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  1. 4 points
    Super Mario Land Nintendo Game Boy Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Default SINGLE LIFE: Achieve high score using only one life to win challenge Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST March 14th, 2019 Objective: Play for the highest possible score using only one life and the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between March 1st through March 14th, 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 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: Default. There are no difficulty options for this game. Single Life Run: You are only allowed ONE LIFE to achieve your high score in this Squad Challenge. 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: http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/ Message: Welcome to our 54th Squad Challenge! We're playing our first Game Boy Squad Challenge! Super Mario Land is a Game Boy icon and arguably the first killer app for the system. How high can you score on just one life? PDF Super Mario Land Instruction Booklet is attached below. Good luck! NOTE: Our next Squad Challenge will post 3/15/19 and we will be playing our first ATARI ST game in a Squad Challenge. Get ready! Super Mario Land.pdf Super Mario Land.gb
  2. 4 points
    182,000 I use the tried-and-true strategy of turning and going in reverse. Don't let the tanks get behind you, no matter what. Keep them off to the sides. When you see a shot fly past you, that's when you turn to shoot them.
  3. 4 points
    I have been SO busy I didnt even see there was a new challenge. So while in Wed night chat I pulled out my Atari portable and played a few rounds. I have all day tomorrow to get a last min entry in. Here is my first score, yes going to work on it. Hahaha
  4. 4 points
    May as well put this here. It's a good review and helpfully goes over the scoring and gameplay.
  5. 3 points
    I had a Game Gear. It wasn't bad as a machine but I really seen the similarities between it and the SMS right away. Lynx? I loved the Lynx II the moment I took one home. But the games I grabbed were Joust, and APB. Both were good but I believe I spent more time on Joust than APB. Joust was easier to see, the Lynx suffered from image ghosting making it hard to play APB. But, I agree, Game Boy dominated in the software department getting portable versions of NES favorites. It was a no brainer that immediately pushed the console to the top. Game Boy really had the handheld market conquered. It was hard to beat it. Even with games like Alleyway, Castlevania Adventures, Solar Strike, R.C. Pro-Am, Nemesis...the list goes on. Third-party support really did the console well. Although I have to admit that the software coming after a few years were going in the direction the NES was going...games based on then-popular TV franchises. Disney and WB cartoons were highlights but that DuckTales game on both NES and GB was really well done. Others, not so well in my opinion. Now that the handheld war is over, it's obvious to see that GB, GG, and Lynx were all going in different directions. Nintendo knew that software was where it was at, Sega had a hard time getting third-party support, and Atari had no clue but Lynx did get some arcade ports that no other console got. I also believe that it was the only system to ever receive S.T.U.N. Runner. I like all three but GB won it fairly.
  6. 3 points
    I remember Mom gifting me an Original Game Boy for Christmas when it came out. She found some sort of package deal from a local video rental store where it came with the unit, Super Mario Land, Tennis, and Baseball. I spent lots of hours with this game. When I finally beat it, which only took a few weeks, I was sort of disappointed how short the game was. But, the game is really good and keeps you wanting to play more no matter how many times you fail or beat it. It's a solid game for sure. Oh...how did you connect a Genny pad to a MESS emulator? I wonder if the same could be done using a 7800 Europad? Second attempt, still using a keyboard but with a much improved score. I'm sort of getting use to the keyboard. Yea...right. I was trying to jump between the pipes at the beginning of 1-3 and hit the wrong key. Instead of jumping I ran...right off into oblivion.
  7. 3 points
    Thanks to atarilbc I grabbed Visual Boy Advance but I still have to setup my XBOX controller as I'm using a computer I've never used my controller on. Might take a while but I played using just a computer keyboard...that was torture. I have a GBA so hopefully I can get this cart before the challenge ends. In the meantime, here's my first attempt. I was doing good until I ran into a stupid mushroom. Note to self...don't use the screen capture feature of the emulator...it crashes. I know it's not allowed but I thought I would try it for other reasons but it crashed the emulator LOL.
  8. 3 points
    Second effort: 33,110
  9. 3 points
    I'm in business thanks to RP! Here's my first attempt in Visual Boy Advance with a Logitech F310 controller. 19,200 The one life limit will make things interesting!
  10. 3 points
    I remember watching my cousin play Super Mario Land, but I'm not sure I've ever played it before. Here is my first attempt: Score: 29790 Emulator: VisualBoyAdvance I stopped by my local used game store, but they didn't have this one. So, for the time being, I'm using... alternative methods. EDIT: I was using this emulator months ago to make maps of Super Hunchback via screenshots, and I had set some the sprites to show up as different colors. It just occurred to me that it might, in theory, give me an unfair advantage, so next time I'll set it back to the default.
  11. 3 points
    17420 is my first offering. Not sure how goo that it but i will keep at it Playimg emulation via my Wii using a Wii-Mote. Not sure if its the emulation or how that game played on the GB but it plays clunky.
  12. 3 points

