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Video Pinball (3 A/A):  607,668

Saw how much fun everyone was having with this one and decided to join the forum!

Never really played this game before and couldn't see why it would be any fun but after spending last two days I really like it now.   Took awhile to get the hang of it but once you do you can break that 6 figure score barrier easily.

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On 1/11/2021 at 9:54 AM, RickR said:

You want it to avoid the spinner and hit that first "step".  You may have to nudge a little on the way down to get this trajectory

I also found if I hit the top most step closest to the plunger (doing everything else as @RickR stated) but go from the right side of the spinner can fairly reliably get into the extra ball lane.

Definitely many ways to do this but that worked best for me.  Hope that helps someone crank up their score.

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22 hours ago, AtariSphinx said:

Video Pinball (3 A/A):  607,668

Saw how much fun everyone was having with this one and decided to join the forum!

Never really played this game before and couldn't see why it would be any fun but after spending last two days I really like it now.   Took awhile to get the hang of it but once you do you can break that 6 figure score barrier easily.

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Welcome to the Forums @AtariSphinx it's great to have you join us! How did you hear of Atari I/O? I think you'll find this is a nice community with some terrific people, I hope you enjoy your time here!

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9 hours ago, Justin said:

Welcome to the Forums @AtariSphinx it's great to have you join us! How did you hear of Atari I/O? I think you'll find this is a nice community with some terrific people, I hope you enjoy your time here!

Thanks!  I saw the site mentioned in various YouTube videos couple months ago (I don't remember whose video but probably one of the Atari.io members with YouTube videos that I frequently watch/subscribe).  Decided to join here.  Looking forward to being in this community!

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:pole_position_blimp_big: Congratulations ZilchSr!

 

A big congratulations and huge welcome to new Atari I/O Member @ZilchSr! ZilchSr takes the top spot in our Final Standings with a mind-blowing score of 10,111,115. Participation in this Squad Challenge was through the roof and we had a number of new Members join the forums to participate. Let's all give a GIANT Atari I/O Welcome to our new friends @ZilchSr @AtariSphinx and @Papa Pete who joined us in High Score Squad this week, it's great to have you guys here! @AtariSphinx showed up with his A-Game, posting a score of 1,734,308 to claim the 2nd Place on our Final Standings. The legend @RickR was hot on AtariSphinx's tail, taking the 3rd spot with a score of 1,455,582. New member @Papa Pete was right behind him with his score of 1,413,706 to take 4th. @Dinobot711 @nosweargamer @chas10e @RadioPoultry @James Campbell Jr. @HDN @Justin @socrates63 @Atari Creep @Marco1019 @Gianna and @LinkYoungPS all shared tremendous scores and gave it their all. 

Congratulations once again to @ZilchSr for the win, and as always I'd like to encourage ZilchSr to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and let's make sure this Challenge continues on! And a big congratulations to our community for being such a great group, and for the biggest and best participation we've ever seen in a High Score Squad Challenge. I hope everybody had fun with this early 2600 game!

NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge is Q*bert for Atari 2600! Be there!

 

 

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On 1/7/2021 at 9:34 PM, chas10e said:

Great video & score, it was rather odd the on the bonus count the first time on real hardware so I suspect you score may have been higher but the "squad challenges" here are just for fun to revisit games from when us old timers were young and to expose the young fellows to these games.

Another great video, I really liked the super short-plung then getting the extra ball off the slingshot right away! the visit from the cat was hilarious as cats & pinball is an "actual thing"

Again the "squad challenge" is for fun but for high stakes tournament physical pinball, when possible extra balls are turned off and if an extra ball is earned without the possibility to turn it off after setting up a skill shot it is plunged and hands off so that great players don't marathon the machine.

So lets get along to posting more scores, I thought @ZilchSr had a great idea with a clock running as he played so I incorporated one in the event I rolled it 😉

509,077

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I did post a higher score but doesn't really affect the standings , I'd still be in 7'th place :)

The "format" used for posting a score was off by me in placing it at the end of a post as opposed to the top line of the post is a fault

Great job everybody & welcome to all the new members

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1 hour ago, chas10e said:

I did post a higher score but doesn't really affect the standings , I'd still be in 7'th place 🙂

The "format" used for posting a score was off by me in placing it at the end of a post as opposed to the top line of the post is a fault

Great job everybody & welcome to all the new members

Woops! Sorry @chas10e I'll correct the record ☺️

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