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  1. 6 points
    LinkYoungPS

    Hello All!

    Hi There! My name is Richard Heywood, and some know me by "Retro" Rich Heywood. I'm new here, and am looking to have fun in the High Score Squad Challenges! Hope to meet a bunch of you on here, and share some Good Times! Thanks, -Rich
  2. 6 points
    Congratulations RickR! Congratulations @RickR!! Rick came in with the highest score for our 7th Annual Howard Scott Warshaw Day Ultimate Yars' Challenge! Rick takes the 1st Place spot on our scoreboard with a dazzling score of 278,579 points. A very BIG welcome to our new friend @MaliciousCarp who joined us this week and shot near the top of the board to take 2nd Place with his score of 106, 699 points. @atarilbc @TrekMD and @kamakazi20012 round things out with strong showings all! Happy Birthday to HSW and a huge congratulations to everyone on joining in our little event. See you again next year!
  3. 6 points
    I unboxed a brand new minty fresh Moon Patrol to play this Squad Challenge
  4. 5 points
    Justin

    Justin's 8-Bit Game Setup

    πŸ“Ί Formally setting up my Sony Trinitron TV stand with my 8-Bit systems at the new house. Atari 2600/7800, Nintendo Entertainment System, and Sega Master System are all here with room for an additional system or two. Lighting is controlled remotely using an LED light strip kit from Five Below. Game Systems connect to a 4-Channel Audio/Video RCA Switch using premium industrial-grade gold RCA cables. These are my original systems from growing up, running on my original Sony Trinitron and Sony TV Stand from the 1990s. Everything here I bought new. These things mean a lot to me and I try to keep them nice and enjoy them often. Systems from the 16-Bit, 64-Bit, and modern era systems are set up in my credenza under the TV in the living room. They are all running on a modern HD flatscreen Trinitron. Those systems include TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine / TurboDuo, Atari Jaguar, Super Famicom/SNES, Sega Genesis, Neo-Geo and others are in the living room running on the modern flatscreen Trinitron. Those systems can hold their own on a modern TV, but older 8-Bit systems come to life on the classic tube TVs they were designed for. Those scan lines burning through the warm phosphorescent glow of the TV screen, it's an experience. I hope you like my setup and enjoy the photos!
  5. 5 points
    I was a total Sega Fanboy back in the day, so my Super Nintendo experience is pretty limited. My first SNES was the Retron 3, which had terrible sound and couldn't play StarFox. I eventually got a SNES model 2 and a SNES Classic Mini which both can play StarFox. This should be an interesting one! (I was originally going to make a joke about playing the original Star Fox on the 2600 and submitting a score for it, but I feel like I am too new here... Also, I really don't want to subject myself to a Mythicon game if I don't have to) πŸ™‚
  6. 5 points
    Congratulations RadioPoultry! Congratulations @RadioPoultry!! RadioPoultry came in with the highest score to claim the top spot in our Moon Patrol High Score Squad Challenge! RadioPoultry scored 51,580 points and was the only one of us to break into the 50,000 points club. Way to go! @RickR takes 2nd Place with his score of 48,020 points. Awesome! I was right on his tail to claim the 3rd Place spot with 47,900 points.! Let's all give a GIANT Atari I/O Welcome to our new friends @MaliciousCarp and @LinkYoungPS who joined us in High Score Squad this week, it's great to have you guys here! We had fun this week with a fantastic 2600 game and a stellar turnout! @atarilbc @BlackCatz40 @Atari Creep @kamakazi20012 @TrekMD and @Gianna all turned out this week with their best scores! Congratulations everyone on joining in this challenge and checking out one of Atari's best games of 1983. As always I'd like to encourage RadioPoultry to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and let's make sure this Challenge continues on! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be a Nintendo game! Be there!
  7. 5 points
    Hey - I am new here, this is my first high score challenge. I Had to try this one when I saw Atari Creep post his high score run because I love Moon Patrol (even though I kind of suck at it) I have a ton of trouble getting past the crater run that is after the first set of tanks. Those triangle ships seem to create an impossible jump every single time. I will keep trying though πŸ™‚
  8. 5 points
    TrekMD

