NES Remix Contest is Canceled Due to Cheating
Sometimes you just can’t have nice things. A time attack contest for the NES Remix is officially cancelled because players have been exploiting a tactic to decrease their times. Players discovered that if they repeatedly paused the game, there was a short delay between when gameplay resumed and when the clock resumed.
Had people played fairly, the winner of the contest was set to have their run-time officially recorded by Nintendo.
In a comment on one of the game’s Miiverse posts, Koichi Hayashida, the game’s director apologized for the cancellation,
In the interest of being as fair as possible, we decided to terminate the event without recognizing the fastest time. We sincerely apologize for this matter, particularly because the vast majority of people played fairly.