The Super Mario Maker 2 Online Challenge, referred to as Ninji Speedruns in-game, (“Competition”) is sponsored by Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA (“Sponsor”).
Eligibility: Competition is open only to individuals who are (1) legal residents of the 50 United States (including D.C.) or Canada (including Quebec); and (2) at least 13 years old at the time of entry. To be eligible for the Competition, you must have legal access to each of the following: (a) a Nintendo Switch system and Super Mario Maker 2 game; (b) a Nintendo Switch Online membership, including trial membership; (c) have easy and regular access to a consistent, reliable high-speed Internet connection; and (d) sign up for the Super Mario Maker 2 Online Challenge My Nintendo mission at https://mario.nintendo.com/challenge/. All players under 18 years old (or under the legal age of majority in the player’s jurisdiction of residence) (“Minor”) must obtain consent from their parent or legal guardian to participate. By permitting a Minor to participate in the Competition, such Minor’s parent or legal guardian represents and warrants that he or she has read, understands and agrees to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules on behalf of both the parent or legal guardian and the Minor. Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor and any of its respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, and advertising and promotional agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible to win any prizes.
- Competition Period: November 17, 2020 6:00 PM PT – November 24, 2020 6:00 PM PT
Competition Details: To enter, you must participate in the Competition in the Super Mario Maker 2 game during the Competition Period. To access the Competition, select the following, in order, within the Super Mario Maker 2 game: Play, Course World, Ninji Speedruns. Play the 35th Anniversary Auto-Mario course to enter the in-game Competition:
There will be a total of thirty-five (35) winners. Winners will be determined by fastest personal record clear time. Each player may play the course as many times as he/she wishes during the Competition Period. In the event of any ties, player(s) who’s time is recorded first will be the potential winner(s).
Selection of Winners: On or about January 18, 2021, Sponsor will identify the top 35 players based on the fastest personal record clear time during the Competition Period. The potential winners will be notified by the email associated with their Nintendo Account on or about January 18, 2021. To claim a prize, a potential winner (or if a Minor, his or her parent or legal guardian) must follow the instructions contained in the notification and respond within five (5) days. If a potential prize winner does not claim the prize within such period of time, such winner’s prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner (e.g., the Competition player with the next highest score), at Sponsor’s discretion, provided sufficient time remains to verify an alternate winner; otherwise, prize will not be awarded. After verification of the entrant’s eligibility, such entrant will be awarded a prize, as set forth below. If a prize is won by a Minor, it will be awarded to a parent or guardian on the Minor’s behalf.
For each Nintendo Switch system, a maximum of one (1) prize will be awarded. In the event that multiple Nintendo Accounts using one (1) Nintendo Switch unit place among the winners, only the Nintendo Account that achieved the fastest personal record clear time will win the prize.
Prizes: 35 winners will each receive a commemorative Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary coin (ARV $10 US each). The estimated shipping timeframe is January 2021.
Total ARV of all prizes: $350 USD.
Odds of winning a prize depend on number and skill of eligible players participating in the Competition. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. Prizes may not be transferred to any other person. Limit one prize per person. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). ALL FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Identity of Entrant: In the event of a dispute about the identity of the entrant, Sponsor may declare an entry to have been made by the authorized Nintendo Account holder of the username submitted at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the username associated with the winning entry.
License Grant: Sponsor and its agents may broadcast, stream, film, transmit, publicly display, record and/or take photographs during the Competition, and may use the resulting footage, recordings or photographs for a range of purposes, including, without limitation, for marketing and promoting Sponsor and its products and services. By participating in the Competition, you (and if participant is a Minor, his or her parent or legal guardian) hereby consent to your being filmed, recorded, and photographed and having your gameplay recorded, broadcast or streamed during the Competition, and grant Sponsor and those acting under its authority (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing) the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to publish, reproduce, perform, distribute, stream, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and display any or all of the content and details of such participation, including, but not limited to your name, city and state/province of residence, likeness, Nintendo Account, Nintendo Network ID, Mii Character, and prize information, and any of the film, photographs or recordings taken pursuant to this Section without further compensation, notice, review or approval, and without territorial, time, media or medium or other limitations, for Sponsor’s marketing and promotional purposes or any and all other purposes, except where prohibited by law.