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    Once the vaccine is out, yes. I enjoy going to the movie theater but mainly to watch movies on the IMAX screen. I have an AMC with an IMAX screen close to my house. Otherwise, I just enjoy the movies on my 65" TV with the 1000 Watt surround sound system. πŸ™‚
  9. 5 points
    Congratulations Gianna! Congratulations @Gianna!! Gianna scores her first big win in High Score Squad and takes the top spot on the scoreboard! I hope everyone enjoyed firing up the Master System and checking out one of Sega's most overlooked, under appreciated and forgotten classics. I enjoyed @atarilbc's thoughts on Alex Kidd in Miracle World being an interesting little platformer that felt a little clunky and with hit detection that was a bit unforgiving. I think that's a nice way to sum up the game. Did you guys enjoy the game? How does Alex Kidd compare to Mario, Sonic, and Bonk? @Gianna takes the 1st Place spot on our scoreboard with a terrific score of 22,000. Congratulations to Gianna on achieving her first High Score Squad win since joining the forums this year! @btbfilms76 takes the 2nd Place spot on our scoreboard with a nice score of 14,800, and I came very close to BTB with my score of 14,400. @Atari Creep had a nice showing in his video with a score of 8,800! Congratulations everyone on joining in this challenge and checking out a fun little game. I'd like to encourage Gianna to post her new high score on the Scoreboard, and let's make sure this Challenge continues on! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be an Atari 2600 game! Be there!
  10. 5 points
    I might actually do this one if I get the time. I always liked the Alex Kidd games (even though I've played Enchanted Castle more often than I've played Miracle World).
  11. 4 points
    Okay guys this is the score to beat. I beat Star Fox tonight and I did it on one life. I haven't played Star Fox in a few years, I don't consider myself a "Star Fox master" but I was in the mood to play this game and it's been a lot of fun. I've really enjoyed the past few Squad Challenges we've done. I hope you have too! My Final Score: 55,700 At the end it also gave me an average score of 92%
  12. 4 points
    36,400. This is the first time I've gotten to Venom.
  13. 4 points
    Justin

    Hyperkin - Retron 77. HD Atari 2600?

