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Squad Challenge - WINTER OLYMPICS SPECIAL! - Winter Games (Atari 7800)


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Winter Games
Atari 7800
Difficulty Level: PLAYER'S CHOICE

Achieve high scores to win challenges
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK! ✔

Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST February 25th, 2018







:pole_position_blimp: FEBRUARY 9th - 25th, 2018





Go for the Gold!




South Korea is hosting the Olympic Games for the first time since 1988! To celebrate, we’ll be playing WINTER GAMES on Atari 7800 as part of a very special Squad Challenge! 


You will be posting scores for events in four sports disciplines:


  • Bobsled
  • Ski Jump
  • Speed Skating
  • The Biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle shooting)





You can post high scores in any and all of the four events if you wish! Pick and choose whichever events you’d like to compete in! If you’d like to play in some events and ignore others, that’s perfectly fine. You don’t have to post a score for each event if you don’t want to.


For this Squad Challenge there will be FOUR Winners announced at the “Closing Ceremonies” after the games end at 11:59 PM PST on February 25th, one for each event.


The real Winter Games begin TONIGHT and run from February 9th - February 25th, 2018. Our Squad Challenge ‘Olympics’ will take place during the same time as the real Winter Olympics! Remember, you have until 11:59 PM PST on February 25th to post your scores (when the real Winter Olympics end).


Also, feel free to use this thread to discuss the 2018 Winter Olympic Games! We love the Olympics and want to make this a fun event!


You’re about to move across snow and ice with as much speed, strength, endurance and grace as you can muster in the blustery cold. This is the winter portion of the world’s foremost amateur sports competition. You’ll match your skills against Atari I/O’s top athletes. Be proud. Today you stand among the elite few whose courage and stamina will be testes by these Winter Games!


All of our normal High Score Squad rules apply, except that we are effectively playing four “mini-games” instead of just one. Remember:




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 9th through January 25th, 2018. 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 1-month competition is the victor!

Eligibility: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome!

Play Rules: Games may be played on real hardware 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: Player's Choice. You can decide which events you want to take part in. 


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/ 













Check out No Swear Gamer's Winter Games Review for Tips!


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Went live on Instagram tonight with Atari Creep, BTB and others, and came away with some new Winter Games scores. My Speed Skating score was the same as my last entry (0:36.1) but all of my other times improved a bit. Good luck to everybody playing!


  • Bobsled: 28.19
  • Ski Jump: 207.2
  • Speed Skating: 0:36.1
  • The Biathlon: 03:27

These are screenshots from my Instagram Live feed, please excuse the conversations. If you'd like to join us on Instagram our name is @atarigames   :wreck-it-ralph:





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Finally got a chance to run through the events tonight. It's amazing how close our scores are in some events.

At this rate, we'll all medal!  :D

Here are my scores:

  • Bobsled: 28.17
  • Ski Jump: 199.2
  • Speed Skating: 0:30.3
  • The Biathlon: 03:25

The No Swear Gamer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtJuo040EOCTVziObIgVcg

Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

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:pole_position_blimp_big: Congratulations Everyone!



WAY TO GO!! This was our first Olympics Special in High Score Squad! Congratulations to all who participated! Winter Games isn't the most common Atari 7800 title so participation wasn't going to be as high as some other games, but it was a fun and interesting challenge to celebrate the Olympic spirit! Our winners for each event take a stand on the winner's podium below. Way to go guys!






:nintendo_mario_coin: BOBSLED :nintendo_mario_coin: 




1       nosweargamer                   27.90


2       RickR                                  28.10


3       Justin                                  28.19





:nintendo_mario_coin: SKI JUMP :nintendo_mario_coin: 




1       nosweargamer                   212.5


2       Justin                                  207.2


3       RickR                                  205.0





:nintendo_mario_coin: SPEED SKATING :nintendo_mario_coin: 




1       nosweargamer                   0:30.3


2       RickR                                  0:30.6


3       Justin                                  0:36.1





:nintendo_mario_coin: THE BIATHLON :nintendo_mario_coin: 




1       nosweargamer                   03:25


2       Justin                                  03:27


3       RickR                                  03:35

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