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  1. 4 points
    Nope. This is one Atari I have no interest in. Personally, I feel the Amico and Tommy are doing a much better revamp/revitalizing than Atari is at the moment. But that's just my opinion.
  2. 3 points
    Ms. Pac-Man Atari 7800 ProSystem Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Cherry (Default) Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! βœ” Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST April 14th, 2020 Objective Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or YouTube video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between April 1st through April 14th, 2020. Screen captures are not allowed as they are more 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, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following all rules and game settings defined in the challenge. Choosing between real hardware or emulation, and choosing which controller to play on is part of formulating your strategy. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. Difficulty Level Cherries. (Press Fire to Play) This is the default difficulty setting when you power on the system. Fair Play Your integrity is everything. 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 we will not allow cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, deceitful photo manipulation, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage. Everybody hates a cheater. More To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: Message Welcome to our 76th Squad Challenge! We're celebrating National Pac-Man Day this month with a few rounds of Ms. Pac-Man on the Atari 7800! Ms. Pac-Man was one of the first titles released on the 7800 and a must-have for any Atari 7800 aficionado. We're still keeping things light and breezy as we deal with this Coronavirus situation and get back into the swing of things in the forums, so kick back, relax, and put on a nice easy game of 7800 Ms. Pac-Man. I hope you guys are ready for a new season of High Score Squad and good luck to everybody participating! NOTE: Upcoming Squad Challenges will be simple and straightforward until the site issues are completely resolved. We'll dive deeper with some fun Squad Challenges this summer. Thanks for playing, and enjoy! Ms_Pac-Man.a78Ms_Pac-Man.pdf
  3. 3 points
    Wait, some people don't like this version of Ms. Pac-Man? Why? In any case, here is my first entry...
  4. 3 points
    2649! Quarantine time makes for good fishin'
  5. 3 points
    kamakazi20012

    Harry Potter vs Freddy Krueger ?

    Freddy would get his butt whipped...if I know Watson. If she's got the balls to punch Malfoy then Krueger doesn't stand a chance.
  6. 3 points
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Interesting game from the early 80's by CinemaTronics!
  7. 3 points
    TrekMD

    Squad Challenge - Go Fish! (Atari 2600)

    I have a new score! And I got it with the sound off! LOL
  8. 3 points
    RickR

    Sealed Jaguars on Ebay

    On second thought...it's not too bad a price -- it's only $1 per "Where did YOU learn to fly?" on a game of Cybermorph.
  9. 3 points
    TrekMD

    Squad Challenge - Go Fish! (Atari 2600)

    I just played some more and got a much better score.
  10. 3 points
    kamakazi20012

    Atari ST Essentials

    I found these for those who grab used games without manuals. These are for the ST. https://archive.org/details/AtariSTManuals_201812/mode/2up
  11. 3 points
    @Atari Creep had a harsh video on this recently, he was pretty critical of "Atari" in general:
  12. 3 points
    It's difficult to be excited about the modern VCS. The noise being generated does not inspire confidence and there is very little actually being shown that demonstrates progress. Intellivision Corp is doing a much better job, without question, with the Amico.
  13. 3 points
    Here's one of my favorites. A custom Space Rocks Starplex controller.
  14. 3 points
    I have several controllers for the 2600 as well. Here are pictures of what I have in my collection...
  15. 3 points
    Decided to do a controller smack down this weekend. It's been a hot minute since I've played any games so I thought I'd break out a few of my favorites and play them with different controllers. Should be fun!
  16. 3 points
    Back in 1982, the department store Boscov's held some Atari VCS contests, one being for Pac-Man. Entrants had 2 attempts to score as much as possible in 5-minute long games. After a few attempts, I got a 5,200, which ranks as the 3rd-highest, according to this article. I'm assuming this contest was on game 1 with difficulty B. I used this free PC app to time my efforts. https://free-stopwatch.com/ Pretty impressive that someone nearly cracked 8k on this.
  17. 2 points
    My workplace was getting rid of that TV last year (until recently they still did training videos on VHS), so they let me have it before they threw it away. I had a CRT TV already, but no VCR. (Also, this one has composite input.) I picked up a bunch of VHS tapes at thrift stores. (They are so cheap now!) Here are some of them. I still need to watch a few of these... I certainly have the time right now.
  18. 2 points
    31130 is my score.
  19. 2 points
    @RadioPoultry, it looks like you could record your gameplay on VHS. I think that makes you the automatic winner.
  20. 2 points
    63,370 If all else fails, there's always National K.C. Munchkin Day. There IS one, right?
  21. 2 points
    Go Fish! Atari 2600 Video Computer System Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Default Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! βœ” Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST March 31st, 2020 Objective Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or YouTube video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between March 15th through March 31st, 2020. Screen captures are not allowed as they are more 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, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following all rules and game settings defined in the challenge. Choosing between real hardware or emulation, and choosing which controller to play on is part of formulating your strategy. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. Difficulty Level Default Fair Play Your integrity is everything. 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 we will not allow cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, deceitful photo manipulation, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage. Everybody hates a cheater. More To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: Message Welcome to our 75th Squad Challenge! We're keeping it nice and relaxing as we get back into the swing of things for a new season of High Score Squad with Go Fish on Atari 2600! Go Fish! is a 2005 homebrew game from Bob & Tommy Montgomery loosely based on the Intellivision game Shark! Shark! From the description on AA: "you are a wee fish and to survive you must eat other, smaller fish to grow. But watch out for the shark, as he's also on the hunt for food and you could be his next meal! Go Fish! features extensive, continuously-playing music (with an option to turn it off for those who'd rather do their fishing in quiet), as well as a two-player battle mode." NOTE: Upcoming Squad Challenges will be simple and straightforward until the site issues are completely resolved. We'll dive deeper with some fun Squad Challenges this summer. Thanks for playing, and enjoy! GoFish.bin
  22. 2 points
    RickR

