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Squad Challenge - Megamania (Atari 2600)


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Megamania
Atari 2600
Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE
Difficulty Level: Game 1, Difficulty B
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK! ✔
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST January 14, 2022

 

 

Objective

Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or YouTube video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between January 1st through January 14th, 2022. Screen captures are not allowed as they are more 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 / Mini console, or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following all rules and game settings defined in the challenge. Choosing between real hardware or emulation, and choosing which controller to play on is part of formulating your strategy. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed.

 

Difficulty Level

We are playing Megamania on Game 1, Difficulty B which provides for Guided Missiles traveling at high speed.

 

Fair Play

Your integrity is everything. 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 we will not allow cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, deceitful photo manipulation, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage. Everybody hates a cheater.

 

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To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: 

 

 

Message

Welcome to our 115th Squad Challenge!!! For this challenge we're playing Activision's MEGAMANIA designed by Steve Cartwright and released for the Atari 2600 in 1982. Special thanks to @Sabertooth for nominating this game for High Score Squad! Megamania is a space nightmare where you are attacked by wave after wave of space objects like hamburgers, cookies, bugs and diamonds, bow ties, space dice and radial tires. It plays a little like Space Invaders, using the Joystick to move left to right and firing missiles. Your missiles move and are guided by your joystick. ROM and PDF Instruction Manual are provided below. I hope you all have fun, and good luck to everybody participating. Can you become a MEGAMANIAC?!

 

 

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"Achieved the Activision Megamaniacs Patch by scoring 45,000+ Points in our Megamania Squad Challenge!"

Marco1019 was awarded the badge 'Activision Patch - MEGAMANIACS' and 10 points.

I loved this game as a kid.

 

I gave it go for the Challenge using OpenEmu & the keyboard. 86,860. I'll try to improve on this but it's unlikely given that I haven't played since I was a kid LOL

 

 

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"Achieved the Activision Megamaniacs Patch by scoring 45,000+ Points in our Megamania Squad Challenge!"

chas10e was awarded the badge 'Activision Patch - MEGAMANIACS' and 10 points.

47,660 second try.

My first try I cleared a couple screens & the screen glitched ... -tupid Activision carts !!! a q-tip & some rubbing alcohol to clean the contacts.

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"Achieved the Activision Megamaniacs Patch by scoring 45,000+ Points in our Megamania Squad Challenge!"

Atari 5200 Guy was awarded the badge 'Activision Patch - MEGAMANIACS' and 10 points.

Wow! I think I was hypnotized.  52,400.  Fun game but hard as nails. And I've heard people say the 2600 is a primative system.  Blah!  It still packs a punch.

 

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I grew up with a 2600. My best friend was the ONLY person I ever knew with a 5200. I was always jealous after playing his version of Pac-Man! When I got serious about collecting, the 5200 was the first system I bought. I love it, one of the greatest consoles of all time. That being said, the 2600 has sooo many great games. Simple but addictive. I'm always blown away at what those programmers where able to accomplish.

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