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  1. 6 points
    Congratulations Socrates63! Congratulations to @socrates63 on his second win in a row and for becoming our first MAME Champion! We had solid turnout and real spirit for our first MAME Squad Challenge, I want to thank everyone for doing whatever you had to do to participate! Some of you are MAME experts, others learned on the fly. There was a lot of help in these forums going back-and-forth to help get people get set up and going on MAME, it's really awesome to see you guys coming together like that. @socrates63 is our champion for this Squad Challenge, taking the top spot in our Final Standings to claim 1st Place with 53,850 points. What an achievement! @nosweargamer was ferocious with his elevator action and takes 2nd Place with 30,150 Points. @btbfilms76 came in with a strong showing to take our 3rd spot on the board with 19,550 points. @MaliciousCarp was hot on BTB's tail, and @DegasElite @RickR and @HDN round out the board all with their best scores! Congratulations to @socrates63 for his big win, and as always I'd like to encourage Sabertooth to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and let's make sure this Challenge continues on! Also, we're closing in on the home stretch for BTB's Atari 7800 Paddle Controllers Giveaway! IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO ENTER! We'll be having our 7800 Paddles Giveaway and announcing a winner on December 1st. To keep a running list of who's entered into BTB's Atari 7800 Paddle Controllers Giveaway Contest, so far the following Members have asked to be entered and are permanently enrolled through the rest of the contest: @RickR @Sabertooth @nosweargamer @TrekMD @socrates63 @HDN @Atari Creep. If I missed your name please send me a PM, and if you don't see your name listed and would like to enter to win the pair of 7800 Paddle Controllers, be sure to say "Hey BTB, enter me to win!" when posting your next high score! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be announced today! Be there!
  2. 4 points
    😎😍Well that is just awesome, a while ago I read in a Silent Hill Facebook Group post someone asked about replaying Silent Hill 2, I have only played it originally on the PS2, someone mentioned to be sure to play the version that has the Maria sub scenario “Born From a Wish” and amazingly I never have! 😮 I loaded it up from the extended PS2 edition in PCSX2 emulator, looks and plays great, never thought I would be playing and experiencing anything Silent Hill 2 related that was new to me. LOVING THIS! The best part is in emulation I can far higher resolutions than the PS2 could ever run natively, works perfectly with my wireless Xbox 360 gamepad (like movement, drawing firing weapon, run, look etc were instantly configured!) and unlike some older PC ports of some PS2 games there is no issues with compatibility or requirements with newer versions of Windows.
  3. 4 points
    FYI, The arcade game is included on Atari Anthology, which was released for the Xbox, PS2 & Windows in the mid 2000's It was also included on Atari Greatest Hits Volume 2 for the DS And here's a fun fact. In an interview with Next Generation Magazine (July 1995), Sam Tramiel said that they were going to make Major Havoc their version of Sonic or Mario icon/mascot game. Imagine that! Major Havoc: Jaguar Mascot. Of course the system would be discontinued the following year and I have not heard if work on a Jaguar Major Havoc game ever got started.
  4. 4 points
    43,300 -- I had heard of the name before but never seen nor played Major Havoc. I ❤️ vector graphics. The gameplay of this game is a bit more complicated than Elevator Action. The controls are simple enough but you have multiple distinct game mechanics from shooter to platforming in a Berzerk-like maze, and then there's the mini Breakout game. It truly is The Adventures of Major Havoc.
  5. 4 points
    BTB's Atari 7800 Paddle Controller Giveaway will be on December 1st. Enter now!
  6. 4 points
    So can we all agree that crushing an enemy by elevator is just as horrifying as blowing up an enemy with air in Dig Dug?
  7. 3 points
    Major Havoc Arcade / MAME Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Medium, Bonus Life at 100,000 Pts, Adaptive Difficulty: Yes Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST November 30, 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 November 15th through November 30th, 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 / Mini console, 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 Game Difficulty: Medium. Bonus Life at 100,000 Points. Adaptive Difficulty: Yes 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 92nd Squad Challenge! We're going for a one-two punch with our second MAME Squad Challenge in a row! There was such great excitement and enthusiasm for our first MAME Squad Challenge, BTB convinced me to do this again! While everybody's got their MAME setup in action and ready to go, we're going to do back-to-back MAME challenges. The Adventures of Major Havoc was released to arcades by Atari, Inc. in 1983. It was largely designed by Owen Rubin with assistance from Marc Cerny. The original arcade machine uses a unique cylindrical "Roller-Controller" which plays like rolling a pop can left or right. Major Havoc was on the cusp of becoming an Atari mascot, and Sam Tramiel even mentioned in an interview the possibility of introducing Major Havoc into a new Jaguar game and being resurrected as a mascot for Atari Corp. The Adventures of Major Havoc is a super cool arcade game that has never made it to Atari game systems. We're jumping back into MAME for this Squad Challenge and once again if you need help with Emulation, please ask! There are enough kind and knowledgable people in the forums who will be here to help you get up and running. If you're new to Emulation, be sure to stop by our Emulation forum. Instructions and ROM are provided below. You may play this game using emulation (MAME) through whatever means necessary, through "arcade classics" mamecades, or play on real hardware using an original arcade machine. And a special WELCOME to all our new Members playing in this Squad Challenge! Good luck to everybody participating! NOTE: Another great Squad Challenge is right around the corner! major_havoc.pdf major_havoc.zip
  8. 3 points
    29400 MAME on OpenEMU using a USB controller. Found a rom but think it glitches. Maybe because its a spinner game, not sure. The dude running tends to do as he wishes. Sometimes the screen goes black. Either way, I dig this one and want badly to join in.
  9. 3 points
    @HDN Rick mentioned it early on. The first key is mastering the duck and jump maneuvers. Besides that, I try to eliminate as many agents as I can when riding on elevators. Killing agents is your biggest source of scoring points. Their point value increases from 100 to 150 from floor 20 or whatever floor it is once you get past the initial floors where all the floors are lit up. So, what I’m trying to say is I’m not rushing to get to the car in the garage. I try to score at least 8k-10k on each level. If I sped through the first level, I’d only score 5k-6k when I reach the car. The only other pointer I can think of is this. I do most of my kills while riding the elevator. I get the enemy to take a shot so I can shoot them safely without evading return fire while they reload. I do this by while coming down on the elevator, I pull back up the elevator when the bottom of the elevator reaches the chest of the enemy. He will draw his gun and shoot. I then go back down and kill him in safety. In the early levels, they reload slowly. Killing enemies on higher floors while riding up in the elevator is easier as I can kill them without exposing myself to their bullets and don’t need to get them to shoot first. I shoot right when the my gun clears the bottom of the floor and then move the elevator back down. I can try to video record this if it isn’t clear. One other tip is to avoid engaging in a shoot out while on a wide floor (where the elevator is on the left or right edge of the floor). You can easily get surrounded to the right and left. Also, when there are multiple enemies to one side of you, sometimes one will shoot high and the other shoots low and you can’t dodge both. This is why I like to shoot and kill while riding an elevator.
  10. 3 points

