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  1. 7 points
    John Champeau proves once again why he's the best at doing arcade ports for the VCS (and puts the 7800 version to shame in the process):
  2. 6 points
    What this guy did is incredible. 🤯 Hats off to him.
  3. 6 points
    Justin

    ATARI I/O SUMMER PIZZA FESTIVAL!

    SUMMER PIZZA FESTIVAL! 🕹️ 🍺 🍕 A CELEBRATION OF PIZZA, GAMES & SUMMER 🍕 🍺 🕹️ ____________ SIDEWALK SALE Buy, Sell & Trade! This is a great time to tidy up and let go of dupes in your collection! Polish up those spares and trades, take photos and post them in the Marketplace! We’ll spread the word that NOW is a great time to check out the new items in the Marketplace. Even if you only have a few items, now is a great time to get them listed, make a trade, check out what others have up, and maybe make a new friend in the process. 🍕 PIZZA PARTY Sample your favorite local pizza and celebrate summer with pizza and games! Invite a friend over for pizza and games at home, or go out to your local pizzeria for a fun night! Share photos in the forums and lets hear about your favorite local pizza place! What's your regional flavor? Is it New York Style, Chicago Deep Dish, Genuine California Pizza? Let’s see that pizza place game room! If you’re eating at home, project Warlords up on the side of your house for an amazing game with friends. It’s a good time to invite new friends to join the Forums. 🍕 LIVESTREAMS Content creators! Livestream pizza & games night from home, or check in LIVE from your local pizzeria with your mobile device. We’ll be there for the action! 🍕 3x HIGH SCORE SQUAD CHALLENGES 3 spectacular Squad Challenges running simultaneously thru the long weekend. Participate in as many of them as you want! 🍕 PLAY-IT-FORWARD Randomly donate/give/send a classic game to someone who might enjoy it, or support your favorite Atari I/O Content Creator with a generous donation on Patreon or PayPal. The spirit of Play-It-Forward is to promote classic gaming while being generous to those who could use a little generosity. This will not be an opportunity for mooches and grifters to pester forum members for free games or insinuate as much. 🍕 "Pizzas, and greasy joysticks, pitcher of root beer and high scores, that’s what it’s all about" - BTB Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd
  4. 6 points
    RickR

    Storms Giveaway 2 Haul!!!

    My stuff arrived today too. THANK YOU STORMSURGE!! Here's a pic, including Creep's falsies.
  5. 6 points
    StormSurge

    Jeopardy

    Is anyone else besides me swept up in James-mania? In case you haven't heard, the current champ is obliterating the Jeopardy record books. After 9 games, he already owns the top 3 single day earnings records. He's a machine. Ken Jennings holds the total earnings record in 74 games. James is on pace to break that record somewhere in the 20 game range. It's like Jordan, Tiger & Ruth in their primes, all rolled into one. Here's the first time he broke it (he's done it two more times & I have a feeling he's not done yet):
  6. 6 points
    kamakazi20012

