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Squad Challenge - Barnstorming (Atari 2600)


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Atari 2600
Difficulty: Game 3, Set BOTH Difficulty Switches to A
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK! ✔
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST May 14th, 2022
Nominated by @btbfilms76




Play for the quickest possible time 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 May 1st and May 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!



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 Barnstorming on GAME 3 with BOTH Difficulty Switches set to A. These settings will provide for an advanced level of gameplay providing a suitable challenge to an adult player. Difficulty profile of these settings includes  lower clearance heights of the barns, more geese, and 15 barns on a fixed, non-randomized course.


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.



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



Welcome to our 123rd Squad Challenge!  For this challenge we're jumping into one of the greatest Activision games of all time, Barnstorming! Barnstorming was released in 1982 for the Atari 2600 and was designed by Steve Cartwright who also created Megamania which you may remember playing in High Score Squad just a few short months ago. NOTE: We are playing Game 3 on with both Difficulty Switches set to A. Special thanks to @btbfilms76 for nominating this game for High Score Squad! ROM and PDF Instruction Manual are provided below. I hope you all have fun, and good luck to everybody participating!





Barnstorming.A26 Barnstorming.pdf

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1 hour ago, Sabertooth said:

A helpful switch reference for anyone playing this on a 7800 for @nosweargamer:


When playing on my 7800 I keep a copy of Space Invaders near by. Big ship =A, small ship = B. 🙂

 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."

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