    Dragster - Atari 2600

    Dragster Atari 2600 Difficulty: Default High Score: 5.57 October 12th, 2017 Notes: Run Starts at 7:42 on Video
  13. 3 points
    Congratulations Scott Stilphen! KA-POW!! Congratulations Scott Stilphen on an excellent performance! Battlezone is a game that we haven't talked much about lately and I think this game proved to be a lot of fun. It was great to see so many old faces jump in on this Challenge! High Score Squad is always at its most fun when the gang's all here. @Scott Stilphen won the Squad Challenge with a high score of 182,000. @RickR came in with his Slik Stick and a score of 91,000, @nosweargamer was right behind with 70,000 and @atarilbc flew in with 57,000. @Arenafoot, @kamakazi20012and @Atari Creep all showed up with their best! Congrats to everyone who played! I'd encourage Scott to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! 2019 will be changing it up in High Score Squad with new challenges for Lynx, SNES, Genesis, Master System, Atari ST, Jaguar, 5200, TurboGrafx-16, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Game Boy and much much more, in addition to the usual lineup of video game systems. We may even have an Arcade challenge! Be ready to play all of these game systems, we'll be breaking new ground with more interesting Squad Challenges coming up very soon and throughout the year, and we hope to see you there. Way to go everybody! BATTLEZONE FINAL STANDINGS 1 SCOTT STILPHEN 182,000 2 RICKR 91,000 3 NOSWEARGAMER 70,000 4 ATARILBC 57,000 5 ARENAFOOT 49,000 6 KAMAKAZI20012 39,000 7 ATARI CREEP 33,000
  14. 3 points
    Cant say I have a lot of experience with this game, real fun. 33000 is my latest offering. Playing original cart on an Atari 2600 Jr, original joystick. Void my last entry, I was playing game 1 not 2.
  15. 3 points
    Switched to a "Slik Stik" joystick and BOOM. 91,000. Plus I got super lucky to hit several of those stupid red things.
  16. 3 points
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    Dragon's Lair for the TI-99/4A (Really!)

    An 83 megabyte cartridge that will run on an UNEXPANDED TI-99/4A!
  17. 3 points
    I suppose I better live up to my review, lol. Seems to me a big part of getting a high score is the simple luck of where some of the tanks pop up. I played a bunch of games to get this one. 70,000 (Atari GH Vol 1 DS, Played on a 3DS XL)
  18. 2 points
    After learning that the Retro World Series added another event in Minneapolis for April 7, I reached out in hopes of landing an interview for Episode 7 which will air next Wednesday, March 27. I was unable to schedule an interview for my pilot episode, but with two events in April (the other set for Las Vegas on April 26-28), my hope is to secure an interview by no later than Monday so I could edit the segment in time for Wednesday.
  19. 2 points

    We Got Snow...

    ...Again! Only suppose to get a few inches but I believe we have had enough snow. My wife's homestate (Arizona) got snow in places that don't normally get snow. It's official...Mother Nature is PMS'ing or upset about something.
  20. 2 points
    What do you think of World Tour Racing on the Jaguar? Never played it? Well, it ain't no Checkered Flag. Check out my first blog post since 2017 to share your thoughts or learn more!
  21. 2 points
    I'm using the MESS emulator and a Sega Genesis controller. It works fine. But I need more practice on this game, which I have never played before. Love the music though.
  22. 2 points
    Here’s my first try 😆 Original cart played on my modded dmg-01.
  23. 2 points

    Autobiography of a Schnook

    ABSOLUTELY you're invited to share your Podcast here! 🙌 I've been listening to Autobiography of a Schnook and I've enjoyed it quite a bit. It's not directly about video games but is pertinent to retro-life and chock-full of anecdotes about life in the 80s and 90s, working in a tech-related industry, etc. It's also been a terrific way to get to know one of our most active Forum members a little bit better, and for that reason alone it deserves to have a dedicated thread.
  24. 2 points

    Sting-Ray Afternoons

    I put Sting Ray Afternoons on hold at my library (the audiobook version). Thanks for the suggestion.
  25. 2 points

    Where I Moved To

    Still here! Sorry for the lack of posts/updates, etc. Still working & much busier. The island is still quiet and peaceful. The internet still works great, I'm a member of the volunteer fire department (FF1, Treasurer & Lieutenant, not sure how I got that last responsibility, since I still haven't seen a real fire yet), assistant coach for the boys basketball team & just enjoying the solitude. Oh & we had a tornado last October. 😀 🌪️ I'll do better at sharing more pics/videos if you're interested.
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