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  1. Battlezone Atari 2600 Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Game 2 Intermediate Achieve high score to win challenge Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST February 28th, 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 February 15th through February 28th, 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: Game 2 Intermediate Play. Difficulty Switches are not used in this game. 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 53rd Squad Challenge! To celebrate our 52nd Squad Challenge we are playing our first 5200 Squad Challenge! Battlezone is an Atari icon. It was a vector game in the arcade, but became one of the better ports to the Atari 2600 using standard graphics. PDF Battlezone Instruction Booklet is attached below. Good luck! Batlzone.bin Battlezone.pdf
  2. Centipede Atari 5200 Controller: TRAK-BALL / JOYSTICK / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Standard Play Achieve high score to win challenge Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST February 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 February 1st through February 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: Standard Play. Be sure to cycle through the various difficulty settings using the GAME SELECT button (# button) on your controller to confirm you are using Standard 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: http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/ Message: Welcome to our 52nd Squad Challenge! To celebrate our 52nd Squad Challenge we are playing our first 5200 Squad Challenge! Centipede is an absolute icon. It became one of the most fun and most well known games Atari every produced, both in the arcade and at home. Atari produced versions of Centipede for every video game system and home computer they produced through the end of the decade, and even the Lynx had a version of Centipede in development. Centipede is possibly one of the best reasons to own an Atari 5200, with nice graphics and stellar gameplay, and a great reason to pull out the "Dan Kramer special" Atari 5200 Trak-Ball controller. A very special WELCOME to all Atari 5200 players joining us for this Squad Challenge! I hope you have a lot of fun with this challenge and get in some good scores! PDF Centipede Instruction Booklet is attached below. Good luck! Centipede.bin Centipede.pdf
  3. Justin

    Squad Challenge - Centipede (Atari 5200)

    Congratulations kamakazi20012! BLAST THOSE PESTS!! Congratulations kamakazi20012! This was our 52nd Squad Challenge and our first 5200 Squad Challenge so far! We only had two participants for this Challenge but the enthusiasm here was great! @kamakazi20012 posted a score of 39,194 and @RickR was close behind with 20,631. Thank you to you both for turning out for this game! 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, 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! 5200 CENTIPEDE FINAL STANDINGS 1 KAMAKAZI20012 39,194 2 RICKR 20,631
  4. What an amazing game. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood was released in Japan for the PC Engine Duo but never saw a release in the United States for Turbo Duo. And it’s a shame because the graphics and sound are almost what you’d expect to see in an arcade. Games like Castlevania: Rondo of Blood are what should’ve been ported over from Japan for the TurboGrafx systems in the US. So many stellar games on PC Engine never saw a North American release and Rondo of Blood is one of them. This should’ve made the cover of GamePro with a media blitz to rival anything from Sega or Nintendo. The game brings out the best qualities of the Castlevania series and the Duo itself. @btbfilms76 and I just did a livestream of this game on the Atari I/O Instagram, I'll be posting a replay soon!
  5. Justin

    The No Swear Gamer

    Chase The Chuck Wagon! I remember in the early 1990s this was considered an absolute Holy Grail. It's amazing to see how the rise of the internet has proven Chuck Wagon to be a bit more readily available than previously thought. Super Pro Decathlon is a cool pickup! I always found it interesting that INTV was still releasing Intellivision games that far into the NES era.
  6. Justin

    Flex circuit needed.

    Thanks @CrossBow! My first priority is quality and good craftsmanship. If the BennVenn mods are as good or better than McWill that sounds like a great option. Let's see what transpires and we'll move forward soonish. I'm thrilled to see this level of continued development for the Lynx. I always felt it had more life left in it.
  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAXIMUM RD! 🎉🎈

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Thanks so much! 🍻👍Somehow I have made it to 51 ! 😜

  8. Justin

    Flex circuit needed.

    Thank you @CrossBow! I understand the costs involved. The McWill screen is beautiful and the results will be worth it to somebody who loves the Lynx and wants a nice reliable unit to play for years to come. I've been looking for somebody trustworthy to perform this mod, I especially like that you'll be recapping the unit and replacing the power components. I have an NOS Lynx I'll be using for this mod. I'll start saving up my ₩oolongs and we can do this sometime this year at a time that is convenient for us both.
  9. Justin

    Flex circuit needed.

