YES on ALL! :)
I own this one of course. In fact I own two. :)
A pity there was no sound. I love this game on the 2600 amd so when I saw that you had posted a video I was interested to hear what it sounded like. I kinda like the way the 2600 version sounds. :)
I own this cartridge. Where did you get the ROM?
Good score. I own Pinball Fantasies for several systems. It's a good set of tables. :)
I have submitted requests for the two missing games.
PiÃ±ata (why it's in the system here that way is a mystery) is a multi-game cartridge that I bought from Atari Age about 4 years ago for $25. It doesn't seem to still be available. Anywho, the cart contains 5 games (3 are in the system here. I've requested the other two). The included games are:
I had to take a close-up of the score because it's very hard to see. You can right-click on Photo 2 to verify the score shown in Photo 1 (look in the black area above the graphics).
Coleco intended to publish a port of the Sega arcade classic Turbo for the Atari 2600, but cancelled the project with 80% of it completed. This 32K cart contains both the original prototype, designed by Michael Green, Anthony Henderson, Gary Littleton, and a finished enhanced version designed by Thomas Jentzsch, Dennis Debro, Nathan Strum.
The enhanced version:
The entire CIB package is still available at Atari Age for $50.
I played the enhanced version (see Photo 4).
Thanks S.BAZ! It took ages before I managed to get this score. I'm not prone to seizers, but playing Oystron for several hours can make me nausous.
Thanks! I really need to play this game more so that I can improve. My scores are terriable.
Thanks Bamse! :)
Sorry, I didn't mean that as a question. I meant "I still want one."
I still want one?
First vote, and it's YES! :)
Thanks on all YES votes. :)
My pleasure. I just posted 17 scores myself and have just caught up on my voting. :)
Thanks, I still have 11 scores that have no votes. But then I think I posted 17 scores tonight in total. :)
Thank you very much. :)
I'm guessing that this is a spaceship shooter. I love those.
Well done! I love River Raid (the game that made Carol Shaw rich). I've always wanted a Colecovision, but now even more so. As good as the 2600 version is it's missing the finer touches.
The Penetrator. I was going to make a comment about the game's title, but I won't.
I see the new The Munsters table from Stern. Cool beans. :)
Welcome to High Score. I vote YES! :)
Ok, I just watched S.BAZ's play video and I realize that I must be doing something wrong, as his game lasted far longer than any of mine. I need to go and find a manual scan for this game.
I don't have the manual for this game, so it wasn't until I was playing Game 3 or 4 that I noticed that getting the lasso around the black bull was worth big points.
Improvement on my previous best, posted 4 years ago:
I still have that manual by the way. :)
Voting YES! And then going to bed. I'll vote on the rest of everyone's scores tomorrow.
Oh, the Atari Jaguar saves scores directly to the cartridge. I sometimes erase all of the scores so that the High Scores slate is back to it's original state, and on other games I leave them on and work to beat them. This only applies to games that I bought used of course.
Here is my previous score. It was voted Legit nearly 4 years ago:
As it turns out PiÃ±ata has 5 homebrews for the 2600 on it, not 4. I checked the cart to make sure. As searching for both PiÃ±ata and Piñata at Atari Age yielded no results, I decided to check when the first score from me was posted here. That turned out to be a score for Fix-It Felix, Sr., which was voted Legit May 4th, 2015. I then signed onto Atari Age and checked my Order History. I found it that way. I ordered it on April 9th, 2015. I paid $25 for it (Cartridge and Manual). Both have the title as Piñata printed on them both. At the time OriginalGamer asked me why it is listed here under the title PiÃ±ata. I responded by saying that I didn't know, but that it was already listed here that way. And why only 3 of the 5 games got requested here is another mystery.
You are welcome. I have Space Harrier for the Master System, 32X, and Saturn. The thing is I've never been good at this game.
And the fourth game on this cartridge is ... Heart Break
So THAT'S what the arcade vversion looks and sounds like. I have the NES version.
PiÃ±ata is a multicart containing homebrews. I bought it at Atari Age some time ago. I just did a search for it and can't find it. Anyway, it contains:
I took a screen shot of the fouth game, Heart Break (Photo 5) so that I can show some evidence as to what this last game is called, so that I can submit a request for it.
There is a fourth game I can't recall off of the top of my head. It's a tough one.
PiÃ±ata is a multicart containing homebrews. I bought it at Atari Age some time ago. I just did a search for it and can't find it. Anyway, it contains:
Atari 2600 Light Gun Games
Atari 7800 Light Gun Games
Atari 8-bit Family of Computers Light Gun Games
I've noticed that people have posted scores for Private Eye that they had achieved prior to the timer reaching 0:00, so that's ok?
I've posted in the Forums a few times, but I haven't taken part in any scoring contests yet. As for being a customer, I'm at Atari Age BIG time.
I really wish someone whould release more pinball games for the Jaguar. There were only two released during the Jaguar's lifespan.
I don't own the 2600 version of Dark Chambers yet. I own the 7800 version (CIB), and Gauntlet for multiple systems, including the NES (CIB) and the Sega Master System (CIC), which was released exclusively in the EU and Brazil. I own the EU release.
As stated earlier, YES on ALL! :)
Yes. It's a Jaguar game and it's Pinball. I own both Pinball games released for the Jaguar. :)
Always good to see a Jaguar score. I own this one of course, it being Pinball and all. :)
Both Difficulty Switches set for A (Photo 2). I continued to play until the Timer reached 0:00.
Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
I continued to play until the timer ran out. I had a higher score with 1:38 left on the timer, but did not know if it was ok to submit a score achieved before the timer had reached 0:00. As it was I had to watch a play video to figure out Game (Mission) 1.
Both Difficulty Switches set for A (Photo 2). The score can be seen in Photo 2 as well.
Both Difficulty Switches set for b (Photo 2).
I'll have to check my Atari Flashbacks. I have 5, 6, and 7. I've never taken them out of their boxes.
I checked it out and it sounds great, especially with the HDMI output, hombrews added; wifi to add more games, etc. The only thing is it's $149, and you have to ship your Intellivision Flashback to them (which I don't own). It looks like it has upgraded sound too, but having to buy the Flashback, ship it to them (and pay $149 to boot), and it starts to add up to one massive bill. Plus, I'm on a fixed income and I have a family and 4 Youtubers to help support (through Patreon).
I love Seaquest, but it sure does ramp up the difficulty.
I never had this game when I owned an Intellivision, but then I didn't have a complete collection either. Is the Intellivision Flashback a good value? They are rather pricy now.
A pity there was no sound.
Omar, here's a video of 'Conquest of Mars' for the 2600. I think that this is an excellent port of 'Caverns of Mars.'
I vote YES of course! :)
This game received an excellent port to the 2600 by Champ Games in 2009. That homebrew port is called 'Conquest of Mars,' which I bought from Atari Age. Here's my score in Warrior difficulty:
Thanks Omar for jogging my memory of how great this game is. I'll play it some tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I am continuing to play 'Alligator People' every day. It was going to be released for the 2600 by 20th Century Fox, but they cancelled the release even though it was completed. I bought a repro of it from Atari Age. It's really inexpensive, and I like it alot. And yes, I am playing all 9 Game Variations. I have to be ready for the day my requests to add this title are processed.
Atari Age / Alligator People (Rated 4/1/2 stars. No manual, because Fox never produced one I guess)
Atari Age / Conquest of Mars (Rated 5 out of 5 stars)
First vote! I vote YES!.:)
I know I've played Pooyan before tonight, but I don't own it for the 2600. I'm fairly certain that I have it on an NES cart from the Famicom release (done by TheNESDump before Nintendo shut them down). Then again I could have the Famicom release too.
I know I've played Pooyan before, but I don't own it for the 2600. I'm fairly certain that I have it on an NES cart from the Famicom release (done by TheNESDump before Nintendo shut them down). Then again I could have the Famicom release too.
Improvement over my previous score:
Great score! I was going to add a smarta** remark about the title of this game. Something like 'sounds like a sexually transmitted decease that you can get on the moon,' but I decided that I was too muture for such a crude piece of humor.
Thanks. It's greatly appreciated! :)
Thanks! Somehow I've missed seeing it. I check out Atari Age all the time, but you know, ADHD.
A smile on my face and the agony of defeat in my heart.
And people accuse ME of playing alot of games.
Sega's answer to Spy Hunter. You can bet I own this one (SMS), but I think it starts off harder than Spy Hunter (NES).
I think Activision recycled some of the graphics from Pitfall for this game. It seems that way to me.
After watching the video I think I know why it got some NO votes. I had entered in Cessnaace for the top score, the reason being that Cessnaace is the name of my Youtube channel, and that's where I first uploaded it.
This game reminds me of two others that I own, which are Pinball of the Dead (GBA) and the Tower table in Ruiner Pinball (Jaguar). What's funny about that last one is someone voted NO on 11 of my pending scores sometime today, giving the lack of a video as the reason. Well sir, I have the WR score for the Tower table here (played on actual hardware). That was one of the few times that I posted a video as evidence, and someone STILL voted NO on it. It included my face, me holding my copy of Ruiner Pinball, shots of the High Scores saved to the cartridge with my initials, AND my User Icon that I use here, on Youtube, etc. Oh well, I tried.
I use to play Chase H.Q. in arcades back in the day. The one port that I'm sure that I own is for the Sega Master System.
My pleasure. If you have any questions feel free to ask me. If I know the answer I will pass it along to you, and if I don't I will direct you to someone who probably does.