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    Welcome Crash! I hope you get well soon! VCS, 7800, 02, Intellivision...I like your tastes! You're story also reminds me of mine. I got into retro collecting during college, buying a 2600 off of ebay and an NES from Funcoland. If you're talking from MI, I grew up near Detroit, but had family near Traverse City. I decided to recheck AA for my current rarest 2600 games. According to them, I have two rarity 9 games (both loose): Q*berts Qubes & Swordquest Waterworld.
  11. 3 points
    Thank you all so much for 1,000+ reputation points! I am very grateful for your hospitality to a noob like myself. Another thing— my planned giveaway will have to be pushed back a little bit. Hope no one is too upset about that.
  12. 2 points
    I have never played nor seen a Major Havoc. This will be fun to experience it for the first time.
  13. 2 points
    @socrates63, I know who to call if I need someone to land on the roof of the building and make his way down to the parking garage to pick up a BMW. Jokes aside, GREAT SCORE.
  14. 2 points
    Congratulations @socrates63! That is an amazing score!
  15. 2 points

    Two new cool things!

    Hello, everyone! To those who aren't aware: I have fallen down a deep, deep rabbithole of modding my Nintendo systems. I'm assuming y'all know my history with Atari already with my hacked Nintendo (Vader) Wii. I used to emulate those games all the time. Furthermore, some of you might know that I modded my Wii U and added a few emulators to my Wii just last week. Today, I have two new cool things to talk to you about. Both of them happened yesterday, and while I initially wanted to post about them then, I was just too busy tinkering with them. Let's start with the one I did first: Ever since I was around eight years old or so, I had wanted a way to play my Atari games on my Nintendo DSi. Well, yesterday that dream became a reality. I used the Memory Pit hack on my DS and got StellaDS to load in Twilight Menu ++. The emulation isn't great; it's a far cry from the Wii even. But I'll take what I can get. The colors are off, the sound can glitch, the screen is shriveled, and I can't seem to flip the difficulty switches, but I'm very happy to have a modded DSi system. A childhood dream come true. A surprise arrived in the mail as well! It was from my godfather (who I'm trying to get to join the site). This is the dude who hacked my Wii way back in 2011, and he's been guiding me through the process of softmodding my systems. He kindly sent me an assembled Raspberry Pi 4! I have only used one of these once before many years ago, and I don't think it was a 4. He said that it had just sat there gathering dust over at his house, so he just sent it over here. Thanks! I haven't used the Pi much yet. It's very finicky and I can't seem to know how to get a composite signal. I've tried various methods, but none of them seemed to work. I'll use HDMI for now and see if I can't try again later. I have something I need to try that might help me get a composite signal.
  16. 2 points

    Two new cool things!