    Hi @CrossBow would you be willing to make that mod for me as well? I've always wanted to have a Lynx McWill LCD modded but it's beyond something I want to do myself. Thank you!
  10. Justin

    The Toy Tomb Podcast Videos

    There it is! I wanted to see this. I used to love Stompers when I was little. I haven't seen these in 30 years. Never knew about this case.
  11. Justin

    The Toy Tomb Podcast Videos

    That last one says video unavailable. I can't get it to play 🤔
  12. I’m thrilled to see so much interest in the TurboGrafx-16 since we held our Devil’s Crush Squad Challenge recently! A Turbo EverDrive is a must-have accessory if you’re just getting started with a TurboGrafx system. Below is a list of the best games to start out with. You can pick up a Turbo EverDrive for sale at Stone Age Gamer. Here is the Turbo EverDrive with the same configuration as the one I bought. If you have a TurboGrafx system of any kind, I highly recommend getting your hands on one of these: https://stoneagegamer.com/turbo-everdrive-black.html The Turbo EverDrive supports American and Japanese HuCard (TurboChip) games for TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine, but does not support CD games. Many of the Super CD games in particular were sooo good. Having an EverDrive made me step aside from the Super CDs and appreciate all of the good HuCard games released for TurboGrafx-16. @btbfilms76 and @MaximumRD also have Turbo EverDrives and might be able to offer some good recommendations of games they think would be best to start out with. I've been talking TurboGrafx with them for years and they always have good insights. Top Picks Air Zonk Blazing Lazers Bomberman ‘93 Bonk’s Revenge Cadash Devil’s Crush The Legendary Axe Magical Chase Neutopia Ninja Spirit R-Type Soldier Blade Splatterhouse More good games to try Alien Crush Bonk III - Bonk’s Big Adventure Dungeon Explorer Fantasy Zone Final Lap Twin Galaga ‘90 Klax Military Madness New Adventure Island Pac-Land Parasol Stars (Bubble Bobble) Raiden Space Harrier Super Star Soldier Chase H.Q. Victory Run PC Engine Batman Bomberman ‘94 Bomberman Users Battle Columns Die Hard Gekisha Boy Gomola Speed Gradius Gunhed - Hudson Gunhed Taikai (2-5 min Blazing Lazers Caravan game) Kato-chan & Ken-chan Space Invaders Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Toilet Kids Xevious
  13. @kamakazi20012 Try http://www.freeturbodiscs.com you won't need to win the lottery, at least not to pick up a game or two. 😎👌
  14. Here are two more from when we were doing Devil's Crush. The first one is a Double Vision with me, BTB and @waKKo TV. Streaming got a bit choppy there but it was a good time. The last one is me winding down my night with a Devil's Crush livestream. Enjoy:
  15. Devil's Crush / Dragon's Fury Double Feature TurboGrafx-16 & Sega Genesis Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST January 31st 2019 Devil's Crush TurboGrafx-16 Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Fast NO SAVES, NO CONTINUES Achieve high score to win challenge Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST January 31st 2019 Dragon's Fury Sega Genesis Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: 1 Player NO SAVES, NO CONTINUES Achieve high score to win challenge Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST January 31st 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 January 15th through January 31st, 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: On TurboGrafx-16 you will select the "FAST" game. On Sega Genesis you will select the "1 PLAYER" game. NO SAVES, NO PASSWORDS, NO CONTINUES ARE ALLOWED FOR 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 first DOUBLE FEATURE! This is going to be a fun one, guys. Devil’s Crush and Dragon’s Fury are the same game released for two of our favorite systems: TurboGrafx-16 and Sega Genesis. Yes, both games differ from each other slightly. Do you perform better in one game and not the other? You can play either or both games. Sega Genesis or TurboGrafx-16? Choose your weapon of choice! Devil's Crush is the sequel release to Alien Crush, and one of the best video pinball games ever released in my opinion. Playing across two systems will make this Squad Challenge more accessible to members who want to join in and adds an interesting twist. This is our 51st Squad Challenge, our first Sega Genesis Squad Challenge and our first ever DOUBLE FEATURE! Let's have fun with this one! We're kicking off 2019 with more games for more systems as we set out to make this an exciting year in High Score Squad! PDF Devil's Crush Instruction Booklet is attached below. Good luck! Devil's_Crush.pdf Devil's Crush.pce
  16. Devil's Crush DOUBLE VISION livestream on Instagram with @btbfilms76 and @Justin This is a Devil's Crush livestream I did with BTB on Instagram a few days ago when we were getting ready to wrap up this Squad Challenge. I love doing these, we've been doing a lot of livestreams on Instagram recently. I've been uploading them to YouTube and will be doing some YouTube Live events as well. Be sure to subscribe to our new Atari I/O Live YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbfnsdt3CQSy5aE8PY6hjvg Enjoy:
  17. Akumajō Dracula X Castlevania: Rondo of Blood DOUBLE VISION livestream on Instagram with @btbfilms76 and @Justin This is a livestream I did with BTB on Instagram. I love doing these, we've been doing a lot of livestreams on Instagram recently. I've been uploading them to YouTube and will be doing some YouTube Live events as well. Be sure to subscribe to our new Atari I/O Live YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbfnsdt3CQSy5aE8PY6hjvg Enjoy:
  18. Miracles do happen ☺️
  19. Justin

