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Tax Avoiders Tax Day Challenge 2019
Atari 2600
Difficulty Level: Default
Achieve high score to win challenge
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST April 15th, 2019 - TODAY ONLY!



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 April 15th, 2019 by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. 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 competition is the victor!


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


Play Rules: Games may be played on real hardware, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed.


Difficulty Level: Default. See Instruction Manual provided below for details.


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, rewinds, 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: https://forums.atari.io/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/


Message: Welcome to our 56th Squad Challenge! THIS SQUAD CHALLENGE IS TODAY ONLY! We're celebrating Tax Day on April 15th by playing Tax Avoiders in a special one-day challenge! Tax Avoiders is a fairly basic game, but it's full of symbolism. You play as John Q, with the object of the game being to collect money ($ dollar signs $) while avoiding "red tape". There are 4 levels of bureaucracy which must be negotiated to earn the maximum amount of income, with the "left" and "right" divided by the "political center" with an elevator which is constantly going up and down between levels. Days and months pass by with 365 days in the year and four seasons. Once each season you'll be taken to a second screen, in which you'll try to climb up to grab the tax sheltered investment and return to put in into your portfolio. Meanwhile you can try to catch the investment advisor, while avoiding the baddies, which include an IRS agent and a CPA! Your objective in the game is to get as rich as you can in one year. The ROM and Instructions are provided below. Don't forget to pay your taxes, and good luck to everyone playing!


NOTE: Our regular High Score Squad schedule will resume tomorrow with a new Squad Challenge for the TurboGrafx-16 which will last through the end of the month!









Tax_Avoiders.bin Tax Avoiders.pdf

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3 hours ago, nosweargamer said:

Thanks for doing this again Justin! It's so unique to have a Tax Avoiders day!!!

You're welcome!! I love having "Event" days, they're a lot of fun to do and something I'd like to do more of. Every little town has a unique parade, a sidewalk sale day, balloon day, etc. I like doing things like that here, it brings something unique to our forums.


46 minutes ago, Atari Creep said:

Amazing turnout. 

For a one-day only event, absolutely! Thanks everybody for turning out! :invader: :invader: :invader:

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:pole_position_blimp_big: Congratulations Radio Poultry!


Congratulations @RadioPoultry on raking up the cash and avoiding your taxes! Awesome turnout for a one-day event! Radio won this year's Tax Day Challenge with a high score of $704,000. @nosweargamer was close behind with $687,000. @RickR took 3rd with $148,140, @TrekMD scored $59,194 and @Atari Creep got things started today with his nice let's play video and a score of $43,859. Great showing guys! Congrats to everyone who played! @nosweargamer still holds the Scoreboard record of $878,000 from when we played Tax Avoiders three years ago.

Our next Squad Challenge will be for the TurboGrafx-16 and will begin today. See you there!





1   RADIO POULTRY               $704,000

2   NOSWEARGAMER            $687,000

3   RICKR                                 $148,140

4   TREKMD                               $59,194

5   ATARI CREEP                      $43,859




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