Other games DO have High Score or Leaderboards. I know that some games do not. I was only trying to be helpful. I take my duties as one of the Administrators here seriously.
My pleasure. :)
Not much of a score. I keep getting stuck on Level 2.
Is this a Homebrew? If so, where can I get a copy?
Thanks! I appreciate that! :)
Thanks! I appreciate that Bamse. I achieved a WR tonight. :)
YES on ALL: )
Your video is up now. Either it was still processing on Youtube when you posted it here, or you originally had the Privacy Setting not set for Public when you tried to post it here, and have since changed it to Public. I've seen both happen. Glad you were able to get the video up.
I'd like to welcome you to High Score if haven't already done so in the past. In which case I welcome your again. :)
Please set you initials here at High Score. Top of your home page, and on the right, there's a button or link to click on to set your Initials. It would make life easier on the voters, and raise your Legit rating as well, as some users aren't willing to spend the time it takes to find a piece of evidence that may not be easy to find..
Yes from me as well! :)
What Rob meant was that it would be very helpfull to set your initials here at High Score. You should see a link to click on on your High Score Home Page, located on the top, right-hand side. It's in the same area where you can add your Twitter account link, your location, etc.
Photo 1: My new High Score. Notice that I have the maximum of 8 lives left when I quit.
Photo 2: Game 1 selected.
Photo 3: It's like this. I got bored out of my mind playing this variation. It's like Space Jocky, also for the 2600, in that I can play it as long as my sanity holds out. At first I took to doing math in my head, estimating how many points that I was earning (on average) for certain lengths of time. It works out like this:
So what's up with Photo 3? Well, After doing the math over and over in my head I was still bored out of my head. The same controller movements, the same music, over and over. So, I began wondering about the character in the game. Is she a blonde woman who is pregrent, a blonde dude with his, er, package, or a transgendered person?
Notes: With Dishaster there are 4 game variations. They get tougher as you go along. Game 1 being the easiest, and Game 4 being the hardest. I played them in this order: Game 2, Game 3, Game 4, and then finally Game 1. As I was going for a new High Score, I played Game 1 last. I feared that if I played Game 1 first it would make Games 2, 3 and 4 that much harder.
My original score that I was trying to beat:
There are 4 game variations for Dishaster. They get progressively more difficult as you go. Now to post my new High Score for Game 1. Hours in the making.
There are 4 game variations for Dishaster. They get progressively more difficult as you go.
Sorry I posted Photo 2 twice. I'm loopy after playing all 4 Game variations.
I have some graphical hacks in my collection. Mostly they are for the NES, Master System, and Genesis/Mega Drive. The only Demo cart that I have is Amiga Boing! 2.0 for the 2600.
I've saved the links for both https://ultimate64.com/ and https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/ to a Notepad file. Thanks! :)
They've moved to:
Photo 1: My best score playing Mr. Do!'s Castle; Expert/A (A/A) Difficulty; emulation.
Photos 2,3: For some strange reason playing this game the score always resets when I switch back to the Settings screen after a game finishes (Photo 3). This doesn't happen during actual game play, so while I was on my last life a switched back to the Settings screen (Photo 2).
Notes: At one pointed I counted five enemies on screen at the same time. I haven't run across that many playing in Novice/b (b/b) Difficulty. Something else I never noticed before until playing in Expert Difficulty, and that's the appearence of a tight wire (visiable in Photos 1 and 2). Maybe it comes up in Novice Difficulty as well, and I've never lasted long enough to see it.
This has been resubmitted because I had originally submitted for the wrong cateogy (actual hardware). It's apparent from the very first photo, because I mentioned that it was for emulation. Anywho, Omar flagged this for me. Thanks Omar!
Thanks Omar. I've taken this down and resubmitted it for emulation category.
I don't believe so. Atari Mania lists the controller options for this game as Joystick.
I only have two (white) Coleco releases for the 2600 myself. Carnival and Time Pilot.
Well, I just checked eBay. I didn't find one there. You can do a Saved Search for it. Whenever a copy comes up for sale you will be notified.
I did find some other 7800 homebrew games, however double check at Atari Age to see if they are available there. The ones that I've marked with an asterix are games that I know I've seen for sell at Atari Age at some point.
I can not type to save my life.
I think that's what I'll ask my wife for for my birthday, which hits next month. I was going to go for a Switch, but I have two C64s that are itching to be used.
All of those dip switches look rather daunting, and so a question or three question popped into my head.
Thanks. It should help your Legit rating. :)
That's the first time that I've heard of an emulation of that name. A console - YES. :)
One type of game that I know will not work with EMU7800 are games that used the Supercharger.
I've got it on my computer, but I don't know how to load .bin files into it.
I've never seen an actual cartridge. Strange considering that Mythicon was a budget label. You'd think that as their games originally listed for less than $10 apiece that a number of copies would have been sold before stores and consumers caught on. But they are apparently not that easy to find.
I want it too. :)
A game series I've never heard of before. Reminds me of a Youtube series a friend of mine by the name of "Guru" Larry Bundy, Jr. does called Games That Yanks Can't Wank. That is, games that never made it to the U.S. of A. Here's one he did, and it relates to the ZX Spectrum:
At some point Namco took out a Patent on the whole 'play a game while another one loads' concept. I don't think it was valid, but it expired a few years ago anyway. But it scared many compaines out of doing it for 25 years or so.
Although I'd feel better about it if you had included something with your Username on it.
Again, welcome to High Score. :)
I hope that you used a 7800 Europad controller. The 7800 Proline controller is way to painfull and awkward to use. You can also use a Sega Genesis 3-button controller on games for the 2600. The action button with be button 2. This works on the 2600 and 7800. If you wish to use a Genesis controller to play games for the 7800, most games will require an inexpensive adapter that Atari Age sells called the Segull 78 Controller Adapter. It's only $25. You simply plug it into the controller port, plug the Genesis controller into it, and you're done. It automatically maps the two action buttons for the 7800 to buttons 2 and 3 of the Genesis controller.
Now that drive hooked up to your Amiga with what looks like a SCART connection is what I need. I hope you won't think this a rude question, but how much does that sore of thing cost?
I see that you have a Phillips Videopac Computer, the European version of the Magnovox Odyssey 2. :)
Oh that's right, you're in Jacksonville the same as I am. Well, you know what they say about port cities? Rough and hard. I moved here in 1978, and I have to say the city has improved considerably since then.
I know, I know. This score is low. In my own defense I've never played the 2600 version before. However I DO own Rampage for other systems, including the Atari Lynx, Atari 7800, NES, and SMS too. Most third party developers/publishers did not support the Master System in the U.S., due to Nintendo's strangle-hold on them. Only 2 third party publishers released a game for the SMS in the U.S. Activision and Parker Brothers (risking the wrath of Nintendo). Even Tengen didn't (they did in the U.K. though). In fact the SMS had strong support in Europe because Nintendo ignored that market originally. They were mostly concerned with the U.S. market.
I played Games 2, 3, and 4 multiple times each back-to-back. My thumb hurts. I've added these 2 games to my ever increasing games wishlist. I think I can do better with an actual 2600 Joystick or a Sega Genesis 3-button controller. With the Xbox 360 controller the D-pad isn't responsive enough, and the left thumb stick, while more responsive, digs into my left thumb.
I cleaned the lense on my smart phono, so the images should be clearer now.
Just be aware of the distances in the U.S. Just the distance from Houston, Texas to Grand Falls, Texas is over 520 miles. I find that most Europeans are shocked about just how big this country is. And there are so many regional dialects and customs. And languages. The U.S., believe it or not, doesn't have an offical language. This is because so many immigrants, legal and otherwise, have tended to settle in the same areas as one another.
I've always been interested in England and Japan personally.
Ok, I've leave the poor thing alone. However, in defense of the Model 1 most came with a built-in game. Mine has Hang On built-in.
Thanks. I appreciate that! Oh, and the scores that I submit tonight should be clearer than they have been recently. I thought that I was going blind or something. Turned out the lens on my smart phone was dirty.
U.S. Games, and their sister label Vidtec, were owned by Quaker Oats. They were competing against General Mills, who at the time owned Parker Brothers. Quaker Oats got out of the gaming industry when they finally realised that they couldn't compete on the same level has Parker Brothers.
That was beautiful to behold. :)
I don't like the way the Model 2 looks either. But then again I bought a Model 1 (Power Base) new back in the day, and since it's never failed me I've never had to mess with the Model 2. I do hate the possibility that when you say 'Master System' the image of a Master System 2 is what the see in their mind's eye. The Model 1 is sleek and futureistic looking. The Model 2 is not.
Thank you for adding your User name. It helps.
Danke. My family lived in (West) Germany from '73 to '75. That was probably the first German word I learned. I still use it. Whenever I thank my wife (she's not German either) I say 'Danke.' She responds with 'Bitte.'
You curse like a sailor as they use to say. lol.
Moonsweeper looks and plays differently on the 2600 than it does on the Intellivision. I still own my 2600 cartridge for it. This is a good game, being from Imagic and all. Still, it is a hard shooter (at least for me).
The last photo is my current best score playing Alligator People for the 2600, Game Variation 2. For more on this game please read my thread covering this prototype repro in the Discussion area; General category:
I played Alligator People quite a long time today. And yes, I've requested all 9 Game Variations for it, for Difficulty A. Difficulty B is the practice mode, so I didn't request it.
Apparently Game 1 is the default. The Game 1 screen was the first thing to come up when I launched the game.
Oh, I forgot to mention. Played on my Atari 7800 ProSystem. The difficulty swittches are located on the front of the console.
Both Difficulty Switches set for A. So an A/A game.
