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Squad Challenge - Pinball (NES)

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Pinball
Nintendo Entertainment System
Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICE
Difficulty Level: Game A
Achieve high score to win challenge
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK!
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST January 31st, 2016


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 January 15th through January 31st, 2016. 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 hardware, dedicated console, or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements and hacked versions of this game are not allowed.

Difficulty Level: This game must be played using Game A.

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

Welcome to our 4th Squad Challenge! Pinball is a very early game for Nintendo Entertainment System, and was a launch title for the system in the U.S. Pinball is a simple NES game with rudimentary graphics and a lack of big effects. However, Pinball’s simplicity leads to some very fun gameplay and can become quite addicting once you get into it! Pinball is an easy going game compared to our last Squad Challenge game Kaboom! Pinball also has that “early Nintendo feel” to the game, and features an appearance from our old friend Mario! NES Pinball is about skill, strategy, and sheer luck.

Something odd happens once you pass 100,000 points, so watch out! Do you have what it takes to become our Squad Pinball Champion?

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 11:59 pm PST January 31st, 2016 to complete this challenge and successfully submit your score. A ROM and Instruction Book are included below. GOOD LUCK, SQUAD!



Pinball.nes Pinball.pdf




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Some nice scores here!  I hope to throw a better score up, but this is my best so far.That e-reader is really cool, BTW

 

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Nice score!!  I use to have an e-reader a long time ago (shortly after they made it to market) with Excitebike and a couple of other titles.  They are neat and I kick myself in the rear every time I think about parting with them.  

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Yikes, you guys are putting up great scores. Plus I had no idea there was any Princess rescuing in this game. I have a lot of work to do, it's going to take a half hour just to swipe all the e-reader cards. :)

 

Well actually, it is just good ole Pauline from Donkey Kong. Apparently after failing to rescue her, Mario decided it would be easier to rescue princesses instead. Rumor has it she is still stuck in the dreaded Nintendo Pinball machine to this day! :o

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