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    Food Fight
    Atari 7800 ProSystem
    Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE
    Difficulty Level: Beginner (Starting at Level 1)
    Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔
    Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST November 30th, 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 15th through November 30th, 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: Beginner. Start at Level 1. As you progress, the game will become progressively more difficult.

     

    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 73rd Squad Challenge! November means Thanksgiving celebrations, Holiday shopping, and lots of FOOD! What better way to celebrate than with a few rounds of Food Fight on Atari 7800!? Food Fight has always been one of my personal all-time favorites on the 7800, and was called "a Masterpiece" in Tim Lapetino's book Art Of Atari. Is Food Fight one of your favorites on the 7800 System? Let's get ready for a Thanksgiving feast and throw some food! I hope you guys enjoy this Squad Challenge! ROM and Instruction Manual are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing!

    PS!: I realize the m-ware issue is still affecting the site. It must be very annoying to get that message every time you visit our forums. I know it is for me. I'm still working on this and will get this resolved. I've been busy with taking a continuing education course for my job which has really cut into my free time to work on the site. The site will always be here and I will get the issue resolved soon!

     

    NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be a special winter challenge for the Atari Jaguar. Be there!

     

     

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  2. :pole_position_blimp_big: Congratulations RadioPoultry!

     

    Congratulations @RadioPoultry on such an epic score! I hope you guys enjoyed diving into Alleyway on Game Boy! I hadn't played this game in years, it was nice to pick it up after such a long time. It was one of my first games on Game Boy, and I really connected with it because I had always loved Super Breakout on Atari 2600 and Breakout-style games. How do you think Alleyway holds up compared to Super Breakout? Do you guys feel it could have used some Arkanoid elements to the game? @RadioPoultry posted an astronomical score of 10,467 points! Unreal! @kamakazi20012's score ranked 2nd place on the board at 3,879 points, "The Don" @RickR took the 3rd position with an impressive 3,173 points, Lynx Master @btbfilms76 joined in this round and placed 4th with a solid showing of 2,982 points, and @Atari Creep rounds things out with a LIVE performance of 1,987 points. Congrats to @RadioPoultry and everyone who jumped in to play in this squad challenge and shared a score! Radio should be very proud of his accomplishment and I'd like to encourage him 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 Thanksgiving challenge for the Atari 7800 ProSystem. Be there!

     

     

    ALLEYWAY FINAL STANDINGS

     

    1   RADIOPOULTRY                  10,467

    2   KAMAKAZI20012                 3,879

    3   RICKR                                     3,173

    4   BTBFILMS76                         2,982

    5   ATARI CREEP                        1,987

     

     

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    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!

     

     

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  4. :pole_position_blimp_big: 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

     

     

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  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

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  6. 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!

    9 minutes ago, kamakazi20012 said:

    Since we had this issue why don't you extend that Squad Challenge for the entire month.  I don't think the rest of us would mind.  I'm trying to participate.  This time of year is hectic for me.  If I can find time I will.

    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.


  7. 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.


  8. 1 hour ago, CrossBow said:

    All you need to do is click on the Detail link in the lower left. That will open up another page giving you all kinds of other warnings etc. But if you look in the lower right there is a link within the sentence that lets you continue on to the unsafe site anyway and that is how I've been accessing the forums.

    ⬆️ This is how you do it. Thanks @CrossBow!


  9. 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.

    :pow: 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!


  10. 5 minutes ago, RickR said:

    There are several posts on Facebook about this.  I'm commenting to click the "see details" button and then the "ignore" link.  I've gotten the error even coming right into the forums. 

    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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    Hi everyone,

    Your browser may be giving you a malware "security warning" when you visit Atari I/O. I'm aware of this issue and working to resolve it. The forums have been updated with their latest security update this morning and should currently be a safe place to visit despite the security warning.

    The malware issue is affecting the "main" side of the website (http://www.atari.io) which runs on Wordpress. The forums side of the website (https://forums.atari.io) has always been hosted on a different server and runs on different software, which is more secure.

