Wow, didn’t think we’d get here, the last week of regular competition on on the Ultimate Beastmaster Gaming Edition season, based on the Netflix reality show produced by Sylvester Stallone, The Ultimate Beastmaster, where competitors from around the world tackle the most vicious of challenge courses, the Beast. Only 2 more weeks after this and then the grand finale pitting all our beastmasters on a beefed up version of The Beast for the title of Ultimate Beastmaster.

This is the last chance for characters to claim the title of Beastmaster before we head into the finals and the hardcore course.

Our last batch of challengers are: Female Commander Shepard aka Femshep (Mass Effect), Rash (Battletoads), Hawke (Dragon Age), Chell (Portal), Rico Rodriguez (Just Cause), Wei Shen (Sleeping Dogs), Edward Carnby (Alone in the Dark), Torque (The Suffering), Gordon Freeman (Half Life), Mike Haggar (Final Fight), Shulk (Xenoblade), Mio Amakura (Fatal Frame). They’re sponsored by yours truly and Chris from OverThinkerY

For the competitors, I took note of their skills from across all their videogame appearances, including crossovers such as Super Smash Bros. and other such games, matching these skills to the ones required to best the four levels of The Beast. I also took note of their individual styles, their restrictions and sometimes even clothing. Unlike competitors on The Ultimate Beastmaster, video game competitors bring their own clothing to the table, though they’re forbidden from using the many tools of their trade. Since this episode features the first competitors from fighting and point & click adventure game series, some conversion rules were necessary.

In addition to the above factors, body type, hair, fur, or any other realistic elements were also taken into consideration, as well as the characters’ overall level of athleticism.

For the Beast, the skills required are:

  • Climbing: Vertical movement while hanging.
  • Ledge Shimmying: Horizontal movement while hanging.
  • Running.
  • Jumping.

In addition to this, there are advanced skills such as Wall Climbing and Rope Swinging which grant the competitors an edge. As this is the last week, let’s just get to the results, shall we? the finale is going to be description heavy so I’ll take a break on that this week!

Competitors – Week 9:

Course breakdown:

Level 1 – Bite Force, 5 points. Chain to Grinder, 5 points. Grinder, 5 points each, 15 total. Faceplant, 5 points. Chain to Coil, 5 points. Energy Coils, 5 points each, 15 total. Deadbolts, 5 points each, 20 total. Mag-Wall, 5 points each section, 15 total. 3 Point Thrusters, 10 points each. Max Points, 115.

Level 2 – Spinal Ascent, 5 points each, 25 total. Spinal Descent, 5 points. Stomach Churn, 5 points each, 15 total. Digestive Track, 5 points. Jump from Digestive Track, 5 points. Dreadmills, 5 points each, 10 points total. Jump to Chain Reaction, 5 points. Chain Reaction, 5 points each, 20 total. Vertibrace, 5 points each, 25 total. 4 Point Thrusters, 10 points each. Max Points, 155.

Level 3 – Ejector, 5 points. Prism Strike, 5 points each, 10 total. Coil Crawl, 5 points each, 15 total. Hangman, 5 points each, 75 total. Pipeline, 5 points. Wall, 5 points. 4 Point Thrusters, 10 points each. Max Points, 155.

Level 4 – Individual points ignored. Reaching the top is worth 200. If no competitor reaches, then furthest along competitor wins.

Level 1 – Max Points 115 – Rankings. Ties broken by faster times.

  1. Commander Shepard – 110 points.
  2. Rash – 105 points.
  3. Rico Rodriguez – 95 points.
  4. Wei Shen – 90 points.
  5. Edward Carnby – 90 points.
  6. Chell – 80 points.
  7. Hawke – 80 points.
  8. Torque – 70 points.
  9. Gordon Freeman – 60 points.
  10. Shulk – 60 points.
  11. Mike Haggar – 45 points.
  12. Mio Amakura – 30 points.

Level 2 – Max Points 155 – Rankings. Ties broken by faster times. Scores are cumulative. Now including Level Score between parentheses.

  1. Rash (155) – 260 points.
  2. Commander Shepard (100) – 210 points.
  3. Rico Rodriguez (95) – 190 points.
  4. Chell (105) – 185 points.
  5. Hawke (70) – 150 points.
  6. Wei Shen (45) – 135 points.
  7. Edward Carnby (40) – 130 points.
  8. Torque (45) – 115 points.

Level 3 – Max Points 155 – Rankings. Ties broken by faster times. Scores are cumulative. Now including Level Score between parentheses.

  1. Rash (155) – 415 points
  2. Femshep (155) – 365 points.
  3. Rico Rordriguez (145) – 335 points.
  4. Chell (35) – 220 points.
  5. Hawke (25) – 175 points.

Level 4 – Winner – Rash

The new Beastmaster to join the others in the finale is Rash!

As I said, this week is description-light, to give me a break as I prepare for next week!

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