My computer's not the issue. Take M.A.M.E. for instance. I downloaded the 64-bit version because my OS is Windows 10 Home; 64-bit version. I haven't downloaded any ROMs for M.A.M.E. yet, but it appears to have some games already present. Whenever I highlight one of them (such as 88games) and hit Enter, I get the following message:
The selected game is missing one or more ROM or CHD images. Please select a different machine.
Driver is parent
Graphics: OK, Sound: OK
Especially so in the easier difficulty settings. I go until I get tired of playing.
Exactly right. That's why I can never find anything. For example, I put all of the manuals for my loose Atari 2600 and 7800 homebrews together for safe keeping. However, I don't remember where it was that I put them. Oh, I still know where all of the manuals are for the homebrews that I have CIB. I keep them in their original boxes of course.
And I've added Mythicon's 'Sorcerer' to my emulator. So, I can now say that I have the entire Mythicon library of games in my emulator. All 3 of them. lol.
I know what Mythicon was going for. The budget market. Unfortunately when you make games that retail for just a fraction of the manufacuring cost, and only have one designer, you're simply asking for failure. And that's what they achieved. Failure.
I play a lot of 2600 games, so it's useful to me as a way to get tips on how to better play the games that I play.
I wish that I had better luck with emulators so that I could experience some of these games. I've downloaded and installed Stella, the oldest and most rock-solid Atari 2600 emulator. I can't get it to work. M.A.M.E. I've tried several times, but I can't get it to work either. Two different emulators for the ZX Spectrum. No go. The only emulator that is idiot-proof enough for me to use is EMU7800 (emulates the Atari 2600 and Atari 7800). But as a result I'm missing out on a lot of great games.
Hold on! I own 2 Commodore 64s. Don't they make an Everdrive cartridge for it?
I have alot of scores awaiting votes. :)
You've achieved a perfect score. The Mythicon shooters are terriable. All 3 of them.
Hard to believe that you only have the number of subscribers that you have. Well, you now have one more.
Hey, that's great! :)
Added this game to my wish list.
I would love to see a play video of this run. I own this cartridge and can't get this high. I still love this game though.
First vote. YES on ALL! :)
I've played this game thru emulation.
12 + 12 = 24.
I believe that this is a rare arcade game. I tried to find out if it was ported to any console but I've had no luck finding such info for this game. I like the use of familiar tunes, although it looks like you're bombing little blonde farm girls.
I'm glad that you've explained it because I was looking everywhere on the screen for 64.
I wonder if I could get away with buying an Amiga? There are so many games for it, with new ones like Solid Gold still coming out for it. My wife is very understanding but I have over 30 systems now, and can't even keep up with all of the games that I have. Atari Age has made it worse by forever releasing new titles. I have an impossible time keeping up much less catching up on the ones that I've missed.
Have you ever noticed that all three games by Mythicon are not only bad, they are basically the same game with slightly different graphics? They each have a maximum of 9,999 points that can be earned, no way to earn extra lives, and all three were coded by the same guy.
I've since downloaded and imported to my emulator Mythicon's Fire Fly. It's even worse than Star Fox.
I know Sega was huge in South Americal for the same reason that they were so popular in the U.K. A strong distributor. In Brazil that was Tec-Toy, who not only did a good jog at marketing, but also made some region specific games that were only released there. In the U.K. Sega was distributed by Virgin Games/Mastertronic. They released games at a far lower price than did Nintendo. Add to that Nintendo intinally picked the wrong company to make the NES for the U.K. They went with Mattel. Intellivision aside the Mattel branded NES's where poorly made (Nintendo dropped Mattel at some point). Whereas the Sega Master System was and still is a tank of a console. I've only bought two SMS consoles in my life. The Model 1 released in North America I bought right after Sega sold North American distribution rights to Tonka. And a Japanese SMS Model 1 (there never was a Model 2 in Japan). Both still work great!
Score improvement over my previous best.
My previous best score:
I have two Mythicon games that I've imported into EMU7800. Both of them shooters. Both of them bad. I think Star Fox is slightly better than Fire Fly, due to the truely irritating music that was used in Fire Fly.
That would be great. :)
Strange how these things work. Sega dominated South America and parts of Europe, but I don't know much about the history of gaming in Mexico. I think their was originally a distributor for Sega in Mexico, but if I'm not mistaken they went bankrupt.
What a sad story. That poor ColecoVision. My first console was the very first model Coleco Telstar (dedicated Pong on a chip console) which I got for Christmas in 1976, I was 18 at the time. Several years later it was sold at a garage sell. The first system that I bought myself was an Atari VCS Heavy Sixer which I bought sometime in 1978.
If you set your intials here to GUS you will get more YES votes.
I know nothing of this game, except that you say it's a maze game. Someday maybe someone here will post a play video of it. I'm kinda curious.
This game reminds me of games like NESnake and Worm, with graphics that look like Centipede thrown in. We didn't get the BBC Micro in the U.S. The only British Micro that we got was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum (released as the Timex Sinclair). And we didn't get any Japanese Micros at all (the MSX would have been nice). We had alot of American Micros though. The VIC-20, C64, C128, Amiga,TRS-80, Texas Instruments TI 99 and 99/4A. Plus the Atari line of Micros and I suppose the Apple II and Apple IIe count as Micros as well. Oh, I almost forgot the Coleco Adam. There sure were alot of Micros around back then.
I'll gladly vote on them. Oh, I've just post three more Atari scores. All played on actual hardware. :)
Yes it is. In the same box I found several ColecoVision cartridges. Some of them say that they are compaitble with both the ColecoVision and the Coleco Adam. I've never owned either of those systems, although I would like to get a ColecoVision someday (and a replacement Intellivision). Oh, and an Atari XEGS. :)
Thanks! I appreciate that. I just posted scores for 3 more. :)
Mythicon? I checked and it was Star Fox. It has to be as it's the only Mythicon game that I have imported to EMU7800.
My pleasure, By the way I just posted 3 more scores. :)
Difficulty: A/A. One of the aspects of Expert Mode that I don't like is that it disables the Object Preview feature, which I have toggled on normally. It's unavailable with the Difficulty switches set for A.
Chetiry. Ultra gives you just 180 seconds to earn as many points as possible. You can choose which Level to play. As you can see from the Highscores screen I haven't typically played Ultra at such a high Level, but tonight I did. The #2 score I achieved just prior to this game. Both of these scores I achieved while playing Level 07.
I know that I still have a life left, but this is as far as I can go. Actually, I managed to get further then in previous attempts.
I believe Stay Frosty was first originally released as a stand alone title. What I own is the multi-cart Stella's Stocking, which includes Stay Frosty as well as several other Christmas related homebrews.
Amazing score! Some Users here will require a play video for a score this high, but I vote YES. I don't know about you but I'm not setup to record videos of my games so I know how it goes.
I believe the last video that I saw for Jungle Hunt was for the MSX/Emulated. :)
S.BAZ is correct on this one. The Retron77 uses emulation software. From the reviews that I've seen on Youtube it can't play homebrew cartridges, but it will play the ROMs for homebrew games once you download them into it.
Thanks Omar. I have saved it to my computer. Looks good. :)
Great Score! :)
Oh, that's what you meant. Ok I will. :)
You're uploading my HS Photo? I'll go look and see what you are talking about. In the meantime thanks for voting. :)
I don't process Jaguar games, but as an Administrator (for the Sega 8-bit hardware) I can see who has processed game requests and which games got processed by them. I looked because some of my Atari 7800 homebrew requests had just been processed as well.
I made the comparrison between Imagic and Mythicon because I had just played a Mythicon game prior to playing Demon Attack. I don't even remember the game's name. How memorable (sarcasim mode).
Imagic released their games for the Atari 2600, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Atari 8-bit family, TI99/4A, IBM PCjr., Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, and the Magnavox Odyssey 2. Now their games are owned by Activision.
I know alot of people like it.
Thank you. It's appreciated! :)
You remember correctly Rob. The multi-directional shooting aspect was quite something to see back then. Forwards. Backwards. To the left. To the right. You have to keep that Joystick (or D-pad) in constant motion. It wears me out. I'm not as young as I once was. lol.
Thanks! Much appreciated! :)
I watch a lot of comparrison videos on YouTube, such as those by Retro Core, where ports of the same game are shown for various systems. With videos caparring ports of BurgerTime sometimes Beef Drop is shown, and sometimes it isn't. While I own Beef Drop VE for the 7800, I also own Beef Drop for the 5200.*
*The other day I found a box containing several games for the 5200. I've never even owned a 5200.
Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
Chetiry's Highscores don't identify which ones were achieved with the Difficulty Switches set for b or A. So I only had two options. Erase all of the scores already stored on the cartridge or play with the Difficulty Switches set for A and try and get a score that is high enough to earn a spot on the Highscores page. I went with the latter option. You can see that I played Level 07. It's one of the faster ones.
Thanks. I appreciate that! :)
I've taken to watching your Youtube videos for pointers. :)
I own Joust for several systems, which includes the NES. I'm not good at it though.
I believe that this game was just recently added here.
I have to finish my Commodore 64 setup project so that I can play games like this. I even have a few C64 Joysticks boxed away somewhere.
AMAZING SCORE! :)
Voting YES! :)
I was about to vote no when I saw that the video came from your Youtube channel. If you Set your initials here at High Score that would help get more YES votes. Your channel name matching your User name helps.
Photo 1: On the far left is how much time remains on the timer. In the middle is my score. On the far right are the number of apples left to gather. Notice I'm trapped. As this game doesn't display the score after the timer expires I took this photo with :06 seconds remaining.