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Here's what has been taken. List is continued from SS's list on first page. chas10e - Kool Aid Man & Elevator Action nosweargamer - Joust (NES) & Friday The 13th (NES) Atari Creep - MegaForce and Turmoil (Atari 2600) Mr Toon - Stampede & Jungle Hunt (Atari 2600) Gray Defender - Passed Control Issues - Golgo 13 (NES) and Zaxxon (2600) greenween - D&D (Intv) & Bayou Billy (NES) BlackCatz40 - Othello & Mario Bros. (2600) BlackCatz40 - Soccer (2600) & Sneak King (360) greenween - Tutankham & Blackjack (2600) Control Issues - PGA 3 (Gen) & Generator (DC) GRay Defender - Kinectimals (360) & Win Lose or Draw (NES) I hope this helps.
  7. 6 points
    Congratulations RadioPoultry! Congratulations @RadioPoultry on an excellent run! Super Mario Land is possibly one of the most important killer aps of all time, which along with Tetris helped launch the Game Boy to stratospheric dominance. For many of us this was the first Mario sequel we got to play, and we really loved joining Mario in a new adventure of ancient ruins, giant crabs, flying stone heads and strange creatures! I can never see the stone heads of Easter Island without thinking of playing this game out by the pool. Super Mario Land was our first GameBoy Squad Challenge, as well as our first Single-Life Run. I wasn't sure if we'd have a good turnout for our first Game Boy game, it was great to see so many of you jump in on this Challenge! @RadioPoultry won the Squad Challenge with a high score of 198,500. @Kid A was right on his tail with an incredible 181,390. @atarilbc brought his A-Game with his Lunchtime Unwinds, posting a high score of 87,510. @ThatBuffGamer posted an impressive 69,340. I showed up with @kamakazi20012, @Atari Creep and @RickR to post our best! Congrats to everyone who played! I'd encourage RadioPoultry to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next Squad Challenge will be for the Atari ST. 2019 will be changing it up in High Score Squad with new challenges for Lynx, SNES, Genesis, Master System, Atari ST, Jaguar, 5200, TurboGrafx-16, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Game Boy and much much more, in addition to the usual lineup of video game systems. We may even have an Arcade challenge! Be ready to play all of these game systems, we'll be breaking new ground with more interesting Squad Challenges coming up very soon and throughout the year, and we hope to see you there. Way to go everybody! SUPER MARIO LAND SINGLE LIFE RUN FINAL STANDINGS 1 RADIO POULTRY 198,500 2 KID A 181,390 3 ATARILBC 87,510 4 THAT BUFF GAMER 69,340 5 JUSTIN 52,410 6 KAMAKAZI20012 46,610 7 ATARI CREEP 38,200 8 RICKR 15,680
  8. 6 points
    178010
  9. 5 points
    The guys from ChampGames are currently working on an amazing home port of Galaga for the Atari 2600. I know NSG posted about it but this deserves its own thread. Head to the thread in AA to get the demo binary: Champ Games - Galaga 2600
  10. 5 points
    chas10e

    Storms Giveaway 2 Haul!!!

    I didn't get "the memo" but I did get all the cool schwag I was able to select. and as the- @Atari Creep described the "fake boobies" as they will now forever be called. Thanks again @StormSurge
  11. 5 points
    I can not believe I forgot to post these. My buddy ColecoJoe hooked me up with these back in March. I have a few more on their way, I will post them with updated collection numbers! And 👇 these 👇 fron the almighty @nosweargamer also in March.
  12. 5 points
    Congratulations ThatBuffGamer! Congratulations @ThatBuffGamer on an awesome score! Shinobi was our 1st Sega Master System Squad Challenge, and our third "Single Life Run" challenge. Guys, these were incredible scores. Seriously, these scores just blew me away, and the amount of enthusiasm in this challenge was palpable. I hope everybody had a lot of fun with this one. ThatBuffGamer achieved the High Score for this Squad Challenge with a score of 291,800. @atarilbc took 2nd Place with 157,450 points, and @Control Issues scored 153,800 points to take 3rd. @RadioPoultry @Atari Creep @nosweargamer and @RickR all showed up with their best. Great game guys! Congrats to everyone who played! I'd like to encourage ThatBuffGamer to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Atari Lynx! See you there! SHINOBI SINGLE LIFE RUN FINAL STANDINGS 1 THAT BUFF GAMER 291,800 2 ATARILBC 157,450 3 CONTROL ISSUES 153,800 4 RADIO POULTRY 131,200 5 ATARI CREEP 119,400 6 NO SWEAR GAMER 97,450 7 RICKR 93,300
  13. 5 points
    Don’t want to discourage you guys but I just managed to beat my previous highscore.. it’s now 291800 😅 Haven’t been able to beat this boss though, this is like the third time I’ve reached him since I was twelve. Never did beat the game haha This time I’m playing the game on my GBA with my Sega Master System Classics cart.
  14. 5 points
    💰 Have you ever found a Red Quarter? What did you think it was? Red quarters are known as “shills”, “house coins” or “freebies.” If you’ve ever found an old quarter that was painted red, (usually dated before the ‘90s) those were used in Arcades to count free plays. Whenever the machine ate your quarter without giving you your game, you’d tell the attendant who would give you a free game to make up for it. Sometimes they had the key to open the coin mech and hit the switch, but in many cases Arcade owners didn’t trust their teenaged employees to have coin mech keys where they could reach in there and grab a fist full of quarters. Instead, Arcades would have extra quarters called “shills” or “house coins” used for this purpose. Sometimes these could also be found in laundromats and diners with jukeboxes. House coins were painted red so that at the end of each week, when all the quarters were counted from the coin box, they would subtract the red quarters from their earnings and return them to the attendants to be used again. Over time most of these quarters have made their way back into circulation. The next time you come across a red quarter dated before the early 1990s set it aside! You never know if that quarter worked long hours at an old Tilt or Aladdin’s Castle somewhere.
  15. 5 points
    StormSurge

