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Squad Challenge - Berzerk (Atari 2600)


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#1 Justin

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:49 PM

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Berzerk
Atari 2600
Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICE
Difficulty Level: Game 2

Achieve high score to win challenge
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔

Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST October 31st, 2018

 

 

 

Objective: Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between October 15th through October 31st, 2018. Screen captures are not allowed as they are easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the highest score at the end of the competition is the victor!

Eligibility: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome!

Play Rules: Games may be played on real hardware or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements and hacked versions of this game are not allowed.

Difficulty Level: Game 2. These settings offer a bonus life every 1,000 points, the robots fire at you and Evil Otto rebounds when you shoot him. Difficulty switches are not used in this game.

 

Fair Play: Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate removal from the site. It goes without saying that no use of cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, Photoshop, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage is allowed. Everybody hates a cheater.

 

More: To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: http://forums.atari....d-how-to-play/ 
 

:berzerk:  Welcome to our 45th Squad Challenge! Berzerk was programmed by Dan Hitchens and has become one of the pillar titles on Atari 2600. Initially an arcade smash hit, Berzerk is one of the arcade classics that came to define the 2600 in the early days of home video games. BE CAREFUL! I have literally broken CX-40 joysticks playing this game! That's no urban legend, this will actually happen. Be careful of Evil Otto! His sudden appearance on the screen can make you snap your joystick handle back so fast the plastic ring will break in the foot and you'll end up with a crunchy joystick! There are even reports of heart attacks and deaths from playing this game. One of the best selling and most loved Atari 2600 games of all time, it's also been one of the most requested for a Squad Challenge. It's also pretty easy to get your hands on, so hopefully we'll have lots of members participating. Let's see how far you can get. Enjoy!

 

 

Attached File  Berzerk.bin   4KB   7 downloadsAttached File  Berzerk.pdf   1.45MB   61 downloads

 

 

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#2 Justin

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:50 PM

:pow_big:

 

IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ATARI 2600 VCS OR

EMULATOR, YOU CAN PLAY 2600 BERZERK HERE:

 

http://www.virtualatari.org/soft.php?soft=Berzerk



#3 TrekMD

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:56 PM

Cool!  Will try to participate in this one.


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#4 Justin

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:38 PM

Cool!  Will try to participate in this one.

 

Would love to have you join in TrekMD!


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 09:14 PM

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#6 TrekMD

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 09:49 PM

OK, not as good as Kid A but here is one score to get me started.  I know I can do better.  :)

 

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 09:35 PM

Some improvement...

 

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 09:43 PM

6500

 

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 10:14 PM

JESUS MAN. Get out now and then!!!  :rofl:  :D


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#10 Atari Creep

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 10:19 PM

3260 for a warm up.

 

Using an Original 2600JR w/ original joystick because the RetroN77 is an amazing pile of poo poo cha cha!!!! lol

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:03 PM

Getting better, 10,600. Figured out some tricks  ;)

 

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:18 PM

3260 for a warm up.

Using an Original 2600JR w/ original joystick because the RetroN77 is an amazing pile of poo poo cha cha!!!! lol


You know I tried playing this on Stella with my 8 bit do pad, and I couldn’t crack 5000! I do much better with a TAC-2 on a real console.
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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:47 PM

So dang close to 10k.  9920

 

 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:41 PM

Played on my 7800 with a 2600 joystick. I have broken 2 over the years on this game. :) 16,490. 

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 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:27 PM

JESUS MAN. Get out now and then!!! :rofl: :D


I did! Heading back from Portland now! :D
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:32 PM

I did! Heading back from Portland now! :D

HAHAHA NICE!


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#17 Atari Creep

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:35 PM

Latest offering!!!!

 

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More tomorrow.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:36 PM

Getting better, 10,600. Figured out some tricks  ;)

 

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Do tell. LOL


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 05:49 PM

I played it a couple times last weekend on my NES classic and I sucked. Not even worth posting the score. I'll try again on real hardware with the proper joystick and I hope I can bump it up a bit. Not going to come close to the big wigs in this thread though :D


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 03:22 AM

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