Photo 3: This homebrew for the 7800 was developed by Mark Ball and released on cartridge by Atari Age in 2010. It's no longer abailable. Several of Mark Ball's homebrews game pre-loaded with EMU7800.
Photo 4: The column for Atari 7800 games. Notice that beneath Apple Snaffle are two more homebrews for the 7800. Actually there are a lot more than that, although sadly not all of them.
Photos 1,2,3: My current best score. :)
Photo 4: They should call this game Cat Trap. Here I've trapped 2 cats. The mouse is smiling at his accomplishment. :)
Photo 1: My best score under emulation. Notice the Continue bar is nearly depleted. That's because I waited to the last possible moment before calling up my HighScoreEvidence Notepad file.
Photo 2: My score displayed after the Continue option had expired.
Photo 3: My HighScoreEvidence Notepad file over the Game Selection screen. The Atari (publisher) column is on the far right, where you can see Vanguard.
Notes: It's been a long time since I played this game, but yesterday I watched the No Swear Gamer's Youtube video reviewing it and thought I'd play it again. Now I remember why I don't play it much. The controls take getting used to, which is not a problem, but I get gramps in my hands playing it.
An improvement over my previous score:
Solid Gold was not listed in Wikipedia for the List of Amiga Games, so I added it. :)
The last time that I counted I had about 150 SMS games with cases, and 2 without. I own a lot of European releases included in that total. Most play fine on a CRT, but I've run into a few that have issues with our current HD TV. One being Zenon 2: Megablast (an awesome vertical shooter), which was not only not released for the SMS here in the States, we also didn't get the Mega Drive version. It was ported to the Jaguar under license not to long ago. I believe they used the Atari ST version. I SO want a copy.
I also have a few Game Gear exclusives put onto actual SMS cartridges with SMS cases. I bought a lot of awesome stuff like that from TheNESDump. Some Japanese exclusives translated into English as well. Nintendo shut them down.
I estimate that I have about 30 games playable on my Japanese SMS. Some are identified as games for the SG-1000, some the Mark III, and some that say Mark III/Master System. The Japanese SMS can play them all.
Yes it is. It was designed by Carol Shaw. She didn't design River Raid II but I wish she had. It's a tough game to control.
Thanks for voting! :)
Sorry it's hard to see. I think it's because of the contrast between the bright game display and the dark part of the screen. I'll try and place it somewhere else next time and see if that makes a difference. I took more photos today with the card in the same place, so it will have to wait until tomorrow's games.
The reason I put it where it is is due to the fact that I often play with it in place.
Two options to play. With a Joystick (ProLine) or a Lightgun. I obviously played the Joystick version. Microsoft also offers EMU7800 for FREE for the XBox One. I guess they figure some people have their Xbox ones hooked up to a CRT. Maybe there's a way to play lightgun games on a flatscreen PC monitor, but I haven't a clue how you'd do it.
I own this game CIB. I tried and it's not compatible with a Genesis controller (automatically), so I'll have to play it with a ProLine controller until I order a Segull 78 Controller Adapter from Atari Age.
I just posted 6 more scores tonight. Feel free to vote on them. :)
First Vote, and it's YES! :)
I know all about the problems that can be run into trying to take a photo when there are contrast issues involved.
I just posted 6 scores. Feel free to vote on them. :)
Thanks. I appreciate the vote. Please check my other scores, as I submitted several at once. Thanks again. :)
Welcome to High Score.
Your video is not available. Bamse's idea to check the privacy settings is a good one.
Skipping for now.
This is at 0% Legit? As I believe that snake in the corner belongs to you, and as you are a Legit gamer, I vote YES! :)
My how you love Centipede and Millipede. :)
Technically some sort of evidence is required that proves that the person submitting the score is the one that achieved it, but I've never seen any such proof for this game. There must be a way, but for now I'm voting YES on scores for this game.
Bamse, who has the 'coolest' Intellivision in town.
Oh, that applies to the North American Model 1 SMS. In Europe they got different games built-in at different times, and I have no idea if the Model 2 did this as well, as I've never owned a model 2 SMS. I DO know that the Japanase SMS doesn't have a built-in game. It's a great console though. It really should have sold better in Japan.
I've never played this one. I played the original a lot back in the day and of course the Sega Master System port, as Hang-On is the built-in game on my Master System. That's one of the cool things about the SMS. Forget to insert a game before turning on the system? No worrries. Just play Hang-On. :)
I probably play Game 1 the most. I have a loose cartridge. Have you got Frenzy for the 7800 from Atari Age? It was the Arcade sequel to Berzerk. I do and it's a great release. It also includes a new port of Berzerk on the same cartridge. Both games have the robotic speech from the Arcade originals. I have it CIB. It's currently available for just $30 at Atari Age for the cartridge and manual. $50 if you want it with the box upgrade. Personally I like getting the boxes when I can.
Thanks for the vote Omar. I'm sure that you will one day pass this score (maybe even tomorrow), but I really like this game so I'll do my best to top you.
Thanks Bamse. :)
Up a little:
Chetiry is a Homebrew port of Tetris. The number to the right of the scores on the Highscores board (photo 2) indicates at which Level the game was played. You can play at any Level from 0 to 9. 0 being the easiest (and slowest), while 9 is the hardest (and fastest).
I double checked, and yes, both Difficulty Switches were in the left position. Embarrassing the scores I sometimes get even in Novice/B setting.
I don't know why I photographed the Difficulty Settings. I don't think there are any.
Photo 1: My best score on Worm War I; Game 3; A/A Difficulty; Emulated.
Photo 2: Difficulty Switches set for A. Score is hiding behind the Left A.
Photo 3: Difficulty Switches set for A. The 3 for Game 3 is hiding behind the Right A. I angled these shots the best that I could.
Photo 4: EMU7800 Game Selection Screen. Worm War I is at the botton of the far left column. This is the column for games from 20th Century Fox.
The intense flashing during Game 3 may cause some issues. It makes me nausous. Anyway, I love Warm War I. As soon as I get a little money I'm going to hunt down a copy. Hopefully a CIB one.
:60 TV Commercial for Worm War I from back in the day:
I wrote a lengthy breakdown of each photo and and explanation of how this game works but then I was timed out and had to sign back in. How well.
Ok. Nothing wrong with Tetris. I just posted a score for Chetiry, which is a homebrew port of Tetris to the 2600. It has 4 modes and Novice and Expert settings for each. Good thing that every Difficulty is not covered, as there are a total of 40 when you consider that you can start any mode from any level 0 to 9.
Interesting seeing the Arcade version. I don't think I have ever have seen it before. I do own Alien Syndrome for the NES (Published by Tengen) and SMS (Published by Sega), but that's just not the same.
I've never played Edtris but I've seen play videos of it. I still think Chetiry is better. But hey, we all have our opinions.
Yes it it.
I was playing it for the first time in a while about a week ago and my youngest daughter (she's 20) came running into the room asking "is that Tetris!?" She had heard the music and knew it right away. My daughters are both gamers (although they both refuse to play anything pinball).
Ok, now it makes sense. I downloaded the .bin file of this game but whenever I try to import it into EMU7800 I get a 'Cancelled' message. I guess I need a Harmony cart.
Good to know. I remember a Fair Use case of old . Universal City Studios v. Sony (makers of the Betamax VCR). Sony won.
The version of the emulator that I am currently using, EMU7800, came with several homebrews for the 7800, including Apple Snapple (which I requested be added here, but there's a backlog on my game requests again). Apple Snapple was released in cartridge form by Atari Age in 2010, but it's no longer available. Some of the homebrews that were included are still available on cartridge however. Since this version of EMU7800 is offered by Microsoft for free I wasn't sure, because with the exception of those homebrews already pre-loaded I haven't been able to import any of Atari Age's other games for the 2600 or 7800 into it. Not even games that I own in cartridge form.
I own 3 NES Model 1s. All 3 have had new connectors installed but only 1 still works. I also own an NES Model 2 (top-loader). It looks just like a late model Famicom (I own one of those too). I've never had any problems with either one. Nintendo should have gone with the tried and true top-loader design to begin with.
I wish that I had your Jaguar game collection.
Sometimes i get the feeling that this is the only game that you play.
I have a 4-switch Woody with a faulty power switch. It shorted out I believe. The picture would sometimes be full of static, but flicking the power switch with a finger usually brought the picture back. Eventually it quit all together. I also have a dead 2600 Jr. that I bought on eBay. It quit working within a few months so I bought a second Jr. So far it and my 7800 still work.
I gave away my still working Heavy Sixer (made in California), which I bought new sometime in early 78 I believe, to a fellow Youtuber a few years ago. She told me just a few weeks ago on Facebook that it still works.
Do you ever have to blow into an Everdrive cartridge? Just kidding around. Not a good idea with any cartridge. It corrides the pin connectors.
I've got two ports of this game, both published by Sega. Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom for the 2600 and Zoom 909 for the Sega SG-1000. It would be cool to see a homebrew port of the 5200 version to the 7800, or as faithful as possible for the Jaguar or Dreamcast.
I have Batman Returns for the SMS and Batman for the NES. I don't have Batman: Return of the Joker for the NES. Is this game like any of those?
I have the homebrew port for the 2600. I love shooters.
It looks like you're doing the same basic things that are in the Amiga version, except the Amiga version has nicer graphics. Both are totally different from the 2600 version. Pretty cool. Thanks again.
It seems like I'm voting on this game at least once a week. It must be good.
