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2-Player Battle - How To Play (Please Read Before Posting!)

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How To Play 

You and a friend choose any game you wish and battle it out for the high score. Best of 3 wins! When you're finished, post your results here! You and a friend pick the game, choose your difficulty settings, agree on your own personal rules.

Single Life Runs and 3-Minute Runs are fine! Any game, any system. Play against each other 3 times in short high score contests. Whoever wins best of 3 wins the 2-Player Battle!

 

 

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Pro-Tip

To avoid a never-ending game, we recommend playing short matches with increased difficulty settings. If a never-ending game appears possible, try a timed match like a 3-Minute Run or Single Life Run.

 

 

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Challenge a friend in the forums to go head-to-head in a 2-Player Battle, playing in your own one-on-one high score contest to see who wins. It's up to you and a friend to initiate the match, pick a game, and decide what rules and difficulty settings you'll be playing with. 

Play three short high score contests on whatever game you want. (You can even set your own rules if you'd like. For example, a 3-Minute Run on Asteroids, or a Single Life Run on Super Mario Bros.) Do this three times! Whoever wins best of 3 wins the 2-Player Battle!

 

Example 

You and a friend challenge each other to a game of Missile Command. (You can choose any game you wish!)  Take 3 turns, and record the winner each time. Whoever wins best out of 3 wins the battle!

 

Why 2-Player Battle? 

There's no "Xbox Live for Atari", no way to challenge friends online to play 2-Players against each other on classic game systems like Atari 2600 and Nintendo Entertainment System.

So let's do this: 2-Player Battle is an approximation of that idea, it's a structured way of playing against a friend in the forums the same way we used to play against a friend sitting on the floor in front of the TV. "I bet you can't beat my high score!" Instead of playing online, keep track of your high scores the old fashioned way!

 

 

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Play 3 Times, Best of 3 Wins!

2-Player Battle is an easy concept. You're playing against a friend to see who can beat the other person in a game. Play 3 times. Whoever wins 2 out of 3 times wins the 2-Player Battle.

 

Your Score Doesn't Matter, All That Matters Is Your Victory

2-Player Battle is just for fun! The scores you achieve don't really matter, we're only counting Wins and Losses. What really matters is did you beat your friend 2 out of 3 times? If YES, you're the winner! Post your match in the forums to share your achievement. We'll show you how below:

 

 

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In 2-Player Battle you're posting your Wins and Losses rather than the score. Format your topic title with the name of your game, console, 2-Player Battle, and player names. It should look like this:

 

2-Player Battle - Missile Command (Atari 2600) - btbfilms76 vs. Justin

 

In the body of the post, tell us about your match by posting 1.) Who won the 2-Player Battle, 2.) The game you played, 3.) The game system you played on, 4.) The date you played, and 5.) List Round 1, 2, & 3 and who won each round. Post the results using the format below. When you've finished posting, it should look like this:

 

WINNER: btbfilms76
Missile Command
Atari 2600
May 9, 2020

ROUND 1: @btbfilms76
ROUND 2: @Justin
ROUND 3: @btbfilms76

 

If you and your friend continue playing more rounds of that game in the future, with the same game and two players, you can continue posting in the same topic thread to post the results of your new matches.

 

Who Posts The Match?

Either you or your friend can post the results to the Forums! It doesn't really matter, so long as one of you does it. It's all just for fun! A good rule-of-thumb is to have the Winner of the 2-Player Battle make the post.

 

Moderator Approval

You'll find when you post your results to the Forums the post won't appear immediately. Just like with the Scoreboard, posts made to 2-Player Battle require a Moderator's approval before being posted to the Forums. All Moderators will be notified of your post and will seek to approve it quickly. The reason for this is to have a Moderator assure that the 2-Player Battle was played correctly, and assure consistent formatting in posts.

 

 

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Eligibility

Anyone can join in. All players are welcome!

 

3 Rounds

Your match should include 3 rounds of gameplay. Whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds of gameplay wins the 2-Player Battle.

 

Real Hardware, Emulation & Dedicated Consoles

Games may be played on real Atari hardware, dedicated (Flashback) console, or emulation, using any joystick or keyboard, following rules and game settings as agreed upon between both players.

 

Fair Play

Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate banning from the site. It goes without saying that no use of cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, emulation enhancements, photoshop, or any other unfair advantage is allowed. Everybody hates a cheater.

 

 

 

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Do I Have To Post A Photo?

No! But you can if you want to. 2-Player Battle is just for fun! Posting the results of your match in the forums is a fun way of sharing your gameplay with other people, and keeping track of Wins & Losses just like we used to do in the back of Atari instruction manuals. You can include a photo or YouTube video of your match in your post, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO. It's just for fun.

Photos can be uploaded and attached to your post. To include a YouTube video in your post, copy your video's YouTube link and paste into your post where you want the video to appear. Your video will appear in your post where you pasted the link.

 

Do I Have To Send A Photo Of My Score To My Opponent?

No! But it's a good idea. Photos are not required in 2-Player Battle, but it's a good idea to include a photo of your score in communications with your friend to establish your score and determine a winner of each Round. If you and a friend decide to play using the honor system and not send photos, that's fine too.

 

 

 

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