    The Twilight Zone 2019

    Last time I remember Twilight Zone being on TV it was on UPN in 2002-2003. It came on after Star Trek Enterprise and was hosted by Forest Whitaker. A few years later Forest Whitaker won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. Maybe Peele will do the same.
  20. Justin

    5200 Launch Edition??

    Let's play Devil's Advocate for a minute. 😈 Let's say you were to file a complaint with eBay. Where's the misrepresentation? What if this is just somebody's mom clearing out the basement? She takes a couple of photos and posts it on eBay. eBay fills out most of the listing with the info from their database, and the seller gives a one sentence description: "Used with 2 controllers one not in best shape no power cord couple dents n dings". At least this auction you can clearly see what you would be bidding on. I've had gaming auctions sent to me that were absolutely not what was pictured in the listing. I've had people in the "Atari community" (names everyone here would know) promise to send me a 5200 and it would arrive without a motherboard inside. At least in this auction listing they are presumably showing you the damage to the console and being up front about the condition. The "launch edition" thing is stupid, but this is an early four port console (?) and unlike other scammers I don't see this listing embellishing a fraudulent description like "Super rare launch edition 5200 one of 100 specially produced!" Exactly. Ebay acts as though they are accountable to no one, as do many tech monopolies. Try getting eBay or PayPal or Twitter on the phone and see what happens. In the end I don't think this is going to be one of those auctions where some poor naïve soul just getting into classic gaming is going to see this auction and think "wow what a great deal on a 5200, I have to get this! Oh cool and it's a launch edition, super collectable!" In the forums we have Like/Dislike buttons down in the corner. What eBay needs is a little garbage can button that says "Mark this Auction as Trash" and then everybody votes down that auction as being trash that nobody is going to every pay $28 plus $35.90 shipping for. Into the trash it goes.
  21. 🏆🎈🎉🍾 Happy 75th Birthday to Atari & Chuck E. Cheese founder Nolan Bushnell!

    1. Arenafoot

      Arenafoot

      Yeah! Happy Birthday Nolan!

      Hoping we can get him to appear at the Houston Arcade Expo in November!!

    2. Justin

      Justin

      That would be great @Arenafoot!

  22. Justin

    5200 Launch Edition??

    You should file a complaint with eBay.
  23. Justin

    5200 Launch Edition??

    I think he means it's the original release with four controller ports instead of two. When you look closely at the picture though, it looks like it has the plastic housing with slots for four controller ports but fitted with a later motherboard with only two controller ports. I can let "launch edition" slide if that's their way of saying it was the early model but this 5200 is pretty junky.
  24. 💬 Wed Night Atari Chat is happening Wednesday at sundown. I'll be there!

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