Yes. and it has a great :60 second TV commercial that was made for it. I posted a link to it in the Comment section for some of my scores for it.
I have Pit-Fighter for the Lynx and the Master System. Rampart I have CIC for the Master System, and CIB for the Lynx and NES. I'm fairly certain I have both for one or more of the Game Boy systems. I collect games for over 30 different systems. Expensive yes, but I can't help myself.
I collect homebrews and aftermarket releases for every system that I own. Atari 2600, 7800, Lynx, Jaguar, NES, Sega Master System, Genesis, and Dreamcast. By far I own more such games for the 2600 than for any other system. But for the 7800 I do own:
Asteroids DeluxeAstro BlasterBeef Drop VECrazy OttoFrenzy (Boxed)
But that's just a third of what I have for the 2600:
Alligator People (Prototype)Amiga Boing! Demo 2.0Allia Quest (Melody)AStar (AtariVox)Bee-BallBlinky Goes Up (Boxed)The Byte Before Christmas (Boxed)ChetiryColony 7 (Melody)Conquest of Mars (Clone of "Caverns of Mars")Crazy BrixFailSafeMental Kombat (Melody)Meteor Shower (Blue label; Also available in Red)OystronPinataPleiades (Port of Arcade game; Boxed)Power Off! (Boxed)Stay Frosty 2Stella's Stocking (Includes "Stay Frosty)This Planet Sucks (Melody)Tournament CyberballTurbo (Repro; Boxed)X3V0LuX (Hack of "Astroblast")
Last week I ordered 2 more:
Alfred ChallengeSpace Game (AtariVox; CIB)
However I plan to focus more on the 7800 than I have in the past. My next Atari Age order will include 1 2600 game and 1 7800 game. I try to keep up, but focusing just on the Atari platforms I can't keep up, much less catch up on all that I'm still missing. For example, I missed out on getting Apple Snapple for the 7800, which really bugs me. I can play it via my emulator, EMU7800, as it and a bunch of homebrews for the 7800 come pre-loaded if you download the version available (FREE) at the Microsoft Store, but I want to play it on my actual 7800.
Thanks! I appreciate that. I just posted another batch. :)
Chetiry is a homebrew port of Tetris, and a very good one at that. This game is Melody-enhanced. Atari Age still carries it. The cost is $35. Although it is also available for PAL, I naturally have an NTSC cartridge.
The four game styles are:
How I play Chetiry:
I keep the Shape Preview toggled on. I keep the Fast Drop toggled on. I alternate between the three selectable tunes. If you've played Tetris, then you've heard them before. Sound option 4 gives the player the ability to play with no music. I never play this way. Currently I'm playing using my Atari 7800 ProSystem, which is hardware compatible with games for the 2600. I use a Sega Genesis 3-button controller. Most games for the 2600 designed for a Joystick controller are compaitible with Sega's 3-button Genesis controller. The action button is almost always button 2.
I just achieved this score tonight. :)
Do you know if anyone offers a repro of the box? I bought my cartridge and manual from Atari Age but if they once offered a box option they no longer do.
I like Worm War I. I need to hunt down a cartridge.
Game 3 is a tough one, as the enemies flicker on screen for less than a second at the start of each wave. After that a ghost of their image (best way that I can describe it) flickers off and on screen, barely visiable. Game 3 makes me slightly nausous, but overall I really like Worm War I.
Omar, I came within about 400 points of your score. Close but no cigar.
I just found this. Look familiar?
First vote. It's YES! :)
I just posted some scores myself. :)
I have this game. I was the one that request this to be added here. :)
You may want to set your intials MMO here. Skipping for now.
Sierra. I have:
Air BucksCaesarOutpostOutpost 2You Don't Know Jack: Movies
I may still have:
CART RacingSpace Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
Someone needs to put up a score for the ZX Spectrum game Fantastic Voyage. The back of the box says that it's based on the 20th Century Fox film. I'm curious what this game is like.
It looks legit to me. Congrats! I vote YES! :)
:60 sec. TV commercial for Worm War I
I found this cool :60 second TV commercial for this game on Youtube, from back in the day. :)
I saw a video on Youtube on it. I plan on buying it in a few weeks. The 7800 version anyway, if it's available then. Have you got Zaku for the Lynx? I bought it shortly after it was released by Super Fighter Team. No longer available.
I appreciate any and all tips on upcoming homebrews. That's how I found out about Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril for the NES. "Guru" Larry Bundy Jr. (he has a great Youtube channel and is a friend of mine) sent me an email that version 1.000 was about to be discontinued and that RetroUSB only had 1 or 2 copies left. Once they were sold it would be replaced with version 1.100 (slightly easier difficulty wise). So I quickly bought a copy. The next day version 1.000 had already been discontinued. So I wound getting both versions. Later I bought the follow-up Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment (CIB).
Someone else contacted me thru my Youtube channel letting me know that they had developed two homebrews for the Sega Master System and that he was only making up a limited run on actual cartridges complete with cases and manuals. Since then I have seen them in some Plug and Play devices, but I have the physical releases. They are Bread and Buttler and Porkoplis.
My story contained an error. The CIB Atari 2600 game that I bought sealed at a Pic 'N Save for .10 cents was not Gravitar, but rather Yars' Revenge.
I did some searching in the database, and can't find all of the Crazy Taxi games that I own. Here are the ones that I have in my collection:
Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast; PlayStation 2)
Crazy Taxi (HD Remaster for PC; on Steam)
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller (Xbox)
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars (PSP)
I can only find Crazy Taxi in the system here for Arcade (I've played it); Dreamcast, and GBA.
I've been playing Worm War I for several hours tonight. I'm going to have to buy a copy on cartridge. It's kinda addicting. :)
Thanks Rob. I appreciate the Yes vote.
I have another Atari story for you, but that should wait until the next time I submit a Jaguar score. It's been awhile since I posted a Jaguar score.
Sometimes I like spinach. Never raw from a can though. lol.
Thanks Bamse. I just posted an even higher score using my 7800. :)
Photo 1: My current best score. After the game ends displaying the achieved score, it then begins alternating between the title screen and a kind of attract mode, with the score achieved displayed. Sorry it's a bit out of focus.
Photo 2: This photo of the Difficulty Selection Screen was taken prior to the start of the game. Novice selected.
Photo 3: The Galaga game cartridge inserted into my Atari 7800 ProSystem.
Photo 4: My CIB Galaga. Sorry I didn't include the manual in this shot.
Notes: I thought I'd try one of my 3-button Sega Genesis controllers, as this game only uses one action button. It worked with Beef Drop VE, so I thought I'd give it a try. A Genesis controller works with Galaga no problem. I still plan on buying a Segull 78 Controller Adapter, so that I can use a Genesis controller on any 7800 game though.
25 years ago (nearly 26) I bought some new old stock from a local Outlets mall. A boxed (never opened) Atari 7800 which came with a box of sealed games. 20 for the 7800 and 20 for the 2600. The cost was $79.95 for everything. I returned the next day planning on buying another bundle but by then they were sold out. Galaga was one of the games that came with the bundle that I bought.
That same year I went into a local Pick 'N Save. Remember them? Anyway, they had an entire bin of sealed Gravitar games for the 2600. They were on sale for .10 cents apiece. I bought one copy, Mustn't be piggy (as Kermit said to Miss Piggy).
First vote. YES! :)
You're welcome Rob. :)
This needs to be ported to the Jaguar. :)
I can see your video. :)
Your fast. I just processed your requests for this game a couple of hours ago. :)
I have some House of the Dead games for the Dreamcast (and Saturn I believe). :)
That's correct. I use my PC for emulation. There must be a capture device of some kind that I can use with my PC, and I need something that I can plug into the outputs of my consoles. I'm getting contacted by subscribers wanting me back doing Youtube videos, but I don't want to just do talking head stuff. Plus my play videos that I post there could be used as evidence here.
Oh, and I have processed your latest SMS requests. They should be in the system. :)
Photo 1: My High Score and Info.
Photo 2: Both Difficulty Switches set for b. So a b/b game.
Photo 3: Mega Force Game Select Screen. Game 1 selected.
Photo 4: EMU7800 Game Select Screen; 20th Century Fox.
There are 4 Games. Here is the manual scan for this game from the Atari Age 2600 Rarity Guide:
Resubmitted. User Popeye pointed out that I had cheated myself out of 20 points the first time. Thanks Popeye. :)
Yes, I'm an Administrator here. I process game requests for the Sega 8-bit family of systems. The Sega SG-1000, Mk. III, Master System, and Game Gear. There is a back-up Administrator for those systems if I ever submit another request for one of them. I haven't had to since I've been back. Actually, Omar has been submitting quite a few SMS games lately. I've been processing them within' 24 hours.
The last time I had to request any SMS games myself was quite some time ago. I requested the SMS homebrew games Bread and Butter and Porkapolis, both of which I own copies of. Why do you ask?
They cost $25.
While I've owned this homebrew clone of Tetris I'd never played it in Ultra until tonight, and that was for about 45 minutes. Ultra, unlike Marathon, is a timed game lasting 180 seconds. This game is a full 32K, and is Melody Enhanced (scores are saved directly to the cartridge).
In actuallity S.BAZ has a much higher score than I do in Ultra. I was just having a little fun, crediting any scores below a certain point to BAZ. I did the same thing way back when I submitted my Marathon (Novice) score. I wish I knew his secret to success. Sadly he didn't post a play video with his score.
Chetiry has the option to either select one of 3 tunes, or no tune at all.
