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  1. 🏓 ALLEYWAY Squad Challenge is LIVE!


  2. Alleyway Nintendo Game Boy Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Default (Press Start To Play) Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST November 14th, 2019 OBJECTIVE: Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between November 1st through November 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, Flashback 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. Press Start to Play. 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: MESSAGE: Welcome to our 72nd Squad Challenge! November kicks off the Holiday season, which often times reminds us of traveling, road trips to see family for holiday gatherings, and many hours spent in the back of the car playing video games. We're starting things off with Alleyway for Game Boy! Alleyway was one of the first Game Boy games released in the USA, and one of the first games I can remember playing for Game Boy. Alleyway is a nice Breakout clone. I loved Breakout and Super Breakout on Atari 2600, and although it lacks the Arkanoid-style power-ups, Alleyway still proves to be a fun game. I hope you guys enjoy this Squad Challenge! ROM and Instruction Manual are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be a Thanksgiving challenge for the Atari 7800. Be there! Alleyway.pdfAlleyway.gb
  3. Congratulations btbfilms76! Congratulations @btbfilms76 your astounding score! I hope everybody had a fun and safe Halloween and enjoyed the heck out of Splatterhouse! I was never great at Splatterhouse but I remember picking it up for the first time and how it felt so advanced compared to the games we had gotten used to by then, like Mario Bros. Plus how graphic everything seemed at the time. I was glad to see everybody in "the TurboGrafx club" show up for this! Even despite the malware issue, which I am working to resolve quickly. You guys posted some great scores and I'm happy to have come in dead last in one of these Squad Challenges! You guys posted some impressive scores on a very challenging game. @btbfilms76 posted an astronomical score of 101,800 points, performed live in front of an audience on YouTube! Unreal! @Atari Creep ranked 2nd on the board with a score of 28,100 points, also performed live in front of an audience on Instagram Live! @RickR takes the 3rd position with a solid 16,400 points on his first try, and I round things out in 4th place after playing for a few hours to get 15,400 points. Congrats to @btbfilms76 and everyone who played in this squad challenge and shared a score! I'd like to encourage @btbfilms76 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 for the original (DMG) Nintendo Game Boy. Be there! SPLATTERHOUSE FINAL STANDINGS 1 BTBFILMS76 101,800 2 ATARI CREEP 28,100 3 RICKR 16,400 4 JUSTIN 15,400
  4. 🎃 Hope everybody had a fun & safe Halloween! Had a ton of fun w/ Splatterhouse on TG16! I'll post a new Squad Challenge tonight!

  5. Fellas, Splatterhouse is kicking my butt beyond belief. I've played it twice now, for an hour at a time. This is my best score. I scored 200 points more at the very end right after I took this photo. I'm going to celebrate Halloween with a little more Splatterhouse so we'll see if I can top this score. I had to jump in on this though! My High Score: 15,400
  6. I'll probably get in a few rounds of Splatterhouse on TurboGrafx-16 and hand out Halloween candy. Will I dress up as a ghoul? A zombie? Nicki Minaj? Possibly! What are you guys doing? 🎃
  7. 👍 Be sure to check out @StormSurge's very thoughtful "Extra Life" Giveaway Fundraiser if you get a chance: 


  8. I definitely will! Hopefully Saturday or Sunday I'll have a chance to sit down and play. I plan on it! Maybe on Halloween night as well! I'll also remind BTB and see if he can get in on this, he's a big TG fan. Thanks everyone for your help!
  9. I should also post a big public thank you to @kamakazi20012 who has been very generous in offering a helping hand behind the scenes in getting this Malware issue resolved. Huge help! Thanks Kamakazi! It's possible. I usually don't like doing that but we'll take a look at it. We have other Squad Challenges scheduled out for the rest of the year and this was meant to be a Halloween themed challenge, but maybe we can bump it back an additional 15 days if more people are going to jump in.
  10. This is wonderful @StormSurge. You're so good with events like this. I'm going to feature this thread on the home page.
  11. Thanks for all the feedback guys! This malware issue is a real headache. Turning out to be time consuming and expensive. I'm sure most of you know that classic gaming and this website is a hobby for me. Because Atari I/O isn't a "business" I'm not always at my computer like a customer service attendant with the ability to immediately address issues as they arise. I'm probably in the middle of my work day, out somewhere with a lot to do and the rest of life to live outside of the site, just like the rest of us. You have to find a nice balance between spending time in the site, work life, spending time with loved ones and family, etc. I wish I could be in here 24/7 but this has to remain a hobby for me. And because it's a hobby I've kept things simple. Atari I/O doesn't generate revenue. We don't sell homebrews, we don't have a merch store, we don't charge for premium memberships, we don't run ads, etc. (Although t-shirts and stickers would be a fun thing that I'd like to do soon!) The site is a passion project of mine and I keep things simple since I'm maintaining the site on my own. Moderators help keep things going in the forums and weed out negative people, but everybody gets along here for the most part so that job ends up being pretty easy. It's keeping the site online, maintained, paid for, approving new members, and putting out "fires" that becomes my sole responsibility. Remember when the chatroom used to go down occasionally? Or the big forums upgrade about a year ago? Things like that are kind of a big deal when I'm in the middle of my work day, far from my computer, without the time or ability to suddenly drop everything and focus on Atari stuff. It's a lot like taking care of a small child when it calls from the school nurse's office and needs to come home sick. Suddenly and unexpectedly you've got to drop everything you're doing and pay attention to it. Because Atari I/O isn't a "business" and doesn't generate revenue, it doesn't pay for itself. I'm fine paying to keep the site hosted and online month after month, but when something like the malware issue comes up it can be costly. Suddenly it's hundreds of dollars to get it fixed and it's like something going bad on your car and blindsiding you. "You'll need two front wheel bearings, new shocks, plus labor and an alignment fee, that'll come to, oh about $800". I have to address issues as I'm able to and as time permits. Right now the site demands it. I really wanted to get into the Splatterhouse Squad Challenge this week, most of my Splatterhouse time though is getting chewed up by this dumb malware thing. I'm working on the issue and trying to get it taken care of asap. Doing the best I can with it. The forums themselves are not infected, it's only the portion of the site hosted on Wordpress. I'll keep you guys apprised.
  12. ⬆️ This is how you do it. Thanks @CrossBow!
  13. Hey guys, still working this out. Looks to be somewhat costly and time consuming. HUGE turnoff from ever using Wordpress again given all of the vulnerabilities and how common malware infections have apparently become. Trying to enlist some professional assistance with this. The Forums though continue to be safe! Apologies for the inconvenience. Everything else here will continue to move ahead as usual, with High Score Squad Challenges coming up, Wednesday Night Atari Chat tonight, and Secret Santa coming up also. Thanks!
  14. Thanks @RickR. Yes, even though the forums are safe, the warning has been applied to atari.io as a whole so there's no getting around it until it's resolved with google.
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