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Okay, here we go! The draft order is below. Some ground rules: I won't put a time limit on the picks, but try to be as efficient as possible. I realize everyone is located all over the map and keep varied hours, so there's no expectation on my end. Consoles/handhelds/lightswitches count as one pick, TWO (2) games count as a pick, FOUR (4) manuals count as a pick. Trading of picks is allowed. If you want to move up & offer up later picks, by all means, offer away. You may pass on your pick. Post your selections in this thread. Both Skyrim 360 games count as one game. Games that had matching manuals in the loose pile of manuals will now be included with the game.. My only goal is to get rid of everything. 😀 I THINK that covers everything. If there are any questions, please ask away. HAVE FUN!! The Loot: fergojisan - Luigi's Mansion & Mario Golf (GC) kamakazi20012 - Xbox 360 RickR - Alien 2600 CIB & SW Rebel Strike (GC) chas10e - Pigs in Space (2600) & Bomberman (NES) nosweargamer - TMNT III (NES) & Mario Kart Double Dash (GC) Atari Creep - Gamecube Mr Toon - Wii GRay Defender - Family Feud (Genesis) & Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (360) Control Issues - Altered Beast (Genesis) & Mario Bros. (NES) greenween - NES Willie! - Mattel Electronic Football BlackCatz40 - GI Joe: Cobra Strike (2600) & Activision Decathalon (2600) BlackCatz40 - Miniature Golf (2600) & Trick Shot (2600) Willie! - Tandyvision greenween - Ms. Pac Man Plug & Play Control Issues - River City Ransom (NES) & Ghostbusters (2600) GRay Defender - Jeopardy! (X360) & The Simpsons: Bart vs. The World (NES) Mr Toon - Atlantis (Int.) & Metal Gear (NES) Atari Creep - Astrosmash (Int.) & Mission X (Int.) nosweargamer - 3-D Worldrunner (NES) & Double Dare (NES) chas10e - Arcade Controller Lightswitch RickR - Xevious (NES) & Commando (NES) kamakazi20012 - Dr. Mario (NES) & Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (NES) kamakazi20012 - Gauntlet (NES) & Halo CE Anniversary (X360) RickR - Cobra Triangle (NES) & Gyromite (NES) chas10e - Kool Aid Man (2600) & Elevator Action (NES) nosweargamer - Joust (NES) & Friday the 13th (NES) Atari Creep - Mega Force (2600) & Turmoil (2600) Mr Toon - Stampede (2600) & Jungle Hunt (2600) GRay Defender - PASS Control Issues - Golgo 13 (NES) & Zaxxon (2600) greenween - Dungeons & Dragons (Int.) & Adventures of Bayou Billy (NES) BlackCatz40 - Othello (2600) & Mario Bros. (2600) BlackCatz40 - Championship Soccer (2600) & Sneak King (X360) greenween - Tutankham (2600) & Blackjack (2600) Control Issues - PGA Tour III (Genesis) & Generator Demo (Dreamcast) GRay Defender - Win, Lose or Draw (NES) & Kinectimals (X360) Mr Toon - Laser Blast (2600) & Skiing (2600) Atari Creep - Chopper Command (2600) & Moon Patrol (2600) nosweargamer - Super High Impact Football (Genesis) & Tecmo Super Bowl (Genesis) chas10e - Cars (X360) & Lego Indiana Jones (X360) RickR - PGA European Tour (Genesis) & Jack Nicklaus 18 Holes (NES) kamakazi20012 - Bioshock (X360) & Spy Hunger (NES) kamakazi20012 - Wheel of Fortune (X360) & Family Feud (X360) RickR - Super Football (2600) & Dolphin (2600) chas10e - Donkey Kong Jr. (2600) & PASS nosweargamer - Gopher (2600) & NES Manuals (Ninja Gaiden, Bad Dudes, Bad Street Brawler, 1942) Atari Creep - Riddle of the Sphinx (2600) & Sneak 'n Peak (2600) Mr Toon - Mouse Trap (2600) & Dragster (2600) GRay Defender - Skyrim (X360) & Hoops (NES) Control Issues - Battlezone (2600) & Carnival (2600) greenween - Horse Racing (Int.) & Towering Inferno (2600) BlackCatz40 - RS Soccer (2600) & RS Tennis (2600) BlackCatz40 - International Soccer (2600) & Human Cannonball (2600) greenween - Wheel of Fortune (NES) & Word Zapper (2600) Control Issues - Sky Jinks (2600) & Sky Diver (2600) GRay Defender - Grand Theft Auto V (X360) & Indy 500 (2600) Mr Toon - Fallout 3 (X360) & Tennis (2600) Atari Creep - Barnstorming (2600) & Starmaster (2600) nosweargamer - Super Mario Bros (NES) & NES Manuals (Amagon, Bandai Golf, Skate or Die & Wrath of the Black Manta) chas10e - Phineas & Ferb Quest for Cool Stuff (X360) RickR - Boxing (2600) & Kangaroo (2600) kamakazi20012 - Bioshock Infinite (X360) & Air Sea Battle (2600) kamakazi20012 - Slot Racers (2600) & Space War (2600) RickR - RS Volleyball (2600) & Astroblast (2600) chas10e - Combat (2600) Mr Toon - Space Invaders (2600) GRay Defender - Puss In Boots (X360) & Video Chess (2600) Control Issues - Halo 3 (X360) & RS Boxing (2600) greenween - NES Manuals (1942 & Phantasy Star II map) BlackCatz40 - Dreamcast Web Browser & Street Racer (2600) BlackCatz40 - RS Football (2600) & Star Raiders (2600) chas10e - Max Payne 3 (X360) RickR - SQ Earthworld (2600) & Swordquest Fireworld (2600)
  16. 5 points
    atarilbc

