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Recharged Squad Challenge 020 - Dare Devil

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Atari VCS (2020)/ATARI 2600/ATARI 7800
Difficulty Level: HARD
Play on: Real Hardware ✔
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST October 31, 2023




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 October 1st through October 31, 2023.  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!



This is a Club VCS Exclusive Challenge. All Club VCS players are welcome!


Play Rules

For the first time ever, we're allowing cross platform play. Have Dare Devil for the 2600?  Join in the fun!  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 DARE DEVIL on the HARD setting. Use your controller to control Dare Devil Dave. Up will slow your decent a little, down will increase your decent speed, useful for zooming in and out of tight spaces. Left and right will slide Dare Devil Dave left and right so that he can maneuver between obstacles, and score as high as possible!


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 twentieth Club VCS Recharged Squad Challenge!!! For this challenge we're continuing our celebration of homebrew on the Atari VCS by playing DARE DEVIL by Muddy Vision (aka Lewis Hill)! 

Originally released for the 2600,  the objective of Dare Devil is to glide down safely to the ground while avoiding the many obstacles you'll encounter along the way.

Parachuting: Use your joystick controller to control Dare Devil Dave. Up will slow your decent a little, down will increase your decent speed, useful for zooming in and out of tight spaces. Left and right will slide Dare Devil Dave left and right so that he can manoeuvre between obstacles.

Obstacles: There are many different obstacles that you will need to avoid as you glide to the ground. Hitting an obstacle means you will plummet to your doom. Clouds are harmless and you can pass through them without worry. Geese will not hurt you but they will push you off course.

Balloons: There are different bonus balloons that you can pick up as you descend. Red Balloons will award 300 bonus points, Purple Balloons will award 600 bonus points, Green Balloons will award 150 bonus points + 4x score multiplier for 18 seconds (parachute flashes red), and Gold Balloons award invulnerability for 15 seconds (your parachute flashes white).

Wind: Starting at level 2, you will have to contend with variable wind, which will push and pull you across the sky.

Landing: It is important to ensure that you slow down by holding the joystick up in order to land safely. Failure to do this will result in a large crater and the loss of a life! Land in the circle for maximum points.

Scoring: You score points as you descend through each screen, the further you go the more points you will collect. Landing as close to the centre of the landing zone awards extra points.


Club VCS Recharged Squad Contest

This game is the fourth title in our fourth Club VCS contest giveaway! Prize details will be announced shortly. 

1)  All challenge participants will receive one (1) entry for each challenge in which they submit a valid score!

2) The top scorer of each challenge will receive two (2) additional entries - for a total of three (3) entries in a single challenge!

3) On Twitch or Youtube?  Stream or record and post your ClubVCS high score attempt for one (1) additional entry in each round.  You must post a public link to the video in the Challenge.


Yes! We've made another set of ClubVCS buttons to celebrate the games in this series. There will be two ways to get a button set.

1) Win a challenge.

2) Post a valid score to all challenges in the 6 game series.

Only one button set will be mailed per member during the series.

This contest is open to everybody, including Atari I/O Moderators, with a U.S. or Canada  mailing address. It's really easy, all you have to do is participate be a Club VCS member and participate in our Recharged Squad Challenges.




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 default_pole_position_blimp_big.gifCongratulations Smell Dawg!


Congratulations @Smell Dawg, the winner of our Dare Devil Squad Challenge!

Smell Dawg dodged those freakin' trees for a first place landing with 18,285!  @Mockduck navigated his way through clouds and geese for a second place score of 13,370. @jbmindtrick makes his squad challenge debut with a strong thrid place finish of 11,740.  @Yorkies TV, @Sabertooth and @socrates63 rounded out the board with solid showings of 7210, 6910 and 6,015.

As the winner of this round @Smell Dawg will receive 3 entries in the upcoming giveaway

Everyone else will receive one entry!

I'd like to encourage @Smell Dawgto post this high score on the Scoreboard so we can make sure this Challenge continues on!

Congratulations to Smell Dawg on a fantastic win and to everyone else who jumped in!


NOTE: Our next Recharged Squad Challenge is TEMPEST 2000!


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