Chetiry is still available at Atari Age for $35. That includes the cartridge with the Melody board, and the full-color manual. Available for both NTSC and PAL. I wish I had a box for mine, but I bought mine after the boxes were no longer available. Anyone here know where I can find repro boxes for my loose homebrews?
Thanks! And thanks. :)
I've noticed that this score submission is getting no votes. All you have to do to minimize them is to set your initials here as MNU. That's the only evidence of who achieved this score.
A few users here (not me) will vote no on a score if it is several times the previous High Score here and there's no video evidence.
I will skip for now. Comment on my High Score Home Page when you've set your initials on the site so that I know to come back and vote yes on this score.
Concludes? But the month just started.
Dan Dare was a British comic book character, or still is I guess. I have a few British comics, a book on the history of British comics, and I have a diecast model of a van with Dan Dare graphics on it. :)
I've already added Astro Fighter for the 7800 to my Wishlist at Atari Age. I love shooters! :)
I see that you are a fellow Atari Age customer. I own this one too. :)
Choplifter! for the 7800 is like that. So I have to take a photo before I start my 3rd sortie.
This score is actually rather low compared to most of the submitted scores in Novice difficulty. Everyone points out how easy it is to play in Novice.
You want to know something funny. I've owned the release of Galaga CIB for years, I just haven't wanted to face playing it with the ProLine controller. What a pain. Atari Age sells an adapter that lets you use a Sega Genesis or Mega Drive controller with the 7800, mapping the two action buttons to buttons 2 and 3 of a Sega controller. That it so cool! You can bet that I'm getting one.
I also own Galaga '91 for the Sega Master System and a Galaga game for the NES, I just don't remember which one that I've got. I'm also going to have to hunt down the Sega SG-1000 port someday.
I'm thinking of taking out my CIB Hombrew port of the Stern arcade sequel to this, called Frenzy. It has a port of Bezerk on the same cartridge. I'm not good at either one at the moment. The Atari ProLine (aka PainLine) controller doesn't help any.
I was on Atari Age's website tonight and found something that they sell called the Segull 78 Controller Adapter. You plug it into a controller port on the 7800 and then a Sega Genesis or Mega Drive controller into the adapter. It automatically maps the two action buttons on a 7800 controller to buttons 2 and 3 of the Sega controller. I've placed it in my Wishlist. It's only $30 and it beats trying to track down a Europad (the 7800 got an actual control pad for the 7800, but it can mega expensive to buy one on eBay).
That reminds me. I have several CIC Sega Mega Drive games from Russia. Angry Birds, Fix-It Felix, etc. Can't play them on my Genesis though. I'll figure out a solution someday.
I appreciate the encouragement, but this is the lowest score at High Score so far. I'll keep trying. Meanwhile, I've got 2 more Homebrews for the 2600 on order. One is a new shooter called Space Game, and the other an older platformer called Alfred Challenge. It was originally released in 1998 by ebivision (their first game). The second ebivision game was Allia Quest, which is a great shooter. Atari Age has been re-releasing ebivision games.
Thanks. Ya, this is a great shooter. It's fairly affordable. Hopefully you will be able to play it some day soon.
I keep forgetting that it's called Dingoo. Are the games easy to find? How do you download them? Direct to the Dingoo or do you have to download them to a PC first?
Both Difficulty switches set for A.
Omar, what do you use to capture play footage? If it's easy to use and doesn't cost a fortune I'd like to know so that I can get one.
Apple II; Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit computers, Atari ST, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, IBM PC, Game Boy, Lynx, and probably included in several compilations for additional systems. Fun Fact: This is one of the Arcade games Atari released that used the Pokey chip, which was also used in the 5200.
I need to get something like that. I own an actual Atari Lynx (Model 2) but the screen is bad. If I fiddle with the contrast I can sometimes see what I'm doing, unless I turn off the back-light in which case the screen goes totally dark. But at least the sound still works.
Video Not Available. Maybe it's still being processed or something. Anyway, the photo is proof enough for me, especially as this is a Novice/B score. :)
I hate the d*mn bouncing smiley face, especially in the games where you can't kill it. The Atari Age 7800 Homebrew port of Frenzy contains Berzerk as a bonus. I don't know if you own that release or not. I bought it CIB when it was initially offered. Now you can buy just the cartridge and manual for $30, or pay an additional $20 for the Box upgrade. It's a good deal if you like both games. This Homebrew 7800 port was coded by Bob DeCrescenzo and Matthias Lu?dtke, and comes pre-loaded on the emulator EMU7800 if you download the version offered at the Microsoft Store (it's FREE).
The interesting thing is that Defender has a lot of flicker, where as Defender II doesn't, and they're on the same system. Weird.
It feels wrong in emulation as well.
Gotch ya. :)
Someone in the Homebrew community needs to make a pinball game for the 2600. I only know of two of them that were released for the system and I own them both. This and Midnight Magic.
This game has been altered for the Switch. I've gone ahead an submitted a request for this game but only for Point Difference. I generally don't request titles that I don't own, but I made an exception in this case. You will have to request the other modes of the game. As the Switch hasn't been added to the system yet, here's what you do.
Perform a game search for Tecmo Bowl. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click on Request a Game.That will take you to the Request page. In the field for GameTitle type in Tecmo Bowl. Then in the field for systems scroll all the way down until you find Other. Select Other. Another field will appear to the right of the system field. Type in Switch. The rest is self explanatory.
I wish that someone would invent a cost affective Pokey alternative. A chip that works the same way I mean. When Hasbo owned Atari, briefly, they announced that anyone could make software, add-ons, etc., to Atari consoles and such and not be sued.
"Turtles in a Half-Shell. Turtle Power! "
I love it when games have a silly title, like Attack of the Mutant Penguins for the Jaguar. :)
I have an old 1541 Floppy drive and a newer 1541 II drive. I have 2 CIB C64s, and a Commodore Color Monitor. I'm still stuck looking for a decent Datasette drive however. The C64 setup is a project that is still unfinished.
I have a ton of issues for mags that cover the Commadore 64. Compute!, Compute!'s Gazzette, Commander, and RUN. I only throw away gaming related stuff if it's dead hardware, and even then I still have a dead Atari VCS 4-Switch Woody, a dead 2600 Jr., and two dead NES Model 1s, and a dead Goldstar 3DO. I still have another 2600 Jr., a spare NES Model 1 and an NES Model 2 (top-loader). Most of my gaming systems still work great, especially the SEGA hardware. The SMS was built like a tank in comparison to the NES.
I have Strider for the Sega Master System and for the Genesis. I don't play them much.
Looks like a decent score. :)
There were two tracks that you don't have scores for. Are they being resurfaced or something?
Played with both Difficulty switches set for A.
Played with both Difficulty switches set for B.
This game was originally released by ebivision in 2001. Atari Age currently owns the rights to reproduce ebivision games. This was ebivision's 2nd game. Alfred Challenge was their first.
I can't wait for my next Atari Age order to arrive. it contains two homebrews for the 2600. One a space shooter and one a platformer (a homebrew port of an Arcade game that was never ported to any system prior to this.
Thanks Omar! :)
What I need is a cheap and easy way to capture play footage. That's what is holding me back from uploading any videos to Youtube. I've toyed with starting a Patreon Account as a means to fund my channel, but since I can't capture video I don't feel that it would be right to ask people to fund my cessnaace Youtube channel. I'm friends with people (all in the U.K.) that have really good channels. Top Hat Gaming Man (I fund him on Patreon), "Guru" Larry Bundy, Jr. (I fund him as well), and Slopes Game Room (Daniel Ilbertson). I also really like Retro Core and The No Swear Gamer. They make quality videos. Larry has promised to actively promote my channel as soon as I go active again. As Larry, Daniel, and Top Hat all know each other and work on each others videos I don't what them promoting my channel unless I can make it worthy.
What is an inexpensive and easy as pie way to capture video that even I can figure out how to use? I did a couple of play videos years ago where I simply pointed my web camera at the monitor. Terriable.
I did that. Thanks! :)
I submitted under emulation by mistake, so I've taken this score down and submitted for actual hardware.
Photo 1: My new High Score in Expert Difficulty. This is an improvement over my previous WR score.
Photo 2: Atari 7800 ProSystem Console.
Photo 3: Shot of the Difficulty Switches.
Photo 4: The Allia Quest cartridge sticking out of my 7800. with my proof of ID written on an Index card. You will notice that I splurged and had it loaded onto a brand new Melody board by Atari Age. It only costs an extra $5.
Photo 5: A photo of all of my LOOSE Atari 2600 homebrews. I have more CIB. I'm awaiting on another order from Atari Age. Both are homebrews for the 2600. One is loose, and the other CIB. This is because many older titles don't have a box option.
Photo 6: A shot of the Allia Quest cartridge.
Notes: I wish that more people here played this game. So far it's just me and S.BAZ and darrin999 who have submitted any scores, and I'm all by myself submitting scores in Expert/A difficulty. This is a great vertical shooter my friends, and it's only $25. This may be an old homebrew, but it's great!
Here is the store page for it at Atari Age. There is a brief play video. It only shows Wave 1 and part of Wave 2. There are 9 Waves. After completing all 9 Waves you earn an extra ship, and then the waves start over. But as with a lot of 2600 shooters the difficulty ramps up each time you start a new set of waves.