    Ch...ch...ch...changes

    So the divorce was finalized last month. The last few weeks I've been spending my off hours getting ready to list our house. I haven't lived there for six months and there are some things that need to be addressed before the listing. I'm hoping for a quick sale so that I can close the book on this chapter. Onward and upward!
  17. 5 points
    nosweargamer

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Here's what's left: 360 games Big Bumpin' Kinect Adventures (Kinect) Max Payne 3 Pocketbike Racer Your Shape Fitness Evolved (Kinect) 2600 games SQ: Earthworld SQ: Fireworld Intellivision games NASL Soccer Assorted manuals ( Anticipation is also included. They were underneath other manuals.) Anticipation (NES) PS3 Manual LOL, Poor Sword Quests!
  18. 5 points
    greenween

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Happy Birthday StormSurge!
  19. 5 points
    RickR

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    I'm going all golf this time NES Jack Nicklaus and Genesis PGA Europe please and thank you.
  20. 5 points
    chas10e

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    alrghty then: "Cars" (xb360) & " Lego Indiana Jones " (xb360) @RickR-b-next I concur
  21. 5 points
    97,400. Just 50 points behind @nosweargamer!
  22. 5 points
    nosweargamer

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    I've updated the list. I hope this helps @StormSurge when he returns from his busy weekend. fergojisan - Luigi's Mansion & Mario Golf (GC) kamakazi20012 - Xbox 360 RickR - Alien 2600 CIB & SW Rebel Strike (GC) chas10e - Pigs in Space (2600) & Bomberman (NES) nosweargamer - TMNT III (NES) & Mario Kart Double Dash (GC) Atari Creep - Gamecube Mr Toon - Wii GRay Defender - Family Feud (Genesis) & Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (360) Control Issues - Altered Beast (Genesis) & Mario Bros. (NES) greenween - NES Willie! - Mattel Electronic Football BlackCatz40 - GI Joe: Cobra Strike (2600) & Activision Decathalon (2600) BlackCatz40 - Miniature Golf (2600) & Trick Shot (2600) Willie! - Tandyvision greenween - Ms. Pac Man Plug & Play Control Issues - River City Ransom (NES) & Ghostbusters (2600) GRay Defender - Jeopardy! (X360) & The Simpsons: Bart vs. The World (NES) Mr Toon - Atlantis (Int.) & Metal Gear (NES) Atari Creep - Astrosmash (Int.) & Mission X (Int.) nosweargamer - 3-D Worldrunner (NES) & Double Dare (NES) chas10e - Arcade Controller Lightswitch RickR - Xevious (NES) & Commando (NES) kamakazi20012 - Dr. Mario (NES) & Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (NES) kamakazi20012 - Gauntlet (NES) & Halo CE Anniversary (X360) RickR - Cobra Triangle (NES) & Gyromite (NES) chas10e - Kool Aid Man (2600) & Elevator Action (NES) nosweargamer - Joust (NES) & Friday the 13th (NES, with manual?) Atari Creep - MegaForce (2600) & Turmoil (2600) Mr Toon - Stampede (2600) & Jungle Hunt (2600) GRay Defender - skipped Control Issues - Golgo 13 (NES) & Zaxxon (2600) greenween - D & D (Intv) & Bayou Billy (NES) BlackCatz40 - Othello (2600) & Mario Bros. (2600) BlackCatz40 - Championship Soccer (2600) & Sneak King (X360) greenween - Tutankham (2600) & Blackjack (2600) Control Issues - PGA Tour 3 (Gen) & Generator Demo (Dreamcast) GRay Defender - Win Lose or Draw (NES) & Kinectimals (X360) Mr Toon Atari Creep nosweargamer chas10e RickR kamakazi20012 kamakazi20012 RickR chas10e nosweargamer Atari Creep Mr Toon GRay Defender Control Issues greenween BlackCatz40 BlackCatz40 greenween Control Issues GRay Defender Mr Toon Atari Creep nosweargamer chas10e RickR kamakazi20012 kamakazi20012 RickR chas10e nosweargamer Atari Creep Mr Toon GRay Defender Control Issues greenween BlackCatz40 BlackCatz40 greenween Control Issues GRay Defender Mr Toon Atari Creep nosweargamer chas10e RickR kamakazi20012
  23. 5 points
    GRay Defender

