Justin Posted March 1, 2016 Report Share Posted March 1, 2016 StargateAtari 2600Controller: PLAYER'S CHOICEDifficulty Level: Default (None) Achieve high score to win challengePlay on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK! ✔Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST March 14th, 2016 SPECIAL NOTES: This game was also called Defender II. Only the title screen differed. Both versions are OK to play in this challenge. This one player game is best played with TWO joysticks per instruction manualObjective: 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 March 1st through March 14th, 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: There are no difficulty settings 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 7th Squad Challenge! Stargate is a truly awesome game for the Atari 2600! It also has a complicated story. Created by Eugene Jarvis, Stargate is a direct sequel to Defender, the popular 1980 arcade game. Stargate was later sold as Defender II in home cartridge releases for legal purposes, as Williams sought to protect the Defender trademark. However, there were never any Defender II arcade units. To complicate matters even more, the Atari 2600 port was originally sold as Stargate but was renamed to Defender II for a later re-release. Both Stargate and Defender II versions of this game are acceptable to play during this Squad Challenge. Stargate adds new enemy ships to the alien fleet such as firebombers, Yllabian Space Guppies (Yllabian is based on "Yllab", the word "Bally" spelled backwards, a friendly poke at Williams' competitor, Bally Midway), Dynamos and Space Hums. The Defender ship is now equipped with an Inviso cloaking device, which renders the ship invulnerable when activated, but has a limited charge. A Stargate will transport the ship to any humanoid in trouble. There are now two special stages, the Yllabian Dogfight, first appearing at wave 5 and recurring every 10 waves thereafter, and the Firebomber Showdown, first appearing at wave 10 and also recurring every 10 waves thereafter. As in the first game, if all the humans are captured the planet explodes and turns all the landers into mutants. The game is much harder than its predecessor. The initial release of Stargate was developed while Atari was still owned by Warner Communications, though it saw it's original release shortly after Jack Tramiel took over the company. Stargate is one of the few Atari 2600 products to have been released during 1985. 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 March 14th, 2016 to complete this challenge and successfully submit your score. The ROM is readily available online, and the Instruction Book is provided for you below. GOOD LUCK, SQUAD!Stargate.pdf Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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