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Squad Challenge - Barnstorming (Atari 2600)


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Atari 2600
Difficulty Level: Game 4, Difficulty B
Achieve best time to win challenge
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST December 31st, 2018



Objective: Play for the best possible time using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between December 15th through December 31st, 2018. Screen captures are not allowed as they are easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the best time at the end of the 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: Game 4 "Flying Ace", Difficulty Switches set to B. We are playing for the best overall time to complete the course. Set both difficulty switches to B to begin. Select Game 4. These are the most challenging difficulty settings and provide for flying through 25 barns, and a new course each time you select Game 4.


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/


Message: Welcome to our 49th Squad Challenge! We're taking it easy as we cap off the year with an Atari 2600 favorite. This time we're playing Barnstorming! An Activision classic for the Atari 2600. Once again we're playing a game where we're going for the lowest possible time. If you've already played this game a million times, these difficulty settings are going to make Barnstorming spicy!  PDF Barnstorming Instruction Booklet is attached below. Good luck!






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38 minutes ago, RadioPoultry said:

I've got a question: Every time we restart the game, are we supposed to cycle through the game modes to generate a new course, or are we allowed to memorize a single generated course by only hitting "game reset" instead?

It's not required that you cycle through. But staying with only a single generated course for the duration of the Squad Challenge would mean not powering off for two weeks. Choose the strategy that suits you best. Good luck!

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