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Oh yes, tells you how close I am paying attention how about Kinectimals (Kinect) ?
  24. 5 points
    kamakazi20012

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    LOL. Now it's @BlackCatz40 turn.
  25. 5 points
    Atari Creep

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    @Mr Toon see what you did? Now neither of us have it. Hope you're happy now. haha
  26. 5 points
    greenween

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Just got home from work. I'm going to figure out what's left and post my picks soon.
  27. 5 points
    97450. I did this on a live stream tonight, around the 8:00 mark. First time I've played this game in a long time! Gave the site some shout outs too.
  28. 5 points
    nosweargamer

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    They have not been taken, so they are yours! @greenween is next!
  29. 5 points
    Night Stalker Intellivision Controller: CONTROLLER / MULTIPLE CONTROLLERS / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Game Speed 3 (Button 1) SINGLE LIFE: Achieve high score using only one life to win challenge Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST May 14th, 2019 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 May 1st through May 14th, 2019. 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, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. The use of multiple controllers is allowed in this challenge. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Speed 3, Single Life Run. Speed 3 is the next-to-fastest play speed for this game. Please take note that Speed 3 on the Overlay is actually BUTTON 1 on the Controller itself. It's weird and confusing that they would do this, especially given how often players lost their overlays. SINGLE LIFE RUN: You are only allowed ONE LIFE to achieve your high score in this Squad Challenge. 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, rewinds, 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: https://forums.atari.io/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/ MESSAGE: Welcome to our 58th Squad Challenge! This will be our third Squad Challenge for the Mattel Intellivision and for one of the system's pillar titles: Night Stalker! This is a SINGLE LIFE RUN Challenge, and you are only allowed ONE LIFE to achieve your high score in this Squad Challenge. ROM, Instruction Manual and Controller Overlay are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be a special one-day event challenge coming up this Saturday, May the Fourth. Be there! Night Stalker.pdf Overlay - Night Stalker.pdf Night Stalker.bin
  30. 5 points
    StormSurge

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Okay, I will remove the manuals that have matching games from the list & include them with the games. Thanks all!!
  31. 5 points
    fergojisan

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Thank you Matt! I will pick Luigi's Mansion and Mario Golf for Gamecube.
  32. 5 points
    StormSurge

    Storm's Giveaway - DRAFT RESULTS

    Congratulations.... fergojisan!!! Running list... 12. BlackCatz40 11. Willie! 10. greenween 9. Control Issues 8. GRay Defender 7. Mr Toon 6. Atari Creep 5. nosweargamer 4. chas10e 3. RickR 2. kamakazi20012 1. fergojisan
  33. 5 points
    kamakazi20012

    My First Cab!!

    Well, sort of. This thing is super cool! Get the rest and I can have my own arcade Galaxian has always been my favorite of the two (Galaxian/Galaga). Thanks to my wife for an awesome birthday gift.
  34. 5 points
    Control Issues

    Hi there...

