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    RickR reacted to Justin in Squad Challenge - Tron Deadly Discs (Intellivision)   
    Tron Deadly Discs
    Intellivision
    Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE
    Difficulty Level: Default (Press Directional Disc Button To Play Fastest Speed)
    Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔
    Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST September 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 September 15th through September 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: Default. Press Directional Disc to Play. This will play the game at the fastest speed. Speed will remain the same throughout the game but challenge will increase gradually as you play through the levels of the 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: 
     
     
    MESSAGE: Welcome to our 69th Squad Challenge! Here's one for the Intellivision fanatics! We're breaking out the Intellivision and having fun with one of their most fun games, Tron Deadly Discs! Did you know there is a new TRON "Lightcycle Power Run" Roller Coaster going into Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Florida? ROM and Instruction Manual are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing!
     
    NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Be there!
     
     

     
     
    TRON Deadly Discs.intTRON Deadly Discs.pdf
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    RickR reacted to Justin in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    Congratulations btbfilms76!
     
    Congratulations @btbfilms76 on your fantastic score! I hope you guys enjoyed checking out Ghouls 'N Ghosts on Sega Genesis! This was a tough one! I was happy to see you guys jumping into this challenge even though there was some emulation required that you may not have had set up. You guys posted some seriously impressive scores on a very challenging Single Life Run. @btbfilms76 posted a score of 15,700 points before the cutoff time last Saturday night, @Control Issues was right on his tail taking 2nd place on the board with a score of 12,400 points, @RickR took the 3rd position with his A-game of 6,700 points played during a busy work week, and @Atari Creep rounds things out with an impressive 5,400 points. Congrats to everyone who jumped in to play in this squad challenge and shared a score!
    Note: We've changed our schedule to accommodate for a horrific Halloween Squad Challenge coming up for the later half of October! Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Mattel Intellivision!
     
     
     
    GHOULS 'N GHOSTS SINGLE LIFE RUN
    FINAL STANDINGS
     
    1   BTBFILMS76                         15,700
    2   CONTROL ISSUES                12,400
    3   RICKR                                       6,700
    4   ATARI CREEP                          5,400
     
     
    Here's something unexpected: BTB and Atari Creep went into OVERTIME and continued playing the Squad Challenge into Sunday and Monday after the cutoff time (11:59 PM PST, Saturday, September 14th) and ended up posting their best scores. Both btbfilms76 and Atari Creep did livestream events on their Instagram and YouTube channels playing this game and showing how it's done in Ghouls 'N Ghosts. In the spirit of friendly competition I’m adding these scores in a 2nd section called “Extra Credit”. It would be fun to see these two dudes duke it out and keep this alive in the Scoreboard, I'd like to encourage @btbfilms76 and @Atari Creep to post their new high scores on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! And don't forget to check out BTB and Atari Creep on YouTube and Instagram!
     
     
    EXTRA CREDIT
     
    1   BTBFILMS76                         18,100
    2   ATARI CREEP                        15,000
     
     
     

     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    No problem, bro.  You sticking with it and getting better is cool. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    6700.  This time I can't blame the controller (I found another one).  I just suck. 

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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    6000 here.  I'm playing on real hardware, but my controller sucks.  It stops going right intermittently.  I'll try again though. 

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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    I'm gonna get in on this one, but I'm super busy with work at the moment.  Give me a few days...
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    RickR got a reaction from Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    No problem, bro.  You sticking with it and getting better is cool. 
     
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    RickR reacted to Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    10400 so sorry to keep posting but I needed to get 10k or better or I would have been pissed. 

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    RickR got a reaction from Control Issues in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    6700.  This time I can't blame the controller (I found another one).  I just suck. 

