The 6th Marlo Cup Mapping Contest(Taiko)


Sample Template

Google Drive

Baidu Pan (tja) (pass: j7d8)

Baidu Pan (mcz) (pass: dr43)

Committee Members

Kuromaku (Organizer)


Competition Flow

Match 1: Quest Match

Quest Songs Published: July 10 , 2019

Quest songs and template charts are published, download-able via Malody game.

Submission Time: GMT+8 July 11 0:00 - July 24 18:00

Participants starts mapping and submit their charts.

Submission Publishing Time: July 25

Judging Time: July 25 - July 31

Judgers evaluates the submitted charts, and rankings are calculated.

Accepted charts are uploaded to the server, keeping participants anonymous by marking with numbers. Proxy statement is allowed if some participant wants to speak on behalf of its chart: Two oppotunities, up to 280 letters (bytes), send Blake the text and which place the statement to be published by original method of submission.

During this stage, stable charts of lower difficulties are published for play.

Result Published: August 1

Results(scores/ranking) of Quest Match are published. Member list who are admitted to Exhibition Match is also published.

Approved charts are set stable after match.

Match 2: Exhibition Match

Submission Time: GMT+8 Aug 2 00:00 - Aug 9 18:00

Submission Publishing Time: Aug 10

Top mappers who advanced from the Quest match can join as the Formal Group, and the top mappers in the group can win prize money.

In the Guest Group, contestants who joined the Quest match but failed to advance to the Formal Group can join. Or, if you show interest to Taiko mapping but missed the Quest match, you can join via the Guest Group too.

Judging Time: Aug 11 - Aug 16

Result Published: Aug 17

Submission Methods

By Email

You can send your chart file(.mc or .tja)to the organizer's e-mail address ([email protected]), note your Malody id in mail. After reply, your chart is accepted to the contest. Check your mailbox frequently to receive feedbacks.

By Tencent QQ

Add Friend to Zpm at QQ 2514013494 with annotation "Marlo Cup" and your Malody id. Then, send your chart file in way of Offline Files. After reply, your chart is accepted to the contest. Please keep in contact with us.

By Discord

Message Zpm#0830 through Malody Official Discord Server (link) and send your chart file. After reply, your chart is accepted to the contest. Please keep in contact with us.

Submission Requirements

After downloading template charts, you can use In-game Editor or any other notepad tools for mapping. We only accept charts in .mc or .tja formats.

The level of accepted charts must not be lower than Lv.15 or higher than Lv.39, which is Extreme(Oni) 5- stars to 10-stars based on standard from Taiko no Tatsujin (before AC15). Chart with over-ranged level would be rejected.

About .tja format: #GOGOSTART #SCROLL, #HBSCROLL, #MEASURE, #BARLINEOFF, and other unlisted commands for effects is banned from current match. Please be noticed that any uses of these commands will be removed with or without noticing.

Scoring Rule

In the judging section of Quest Match, each participant is given original scores in 0-5 from every judge. Total score of not less than the top 40% of the players admitted to Exhibition Match.

In the judging section of Exhibition Match, each participant is given original scores in 0-100 from every judge. Then final score is calculated by algorithm:

(1) Normalize scores of each judge.

For some judge, the maximum score from the judge is Smax, and the minimum is Smin. Normalized score S' is calculated by original score S:


(2) Calculate the average score with half weight of the best and the least score cut down. (See descriptions below)

For some chart, the normalized scores are sorted to a list Si, with i between [1,n]. The score to be cut down (by standards of chart format) is Mis. Final score Sum of the chart is calculated:


The Kuromaku also gives scores, for replacing scores of participated judges from themselves: If the judge get rank X from the Kuromaku, rank-X-score from the judge itself is used for a replacement.


Admittion to Exhibition Match (Quest Match Only)

For all contestants, at least forty percent of contestants is admitted to Exhibition Match in the Formal Group. Others can join via the Guest Group

Prize (Exhibition Match Only)

Exhibition Match's top few will be rewarded, the amount and the number of winners is to be determined.

Stabled Charts

Qualified charts are set stable, lower difficulties being completed by organizers.


The purpose of the competition is "exchange first, competition second", so we hope the participants, the audience and the members of the organizing committee be active and harmonious in discussions in compliance with the match rules, and try to avoid conflict with others.

Competition organizers (the Organizing Committee) has the final interpretation of match rules and all arrangements. Any comments or suggestions on the contest may be conveyed in any public communication ways, where members of committee are able to learn and reply, and we appreciate your discussion.

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