The 7th Marlo Cup Mapping Contest(Taiko)

Exhibition Match

Scores and rankings published, see for details.

Chart Pack Backup: Dropbox

Next time... See you in Anniversary 20th Jiro Match / 8th Maiko Cup!

Formal Group Ranking


Second Place

Third Place


Guest Group Ranking

Quest Match

Chart pack backup: Dropbox


Advanced competitors

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Super Izanagi Object-Extreme-1D Lv.22

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Super Izanagi Object-Extreme-1E Lv.23

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Super Izanagi Object-Extreme-1F Lv.23

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Super Izanagi Object-Extreme-1H Lv.23

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WAVE-Extreme-2A Lv.22

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Gomakashi-Extreme-3B Lv.20

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Gomakashi-Extreme-3D Lv.22

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Gomakashi-Extreme-3E Lv.23

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Patron & Support

Kuromaku (Host/Operator)


Competition Flow

Match 1: Quest Match

Quest Songs Published: Jan 10, 2019

Quest songs and template charts are published, available for in-game downloads.

Submission Time: GMT+8 Jan 11 00:00 - Jan 24 18:00

Participants start chart creation. Please submit your chart on time.

Submitted Charts Published: Jan 25

Judging Time: Jan 25 - Jan 31

Judges take considerations on the submitted charts. Kuromaku calculates rankings for each participant.

Participants' charts are uploaded to the server anonymously with number markings. If any participant wants to speak for his/her chart, he/she should do a proxy statement: send Kuromaku the text by the original submission method up to 280 letters (bytes). You can only do it twice during each match of the competition.

During the quest match, we will prepare stable charts of lower difficulties for plays.

Result Published: Feb 1

Scores and rankings of the quest match are published.

Those who advanced into the formal group of the exhibition match are listed and notified.

High-quality charts (when at least one judge admit so) are stabled after the match.

Match 2: Exhibition Match

Submission Time: GMT+8 Feb 1 00:00 - Feb 7 18:00

You can always prepare your exhibition chart beforehand. Even if you didn't advance from the quest match, you can still submit your chart in the guest group.

Submitted Charts Published: Feb 8

In this match, participants can choose whatever song he/she likes for the chart creation.

Top mappers who advanced from the quest match have the privilege to join the formal group and compete for awards.

Other than that, if you failed to advance into the formal group, or if you missed the quest match, you can post your creation to the guest group.

Both groups are scored by judges, ranked separately.

Judging Time: Feb 8 - Feb 22

Result Published: Feb 24

Submission Methods

By Discord

Join Malody official server ( and send your chart files to LuiCat (LuiCat#7653). We will reply when your chart is accepted to the contest. Please keep in contact with us.

By Tencent QQ

"Apply friend" to LuiCat on QQ (search QQ number 632977197). Note "Marlo Cup" and your Malody username in the annotations when applying. After that, send your chart file as offline files. We will reply when your chart is accepted to the contest. Please keep in contact with us.

By Email

You can send your chart files (.mc or .tja) to the organizer's e-mail address ([email protected]), note your Malody username in the mail. We will reply when your chart is accepted to the contest, which might happen near the submission deadline. Check your mailbox regularly to keep contact.

Submission Requirements

After downloading template charts, you can use the in-game editor or any other tools for chart creation. We only accept charts in .mc or .tja formats.

The level of accepted charts must be in Lv.15-Lv.40 on Extreme difficulty (see Taiko Chart Level Reference). The song for exhibition match must be in 60-180 seconds.

We will reject charts that doesn't follow this standard or being obviously malicious.

For both matches, your chart needs to be anonymous. Don't publish your submitted chart. Never submit any published chart.

For .tja: #HBSCROLL and #BRANCHSTART commands are forbidden.

Scoring Rule

In quest match, each judge gives each participant a score of 1-5. Participants with a total score of ≥14 are admitted to the formal group in the exhibition match. This criterion will be lowered when less than 40% of the participants are admitted.

In exhibition match, each judge gives each participant a score of maximum 10. For each participant, the score from all judges are summed, then reduced by half of the highest score and a half of the lowest score. The sum-reduced score will be used for the ranking.

The Kuromaku also gives scores to the participants. If any judge joined the match, the score for the judge is replaced: if the judge gets rank X according to Kuromaku's score, the judge gets a score of rank X among his/her scores to other participants.


Award for Everyone

Participants of top rankings are awarded *Gold Chart* achievement. All other participants will get *Competitor* achievement.

Every participant will be awarded 2000 golds.

Exhibition Match Privileges

At least 40% of the participants in the quest match are admitted to the formal group in the exhibition match.

Prize (Exhibition Match Only)

Top 3 in the formal group of the exhibition match will be awarded, not including the organizers.

First prize: 150 RMB / 2400 JPY / 20 USD / 20 EURO

Second prize: 80 RMB / 1200 JPY / 10 USD / 10 EURO

Third prize: 40 RMB / 600 JPY / 5 USD / 5 EURO

Stable Charts

High-quality charts are set stable; lower difficulties will be written by organizers.

In the End

We sincerely hope the contest to be an opportunity for chart creators to learn from others and improve their writing skills. We encourage everyone to take discussions in a peaceful manner. Be cool, and avoid conflict with others. We hope you enjoy the match and wish you a good score.

Competition organizers (the Organizing Committee) has the final interpretation of match rules and all arrangements. Comments and discussions are welcomed. If there is anything missed or wrong, please notice us and thanks.

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