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Ultimate Yars' High Score Squad Challenge (Atari 2600)


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Yars' Revenge
Atari 2600
Difficulty Level: GAME 6 - ULTIMATE YARS

Achieve high score to win challenge
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK! 
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST July 30th, 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 on Howard Scott Warshaw Day, July 30th, 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 HSW Day 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: ULTIMATE YARS: GAME 6 - Ultimate Yars features a bouncing Zorlon Cannon, plus some unusual twists that distinguish it from the other Yar games. First, you must bounce the Yar against the left side of the screen to make the Zorlon Cannon appear. Also, to make the cannon appear, you need five TRONS. TRONS are units of energy which you can collect at the following rate:


  1. Eat a cell from the shield: 1 TRON
  2. Touch the Qotile: 2 TRONS
  3. Catch a Zorlon Cannon shot after it bounces off the shield: 4 TRONS


If a Yar bounces on the left side with less than five TRONS, it will not get a shot, but it won't lose the TRONS it has either. (Each time a Yar is destroyed, it loses its TRONS). Each Yar has a capacity of 255 TRONS. If a Yar tries to take on more than that, it will short out and the Yar will lose all its TRONS. The count of TRONS is not displayed on the screen. Yar scouts understand the count instinctively. 

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/ 

HAPPY HOWARD SCOTT WARSHAW DAY 2016! For our 14th Squad Challenge we're doing something fun to celebrate HSW! Yars' Revenge is one of the best original Atari 2600 games. Today we're playing the highest difficulty setting, GAME 6: ULTIMATE YARS!


Remember this is for "nerd cred" and meant to be a fun celebration of Howard Scott Warshaw! You have until 11:59 pm PST July 30th, 2016 to complete this challenge and successfully submit your score. The ROM and Instruction Book are provided for you below. Good luck you guys!




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Great score "B" setting. Hell yes MightyMatt!! Yes, when it starts chasing you it gets out of control! Gonna try one more time! Plus it does the fake out! Swirling to launch and then doesn't!

Edited by greenween

 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."

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OK time's up! Put your joysticks down everybody!  :atari_2600_joystick:  :atari_2600_joystick:


:martini: CONGRATS MIGHTYMATTD WHO SCORED 167,248!!!  :martini: 


All of you posted scores that were pretty close and enjoyed a great game! This was a lot of fun I hope we can do this again next year for Howard Scott Warshaw Day! Thank you to RickR, greenween, MightyMattD and chas10e for showing up, having a fun time and making this a really fun event  :yars_revenge:


See you back here next year for our next HSW High Score Challenge!  :Howard_Scott_Warshaw:

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