    Competitors could get away with 2600 clones when the 2600 was the #1 video game system on store shelves, but now Zombie Atari is going to sue Hyperkin. Okay. Maybe Atari should release an actual Atari-compatible system with HDMI output for under $50 and this wouldn't be an issue.
  14. 4 points
    For anyone running into trouble with Retron systems, remember it's okay to play Star Fox on an SNES Mini console, Nintendo Switch Online, any viable form of emulation, etc. All of those scores are able to be submitted to the Squad Challenge.
  15. 4 points
    Congrats RickR! Yar score is definitely vengeful! πŸ˜‰
  16. 4 points
    278,579 - Game 6 = Ultimate Yar. I need to get Greenween over here, as this is his game.
  17. 4 points
    OK, I managed to play for a short time. Here's the score...
  18. 4 points
    51,580. Managed to get through the first course without losing any lives! Then quickly lost them when I got to a couple tricky spots I wasn't very experienced with. I used to play the Apple II version of this game pretty often many, many years ago. The one signicant feature of that version that is absent here were the moon plant obstacles. This version is smoother, though. I'm surprised by just how much activity can occur on the screen at once!
  19. 4 points
  20. 4 points
    Stepping it up! High Score: 36,080 😎
  21. 4 points
    Closing in on 30,000 points. Current score: 26,700
  22. 4 points
    For fun, here is a Moon Patrol garage kit I built. Got this from @nosweargamer who I think got it from @Willie! who got it from a dude names Arkay.
  23. 4 points
    This feels more like luck, but it is a slight improvement. It seems like once you get past the tanks your score starts building rapidly. I got to the rocket stage and managed to jump it once on this run
  24. 4 points
    The Final Standings Scoreboard has been updated for this Squad Challenge Hey everyone, I wanted to let you know that I've made updates to the scoreboard in this Squad Challenge. When this Squad Challenge came to a close I was in the middle of moving into a new house and without access to my computer. I had to use my girlfriend's laptop to close out the Squad Challenge and was unable to use my Adobe Creative Cloud to create the scoreboard graphic that I usually do. I've updated the Final Standings post to include the scoreboard graphic as it normally would have. High Scores for Astrosmash and Astroblast were added, and I made updates to the post to reflect what system and game the player's high score was achieved on. I owe a sincere apology to @atarilbc as I overlooked his Astrosmash High Score of 81,410, which places atarilbc solidly in a 3rd Place overall finish. Sorry Arlen! I corrected the post to reflect his correct High Score. Thanks guys!
  25. 4 points
    Man this little guy is Squirrley as all hell. I remember seeing this in K Bee Toy Store and this king how bad ass the Master System looked - sharp, black and red... wow. 14800 playing on a retro pi
  26. 3 points
    What would your Top 5 and Bottom 5 be? "VHS List" Must Watch Episodes: Yesterday's Enterprise (should've been the Generations movie) The Inner Light Best of Both Worlds (Parts 1 and 2) Chain of Command All Good Things Honorary Mention: Darmok "Skip List" Bottom 5 Episodes: Cost of Living Angel One Sub Rosa Code of Honor (Any "Risa" episode)
  27. 3 points
    Moon Patrol Atari 2600 Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Medium, Difficulty B for 3 Speeds Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! βœ” Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST July 31, 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 July 15th 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 Medium Game Variation, Difficulty B for 3 Speeds. Press GAME SELECT to choose the "1P M" game variation for a 1 Player game playing at the MEDIUM level of challenge. The MEDIUM version begins on Course 1, but its progression in difficulty is faster than the Easy version. Set your Difficulty Switch to B for 3 Speeds. Please confirm that Difficulty B provides you with 3 Speeds as Difficulty settings may be reversed from the manual. 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 83rd Squad Challenge! We're playing Moon Patrol on Atari 2600, which in my estimation is an absolute classic! This was one of the better arcade ports to make it to the 2600, and it should be a fun one to play among friends in the forums! I think everybody knows how to play Moon Patrol, but if you have any questions regarding difficulty settings or develop an interesting strategy, let's talk about it below! PDF Instructions are provided below. I hope you guys are ready for a new season of High Score Squad and good luck to everybody participating! NOTE: Another great Squad Challenge is coming up soon! Moon Patrol.pdf Moon Patrol.BIN
  28. 3 points
    Let's get started with a score! This was my first attempt and I'm pretty happy with how it went, I got all the way to Venom but that last boss handed it to me. My High Score: 47,100 Your score is displayed at the end of each round. You'll want to take a photo of your score before you begin the next leg of your journey because a final score is not displayed at the end of the game when you lose your last life.
  29. 3 points
    I was fortunate enough to have a Genny and SNES. I liked the few SNES games I had but I found more games I liked on the Genesis. I also remember the debate in high school about which system had the better sound. Most agreed with the SNES but then Streets of Rage 2 came out and the soundtrack to that game simply rocked. As for Star Fox on the Super NES...I agree that it felt like a Star Raiders game. I beat the game a few times. Star Fox is one of the shinning moments on the Super. @MaliciousCarp Hehe I was wondering if someone was going to pull that joke.
  30. 3 points
    I don't have the SNES StarFox but certainly do have the 2600 Star Fox. I know what one doesn't count for this high score compo. πŸ™‚
  31. 3 points
    For me, Star Fox was Star Raiders 10 years later and with animal characters: Cockpit View Hyperspace Galactic Map
  32. 3 points
    Bonus points for @MaliciousCarp for bringing up the 2600 Starfox AND getting a picture with it no less.
  33. 3 points
    Congrats @RickR! Thanks for sharing your strategies too!
  34. 3 points
    Very nice, guys. Radio Poultry, congrats on your score!
  35. 3 points
    My weapon of choice: I have a 4-switch woody that I restored as best as possible and use often. Lately, though, it has been easier for me to drag out my Junior model. It's small footprint is a bit easier to deal with. Original controller is used as well.
  36. 3 points
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  38. 3 points
    Just broke 20,000 points
  39. 3 points
    Welcome! You'll find this is a great supportive community. Thanks for joining in.
  40. 3 points
    Video 61