Pro Tip: Well, this works for me. It pays to play conservatively. During the first couple of Waves I move to the left of the main row of enemies (more on that in a moment), and use a pattern of quickly moving slightly right of this row of enemies, pick one or two off, and then moving back slightly left. I will even park there if I need to stretch my fingers any. If you move too far left you will encounter the enemies there, except they are moving in the opposite direction. I would advise being very carefuly doing this with the wave where the enemies look like a top-down view of insects. The enemies that look like a strange latern are very dangerous as well. If their beams of light touch your ship you're toast. And, of course, Wave 9. During these three waves the enemies move further (and so closer to you) than the other waves do. After completing the 9th Wave you are awarded with an extra ship. You will hear a series of musical notes informing you of this. There is no ship counter on screen.
As you begin each new set of waves, the enemies on the right and on the left move closer together. So you have less room to move safely with each set of waves. As you destroy each enemy in a wave the music will get higher in pitch. Play this game enough and you will know when you're down to just one enemy left in the wave.
In Mode A/Expert once you start on the third set of waves the final ship in each wave will become harder and harder to destroy. In fact I would suggest building up a nice reserve of ships (you get 3 to start with), because by the fourth set of waves I have to resort to a very risky tactic. That is I try to time it so that I can take out this enemy by suddenly moving left and try to shoot it there. This usually loses me that ship, but at least I can then progress to the next wave since I destroy the enemy in the process.
I highly recommend this game! It was originally released by Ebivision in 2001. Atari Age has the rights to re-release Ebivision games. So running it with emulation is probably a violation of its Copyright.
Photo 1: My new High Score in Expert Difficulty. This is an improvement over my previous WR score.
Photo 2: Atari 7800 ProSystem Console.
Please start adding some form of indentification in your photos.
You managed to get your image in the video. A reflection of it anyway. :)
Please start using some form of ID in your photos, even if it's just your User name on an Index card.
I tried an experiment today Rob. Not all 7800 games are compatible with the Sega Genesis controller, but I figured that sine most 2600 games do, and the homebrew port Beef Drop VE only uses one action button (and the Joystick), I tried playing it with a Genesis controller and it works great!
I then switched to the 2600 homebrew Allia Quest, an excellent vertical shooter by the way (still available at Atari Age for $25). I spent hours playing it in Novice/B and managed to match my High Score, but not exceed it. At least I still have the WR score here for it. :)
YES Vote. Eventhough your User name here isn't Charlie. Maybe you could Set your Initials here. I'm guessing that the first initial is 'C.'
I sure have seen a lot of scores for this game. It must be popular or something. :)
Thanks. :) This game has a lot less flicker than the first Defender for the 2600, but it is harder.
Thanks RetroRob! :)
Yes, Squeeze Box was published by U.S. Games, the videogame division of Quaker Oats. They were trying to compete against General Mills' gaming division Parker Bros. Some of the games released by U.S. Games were also released under the Vidtec brand. Same company though. In fact, I have their very first game, Space Jockey, under the Vidtec name. The cartridge styles differed between U.S. Games releases and Vidtec releases.
Their games, and which ones I own:
I'll take it down. Thanks.
Thanks as usual Bamse! :)
I appreciate the vote. I can do better though. I may need a Europad (called that because it was only released in Europe), but I'll beat it someday. Thanks again! :)
I own a reproduction cartridge of a Jaguar prototype for an unreleased game called Arena Football '95. I found a video on Youtube which shows the state of the game as it exists on my cartridge.
It says Stern, but it was actually manufactured and released by SEGA. Stern owns the rights to their tables since 1999/2000.
I've added this game to my game want list. It's a tough little shooter, but then as bad as I am at them I love playin' them.
Thanks, I appreciate that! :)
I know that I can do better though.
That's one weird Starship.
I really want this release. Three Jeff Minter games. I understand that these games originated on the Atari ST. That seems to be the way things are going. More and more Atari ST games being released on the Jaguar. The most recent game that I received from Atari Age was Treasure Island Dizzy, which originated on the Atari ST as well. I'm awaiting my latest order, containing two games for the 2600. What is both good and bad about Atari Age is just how much they release. It's great, but I can't keep up.
This reminded me to add this game to my Wishlist at Atari Age. I love shooters!
I've never seen that game before. What this world needs are more Arcades. :)
I vote YES! :)
Played with both Difficulty switches set of A.
Played with both Difficulty switches set for A.
Played with both Difficulty switches set for A. So AA.
Photo 1: My score at the beginning of Sortie 3. The final score doesn't stay up long enough for me to grab a shot of the screen before it goes away. Sorry the index card with Mark (MSH) on it is so hard to see. Contrast issues. It is in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
Photo 2: Choplifter! cartridge inserted into my 7800.
Photo 3: The box is in rather poor shape. Bought it on eBay and it wasn't packaged too well. The cartridge is in really nice shape though.
Photo 4: The manual opened up to the section that mentions that the game ends after the 64 hostages are either rescued or killed.
Notes: In my first game of the evening I achieved a score of 39. It was all down hill from there. After several hours playing Beef Drop VE my right thumb was blistered. I mentioned to my wife that come my birthday in March forget the Switch. I'd appreciate a 7800 Control Pad instead. They were only released in Europe, which means that they are pricy on eBay. For half the price I can get a 3D printed Control Pad compatible with the 2600, 7800, and RetroN 77.
I own three ports of the first Choplifter arcade game. I have this one, and the ports for the Famicom and Sega Master System. The SMS port is the best. It has every level! The 7800 port only has the first level! The Famicom port was considered too weak to release in North America for the NES.
Thanks for the votes Bamse! :)
Sorry, I just called you Rob. Thanks for the vote Omar! :)
Thanks Rob. :)
First Vote. I HAVE to vote YES on an Easy Peesy score. :)
Ah, you would have scored. lol. I vote YES! :)
Thanks Rob! The 7800 is a well made console. I've owned it for 25 years now and it's still like new. Of course keeping it in the original box when not in use helps.
Oh, I came across some pleasent surprises tonight. I went through a couple of boxes and found a ton of games that have either been missing or that I forgot that I had.
*Dozens of NES cartridges, including a sealed CIB homebrew.
*Dozens of Famicom games, including one that I've been wanting to play but forgot that I own a copy. That being Choplifter. So now I have Choplifter for the Famicom, Atari 7800 (CIB), and the Sega Master System (CIC). I own Choplifter III for the SNES. That leaves Choplifter 2 (a GameBoy exclusive) left to get.
*Over 20 CIB Super Famicom games. And I down't even own a Super Famicom console.
*Over a dozen Intellivision cartridges. My Intellivision died ions ago.
*4 or 5 Atari 5200 cartridges. I don't own an Atari 5200 console either.
*3 cartridges compatible with the ColecoVision and the Coleco Adam Computer (I've never owned either system).
Basically, as my wife likes to say, I'm nuts.
I am now FINISHED submitting scores for Squeeze Box emulated, as Game 6 is the last one in the system. I do have it on cartridge somewhere. I went looking for it today but only found the manual.
Game 6 is the final game for Squeeze Box. Almost finished submitting scores for Squeeze Box emulated.
Game 6 is the final game for Squeeze Box. Almost finished submitting scores for Squeeze Box emulated. Just be thankful that I have momentarily lost the cartridge. I found the manual though. :)
That looked like a hit detection bug at the end. I thought you had it.
Thanks Omar. I appreciate it. :)
Now you know for next time. :)
Thanks Rob! I just finished submitting all of the Game 5 scores for Squeeze Box. Just Game 6 left. :)
Thanks Bamse! I put up a lot of scores. In fact I've just now finished. :)
YES on ALL Omar! :)
YES on ALL Rob! :)
Photo 1: My first score posted in ages using my Atari 7800 console, and it had to be a low one. My User name and Set Initials I wrote on an Index card.
I need to find a European Control Pad for the 7800. The ProLine controllers we got are hard on my 60 year old hands. They're in like-new condition, so that's something.
Photo 2: Difficulty menu. Easy with 3 Lives selected.
Photo 3: My Atari 7800 console. You can see my Astro Blaster cartridge inserted into the console.
I screwed on one of the Coaxial (F-Type) to Female RCA Adapters that I recently bought from Atari Age to the RF Coaxial Input of a VCR that I found under the bed today (the second VCR I found hiding this week). I plugged the RF Male cable (lead for those of you out there who say 'lead' instead of 'cable') coming from the 7800 console (which is an RCA type, but RF). I then ran a set of RCA Composite cables (leads) from the Composite Outputs of my VCR to one of the Composite Switchers that I have, and now I'm done. It works great!
Photo 3: My Astro Blaster cartridge along with my User name and Set Initials written on an Index card. Sorry it's out of focus. I took 3 shots of this, but this one came out the clearest.
Note: The first game that I played after getting everything hooked up was actually Beef Drop VE. I played games in both Child and Easy difficulties, took photos for evidence, and then found that they aren't even in the system here for Beef Drop VE for the 7800 (what I own on cartridge), however they ARE in for Beef Drop (Demo Version). I actually did well for me. Oh well. I have submitted requests for them.
I'll go ahead and vote YES because you are new here (again welcome), but as one of the Admistrators here I should point out that you should provide evidence that it was actually you who achieved this score.
There should be some way to tell that this is actually your video or photo, and not something you took from someone else. You can do this by mentioning your username in the video, or by including something in the photo that shows who you are (such as your username written on a piece of paper, index card, Post-It Note, or your face.
If you are playing a game through emulation on a PC, one of the ways I provide proof that it was me who achieved the score is to type the relavent info into a Notepad file. It goes something like this:
USERNAME (SET INITIALS)
The evidence you provide will be what the rest of the High Score users review before voting on whether or not your score is legit.
You're welcome! :)
Welcome to High Score. :)
I vote YES! :)
I seem to remember seeing a plug and play device with a paddle instead of a joystick.
