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Squad Challenge - Dig Dug (Atari 7800)


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Dig Dug
Atari 7800
Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICE
Difficulty Level: Regular

Achieve high score to win challenge
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK! 
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST February 29th, 2016 *note leap day


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 February 15th through February 29th, 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: Difficulty is set at Regular, the default setting for this 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, 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 6th Squad Challenge! Dig Dug is one of the best classic Arcade games on the Atari 7800. It was one of the launch titles developed by GCC initially released by Atari Inc. in 1984, and again by Atari Corp. in 1986. Classic Arcade titles are one of the things that makes the 7800 shine, and Dig Dug is one of the best!

 

I hope all of you have a good time, and remember this is for "nerd cred" and meant to be fun for all! I encourage you to share your strategies and experiences with all of us! You have until 11:59 pm PST February 29th, 2016 to complete this challenge and successfully submit your score. Please note that this Squad Challenge ends on Leap Day, so you have an extra day in February than you normally would to make your submission. The ROM is readily available online, and the Instruction Book is provided for you below. GOOD LUCK, SQUAD!



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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.

 

 

 

It's a bit of a long sentence but essentially says "No use of cheats ... or other unfair advantage is allowed."  :emoji-E420:

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I actually had a 40k score but hit the wrong button and the game restarted .......so on the 2nd try:

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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on my 3rd try.................better than my first try..............

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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figured I'd try and catch Justin.............

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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157,360 (Sorry Justin  :( )

That's good for 3rd place at Twin Galaxies!!!

 

http://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?platformid=8&gamename=DigDug

 

http://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=2404&ref=fbshare

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Once again the nosweargamer is dominating!  The man can play.

 

I love this game - the arcade ports on the 7800 were so good.  I got this cart for Christmas of 1986, along with my 7800 console, and played it to death.  I enjoy it more now that I have the eruo-pads to use instead of being stuck with the painline controllers.  

At any rate - I manged to put up 131,170.  Coming for you NSG!  :)

 

 

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