Quebec Residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
Additional Terms and Conditions: The Competition and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Washington, USA. This Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and is void where prohibited. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules and to suspend or cancel the Competition, or any part thereof, or any player’s participation therein, at any time and for any reason in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, if viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper execution of the Competition or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion) incapable of running the Competition as planned. THE DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS, AND PRIZES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, WITHOUT NOTICE, AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION. Sponsor will not be responsible for problems with the gaming or other Competition equipment. Each player participating in the Competition (and the parent and legal guardian of each, if a Minor) represents and warrants to Sponsor that the player’s participation in the Competition will not reflect negatively on Sponsor, its brands, products or services. All players (and if player is a Minor, player's parent or legal guardian) agree to behave in an appropriate and respectful manner towards other participants, spectators, press and any members of event staff. Unsportsmanlike conduct (e.g. excessive trash talking, disruptive behavior) may result in an immediate disqualification from the Competition, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
By entering the Competition, you (and, if participant is a Minor, your parent or legal guardian) release Sponsor, its partners, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Competition or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Released Parties are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected, stolen entries or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, cellular towers or equipment (including handsets), computer online systems, Internet connections, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, cellular, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Competition or in any related materials; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. Participants who violate or do not comply with these Official Rules, tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Competition, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Competition, or any other Competition participant (in each case as solely determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion), are subject to disqualification from the Competition, and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such participant’s eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor. Entries or gameplay generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry or game play process, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant’s participation in this Competition. Should any portion of the Competition be, in Sponsor‘s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify, suspend or terminate the Competition, and determine winners from all non-suspect, eligible player entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.
Without limiting the release provided above, and for greater certainty, Released Parties will not be liable for (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by wireless device users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries; (b) the theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (c) any problems with or technical malfunctions of telephone networks or lines, online systems, servers or providers, equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (d) any failure of any message to be received by or from Sponsor for any reason including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or wireless waves or at any website or combination thereof; or (e) damage to a player’s or other person’s system or equipment occasioned by participation in the Competition. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted by law, you (and if participant is a Minor, your parent or legal guardian) waives all rights you may have under California Civil Code Section 1542, which reads as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the Release, which if known by him must have materially affected the settlement with the debtor.” By participating in the Competition, you (and if participant is a Minor, your parent or legal guardian) waives any and all rights to bring any claim or action related to your participation in the Competition in any forum beyond one (1) year after the first occurrence of the kind of act, event, condition or omission upon which the claim or action is based. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS
As a condition of being awarded a prize, winners may be required to confirm the permissions granted in these Official Rules in writing and execute and deliver a written affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, and tax forms, and winners will be required to execute and deliver a release of liability, a photo/video consent and publicity release, and other documentation. By entering the Competition, entrants certify that they have complied with these Official Rules and are eligible to win. Any delay or failure of Sponsor to perform its obligations under these Official Rules, including, without limitation, with respect to fulfillment of the prize or any part thereof, shall be excused to the extent that such delay or failure is caused by an event or occurrence beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God, actions by governmental authorities, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, inclement weather, pandemic, natural disasters, riots, wars, terrorism, or labor disputes. These Official Rules may be distributed by Sponsor in other languages. In the event of a conflict between the English version of these Official Rules and any version of these Official Rules distributed in another language, the English version of these Official Rules shall control.
For a copy of the winners list or these Official Rules, send a written request with a self-addressed, business-size return envelope to: Attn: Super Mario Maker 2 Ninji Speedrun Online Challenge Official Rules, Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA. By entering the Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. The Competition and all accompanying materials are Copyright © 2020 by Nintendo. All rights reserved.