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Centipede

Atari 2600

Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICE

Game Select: STANDARD PLAY

Difficulty Switches not used in this game

Achieve high score to win challenge

Squad Challenge ends 12 am December 15th, 2015

 

 

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 December 1st to December 15th, 2015. 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 2-week competition is the victor.

 

Eligibility: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome!

 

Play Rules: Games may be played on real Atari hardware, dedicated (Flashback) console, or emulation, using any joystick or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. We are playing the original Centipede for 2600, hacked versions of this game are not allowed. 

 

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, enhancements, Photoshop, 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: http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/

 

Welcome to our Inaugural Squad Challenge! Those of you that are participating in this challenge will be among the very first to partake in our Atari I/O High Score events! We're glad you're here, and excited for the year ahead! For our Inaugural Squad Challenge we chose a game that was universally loved and easily accessible on Atari 2600 systems, Flashback and dedicated consoles, and emulation. Sometimes we may pick common games, other times we may get more adventurous in our selection. I hope all of you have a good time, and remember this is for "nerd cred" and meant to be fun for all! You have until December 15th to complete this challenge. GOOD LUCK, SQUAD!

 

 

 

 

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Play Rules: Games may be played on real Atari hardware, dedicated (Flashback) console, or emulation, using any joystick or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. We are playing the original Centipede for 2600, hacked versions of this game are not allowed. 

 

Justin - would the trak-ball versions of Centipede & Millipede qualify? I have screenshots of my scores from the Houston ArcadeExpo from both of these titles. Of course, I'd post the Centipede scores only here.

just wondering......

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Justin - would the trak-ball versions of Centipede & Millipede qualify? I have screenshots of my scores from the Houston ArcadeExpo from both of these titles. Of course, I'd post the Centipede scores only here.

just wondering......

I asked, and the answer is no, sadly.  No hacked versions.  Originals only.  But you can use a Trak-ball with the original if you want. 

 

I think that's fair, as the hacked version is a lot easier IMO. 

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Justin - would the trak-ball versions of Centipede & Millipede qualify? I have screenshots of my scores from the Houston ArcadeExpo from both of these titles. Of course, I'd post the Centipede scores only here.

just wondering......

Not this time Arena. Here's why: We are playing the original ROM of Centipede. Hacked versions are not allowed as it would be an unfair advantage to others playing I hacked Centipede. We may have a Squad Challenge for hacked versions at another time.

 

Also, scores need to be achieved between December 1st - December 15th, 2015 to qualify for this challenge.

 

It sounds like you have some pretty good scores documented though! Why not open up a thread for Centipede TB on the Scoreboard and post your scores? Justin has two up already if you need an example. http://forums.atari.io/index.php/forum/70-scoreboard/

 

Have fun!

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Justin - would the trak-ball versions of Centipede & Millipede qualify? I have screenshots of my scores from the Houston ArcadeExpo from both of these titles. Of course, I'd post the Centipede scores only here.

just wondering......

 

Hi Arena! We're just playing regular classic Centipede for this challenge. Everybody has it, it's on all of the Flashback systems, something everyone can play. We will have lots of ways for you to play hacks and homebrews in other events  ^_^

 

 

It sounds like you have some pretty good scores documented though! Why not open up a thread for Centipede TB on the Scoreboard and post your scores? Justin has two up already if you need an example. http://forums.atari.io/index.php/forum/70-scoreboard/

 

Have fun!

 

^ that's a great idea.  I might do that...because the hacked version is really a lot of fun. 

 

 

^GREAT suggestion Professor! This is exactly why the Scoreboard exists!  :wreck-it-ralph_anim: 

 

Arenafoot, your scores are something special. I would encourage you to start a new Scoreboard thread for Centipede TB and Millipede TB and post your scores! Someone else may come along and try to top them. Scoreboard offers casual competitive gaming in an open format without deadlines or even the need for another player. Think of it as a friendly and relaxed Twin Galaxies. It's a great format for setting high scores on hacks, homebrews, and arcade games. You could have an amazing score and somebody else could spend all year trying to top it.

 

Hacked versions of games could also be played in Danisen League so long as both players agree on terms beforehand. High scores achieved in Squad, Danisen League, or Atari Cup can always be added to the Scoreboard if you think your high score merits recognition. 

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Hi Arena! We're just playing regular classic Centipede for this challenge. Everybody has it, it's on all of the Flashback systems, something everyone can play. We will have lots of ways for you to play hacks and homebrews in other events  ^_^

Justin is it OK to link my scores from highscore.com?

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Justin is it OK to link my scores from highscore.com?

 

http://highscore.com/scores/Atari2600Emulated/Centipede/3562

 

 

If there were achieved during the stated time period, I don't see why not.

 

 

 

Also, scores need to be achieved between December 1st - December 15th, 2015 to qualify for this challenge.

 

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Justin is it OK to link my scores from highscore.com?

  

If there were achieved during the stated time period, I don't see why not.

 

Correct. Arenafoot, you can most certainly link to other sites if you feel you need to, though the purpose of all this is to make our site more fun. Also, please bear in mind:

 

1. Games must be the original games played on real hardware, dedicated console, or emulator. No hacks, cartridge frying, or cheats of any kind are allowed.

 

2. Scores need to be achieved between December 1st – December 15th, 2015 to qualify for this challenge.

 

3. Screen captures will not be accepted as they are easily manipulated. You must submit an actual photo of your TV or computer screen, or video of your gameplay.

 

Arenafoot, you have some nice scores! I would suggest once again opening a new thread in the Scoreboard forum to post your other scores :thumb:

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Are compilations allowed?

I play a lot on my 3DS (Atari Greatest Hits DS).

I assume so since they are being emulated, but wasn't sure.

I haven't played Greatest Hits on DS, but if it's the ORIGINAL ROM being emulated, that would qualify. If you believe it passes the "Am I playing honestly and fairly?" test then it should be good. We want to make this as easy as possible for everyone to easily participate without being complicated and without being unfair. :)

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Arenafoot, your scores are something special. I would encourage you to start a new Scoreboard thread for Centipede TB and Millipede TB and post your scores! Someone else may come along and try to top them. Scoreboard offers casual competitive gaming in an open format without deadlines or even the need for another player. Think of it as a friendly and relaxed Twin Galaxies. It's a great format for setting high scores on hacks, homebrews, and arcade games. You could have an amazing score and somebody else could spend all year trying to top it.

 

It sounds like you have some pretty good scores documented though! Why not open up a thread for Centipede TB on the Scoreboard and post your scores? Justin has two up already if you need an example. http://forums.atari.io/index.php/forum/70-scoreboard/

 

"Scoreboard" requires video ......I only have digital camera pics of the TB versions  :(

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