    @HDN go to https://www.arcadepunks.com/pi-images-downloads-page/. This is where I got the image my the RPi 3+. Find an image with what you want and the size that matches your memory card and you're set. The image comes and emulators and games.
  17. 2 points

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    I agree with you Harry. Bumper Bash is an R9? My rarest game? That seems weird. I think my rarest game is probably the Atari Video Cube.
  18. 2 points

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    Is Qubes really that rare? According to the AA rarity guide, my rarest VCS game is Private Eye. However, I don't agree with that. I've seen a lot more Private Eyes in the wild than Tunnel Runners or Planet Patrols. Not that those are particularly rare, either. Perhaps my frequency at which I see Private Eye is just luck? It's not common, but I'd give it a four at most. That rarity guide could use a good update.
  19. 2 points
    That is cool! But I have questions. 1. I get that this is a PC emulator. But are you running the game using a PS2 disc? Well, I guess I only had one question.
  20. 2 points

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    Welcome to the forums @Crash_Corrigan‼️
  21. 2 points
    🧑‍🚀 MAJOR HAVOC Squad Challenge is now LIVE!! Enjoy!
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  23. 2 points

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    My rarest A2600 game? Possibly Miner 2049er: Volume 2. But, it isn't CIB. Only the cartridge exists in my collection. I also have Racquetball from Games by Apollo CIB. That might be the one CIB game that is rarest in my collection.
  24. 2 points

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    Welcome, @Crash_Corrigan! Front line workers, what a crazy job to have right now. Must be stressful. I hope that you stay safe to not spread it further to anyone! I also hope your symptoms are mild. That virus is an unpredictable creature indeed... You seem to be quite the collector there, too. I love the generation 2 systems. They’re so interesting. A lot of people my age tend to find the games “too simple”. Hah! Stupid, ignorant children... But anyways, yeah, I love how unique each system was in the second gen. The O2, Channel F, Studio II; so many unique consoles. Stick around, old pal. I think you’ll like it here.
  25. 2 points
    😎😛Was just heading to bed when I looked over on my shelf and noticed my Dreamcast with the weird custom lid and modem cover looks even weirder in the dim blue light emanating from the Christmas star decoration hanging in our living room.
  26. 1 point
    42.409. Fun game! I love those vector graphics. What kind of control are you guys using for side to side? It seems a little wonky to me. I guess the original used a dial of some kind?
  27. 1 point
    You can do it! Sounds like most of us are playing the game for the first time. The gameplay seems ahead of its time.
  28. 1 point
    😀 Yes, it is a great emulator for PC to run and play PS2 games, works very well, starts up with the PS2 logo and everything, even emulates memory cards and behaves just like the system. As for the game, you can run in different ways, from the emulator Wiki: Insert your PS2 game CD/DVD in your DVD rom. You can either run it directly from the disc or create an ISO image of your disc with a program like IMGburn for faster reads. In this case as always I downloaded an ISO image of the game and the emulator can boot from those. I have Silent Hill 2 for PS2 but it was the original version so in order to play this scenario I needed a copy of a later release "Extended" version of the game. As I said it is nice having the option to run these games at higher resolutions then what is native to the PS2. The emulator also has options as one pleases for cheats, widescreen patches etc. Here is a couple screen grabs for reference. Emulator info https://pcsx2.net/
  29. 1 point
    I have played this game a few times. I'm so bad at it! LOL
  30. 1 point
    Congrats, @socrates63! I was watching you play this and was really surprised. Here I was with 6 or 7 thousand points while you over there were just killing it! How did you do it?
  31. 1 point

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    I also have that game. But it isn't CIB. It's wrapped up in shrink wrap as a cart only. I would like to find Rubik's Cube. That game is even rarer. :O)
  32. 1 point

    Trimerous for the Channel F on AtariAge

    If you collect for the Fairchild system, Trimerous is available for sale in limited quantity. I assume it's a homebrew title. I've bought homebrews from atari2600land before. https://atariage.com/forums/topic/313665-the-for-sale-thread-for-trimerous-for-the-channel-f/
  33. 1 point

    Two new cool things!