    Squad Challenge - Go Fish! (Atari 2600)

    I'd get George Plimpton and Alan Alda in a cage match to settle it once and for all. My money is on Hawkeye.
  23. 2 points
    RickR

    Squad Challenge - Go Fish! (Atari 2600)

    Not knowing adds to your legendary-ness.
  24. 2 points
    btbfilms76

    7800 Avenue

    Top shelf gaming right here! Nothing better then Ms. Pac-Man on the Atari 7800, that and a beautiful woman playing next to you - Life is good.
  25. 2 points
    Justin

    Squad Challenge - Go Fish! (Atari 2600)

    Congratulations RickR! Congratulations @RickR! What a fantastic score! I hope this was a fun challenge, we don't often get to play homebrew games in Squad Challenge, I think that's something we can do move of in the future. Shark! Shark! was always one of my favorite games on Intellivision and it was interesting to see a Shark! Shark! inspired homebrew hit the Atari 2600. A simple but fun concept. Thanks everyone for turning out to play a homebrew Squad Challenge. How do you think Go Fish! compares to other homebrew games on the Atari 2600? Does it live up to the fun of Shark! Shark! on the Intellivision? @RickR posted an impressive score of 2,649 points! The legendary @TrekMD ranked 2nd on the leaderboard with 1,717 points, and @RadioPoultry was right behind him with 1,488 points. @chas10e rounds things out with a solid showing of 831 points. Congrats to RickR for his top ranking and to everyone who jumped in this squad challenge and shared a score! I'd like to encourage RickR to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and let's make sure this Challenge continues on! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be a special challenge celebrating National Pac-Man Day. Be there!
  26. 2 points
    MaximumRD

    Harry Potter vs Freddy Krueger ?

    Just a fun fan mashup! πŸ˜†
  27. 2 points
    WINNER: Justin Xevious Atari 7800 March 30, 2020 ROUND 1: @RadioPoultry ROUND 2: @Justin ROUND 3: @Justin RadioPoultry is a SERIOUS contender and this was a great game to play! He's a gentleman and a great guy to play against. The Atari 7800 really shines with Xevious as @kamakazi20012 was just saying, it feels like legit arcade action with a ton of stuff moving around the screen and zero slowdown. This match was particularly fun because Radio and I both got farther in Xevious than either of us ever had. Radio always posts incredible scores, when I sat down to play this morning I thought I was done for. I barely squeaked by, and RadioPoultry and I had a very close game. Hope to play again!
  28. 2 points
    What are some of your favorite '80s movies that might be considered "under-appreciated" or "forgotten"? i.e. not a blockbuster major studio franchise? I was just thinking about rewatching Down And Out In Beverly Hills and how that movie really takes me back to that place and time. Is it the best movie of the 1980s? Probably not. But it's iconic of California in 1986 and I like rewatching it occasionally. It always puts me in the mood for 8-bit gaming! ☺️ Movies like Back To The Future, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and E.T. tend to rank up there on our list of "Favorite '80s Movies" and are discussed frequently, but what about everything else? What are some of your favorite '80s movies out of your VHS collection that haven't been brought up in a while?
  29. 2 points
    kamakazi20012

