This was the first regular LDC to accept entrants from both Super Mario 63 and Last Legacy, in both sides of the contest.
This was also the first regular LDC to use an open Judging Poll rather than a Panel. This change proved successful, with 6 (!) members providing judgings for both contests.
KABOOM's Mission at Castle Xionne also won the Best Level award in the Runouw Votes XI, held immediately after the contest ended. The medalists Machine Massacre Facility and Flickering Forest, as well as the bacon-ist Nightcloud Alpine, also ran for that award.