    New here, obviously. Saw the posts on Twitter and followed. Didn't realize it was a forum until I saw the post about the chat and decided to check it out. Thought, "Oh, they're doing a TurboGrafx R-Type scoring thing... I wanna put in a score." 😃 I'm in the East Texas area, about two hours East of Dallas. Been playing video games since my family first got a pong clone in the late 70s/early 80s. Been collecting for about 25 years or so, but still don't have a huge collection. Too many consoles, too many games, not enough money. The usual. Been member of the AtariAge forums for about ten years. Figured I'd branch out some. Pic is of me at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco Texas. It's a great place to visit if you're in the Dallas area.
  35. 5 points
    Here's pics of my Intellivision stuff... Got all of this from a coworker. It was literally one of those, "Look what I found in my mom's attic" kind of deals. He tried selling it all to a local game store, but didn't like their offer then he came to me. I told him he should have come to me first. lol I offered him $50 and he accepted. Then I found out that I could only get $40 out as cash at the register, so I told him I'd owe him the other 10 and he said not to worry about it. The $40 was already over twice what the game store offered him. 😃 (Sorry the pics aren't that great... need to take updated ones. These are on my old apartment's kitchen floor and the dark color tile wasn't a good choice for a background.)
  36. 5 points
    Congratulations Marco1019! Congratulations @Marco1019 on an excellent score! DINTAR816's Pac-Man-Man 8K was our first Homebrew Squad Challenge, I'm thrilled to see the turnout and enthusiasm for this game! Kudos to DINTAR816 for creating this amazing home-brew! It was great to have all of you jump in this challenge, and to welcome new member Marco1019 to the forums! Marco won the Squad Challenge with a high score of 146,770. @kamakazi20012 brought his A-Game with 61,140 points, and @RadioPoultry took 3rd with 47,560 points. @atarilbc scored 41,790 points, @TrekMD checked in with 37,750 points and @RickR was right on his tail with 37,610. @Atari Creep rounded things out with 11,680 points. I disqualified my score because I started playing the wrong ROM. Great showing guys! Congrats to everyone who played! I'd like to welcome Marco1019 to the Atari I/O Forums and encourage him to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next Squad Challenge will be for the TurboGrafx-16 and will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16th. See you there! PAC-MAN 8K FINAL STANDINGS 1 MARCO1019 146,770 2 KAMAKAZI20012 61,140 3 RADIO POULTRY 47,560 4 ATARILBC 41,790 5 TREKMD 37,750 6 RICKR 37,610 7 ATARI CREEP 11,680
  37. 5 points
    This is the Comlynx Cable I bought on a trip to Toys R Us with my family late one Friday night after school in the Fall of 1993. It was my first Lynx purchase and one of the first things I ever bought as a retrogamer. I had this tradition: Whenever I was super excited to get a new video game system, I would start my collection with something very small. Maybe an inexpensive game, or an accessory on clearance. That way, at least I’d have a little something to bring home and start my Lynx collection. It was something to pick up and look at a million times while I mowed lawns and saved up all summer to buy an Atari Lynx system and a few good games. I was 11 or 12 years old and it was my way of planting my flag in the ground and declaring “Hey everybody, this is the next frontier of my collection and YES I’m going to do this!” It was no easy task to save up $200-$300 when you’re a kid and this was my way of getting amped up and committing to saving up for a big purchase! I was planting the seeds of my collection. I bought this Comlynx Cable for $9 on that first night. The following Friday I returned to Toys R Us and bought a Lynx Sun Visor ($3) Lynx Pouch ($9) and Lynx Battery Pack ($14). I came home and placed everything on my shelf next to my Atari 2600 and 7800 collection - in a new “Lynx corner”. 26 Years later I still have this little Comlynx Cable, I just posted this on our Atari I/O Instagram account and I’m excited to be able to share this with you. My Comlynx Cable is like the $1 bill they have taped on the wall at every Chinese restaurant, it’s only a dollar but it’s the first dollar they ever made. I was just beginning my journey as a retrogamer, and trips to Toys R Us were the epicenter of my classic gaming passion. It was 1993, the 16-Bit console wars were raging and I was just waking up to the realization of “wait, hold up.. whatever happened to Atari?” Atari used to be everywhere… and somehow now it was gone entirely, with the exception of a few Lynx items in Toys R Us. I started visiting Toys R Us to see what Atari stuff I could find. After all, I hadn’t really looked for Atari stuff in a number of years, maybe I had missed something? By this time, there was nothing to be found of Atari 2600, 5200 or 7800 items. I found out later that whatever was left had all been clearanced out to make room on the shelf for Super Nintendo. The only classic Atari items I could find were off-brand “Gemeni” joysticks and paddle controllers, and an older-style TV switch box. Toys R Us still had Atari Lynx though, and that was enough. At the time, the bright colorful graphics and sound seemed amazing compared to Game Boy. I always found myself drawn to the niche video game stuff in Toys R Us, the Lynx stuff and the TurboGrafx stuff that was sooo good, but unloved and about to go on clearance. The Comlynx Cable was a multiplayer cable that let up to 8 Lynx units chain together for multiplayer games. Comlynx was originally developed to run over infrared links but was changed to a cable-based networking system before the final release. When players walked through the beam, the link would be interrupted. Todd's Adventures in Slime World was the first recordable 8-Player co-op game, and the only 8-Player game for the Atari Lynx.
  38. 5 points
    Jake