    I also have a RaspPi 3 to mess with (I borrowed one). As soon as I can dig up a mini-SD card, I'll get started. Changing the signal out of the RaspPi can be tricky. I have a converter for HDMI to VGA I've used in the past. It works well, but you must get the power-on order correct (the monitor MUST be on before the RaspPi.
  34. 1 point

    Elevator Action - Arcade

    Elevator Action Arcade Difficulty: Bonus Life at 10,000 Points High Score: 53,850 November 12, 2020
  35. 1 point

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    I found out about a couple of very fun and rare games recently through the high score challenge on the AA Facebook group: Mines of Minos and Room of Doom. I never heard of these games until I played them a month or two ago. I looked into buying them and they commanded high prices so I figured they must be rare.
  36. 1 point

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    And oh man, this thread is old. Since 2016, I've gotten a few more 2600 rarities. Bumper Bash is one. Sounds like you've got some great games! I'm glad you bumped this thread up again. Sometimes, it feels like we never find anything we don't already have for the 2600. But it is possible, and that's what makes the hunt so much fun.
  37. 1 point

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    Hello @Crash_Corrigan! That’s quite the list. I will have to look up what’s rare in my collection. I never bought any 2600 game with rarity in mind. This is how I collected my 200+ in box games: Pac-Man because of nostalgia Activision games because their games wowed me as a kid (I’m missing HERO and Cosmic Commuter) Atari releases for the amazing box art Data Age games because I thought the boxes looked cool Imagic games because the boxes looked cool
  38. 1 point

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    WELCOME! And I sure do hope you get over your COVID quickly and with no issues.
  39. 1 point

    Your Rarest 2600 Game

    New member here, first post! just tested positive for the Covid 19 today (front line healthcare worker so it was bound to happen!) and am just starting my ten day quarantine. . . which hopefully means lots of retro gaming for me! I collect for the VCS, 7800, Odyssey II and Intellivision. . . but I'm mainly a VCS guy. Been on the hunt since starting college so a good twenty years or so. I'm currently at 395 different games in my 2600 collection. My rarest so far (not including repros like Red Sea Crossing, Gamma Attack, Answer Soft's Gauntlet, etc.) would be: Frankenstein's Monster, Time Warp, Demolition Herby (color label), Motocross Racer, Space Master X-7, H.E.R.O., Montezuma's Revenge, Mr. Chin (Dishaster), Rubik's Cube, Stargunner, UFO (Condor Attack), Mr. Do's Castle, Gremlins, Star Wars Arcade, Death Trap, Up N' Down, Tomarc The Barbarian, Cosmic Corridor, River Raid II, Polaris (green label), Robin Hood/Sir Lancelot. . . some of those weren't so rare when I first got them; Frankenstein's Monster was all of two bucks when I got it from a used game store in Traverse City some ten years ago (along with many other gems)! all time favorite is plain old Adventure and I've collected many of it's hacks and similar games like Epic Adventure and Misadventures Revisited. So hard to find something in the wild that I don't already have but I still always look! I consider an on cart repro of LOTR: Journey To Rivendell to be a holy grail as I've yet to find someone who can make one. . . of course Quadrun, Chase The Chuckwagon, Glacier Patrol and all the other usual suspects are up there as well! anyways just thought I'd share and happy hunting!
  40. 1 point

    StormSurge’s Extra Life 2020

    Please, you don’t have anything to apologize for sir! You’ve done plenty! @Atari Creep
  41. 1 point

    First PS3

    I had a lot of time to think over the weekend (marathon, raking leaves, etc.) @Atari Creep & this topic popped up from time to time. You're intimidated by this: but are okay using this? 🤣 That thing was scary to 7 year-old me & still is today!!
  42. 1 point

    Attack of the Timelord! - Magnavox Odyssey 2

    Attack of the Timelord! Magnavox Odyssey 2 Difficulty: 1 High Score: 481 October 16, 2020
  43. 1 point
    379 tickets! Can you guess what I was able to get with them? A small plastic shark that lights up, except the light up part didn’t work, and a jolly rancher 😯 nonetheless I had fun in the Universal arcade!
  44. 1 point
    Heading to Orlando tonight for a weekend at Universal! 😁
  45. 1 point

    Ms. Pac-Man - Atari 2600

    Ms. Pac-Man Atari 2600 Difficulty: Default High Score: 131,840 November 11, 2020
  46. 1 point

    Demon Attack - Atari 2600

    Demon Attack Atari 2600 Difficulty: Game 1, Difficulty A High Score: 98,440 October 25, 2020
  47. 1 point
    Scott Stilphen

    Dig Dug - Atari 2600

    Dig Dug Atari 2600 Difficulty: Game 1, Difficulty B High Score: 3,315,000 May 15, 2020
  48. 1 point
    Scott Stilphen

    Guardian - Atari 2600

    Guardian Atari 2600 Difficulty: Game 1, Difficulty B High Score: 184,900 April 5th, 2012
  49. 1 point
    Scott Stilphen

    Venture - Atari 2600

    Venture Atari 2600 Difficulty: Skill Level 1 High Score: 104,400 April 29, 2020
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