And so, 27 days later and also on the deadline I set, the save data of my Mario Kart 7 cart reads 20,000 coins. Roughly 13 hours put into it, and god knows how many GP cups, the challenge was to reach 20,000 coins by the end of this month thus completing [in a collectable way] the game.
Starting on the 5th of July with 14,205 coins, I input the amount of total coins into an Excel document at the end of each day to track the amount of coins earned on that day, and when seven days came, in the week.
In the first week of the challenge, I had only earned 916 coins with most days' totals coming in at roughly 150 with the highest at 401 and the lowest total at 74. Sounds good, but I had missed two days of coin collecting.
So it was either pick up more coins in a day, or play for all seven days of the week. And the first is what I did, but I missed three days of play during the second week. However, the total for the second week was 1400, with most totals in the upper half of 350, and only one total lower than 300. With two weeks left, I knew I had to pick up the pace. A lot.
And so that's how the third weeks' total managed to reach 2082. On one of the days, I had earned a massive 645 just in that day, with the second highest being 442 and the third 432. The other two totals were in the upper half of the 200's. Yes, I had missed two days of play, but with a week total that big, it didn't matter.
And so the last week, I could sort of relax. But with only five days given to me until the 1st of August, I needed high totals. And that's what I got. 1411 for the week, with the highest being 457 and the lowest 260.
Doing this was hard, since I had to average the amount coins I wanted for the day by saying how many GPs I wanted to do [basic translation - how many 40 x GPs in terms of actually getting the coins]. And then of course, there was the CPU themselves.
Sometimes they just left me well alone. Other times they wouldn't even give me a chance. But by any means, no way have I become a champion on Mario Kart 7, but I know the tracks very well now.
Some time soon, I may consider another challenge like this, but for now, I'm taking a sort of break from it, meaning I won't be playing as often as I have during this challenge.