    NSG's April Giveaway!

    Easter eggs!
  39. 5 points
    I reached 89K on my stream the other night so I set my new goal for 100K. I set my new PB a short while ago: 146,770. I reached the 4th Key and stumbled a bit. Nonetheless, I'm thrilled with this run.
  40. 5 points
    atarilbc

    Hyperkin "The Trooper" Controller

    I picked up a Hyperkin "The Trooper" controller this week for $15. This is the "improved" version of the controller that shipped with the first run of the Retron 77 last summer. Apparently, Hyperkin took the criticism of their initial controller and improved it for subsequent runs of the Retron 77. In addition, they offer it as a stand alone purchase. I'm not really in the market for a 2600 compatible emulation box but I was interested in the controller. Here are the basic details: Ambidextrous two-button layout Faux "woodgrain" styling 10 ft. cable Angled corners for comfort Traditionally styled joystick I put about two hours on the controller playing a variety of games. For purposes of comparison, I also played the games with an Atari CX-40 (XE version) which I purchased NOS from B&C Computervisions. The games that I played included Berzerk, Ms. Pac-Man, Q-bert, Spider Fighter, Missile Command and Demon Attack. I really wanted to try a cross section of games that put the controller through its paces. Here are my thoughts: Build quality: I've had bad luck with modern 2600 compatible controllers. They frequently break within just a few gaming sessions. The Trooper didn't feel rugged but it doesn't come off as cheap either. The button was more responsive than an Atari CX-40; it felt great. The joystick itself isn't as stiff as a real controller but it didn't feel like it would break. My initial impression is that its a sturdy alternative to some of the other replacements that are on the market. Styling/Design: The first thing I noticed about the control was its angled corners. These are a call back to the Retron itself and its an interesting/handsome look overall. Functionally the corners make the controller slightly more comfortable to hold than a CX-40. The 10 ft. cable is a nice touch and I'm glad to put away my Genesis extensions. The ambidextrous two-button layout is a nice feature but I don't really need it. Its a great inclusion for south paws I suppose. One thing that is a bit off-putting is the faux wood grain. Its a little too orange and doesn't really go with my 4-switch Woody. They might have tried matching the original if they were going through the effort. Control: As I said above, the Trooper didn't feel as stiff as the CX-40. Its a softer overall feeling stick that you don't have to press quite as hard. During my gaming session, I found it to handle diagonals much better than the CX-40. Games like Missile Command and Berzerk were a joy to play. It also fared comparatively well in the shooters Spider Fighter and Demon Attack. The CX-40 had an edge on the 4-way games, particularly Ms. Pac-Man. I found myself missing tight direction changes with the Trooper that I can hit with the CX-40. As I stated above, button response was great; much improved from the CX-40. Overall, I like the Trooper. It seems like a sturdy replacement/spare for 2600 compatible consoles. It stood up well against the CX-40 for most games and the 10 ft. cable and angled corners are a plus. For $15 you can't go wrong. Also, I'm hoping the name is a reference to Iron Maiden. \m/ Have you tried the Trooper? What are your thoughts?
  41. 5 points
    My final attempt this nightshift: I’m off to bed now, have a great day you all and keep playing! 😄
  42. 5 points
    RickR

    Brian's Man Cave

    I won an indy 500 tournament once.
  43. 4 points
    kamakazi20012

    Storms Giveaway 2 Haul!!!

