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    OK, I managed to play for a short time. Here's the score...
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    Price Tag Thread

    Not mine but saw it and had to post it...
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    Happy HSW day!

    Happy HSW day!
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    Yars' Revenge Atari 2600 Controller: JOYSTICK / 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 July 31, 2020 Howard Scott Warshaw Day July 30th is our 7th Annual Howard Scott Warshaw Day! Howard was a game designer at Atari who was responsible for creating some of the Atari 2600's most memorable titles! Howard Scott Warshaw's birthday is July 30th, and we're celebrating Howard's wild creations as one of Atari's most prolific game designers. HSW's games encapsulate so much of the feel and spirit of what Atari was about. Celebrating his birthday is a fun excuse to break out the Atari 2600 and have fun playing these classic Atari games with family and friends. To celebrate the 7th Annual HSW Day we're playing his incredible creation Yars' Revenge on its most difficult setting - ULTIMATE YARS! 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 July 30th through July 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 ULTIMATE YARS: GAME 6. Ultimate Yars features a bouncing Zorlon Cannon, plus some wild twists that distinguish this version of Yars' Revenge from all the others. What should you expect? 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 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 HAPPY 7TH ANNUAL HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY! We're celebrating HSW's birthday with a lightning round of ULTIMATE YARS! Yars' Revenge is one of the coolest original Atari 2600 games. For this challenge we're playing on the highest difficulty setting, GAME 6: ULTIMATE YARS! This challenge runs from today through tomorrow, so you'll have until 11:59 pm PST Friday, July 31st, 2020 to complete this challenge and successfully submit your score. The ROM and Instruction Manual are provided for you below. Remember, share Atari fun with family and friends, and enjoy the game! Good luck defeating that Evil Quotile! NOTE: Our MOON PATROL Squad Challenge continues simultaneously with this one! Yars_Revenge.pdf Yars_Revenge.bin
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    Apple Switching from Intel

    I had a Cyrix CPU "upgrade" for my 386. It was more like a downgrade. I couldn't do as much with it that I could with the Intel CPU my computer came with. Only a few of my games actually worked with that Cyrix chip and at slow frame rates. Horrible chip.
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    Apple Switching from Intel

    What'd REALLY be interesting is if it includes compatibility with PowerPC-based apps!
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    ColecoVision vs. Atari Commercials

    Here's a YouTube video of CBS commercial breaks from November 19, 1983 featuring some of the GREAT commercials from the ColecoVision vs. Atari vs. Commodore era (what I believe SHOULD be referred to as "the 3rd Generation" video game consoles) "Sorry Atari" ColecoVision vs. Atari 2600 (at 5:51): https://youtu.be/a4qSAnQdXYc?t=351 "It Doesn't Work on ColecoVision!" Atari's Response, Atari 5200 vs. ColecoVision (at 10:52): https://youtu.be/a4qSAnQdXYc?t=652 Commodore responding to Coleco and Atari (at 14:22): https://youtu.be/a4qSAnQdXYc?t=862
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