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Ultimate Yars' High Score Squad Challenge (Atari 2600) - Howard Scott Warshaw Day 2017


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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 August 1st, 2017






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 July 30th through August 1st, 2017! 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 2017! We're celebrating HSW's birthday with a short round of Ultimate YarsYars' Revenge is one of the best original Atari 2600 games. For this challenge we're playing on 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! This challenge runs from today through Tuesday, so you'll have until 11:59 pm PST Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 to complete this challenge and successfully submit your score. The ROM and Instruction Book are provided for you below. Remember, share Atari fun with family and friends, and enjoy the game! Good luck!




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This plays really nice on the 3ds.

I don't know if I ever did this well. It got crazy when the barriers turned blue, but when the swirls actually chase you down after that...wow.


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:pole_position_blimp_big:  Congratulations greenween!



Congrats on your win greenween! greenween won with a score of 225,018 points! nosweargamer placed 2nd with a score of 177,873! Happy HSW Day! And thanks for making Howard Scott Warshaw Day 2017 a blast for all of us   :Howard_Scott_Warshaw:  I'd like to encourage greenween to post his winning Ultimate Yars high score on the Scoreboard! Way to go everyone!


:commodore_joystick: We invite all future Squad Challenge winners to share their winning scores on the Scoreboard and keep the game going!  :commodore_joystick:  







1       greenween                225,018


2       nosweargamer          177,873


3       RickR                         133,873


4       Justin                           51,370


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