    Game Development Guide

    You're welcome but I won't be teaching programming this time around. What I'm after is those interested in making video games to have the basic knowledge and understanding of what it takes to make a game. I'm also going to be expressing what making a game should be all about. I don't want people coming in full force and making games just to make money. Money should never be the reason behind making games. Those that do that don't and never will care about the video game community and we don't want that. I want people that want to make a game because of their passion for video games and the machines whether it be one or many. If people coming here because they want to make a game but they haven't got a clue on where to begin then I hope this guide will point them in the right direction to having all of their ducks in a row. It is soo much easier to come to the programming stage after spending time putting together everything conceptual on paper from the story to character designs to world appearances that are to be put in the game. There is a reason to my madness for doing it this way that will all come together in the end.
  30. 2 points
    dauber

    Autobiography of a Schnook

    How about a new episode? Stay safe, everybody! In this chapter: βˆ™ How to Do a Podcast - perhaps something to do during your quarantine? βˆ™ Yes, And - tales of an improv dropout βˆ™ Music for Schnooks: "Going" - arguably the most significant lyric in The Beatles' entire discography https://www.schnookpodcast.com/audio/Schnook_Chapter19.mp3
  31. 2 points
    chas10e

    How Often Do You Play Board Games?

    took this pic awhile ago ...figgered it'd make good wall paper every once inawhile they will fall off the little ledger I have there I look for 'em at thrifts open 'em up the instructions usually have a parts list so I'll take the time too see if it's complete I try and find stuff from the earliest patent of the game (like first editions I guess) ... IMHO ... if it looks old its pretty cool ... my family doesn't alway agree ... I still haven't played my 1934 Monopoly yet ;"( for family gatherings I usually take 4 or 5 games with me. they also have favorites of their own. some winners I brought were "The Amazing Race", "Score Four", "Trouble", "Dynamite Shack" ... they always have a "scabble-off" "Settlers of Catan" ( or just Catan ) is wildly popular the card games like D&D ain't my thing I would like to learn how to play "Go" I have one with the stones & all .... one of these days I guess
  32. 2 points
    btbfilms76

    7800 Avenue

    SNK / Atari Ikari Warriors
  33. 2 points
    RickR

    Squad Challenge - Go Fish! (Atari 2600)

    Great score @TrekMD! I'm not sure I can beat that one, but I'll try. I also prefer no sound. It's just a little less distracting.
  34. 2 points
    Anyways, here's the last score I got with my copy from AtariAge: 1488
  35. 2 points
    RickR

    Squad Challenge - Go Fish! (Atari 2600)

    1600 with the version in the first post. Sorry for causing any confusion.
  36. 2 points
    WINNER: kamakazi20012 Centipede Atari 7800 March 22, 2020 ROUND 1: @kamakazi20012 ROUND 2: @Justin ROUND 3: @kamakazi20012 Went at it for 3 rounds of Centipede with Kamakazi on the 7800. He won the 1st round, I won the 2nd, and he clenched it with the 3rd. Kamakazi won best of 3. This was actually a lot of fun! I know he felt the same. We'll be doing this again soon. Good game Kamakazi!
  37. 2 points
    831 wow a shark came outta nowhere while I was trapped between 2 long fishes ... I was a pretty tasty treat for him I have been starting with the difficulty on "B" or beginner as a tiny fish .... I dunno what Default is on Stella but curious to know
  38. 2 points
    273 I do happen to have the cart & manual game-play: "eat or be eaten" eat fish your size or smaller .... your fish will grow @ 5; 19; 55 & 132 on novice setting avoid jellyfish , electric eels & sharks I am going with this image thinking I had more than one life, hitting the button after death starts a new screen (new score)
  39. 2 points
    Oceo Team has released a new game for the Atari Lynx titled Lawnmower. Right now the game is only available as a free binary but there are plans to release it in cart with, perhaps, more features. They are looking for feedback to further improve the game. Download Here
  40. 2 points
    BlackCatz40

    Atari ST Essentials

    Right-click where it says 499 Items on the PDF option on the web page. You will be able to download all as a ZIP, or right-click on PDF on Firefox. It should give you the option to download as a ZIP as well. Be warned: it is 1.3 GB in size. If you have a fast Internet connection, and I assume that you do, it will download in 10-20 minutes. Thanks.
  41. 2 points
    kamakazi20012