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    RickR reacted to Trellot in Debug Help - No sound (only static) on a 4-switch Vader 2600 unit   
    Update:  Late in coming,  but I composite modded the above Atari 2600 Vader board and now it has perfect video and audio!  Gifted the system to my brother for his birthday with a selection of great games!
    ~ Trellot
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    RickR reacted to RetroGameBoyz in Amazing 3-D Printed Robotron: 2084 Controller for Atari 7800!   
    Hi guys - I'm making more by request so stay tuned or contact me directly. Happy to be of service.
    If you need to contact me and I miss any replies on the forum you can reach me here: https://twitter.com/retrogameboyz
    Or here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGh4dLMALa5mQyb5NPj-oxw
    Regards,
    Mike
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    RickR got a reaction from Control Issues in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    6000 here.  I'm playing on real hardware, but my controller sucks.  It stops going right intermittently.  I'll try again though. 

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    RickR got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in What Retro Game Defines You...   
    Wow, that is a tough one.  I'll have to give it some thought. 

    PS - you probably DON'T want to say "Pac-Man". 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from atarilbc in What Retro Game Defines You...   
    Wow, that is a tough one.  I'll have to give it some thought. 

    PS - you probably DON'T want to say "Pac-Man". 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Atari Creep in Scored my first 800!   
    Besides, my memory may not be so good. The 800 may use 9v. 
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    RickR got a reaction from Atari Creep in Scored my first 800!   
    Sweet!  Very cool that they still have them and they don't cost too much. 👍
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    RickR reacted to Kid A in Kid A's game room.   
    So a few days ago, I got a freakin' awesome addition to the game room! FOR FREE!
    It needed a lot of work. It was missing a power plug, the insides were so dirty, one of the coin mechanisms wasn't working, Something is also wrong with the PCB, and the cab's paint has seen better days. 

    Ive already sent the board out for repairs and today I picked up some supplies over at the home Depot and painted it up. 

    I can't wait to get everything completely put back together and play this thing! This is one of my favorite games of all time! I've always wanted on of these. So awesome to have this cab!
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    RickR got a reaction from nads in Activision patches   
    Yeah man, that complete set is really cool.  PS - I still haven't found my Laser Blast patch
     
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    RickR reacted to Atari Creep in Scored my first 800!   
    Hey guys. I swooped up an 800 today for nothing. I can finally play the GORF cart @Willie!gave me so long ago. Lol This is (aside from an XEGS) my first Atari 8 bit computer. This unit did not come with a power supply, anyone know of an alternative for power?
     
     

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    RickR got a reaction from Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis)   
    I'm gonna get in on this one, but I'm super busy with work at the moment.  Give me a few days...
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    RickR got a reaction from Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - 2019 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)   
    Good point!  I don't care about my score too much, but I really love seeing a lot of people participating and having fun!  GREAT one, everyone. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Thrift Store Finds   
    "Quest for the Rings" is probably my #2 all-time favorite classic box art (Adventure is #1).  Look at it!  Spectacular.  Plus, I love how the box opens with the little ribbon stops.  
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    RickR reacted to Atari Creep in Squad Challenge - 2019 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)   
    Great turn out!!!!!
     
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    RickR reacted to jmjustin6 in Thrift Store Finds   
    Forgot to post this last week but I found an odyssey 2 in the box. Price on it was $90 me and the cashier both thought that was crazy. She suggested I talk to one of the cooler managers and he took $40 off. So I was happy with that. 
    Today i found the killing joke (havent read or seen the movie yet) at goodwill  range up for $1.50. I have heard amazing things about this one. Finally the last goodwill I stopped at today didnt see much but as I was leaving this thing cought my eyes. It's Mr. Pickles! The cashier gave me the strangest look and was studdering her words the whole time. 





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    RickR reacted to Justin in Squad Challenge - 2019 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)   
    BTW I used the Sega Master System Control Pad this time for playing Pole Position II. I always have this perception of the Master System controller being clumsy and soggy... Until I pull it out again and actually play it. I don't hate it. I really like it a lot. It felt solid and responsive. After playing Hang On this summer on Sega Master System, the Control Pad felt like a very natural choice for playing Pole Position II. I hadn't done it in a while and plugged it in expecting there to be some issues but it worked perfectly. This is a great option to consider without having to mod an NES controller or custom build a new controller.

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