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    Basic Fun "Oregon Trail" Handheld

    I’ve had one since they came out, and I haven’t played it a ton, but I like it! I agree they could have put some more games on it, but it seems to work great and has been a fun add to my collection.
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    Atari I/O Secret Santa 2018!

    Yeah Willie regifted my disappointment of a Defender II cart from last year... apparently when he said Stargate he meant Stargate. 😆
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    Squad Challenge - Tetris (NES)

    Another great tip; I would also add that you need to arrange your pieces to accomodate any next piece you get. I always try to make sure I arrange things so I can accomodate any piece.
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    Squad Challenge - Tetris (NES)

    One I would add to Rick’s tips is to start the game on a higher level to get better at manipulating the pieces at higher speeds for practice. That and the more empty you can have the board by the time you get to level 8 the better, as that’s when things really speed up.
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    Squad Challenge - Tetris (NES)

    Played some more this weekend on my real NES and finally cracked 6 digits... 117634
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    Squad Challenge - Tetris (NES)

    65,177. I can't seem to keep it together at level 8 or 9, but I've been playing a lot on my PSP and 3DS, and I think I might do better at those higher speeds on actual hardware.
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    Games your parents liked

    Atari my dad was into Super Breakout, Battlezone, and Combat. He had high score competitions with my grandfather (a career Army man and Vietnam vet) on Battlezone... I was too young to remember them but from what I was told they were pretty intense! Later when we got the NES I borrowed Solar Jetman from a friend, and my dad instantly fell in love with it! It was so bad I could barely get time on the game (even though I was much better at it than he was :-P). We went out and got a copy a week after I gave it back to my friend, and we hardly ever bought NES games, I always just rented them, so that was a big deal. My dad LOVED Tetris, both on the NES and Game Boy, and also Choplifter II on the Game Boy. On the PC he was big into Sid Meier’s Civilization, especially CivNet and Civ II. He’d play those games for hours! And of course MS Solitare games on the Entertainment Packs; he liked Tri Peaks the best I think. My dad was quite the gamer for a long time, until his MS got too bad for him to play anymore. He passed away several years back from complications related to it, but if it weren’t for him I don’t know if I would have had as big of a passion for video games as I do today.
  8. Here are my scores! I have two for Crystal Castles Arcade, one used the level 1 and 3 warps (both played on the DS Atari Greatest Hits Vol 2), the other was straight up from level 1: 286,336 with level 1 and 3 warp 41,852 without using any warps: And I also have a score for the 2600 version, played on my 7800 with Genesis controller, 97,239 My daughter (Abby) also wanted to submit her high score of 5224 on the 2600: Really enjoyed the challenge this month, this was a lot of fun!