    Hot Wheels ID Cars

    What Are Hot Wheels ID Cars? Hot Wheels ID cars look like the standard Hot Wheels cars. In reality these ID cars are unique. Each car has a tag on the chassis that can be scanned in to a mobile device. From there the car can be used in dedicated ID physical tracks and in the Hot Wheels ID racing app for Android and iOS devices. The physical tracks use a Bluetooth connection to a mobile device while the app allows scanned cars to be used in racing games against AI and other racers. Everything that car does stays with that car. All ID cars can be upgraded in the app for better performance. Hot Wheels ID Overview Where Can I Find Them? Hot Wheels ID cars have been located in Target stores. These are usually in a small white and orange box costing between $6 and $8 per car. I'm unsure if they are found any where else physically. These can also be found on Amazon and Ebay...if you want to pay premium prices for them. So What's The Big Deal? Most recently Mattel decided to include ID cars in the standard blister packs although sporting a similar white and orange theme over the standard blue theme. These are now being called "Chase Cars" and for a good reason. Any Hot Wheels collector may know about the rare Treasure Hunt and Super Treasure Hunt cars that are randomly packed in with standard cars. These are highly sought after by collectors and are often worth more than any single basic car. Now imagine something being more rare than either a TH or STH Hot Wheels car. Go on...keep imagining. That's where these ID Chase Cars fall. It's said that these are more rare than the Treasure Hunt and Super Treasure Hunt cars. It's been reported that one store opened up four cases and never seen a single Chase Car although they found two Treasure Hunt cars in those cases. But the nice thing is that if you do find one the price is the same as a basic Hot Wheels car. So if the store you are visiting sells Hot Wheels for a dollar and you find a Hot Wheels ID car in a blister pack it will be a dollar also. So the next time you go Hot Wheels hunting keep an eye out for any Hot Wheels ID cars. These are very collectible already with some selling for upwards of $80 on Ebay. Of course the whole idea is not to make a quick buck but it doesn't hurt to find 'em and hang on to them or even use them (you can scan them without opening them) but I suggest not opening them. Hot Wheels ID Chase Car on EBAY Also...the reason why I posted this under collectibles is because the Chase Cars are becoming collectible in a short amount of time and if others here hunt for Hot Wheels cars I thought they would like to know about them. Enjoy your Hot Wheels … and Atari, too!
  42. 2 points
    I got this on email today and thought I'd share it (I've even kept the formatting!). Excited or not, here you go... Excited for the new Atari VCS? Join the waiting list to get one first. Join Waiting List When the Atari VCS is available we will email you. You will have 48 hours to purchase before losing your spot. There is no commitment to purchase. Want to jump the line? Pre-order the Atari VCS now. Preorder Now ________________________________________________________________________________ The Atari VCS will ship in the following order: 1. Original Indiegogo backers who have prepaid for Atari VCS (sold out) 2. Individuals who have pre-ordered via AtariVCS.com or one of our retail partners. 3. Individuals on the Atari VCS waiting list
  43. 2 points
    There's a lot that come to my mind: Blue Thunder - The fancy helicopter movie starring Roy Scheider. The Thing - John Carpenter remake is absolutely riveting to watch even now. Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan. I don't think we'd have any Star Trek nowadays if this movie wasn't so good. Big Trouble in Little China - An action movie that's FUN from start to finish. UHF - Weird Al at his finest. Down and Out -- I had forgotten about that, and I definitely need to rewatch. Nick Nolte was huge in the 80's. Deservedly so.
  44. 2 points
    PS - Richard Dreyfuss has looked 60 years old for the past 30 years πŸ€”
  45. 2 points
    With the lighting it's hard to tell if that is a Vader or Woody. But it looks like the 2600 is working to me! I like that old-school TV, too. Sometimes those old Atari's worked best on those older non-cable ready TVs.
  46. 2 points
    I updated my post. I had forgotten to add my Starplex controllers!
  47. 2 points
    My favorites at the moment are: A customized CX-40 that I got from @AtariBrian He replaced the little metal indent switches with microswitches. It's awesome. SlikStik. The custom pad I got from @StormSurge. Perfection in pad form. I think it's made by Retrogameboyz. But my memory is weak. And PS - I've wanted a Starplex for a long time. I saw one recently and was always thought it would be bigger. Still, I want one.
  48. 2 points
    Of the controllers I tried out, here is my ranking from worse to best: 1. CX-24 2. CX-78 3. CX-40 4. My DIY arcade stick 5. Hyperkin Ranger 6. Robotron 2084 Dual Pad 7. Hyperkin Trooper 8. Coleco Gemini Dual Command I should note, all controllers performed reasonably well except for the CX-24. I'm continually impressed with the Hyperkin Trooper and Ranger. You honesty can't go wrong with either of these for a modern replacement. Also, the Robotron pad is great, but a bit heavy if you don't need the second pad due to the extra cable. I'd consider the single pad version. The Coleco Gemini Dual Command was the most consistent performer. It's also the controller I grew up with, having had a Gemini. That may have something to do with my ranking but it really did feel great despite being about 37 years old.
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    peteym5

    Putt 18 Miniature Golf for Atari 7800

    We are working out a few minor problems before publishing Putt 18 for 7800. We have also Tile Smashers in the works along with a few other popular titles we done on the 5200 and 8 bit.
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