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  1. @LSGreger I love hearing that! Happy to see this go to someone who really appreciates it! Best wishes
  2. 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. 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.
  3. 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
  4. πŸŽƒΒ SPLATTERHOUSE TG16 Squad Challenge is live! Celebrate Halloween with us!


  5. 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! βœ” Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST October 31st, 2019 πŸŽƒ 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! πŸŽƒ ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome! πŸŽƒ 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. πŸŽƒ 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. πŸŽƒ 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. πŸŽƒ MORE: To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: πŸŽƒ 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! πŸŽƒ NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Nintendo Game Boy. Be there! Splatterhouse.pdfSplatterhouse.pce
  6. 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
  7. OutRun! I've always loved the aesthetics of that game. I love living by the water. It's just a lot of fun!
  8. Dude that is so sweet! That's just to cool! Tremendous job!! πŸ™Œ Great to see you breathe new life into this beauty!
  9. Best I can do! This was a really fun game. I don't want to win this! One of you guys has to top this score tonight! My High Score: 64,330
  10. You did great @Arenafoot! This overlap between Homebrew Forum and 2600 Form etc. has been a paradox that we've been trying to sort out for a while and make a change. When I put the site together I created the Homebrew Forum thinking this would be THE place where people go to talk about the Homebrew scene. A lot of people post to the 2600 Forum instead, (or whatever forum the system is that the homebrew is for.) I've considered making the Homebrew Forum exclusively for development, but that seems just as confusing. Your posts are fine either way, just needed to merge two great conversations into one.
  11. Not a problem! You guys are posting great content and I'm grateful to have you guys here! πŸ™Œ Sometimes we just need to tidy up a bit when we have duplicate threads on the same topic.
  12. Great idea @nosweargamer! I'd like to offer a special WELCOME to everybody who just joined our community! And a huge thank you to NSG for hosting his October Giveaway here! W E L C O M E E V E R Y B O D Y !
  13. Admin Note: Merged two identical threads into one
  14. I'll miss Robert Forster. What a presence. Just watched him in El Camino tonight, then saw on my phone he passed away from cancer. Was brilliant in Twin Peaks and Jackie Brown. One of my favorite actors, I'm sad he's gone.

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      πŸ˜” (BTW,Β El Camino was great!!)

  15. I'm not going to be eligible for NSG's October Giveaway (thanks for hosting it here this month @nosweargamer!) but my favorite scary game is Splatterhouse for TurboGrafx-16! Runner-up would be the original Atari arcade version of Gauntlet if you consider that spooky.
  16. Agreed Wow. That's not very convenient for me. Thanks for sharing!
  17. What's worse is the Pause button doesn't appear to work on Spy Hunter. Is there something I'm missing? I can't pause my game. I'm playing a real game on real hardware.
  18. Hey guys, having some fun with this game today. I just made it to an ICE LEVEL! I ignored the Boat House and kept driving regularly, passed the 4th or 5th bridge, keeping to the left I believe, and suddenly the forrest turned to snow, the road turned to ice, and driving became increasingly difficult! If you find yourself in an ice level use your instincts, slow down, and drive in the game the same way you'd drive on an icy road in real life. I managed to get past it but just barely. New High Score: 63,615 A FEW MORE TIPS: 1. You can manipulate the helicopter. Either to shoot it down, take out opponents cars, or avoid it entirely. I have found three strategies for this: A.) The Surface-to-Air Missiles give you 3 shots. Shooting down the helicopter can be a little tricky, but once you get the strategy down it can be consistent. Either line up right under the helicopter and maintain the same speed as the helicopter before firing your missile, or bring your car to a complete stop in the middle of the road and fire at the helicopter. You'll hit it and bring it down. B.) If you don't have Missiles you can pull in front of an enemy car (even a bulletproof one) go just fast enough so that enemy car doesn't touch you but comes close to your rear bumper, wait for the helicopter to drop it's bomb, and as soon as it does move out of the way. The helicopter's bomb will hit the road and leave a hole in the pavement which the car behind you will drive into and destroy itself. C.) You can manipulate the helicopter by really confusing it. If you're driving at cruising speed when the helicopter approaches you (somewhere around half speed) wait for the helicopter to come close, and then floor it to top speed. The helicopter will speed up and have a difficult time keeping up with you. Just as soon as it comes close, slam on the brakes as hard as you can and come to a complete stop. The helicopter will fly forward off the screen. As soon as your car comes to a stop, get going again and get your car back up to cruising speed. The helicopter will come back down and try to get you. Repeat this tactic another time or two and you should be fine. It's fun to confuse the helicopter. 2. Shoot the Limousine first. The limo is worth more points than almost everything else. The helicopter is worth more, but you see a lot more limos than helicopters. Target those limos and fire! It's not a bad way to rack up points. 3. Go easy on the Oil Slick to get the most out of it. I used to love holding that oil slick down and letting it flow. Not anymore. Just tiny little dabs. Move in front of the car you want to use the Oil Slick on and tap the button. It just takes one little squirt of Oil to slide an enemy car off the road. You have a limited amount, so save your Oil to use as often as you can on other cars and your Oil will last you a long time.
  19. One other thing I need to highlight is that the light blue car is also on your team and you will apparently be penalized by shooting the light blue car as well. It's a little confusing, but it's the way the game plays. So, to recap: FRIENDS: Red Cars Red Motorcycles Light blue car ENEMIES: All dark blue cars Helicopters
  20. πŸ‘‰Β Rikki & Vikki is an awesome new game for Atari 7800. Check out @atarilbc's review:Β 


  21. Here is a video of my performance from Thursday. This was my first time playing the game in 15-20 years and you can see me struggle in the beginning. Eventually I'm able to post a score of 54,820, find the Boat House and have fun playing the game. I didn't really have a strategy to begin with, but after playing it I came to realize two basic things: 1. Speed is my strategy. You gotta hit that sweet spot, so you can drive swiftly but don't crash. The longer you can stay alive, the more points you can acquire. Drive this car like you would drive on the highway, just because you can go super fast doesn't mean you want to. This is one of those rare driving games where you can consistently drive super fast without having to build up turbos, etc. The car can always just go super fast. I wouldn't always drive super fast though, because it's easier to crash into the back of a car or tree rather than just tap it and keep going. There's not a timer on this game, and you don't have to complete it within a certain time. What you don't want to do is crash and lose a life. My advice: slow down a bit, maneuver through traffic better, and save top speed for when you absolutely have to outrun someone. 2. Don't shoot red cars. That's friendly fire. Although red cars don't help you attack dark blue cars, the red cars and motorcycles are supposedly your friends. If you shoot them, the game penalizes you by preventing you from scoring points for a few moments and that hurts your overall score. (Apparently the light blue car is on your side too.) Try to only take out the dark blue cars or you will be penalized. I hope this helps! Good luck everyone!
  22. Cool review @kamakazi20012!! I love how you went all out with the graphics!
  23. Here are photos of the Boat House and playing as the Speed Boat:
  24. My High Score: 54,820 performed before an audience streaming on Instagram Live. This was a fun stream, @Atari Creep was there and I found the Boat House and was able to play as the Speed Boat for a little while towards the end. In 30 years of owning this game I don't think I've ever done that! The Speed Boat part was tricky, but very cool to see!
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