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    Yars' Revenge Atari 2600 Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: GAME 6 - ULTIMATE YARS! Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST June 30th, 2019 HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY: July 30th is our 6th Annual Howard Scott Warshaw Day! Howard was a game designer at Atari who was responsible for creating some of the 2600’s most memorable titles. Howard’s birthday is July 30th. We’ve chosen HSW's birthday to celebrate Howard’s creations as one of Atari’s most prolific game designers. Howard's games encapsulate so much of what Atari was about, it's a fun reason to break out the 2600 and have fun playing Atari games with friends and family. To celebrate HSW Day, we're playing Yars' Revenge on the ULTIMATE YARS setting this weekend! 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 July 27th through July 30th, 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. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: ULTIMATE YARS: GAME 6 - Ultimate Yars features a bouncing Zorlon Cannon, plus some unusual twists that distinguish it from the other Yar games. First, you must bounce the Yar against the left side of the screen to make the Zorlon Cannon appear. Also, to make the cannon appear, you need five TRONS. TRONS are units of energy which you can collect at the following rate: Eat a cell from the shield: 1 TRON Touch the Qotile: 2 TRONS Catch a Zorlon Cannon shot after it bounces off the shield: 4 TRONS If a Yar bounces on the left side with less than five TRONS, it will not get a shot, but it won't lose the TRONS it has either. (Each time a Yar is destroyed, it loses its TRONS). Each Yar has a capacity of 255 TRONS.If a Yar tries to take on more than that, it will short out and the Yar will lose all its TRONS. The count of TRONS is not displayed on the screen. Yar scouts understand the count instinctively. 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: MESSAGE: HAPPY 6TH ANNUAL HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY! We're celebrating HSW's birthday with a short round of Ultimate Yars! Yars' Revenge is one of the best original Atari 2600 games. For this challenge we're playing on the highest difficulty setting, GAME 6: ULTIMATE YARS! Remember this is for "nerd cred" and meant to be a fun celebration of Howard Scott Warshaw! This challenge runs from today through Tuesday, so you'll have until 11:59 pm PST Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 to complete this challenge and successfully submit your score. The ROM and Instruction Book are provided for you below. Remember, share Atari fun with family and friends, and enjoy the game! Good luck defeating that Evil Quotile! Yars_Revenge.pdfYars_Revenge.bin
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    Playing on the 7800 so I put in Space Invaders to make sure that the difficulty switch is on A.
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    Here's a score to get us started...
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    Oh, cool. Defintely a great game by Howard!
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    I hope Lance at Video61 can help, he is a great guy. If not I could take a look at my 5200 and possibly model up a replacement in Fusion360 that could be 3D printed.
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    109,885. Just a slight improvement in score. This variation is pretty fun. I wasn't great about selecting through the different options when I was a kid. Often, I'd just opt for the default unless there were obvious changes like Air Sea Battle, Combat or Space Invaders. As a grown-up it's been fun to click through and play a lot of these game variations. Some game options bring real variety to the proceedings and make these old games seem fresh.
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    102,729. Happy HSW Day! Played on a modded 4-switch Woody with the RetroGameBoyz Robotron 2084 controller.
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    I managed to get 127,753. A small tip is to get mid air kills early for extra lives.
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    New prizes and a cool $5 hand held posted.
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    TrekMD

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

    The box still gives. That's good!
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    nosweargamer

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

    Cool stuff, especiall that Brain Baffler!
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    Willie!

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

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    Oh man, that's a tough call. Before you decide, let it cool down overnight. Unplug it, turn it on, then off. It is possible that once all the capacitors are discharged, it may fire back up. Summer heat may have caused the shutdown. That thing is pretty cool. Definitely worth keeping, but that's just my opinion. On the other hand, you might spend a day or two looking at Facebook marketplace. That's where I found two really nice sets over the last couple of months. Good luck. Start another thread if you feel like it. I'd like to see how this turns out.
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    RickR

    Free Stuff

    I'd love those posters, they look cool. I'll defer to anyone else that wants them though.
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    nosweargamer

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

    Blip is an awesome name for that game! Great stuff! And yes, that Elmo is from me!
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    TrekMD

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

    Some cool stuff in the box! That WICO joystick looks awesome!
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    RickR

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

    Here is what I took. First of all, I feel that this Elmo's 123's was put in there specifically for me by NSG. If so, THANK YOU. It looks good next to my Elmos' ABC's. And it reminds me of my oldest child when he was a toddler. Priceless. And here's the bulk of what I took. I feel like the PSP games were in there for me, and I thank you, mystery giver, for them! Does anyone else collect for PSP? I really agonized over the Wico 5200 stick. It's so cool, but I feel selfish for taking it. At the same time, it took up a lot of real estate in the box! NSG or Willie, if one of you would like it, I'm happy to ship it to you separately. The football homebrew is so cool! It's a 2600 version of the Mattel handheld football. In case you don't know, I'm the weird gamer that really loves sports games. So that game and the SNES baseball will be played a lot. I also hogged the 2600 games, figuring Willie and NSG probably already had them. The boxes are a little rough, but I really dig the price tags. Activision Skiing is a game in which I earned the patch, so having a boxed copy is really nice. Oooh, and an NSG card pack. I'm hoping for a few Oregon Duck players in there! Below is some stuff I took mostly to get the space for more games in the box. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, if anyone wants any of this, I'm happy to ship it separately. Given that, the Star Trek book will be read and enjoyed, I promise. And I really like the ESPN movies. And the multi-system cable is handy. Lastly, I want to say THANK YOU to all of you. Especially NSG for hosting the box. It really is a lot of fun. The box is stuffed full again, and I'll get it out to Willie as soon as I can.
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    What a brutal squad challenge, my 19" Philco TV kinda died 😢 While in attract mode it just turned itself off. I can't seem to find what year this thing was made. there is still a local TV repair shop and I guess I could take it there. but I think it's $50.oo just to drop the thing off for them to look at ( was a few years ago anyways ) I kinda suspect it was Karma from LMAO @Atari Creep 's video above earlier that night. I guess I'm looking for recommendations , have it fixt or toss it
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