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    Attack of the Timelord! Magnavox Odyssey ² Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: 1 Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST February 28, 2021 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 February 15th through February 28th, 2021. 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 We are playing on Difficulty Level 1. Press "1" on the alpha-numeric keyboard. 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 98th Squad Challenge! We're venturing into new territory with our very first Squad Challenge for the Magnavox Odyssey ²! Attack of the Timelord! is a thrilling Demon Attack-style game with a great level of challenge. If you're new to the Odyssey ² this is a great place to start. Attack of the Timelord! was released by Magnavox in 1982 and was programmed by Odyssey ² super-programmer Ed Averett who also programmed the great Pick Axe Pete! The Timelord is a really cool looking Odyssey character, and if you use "The Voice" hardware attachment, you'll hear the Timelord's voice speaking various phrases in between waves. ROM and Instructions are provided below. Need help with Magnavox Odyssey ²? @nosweargamer and @HDN are Atari I/O's In-House Odyssey ² Experts! Good luck to everybody participating! NOTE: We have a supreme lineup of games coming your way for High Score Squad in 2021! Expect a nice mix of classic Atari home console games in the rotation along with games from other classic systems! Here's a look at some upcoming events: March: A TurboGrafx-16 game, and a Golf game to celebrate The Masters coming up! April: National Pac-Man Day! June: 2021 Pole Position II Grand Prix, plus get ready for our Summer Pizza Party! July: A Sega Master System game, HSW Day Ultimate Yars' Challenge, plus a game chosen by our Instagram followers! September: An Atari Lynx game November: A Sega Genesis game December: 2021 F-ZERO Championship, plus a game for Atari Jaguar! Plus many more great games! (Schedule subject to change) Attack of the Timelord.pdf Attack of the Timelord.bin
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    Justin

    Squad Challenge - Joust (Atari 7800)

    Congratulations Dinobot711! Congratulations to @Dinobot711 on an incredible score! What a clean win! Dinobot takes the top spot in our Atari 7800 Joust Final Standings with his score of 130,300! Joust is a terrific game for the 7800, and we were able to keep our momentum with high participation on a 7800 game which tends to fizzle a little bit in comparison with Atari 2600 and NES games. It was great to have you all join in the buzzard bait action! "The Don" @RickR held his reputation for impressive scores, posting a score of 86,700 to take 2nd Place on our Final Standings. Another top score performer, @Sabertooth held his own with a great score and came very close to Rick to take the 3rd spot on our board with a score of 85,450. @HDN @Justin @AtariSphinx @Marco1019 @EEP! @Gianna @btbfilms76 @nosweargamer @TrekMD @socrates63 and @Atari Creep all joined us in this Squad Challenge and came through with stellar scores! Congratulations once again to @Dinobot711 for the big win, and as always I'd like to encourage Dino to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and let's make sure this Challenge continues on! And a big congratulations to our community for being such a great group, I hope everybody had fun with this classic arcade game for the Atari 7800 ProSystem! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge is Attack of the Timelord! for Magnavox Odyssey ²! Be there!
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    48100. Tonight was the only chance I had to submit a run. I hadn't played Joust in decades and it showed LOL. I was inspired by Dazzer's 10MM run on the Arcade version. It's the final run in the video which starts at 13:36. Thanks to @Atari Creepfor inadvertently reminding me that I still had OpenEmu installed; I had been using RetroArch but I've had trouble with it lately.
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    Nosweargamer I respect your opinion although I don't always agree with you. In fact some of your less than positive reviews along with some of your overly postive reviews have led me to replay and reconcider games that I might otherwise have not. Keep fighting the good fight!
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    Justin

    Squad Challenge - Joust (Atari 7800)

    What a great game! I hope you guys had fun with this one 🥚🥚🥚 My High Score: 73,150
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    Brownies are delicious! Score: 645
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    I’m here to help! I am also currently the Attack of the Timelord! champion. Anyone who beats my current high score gets brownie points!
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    Such a fun game! Great job everyone and WOW to @Dinobot711 !!! Hope to see you all on Attack of the Timelord. It's probably the best original O² game without "Munchkin" in the title.
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    This will be great! I'll bring my O2 downstairs for this one.
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    ⏲️ Attack of the Timelord!, our very first Odyssey 2 High Score Squad Challenge is up! Enjoy!
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    HDN

    Squad Challenge - Joust (Atari 7800)

    Congratulations all!
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    I think I should play some "ice" based games today!
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    That one boggles my mind, especially with the broken controls of Karateka, but like you say, to each their own. I can understand. For instance, I'm not a big Galaxian fan, but several retro gamers are.
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    RickR