    calling all collectors

    hi every one, i used to collect a lot in the gaming world. but settled strictly on atari by the late 1980's, early 1990's when i figured out room wise, i was going to be in trouble. so i still love getting something atari related that i do not have. but one thing that really excites me is when i am able to collect every version of a game that was released on various atari platforms, like dark chamber, it came out on the 2600, 7800, and the XEGS. i recenetly was posting comparisons between 7800 games and the XEGS, showing the differences in the games. one thing that turned me off about collecting 5200 games was that many of them were simply a port of a 400/800 game. many you could not tell the difference between machines, except the shape of the cartridge. what i like about collecting games for the different atari platforms is to see how different each released game is compared to the same game on other atari platforms. lance www.atarisales.com
  41. 3 points
    Found many of my favorites like TOM SERVO from Mystery Science Theater 3000. So many popular and less known ROBOTS, posted elsewhere but I had to share this higher resolution version. WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE?
  42. 3 points
    RickR

    Will you be going to the movies again?

    I'm going to say that when this horrid pandemic is over and there is a vaccine, I plan on doing EVERYTHING. Movies? Yes. Restaurants? Every night. Theme parks? You betcha. If I ever make it any or your areas, I'll buy you a beverage of your choice πŸ™‚
  43. 3 points
    35,200. Got all the way to the beginning of the second course.
  44. 3 points
    Oh good, it's not just me! This game is HARD! But really fun and well-done. It's kind of amazing what the 2600 was capable of with the right developers and resources! No flicker, great graphics, and fast gameplay. Incredible! I will keep trying. This seems like one of those games where the pattern is pretty much the same every time with just a little randomization from the sky enemies. I'm getting really good at getting through the first and second levels after playing through them 100 times.
  45. 3 points
    kamakazi20012

    Coolest Atari Game?

    I agree with all of your choices. But I was asked just one. After careful consideration I picked one. My answer is... Sorry I've got to change this. Coolest Atari game I played was the 5200 port of Super Breakout when I got my first Atari on Christmas morning many years ago. Tempest 2000 is still cool, too, though. πŸ˜‰ TEMPEST 2000 -- ATARI JAGUAR I had to think long on this one. I kept asking myself about which game made me just not want to walk away, put the controller down, was soo addictive that it pushed the purchase of the game. I thought of the 2600, 5200, 7800, Lynx...any Atari machine that remembered simply blowing my mind. Then I remembered one trip to a Wal-Mart store in Missouri one day during a Christmas shopping trip where I had my first encounter with the Jaguar and my first taste of its blood. I spent the whole time during our visit playing Tempest 2000 that was used to demonstrate the system. I immediately feel in love with the system and the game. They were a match made in heaven. The graphics were WOW, the music was ROCKIN', and the whole concept just worked and blew my mind. I didn't want to leave or at least not without taking one home. Here I was a grown man but not wanting to leave without getting a Jaguar. I would have bought one, too, if they would not have been out of Tempest 2000.
  46. 3 points
    Well...slight improvement.
  47. 3 points
  48. 3 points
    Live on IG tonight. I sat on the controller just before streaming. Busted it but was still able to rock n roll a little. 7400
  49. 3 points
    RickR

    How is everyone doing?

    Check in time! How are you doing? 2020 has been difficult to say the least. And now, with COVID cases spiking again in the USA, it feels like there's no light at the end of this tunnel. But know this: You have friends here. It's a small group, but we can help each other feel better. Retro games are a great distraction! So let us know how you are doing, and what we can do to help.
  50. 3 points
    Gianna

    How is everyone doing?

    I have been well. I can’t believe it is July. Time feels a bit weird since this all started, in early-mid March. I believe it was March 16 when my job had me (and nearly every employee) work from home. I really enjoyed that, and having such more time at home allowed me to get into an after work workout routine, which I still do now. Where I am in FL everything began reopening I think in early May. I ended up having to go back to going in to work May 11. Out of about 60 employees there was only 12 or so of us. Late June I was sent back home and luckily still have been, but I believe I’m going back for good in a week or so. This summer I started classes online towards my degree, so I have been quite busy with both work and school full time. I felt safe going to Universal late June as they had very strict guidelines and requirements (masks, temp. checks, etc), but in my town masks are not required and I’ve noticed people are wearing them less and less in stores. Spending so much time at home, when I am not working or doing school online, has made me realize I would like to find more interests and hobbies and I want to spend more time outside.
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