78--- Wii: 75 --- WiiU: 14
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joshym64
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well im gonna guess 102 :)
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Nuno
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Is that true lithium? What a true N64 collector, my compliments to you :)
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bluedogrulez
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Only three days away from the big reveal !!! Who else is in on this?!?
Switch Friend Code: SW-0786-9287-1202 (bluedogBDR)
MK8Deluxe Tourney: N64Forever.com 2332-7277-8283
Nintendo Network ID: BDR2010 / Twitter: @bluedogrulez
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ddr2nite
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lithium017
Oct 6 2013, 12:29 AM
(but I wouldn't count my own guess for this contest as I am a moderator).
Everyone qualifies! Especially the moderators and admins!

C'mon people - I want to see the more long-time members and ones that contribute to the forum post their guess and participate in this contest!
Posted ImageClick here to check out my N64 collection.
N64 Controllers: 30/30 Completed | ASCII Controllers: 15/15 Completed
N.A. Boxes: 8/8 Completed | Japan Boxes: 21/21 Completed
Full NTSC-J CIB Set: 198/198 Completed


"trust me, we all started with just one or two games
and then things kinda got out of hand
" - MK II
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Cabanon
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as just a hint, is anyone spont on on the right number ?
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bluedogrulez
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You can't ask him that, LOL! There's still 2.5 days left for others to join in :w00t:
Switch Friend Code: SW-0786-9287-1202 (bluedogBDR)
MK8Deluxe Tourney: N64Forever.com 2332-7277-8283
Nintendo Network ID: BDR2010 / Twitter: @bluedogrulez
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Hyrule
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By the way this is very generous of you ddr. We should be sending you gifts for your birthday, not receiving.
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ddr2nite
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Sorry about being 1 day late in the big reveal guys... yesterday was hectic. I've compiled all of the guesses, and they are as below:

64 Nuno
78 buddy1983
88 i8ablueskittle
89 Red Shadow
96 danilochka
101 Majora's Mask
102 joshym64
110 Vinyl
113 Hyrule
114 SicCooper
122 CoachLuke22
126 lithium017

136 Xephyrian
145 Cabanon
147 scooter77
168 Phantom
201 sanni

And the magical mystery number is:
:n64: 124 :n64:

So there is a tie between CoachLuke22 and lithium017... I think based on lithium's post when he made the guess, that he doesn't want to qualify for it (since he's a moderator). I will send out a PM to contact these guys in order to arrange to send out the prize!

For those of you who are wondering how I arrived at my number, here is a breakdown:

23 boxed Japanese (includes duplicates)
18 boxed US/Aus (includes duplicates)
3 Joycard (2 boxed, 1 special promo)
11 Hori mini (most boxed)
7 VGA blister sealed
17 ASCII (a few boxed)
10 in full boxed console sets
4 Foxdata
4 Nintendo Power (DK/Millennium/NP100)
2 E3
25 loose

That number changes every week... since I took that count last week, I've sold a couple controllers and received a few new ones... :mario:
Edited by ddr2nite, Oct 11 2013, 12:25 PM.
Posted ImageClick here to check out my N64 collection.
N64 Controllers: 30/30 Completed | ASCII Controllers: 15/15 Completed
N.A. Boxes: 8/8 Completed | Japan Boxes: 21/21 Completed
Full NTSC-J CIB Set: 198/198 Completed


"trust me, we all started with just one or two games
and then things kinda got out of hand
" - MK II
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Nuno
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lol I had the very worst guess, but it had a meaning for us so I'm still happy :)

Does 124 include the controller you decided to give away? Anyway, congratulations to the winner! And thanks for the event ddr2nite! ;)
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ddr2nite
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Nuno
Oct 11 2013, 04:16 PM
Does 124 include the controller you decided to give away?
Yes, it did. I counted every single controller I had in my house on the day that the contest started (on my 30th birthday on October 3rd).

Thanks again to all who participated - and congrats to CoachLuke! :yeah:
Edited by ddr2nite, Oct 15 2013, 12:20 PM.
Posted ImageClick here to check out my N64 collection.
N64 Controllers: 30/30 Completed | ASCII Controllers: 15/15 Completed
N.A. Boxes: 8/8 Completed | Japan Boxes: 21/21 Completed
Full NTSC-J CIB Set: 198/198 Completed


"trust me, we all started with just one or two games
and then things kinda got out of hand
" - MK II
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CoachLuke22
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WHAT!!! I really thought I was nowhere near the right number. This might be the first time I've won any kind of raffle/drawing/give-away.

Huge thanks to Glen for the awesome give-away!!

Ill have to think of my own give-away soon and pay it foward
N.A. Consoles - 7/9
N.A. Controllers CIB - 8/8
N.A. Carts - 76/296

Nintendo Power Controllers - Nintendo Power 100, DK64, Millennium 2000
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lithium017
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122 CoachLuke22
126 lithium017

I will bow out of victory for 3 reasons: 1- I have the controller already, 2- I am a moderator, and most importantly based on the arbitrary Price Is Right ruling "I went over!" Congratulations CoachLuke22!
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N64 Consoles: 16 / 16 N64 Controllers 29 / 30 N64 Accessories: 8 / 10
NES: 32 --- SNES: 133 --- N64: 64 --- Gamecube: 78--- Wii: 75 --- WiiU: 14
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