    Atari Touch Me

    LOOK what I found! I got this in a bundle of broken handheld games. It just needed some serious cleaning, and a new battery connector soldered in. Now it works perfectly and looks great. What an uncomfortable name they chose though. "Touch Me". Things were quite a bit different in the 70's I guess. I suppose you'd put on your polyester leisure suit, head on down to the Regal Beagle, and ask attractive people if they'd like to play "Touch Me". Then whip this thing out of your breast pocket, and everyone gets a good laugh. Yes, that's exactly how it was in the 70's I'm sure.
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    535. I played on OpenEmu for Mac OS. The PB run begins at 19:34. 1st time playing this one & it's easy to see why it's so addictive. I'll try to get back to this later in the week.
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    Please remember to INCLUDE YOUR SCORE when posting to High Score Squad, especially if you're posting a video of your performance or a blurry photo.
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    @nosweargamer has an excellent review of Attack of the Timelord! for Magnavox Odyssey ². It's a great place to start if you're new to the game!
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    The arcade and 7800 Food Fight games were published by Atari, but GCC General Computer Corperation, the same guys who created the Atari 7800 console programmed and developed it and what a great job they did. Food Fight was what made me want a 7800 in the first place.
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    RickR

    Squad Challenge - Joust (Atari 7800)

    I agree. This is the type of game that the 7800 was made for. Tons of colorful objects flying around with no flicker or slow down. It's TOUGH. When that pterodactyl comes out, you better clear up the level fast! I had fun, but didn't spend enough time with this one.
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    EEP!

    Squad Challenge - Joust (Atari 7800)

    Here it is. Damn, I got nearly double the score right before recording, ah well. C'est la vie. 46100 is the best I caught
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    CrossBow

    Vectorblade - Quick gameplay

    Received this from Sean Kelly in the mail today. This is a game that really shows off what the Vectrex is capable of. It is a shooter that has varied game elements 'inspired' by other games we know and loved back in the day. It is very tricky to film a Vectrex but I think I've finally got a method down for this. Requires having to use my camcorders 24fps cinema mode so that the Vectrex is drawing faster than the camera can pick up and that reduces the flicker I usually get when filming. The audio is captured straight from my Vectrex Audio Tap I have installed along with the wonderful Buzz Off! kit to remove that nasty buzz. Hope you enjoy and be sure to check Pack Rat Video Games to put in a pre-order for a copy for yourself if this looks interesting to you.
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    85,450. On real hardware with a Telegames Deluxe joystick. This is probably my last attempt before tonight. It's been another fun squad challenge!
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    To each their own but there is one YouTube 7800 reviewer who did not like Food Fight but loves Karateka. Go figure.
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    The only problem with the 7800 NTSC release of Impossible Mission is that beating it really is an impossible mission. A programming bugs does not allow certain terminals to be searched so there are puzzle pieces that are required to finish the game that can never be found. They fixed it in the PAL version.
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    nosweargamer

    Q*bert - Basic Fun Mini Arcade

    Q*bert Basic Fun Mini Arcade Difficulty: Default High Score: 17,740 January ‎19, ‎2021
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    nosweargamer

    Galaxian - Atari 8 Bit

    Galaxian Atari 8-Bit Computers Difficulty: Game 1 High Score: 10,330 December 8, 2020
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    nosweargamer

    Killer Bees - Magnavox Odyssey 2

    Killer Bees Magnavox Odyssey 2 Difficulty: Default High Score: 10,266 December 6, 2020
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    nosweargamer

    Thunderball - Magnavox Odyssey 2

    Thunderball Magnavox Odyssey 2 Difficulty: Slow Speed High Score: 226,190 November 15, 2020
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    Snoopy and the Red Baron Atari 2600 Difficulty: Game 3 High Score: 15,290 January 1, 2021
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    the Tiger R-Zone hands down!
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    32550 This one is for my participation award 🎖️
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    I didn't realise this until the other day, but my copy of Joust also has a shutter door! Funny how I never noticed that. I wonder if I have missed any other 7800 games.
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    Actually inserting the carts backwards won't damage it. I know because as a young kid I did it on purpose several times to see what crazy stuff it would produce on the screen. And even Tailchao stated in the AA forums that during the development of Rikki & Vikki, he was guilty of inserting the PCB in backwards and it never caused an issue on the console. Now, I can see that trying to insert the game backwards could possibly damage the cartridge of the cartridge PCB, But I would also think that a person would figure that out pretty quickly before it got to that point. The Pegs only exist on 7800 cartridges because Atari Corp was using the exact same cartridge shell for both 2600 and 7800 games at the time. And they had to include the holes in the cartridge slots to make sure that old original Atari 2600 games could still be used in both the Jr 2600 and 7800 consoles. What I wonder about more, is why the spring dust covers with small pegs were included on the older 7800 games in the first place when Atari would have known it wasn't needed. But again, they were doing the same on some 2600 releases around that same time, so again, single cartridge design and shell for two different systems saves you lots of money in design, tooling, and manufacture. In fact I'm guessing the reason why some of the Atari corp carts you find today have broken pegs on them is likely due to people trying to insert them backwards and snapping them off in the process.
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