    Awesome stuff, Control Issues. I'm not a huge fan of Halo either. I'm more of a Borderlands person. My wife and I play that game religiously. Sports titles? Naa...but I do enjoy a good game of Tennis and Virtua Tennis (DC) and RS Tennis (2600 & 5200) are good games. I've recently been enjoying Rocket League and is probably the only sports game that I can say is a LOT of fun. I just can't pull off the same skills that I've seen others do in that game. Dreamcast? Most of the games on that Generation Disc are top-notch. You might try to keep an eye out for any Official Dreamcast Magazine discs as well. Some had full games on them where the magazine discs are the only way to get them. I love Genesis and have fond memories of the Master System...but I believe Dreamcast remains by favorite Sega system of all-time.
  44. 4 points
    nosweargamer

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    To announce my next pick, please welcome TV personality, Marc Summers! With the 20th Pick of the 2019 StrormSurge Draft, NSG selects 3-D Worldrunner (NES) & oh.....what's this? What a pleasant surprise! Double Dare (NES) !!! @chas10e is next!
  45. 4 points
    nosweargamer

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    This is a snake style draft, meaning when a round is over, the next round starts in reverse order. That's why the list looks weird. For instance, the last picker of round 1 will be the first picker in round 2, getting back-to-back picks. This helps even things out so your not stuck in the same position each round.
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points
    Pac-Man 8K by DINTAR816 Atari 2600 Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Default Achieve high score to win challenge Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST April 14th, 2019 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 April 1st through April 14th, 2019. 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, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. You may chose your preference of DINTAR816's Pac-Man 8K ROM. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. Difficulty Level: Default. Press FIRE to start. 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, rewinds, 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: https://forums.atari.io/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/ Message: Welcome to our 55th Squad Challenge! This time we're celebrating National Pac-Man Day on April 3rd by playing our first Atari Homebrew game in a regular Squad Challenge, Pac-Man 8K by DINTAR816! Pac-Man 8K shines in many ways that the original Atari 2600 Pac-Man release was lacking. DINTAR816 includes an arcade-like blue maze and black background, multi-colored ghosts and cutscenes just like the arcade version. Many consider DINTAR816's 8K version of Pac-Man to be one of the best for the platform. While still not arcade perfect, the 8K edition is closer than Atari's official version. Pac-Man 8K can also be commonly found on Atari Flashback consoles and handhelds released over the past few years, so this homebrew can be found at Walmart, Target, Sam's Club, etc. We're venturing into Homebrew territory as a fun way to celebration National Pac-Man Day 2019! We're also celebrating AtariAge user DINTAR816's contribution to the Pac-Man legacy on Atari with this masterpiece. We owe DINTAR816 a debt of gratitude for the time, effort and passion involved in creating Pac-Man 8K. THANK YOU! Remember to celebrate National Pac-Man Day 2019 on Wednesday, April 3rd and good luck to everyone playing! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the TurboGrafx-16! We also have a special one-day event challenge coming up as well. pacman2600_8k_v8test_corn.bin
  48. 4 points
    Control Issues

    My Turbo...

    I got my TurboGrafx back in High School. Probably '91, but I don't remember exactly. I had been looking in gaming mags and watching the battle between the Turbo and the Genesis (SNES wasn't out yet). I finally convinced my parents to get me a TurboGrafx, but didn't know it right away. My dad and step-mom told my mom that they were getting me one for Christmas, and my mom told me so I could pick out a game I wanted (because she had no idea about games.) I picked Legendary Axe. The system came with a mail in offer for a free game that required filling out a card and sending in the UPC and proof of purchase from the box (so my box has some holes in it where I cut them out). The free game I got was Blazing Lazers. They also got me the TurboTap and an extra TurboPad. I don't remember the order in which the rest of the collection was acquired or years... I know that World Class Baseball, Psychosis, and Military Madness were all bought when the local Hastings store was selling their rental games. TV Sports Football and the controller extension cable (an actual TG extension cable) were bought from Turbo Zone Direct vial mail order. But the others, I'm not sure... some Ebay, but don't remember which ones exactly. But the last game I got for it was Ninja Spirit and that was about five years ago. Most of the stuff was bought before prices skyrocketed. Hard to justify or afford games these days. lol
  49. 4 points
    No world record, but not bad for a days work! Thanks for doing this again Justin! It's so unique to have a Tax Avoiders day!!!
  50. 4 points
    Lunchtime unwind: 87,510.
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