    However, because Google has detected the malware issue in the Wordpress part of our website, they have issued a warning for the entirety of Atari I/O until the issue has been completely resolved. Once I've been able to identify and remove the malicious content from the Wordpress side of the site, I will need to request a security review from Google and provide them with documentation showing the changes made to the site.  This may take a little time.

    If there's "a doctor in the house" and you have experience removing malware from Wordpress sites and would like to volunteer your assistance in helping me resolve this issue please send me a PM.

    I will be working on this and will keep you updated as I reach important milestones.

     

    Best Wishes to All!

     

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  12. 10 hours ago, kamakazi20012 said:

    That game is brutal.

    It absolutely is! A lot of fun! My main strategy was just to keep my speed down to "cruising speed" and take my time so I didn't crash. 

    10 hours ago, kamakazi20012 said:

    I do believe if you hit either the Select or Start buttons it can sometimes call up a weapon truck.  Sometimes.  Seems random.

    I've never heard of that trick, I'll have to give that a try! Seems plausible since there must be some reason the Pause button was moved to the second controller. Maybe there's more going on here? Seems like we have a mystery on our hands fellas.


  13. 10 hours ago, greenween said:

    I thought this ended tonight. D'oh! I managed to get this score a minute ago 

     

    :pole_position_blimp_big: Honorable Mention Greenween!

     

    Congratulations @greenween on a score to be proud of! The score wasn't posted before the Squad Challenge came to an end, but there's still plenty of "nerd cred" to go around. Great to have all of you participating!

     

     

    DIDN'T QUITE MAKE IT IN TIME

     

    ∞   GREENWEEN                    50,810

     

     

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    Splatterhouse
    TurboGrafx-16
    Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE
    Difficulty Level: Default (Press Run To Play)
    Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔
    Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST October 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 October 15th through October 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, 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 Run to Play. Splatterhouse is based on the "damage" system. You start the game with 3 "Ricks." Each Rick has 5 "hearts." If you lose all of your hearts, one Rick will disappear. If you lose all of your Ricks, the game is over.

     

    🎃 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 71st Squad Challenge! We're getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween by playing Splatterhouse, an absolutely horrific game on TurboGrafx-16. This is one of the TG's best! Splatterhouse was a big draw to players first coming over to the TurboGrafx-16 from NES. This is NOT a Single Life Run, play it full-out and enjoy the spookiness. Remember, you can play TurboGrafx HuCards on TurboGrafx-16, TurboExpress, and TurboDuo! I hope you guys enjoy this Squad Challenge and have a great October. ROM and Instruction Manual are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing!

     

    🎃 NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Nintendo Game Boy. Be there!

     

     

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  15. :pole_position_blimp_big: Congratulations RadioPoultry!

     

    Congratulations @RadioPoultry on your fantastic score! I hope you guys enjoyed that super spy action in Spy Hunter! I hadn't played this game in years, it was nice to pick it up after such a long time. It was always one of my favorite games to play on the NES growing up. You guys posted some seriously impressive scores on a very challenging game. @RadioPoultry posted an astronomical score of 100,715 points! Unreal! I ranked 2nd place on the board with a score of 64,330 points, @kamakazi20012 took the 3rd position with his A-game of 39,470 points, @RickR took 4th with a solid showing of 22,125 points, and @Atari Creep rounds things out with an impressive 15,510 points. Congrats to @RadioPoultry and everyone who jumped in to play in this squad challenge and shared a score! Radio should be very proud of his accomplishment and I'd like to encourage him 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 Halloween challenge for the TurboGrafx-16. Be there!

     

     

    SPY HUNTER FINAL STANDINGS

     

    1   RADIOPOULTRY                  100,715

    2   JUSTIN                                   64,330

    3   KAMAKAZI20012                 39,470

    4   RICKR                                     22,125

    5   ATARI CREEP                        15,510

     

     

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