I suck at paddle games as a general rule, but I use to be good at Night Driver on the 2600. We're talking over 35 years ago though! lol.
I'm generally not so good with platformers either. The same goes for maze games.
Yes, I always magnify scores submitted this way just to see if there's proof of who played it. Bamse is right as usual. :)
YES on ALL Omar! :)
Yes, I've mention this several times myself. The Genesis/Mega Drive has Master System hardware in it, abiet with additional hardware added as well.
You'd get more YES votes if your User name here were Manny. Either that or enter DreamTeamSwager into the scoreboard in the game. I'll got ahead and vote YES. :)
I think I had Diner too, but I think my Intellivision died before I got around to trying it.
Photo 2: In the column for 2600 games you can see Squeeze Box.
In the column for 7800 games you can see the homebrew port of Crazy Otto, which was one of many homebrews for the 7800 that came pre-loaded in this (FREE) version of EMU7800 from the Microsoft Store. While many of these included 7800 homebrews were designed by Mark Ball, Crazy Otto was done by Robert DeCrescenzo.
Crazy Otto was originally developed as an enhancement kit for Pac-Man cabinets by GCC (General Computer Corporation). I believe they went on to design the 7800 console for Atari. GCC licensed Crazy Otto to Midway. Anywho, Robert DeCrescenzo took Atari's version of Ms. Pac-Man for the 7800 and updated the graphics to match the Crazy Otto arcade game. I keep meaning to buy it from Atari Age, but then they go and release something else that I want even more.
I like this game from U.S. Games (a division of Quaker Oats).
Like the cartridge release of Frenzy, this emulated version includes a homebrew port of Berzerk.
Came pre-loaded in this version of EMU7800. I do own the physical release (CIB) though. A lot of good it did me playing the emulated version.
Too low a score for my liking, but it's the best that I could do. I own a CIB copy of this one, but like BurgerTime I've never been good at it. A homebrew port to the 7800 of the Stern Arcade original.
I've ordered two more homebrews from Atari Age. Both for the 2600. I do need to beef up (oh wait, I bought Beef Drop VE already, ha ha) my 7800 homebrew collection. :)
Embarrassingly low, as I own Beef Drop VE in cartridge form. You'd think I'd be better at this game, but you'd be wrong. It's a homebrew port of BurgerTime, which I own on the NES. I use to own it for the Intellivision as well. I'm not good at BurgerTime, but I had to buy Beef Drop VE for the 7800 as it's such a good port. I even bought it for the 5200, and I don't even own a 5200 console.
Beef Drop (Demo Version) is what came pre-loaded with EMU7800.
I'll have to add it to my WANT list, which grows larger each day. :)
It's been several decades since I last played this in an arcade.
Great score on a great looking table. I love that backglass. :)
Same hardware family. :)
Amazing high score Omar. More than 3 times my score.
?YES on ALL! :)
I'm going to keep at it until I get that darn emulator to work!
Cool Sega Atari cartridges. I only have a few, and they're for the 2600.
I've been playing Berzerk tonight myself. :)
Not only does the Game Gear have Master System hardware, the Genesis/Mega Drive has Master System hardware in it as well. True, it contained additional hardware, but it was so compatible with the Master System that the Power Base Converter was basically a pass-through port. Likewise, the Master Gear was simply a pass-through port to allow the playing of Master System cartridges on a Game Gear.
It's intestesting to note how many Master System games come built into Genesis/Mega Drive plug and play devices. A Genesis/Mega Drive emulator can play most Master System ROM files without any problems.
What you probably have for the SNES is Choplifter III. I think I own a loose copy. What I need to find are Choplifter II (GameBoy exclusive) and the GameBoy version of Choplifter III.
Spiderdroid was published by Froggo Games in 1987. It's a reskinned version of Amidar, which had been published earlier for the 2600 by Parker Bros. It was also released for the Commodore 64 as Omidar in 1987.
Photo 3: If you look to the right of the Notepad you will see a homebrew title for the Atari 7800 called Apple Snaffle. It was released in 2010. I was kinda surprised to find that it is not in the system here, so I requested it. It DID have a cartridge release. If you're curious, it plays very much like Dig Dug.
No. Acid Drop still has display issues. The bottom portion of the screen is not visiable, making playing the game a pointless endevour.
Not funny. Sad.
I was able to make out the Philips logo. :)
I need to hunt down a copy of this port. I currently own the Atari 7800 and Sega Master System versions. My own personal opinion is that the SMS version leaves the 7800 version in the dust. The SMS version looks better for a start. Second, it includes all of the levels. Third it replicates the Helicopter Hop (my name for it). To keep the tanks away longer you can briefly leave the ground, buying you more time, and then you can re-land and pick up more prisoners. Also, if your helicopter is hit by enemy fire, rapidly hitting the A button will allow some of the prisoners to parachute to the ground. I've never been able to do that with the 7800 version.
While I own a CIB copy of this release, it pales in comparison to the other port that I own. A CIC copy for the Sega Master System. There are some other ports that I wish to try though, primarily for the Sega SG-1000 and Nintendo Famicom.
Voting YES! Please consider voting for my scores.
You'd get more YES votes if you set you initials here ay High Score as DMD. Looking at your Username I can see that it might be based on your initials, but others may not see it.
Since you've submitted this score for the actual Amiga, and not emulation, it would also help to show you Amiga, with perhaps a piece of paper, an index card, or post-it note with both your User name and initials on it. Since you played this game on a CRT as opposed to a HD TV I also asssumed that you didn't use emulation (but other Users here may not make that assumption).
Do you think most people here know that this game was only released for the 2600? I submitted a new Expert High Score for this using emulation, but on the Notepad I identified it as being a 7800/Emulation score. The reason I ask is that this new score took months to finally achieve. I don't think I can do it again.
By the way, did you ever buy a copy of Oystron? It's still available at Atari Age for $20, but I've noticed that some games become unavailable at some point, especially if the original release had a limited run. Oystron is old though. It first came out in 1996 I believe.
You're welcome. :)
Challenging is right.
Oh, I just posted a new High Score for the Atari 2600 homebrew Oystron. I made a mistake on the Notepad, saying that it's an Atari 7800/Emulation score. It should have said Atari 2600/Emulation.
On the Notepad I mistakenly indicated Atari 7800/Emulation. This was actually released for the Atari 2600. The final photo shows that it is listed in the column for 2600 games. I own a copy so I should know what system it's for. Plus, if you checked out the first link you can see it sticking out of my Atari 2600.
It's still available at Atari Age for $20. A steal for this, a most excellent shooter. Although those prone to seizers should avoid it. Here's a link to that:
I played Game 3.
According to the manual:
Game 1: BeginnerGame 2: IntermediateGame 3: Expert
Here is a link to my Expert score on an actual Atari 2600:
If you will check out the link I took a photo of the section in the manual that explains this.
Resubmitted, because I had submitted this score for the wrong Difficulty setting the first time.
Photos 1 & 2: My High Score for the Atari 7800 version of Dark Chambers; Standard Difficulty; Emulation.
Photo 2: A tighter photo of the screen. If you look all the way at the bottom of the photo you can see a line of program icons. The one on the far right is the icon for the emulator EMU7800. To the left of that is the icon for Notepad.
Photo 3: Above the Notepad file (HighScoreEvidence) is Dark Chambers. This is the column for Atari 7800 games. Beneath the Notepad you can see the Homebrew port of the Arcade game Donkey Kong DK, enhanced version (released in 2013).
While I downloaded the ROM files for both the 2600 and 7800 versions of Dark Chambers, I did NOT download the ROM file for Donkey Kong XM. It was pre-loaded. I downloaded this version of EMU7800 (for FREE) from the Microscoft Store. It came with a lot of 7800 Homebrews pre-loaded. In fact there are 5 or 6 from Mark Ball alone.
Every game that I have loaded into EMU7800 came from Atari Age. As I own several Homebrews for both the 2600 and 7800 (all of which I bought from Atari Age) I wanted to see if I could download them from Atari Age (I can) and to see if they can be imported to EMU7800 (they can't). So my guess is that games that Microsoft couldn't obtain a clearence for can not be imported. There are a couple of games from Fox and a few others that are blocked as well.
Concerning Dark Chambers. Many YouTubers seem to think that it is a rip-off of Gauntlet. Wrong.
[Dandy (later Dandy Dungeon) is a dungeon crawl for the Atari 8-bit family published by the Atari Program Exchange in 1983. It was written by John Howard Palevich, originally for his undergraduate thesis while at MIT. Dandy is one of the first games to offer simultaneous, four-player, cooperative play. It was the direct inspiration for the popular 1985 Atari Games coin-op, Gauntlet, and later turned into the Dark Chambers home game published by Atari Corporation. ]-Wikipedia.
YES on ALL! :)
It would be nice if your User name were somewhere in this screenshot, but I rarely see it with this game. It would help your Legit rating though if you could find a way to do it.
The only port that I have for this game is the Tengen release for the NES. The C64 sounds a lot better of course. :)
You must really like this game. :)
Great score! Seems a lot of us are playing different ports of the same game of late. Amidar (2600; Parker Bros.)/Spiderdroid (2600; Froggo Games)/Omidar (Commodore 64). I know. The arcade original was called Amidar too. Spiderdroid has a cooler theme though, and Omidar sounds amazing with the C64 sound chip.
YES from me too! :)
Great Score! YES from me! :)
Thanks for the positive reinforcement. I'm not sure I can take another record attempt with this game. The physics are bad (to be expected with an early 8-bit game), but the sounds that Sega Flipper makes drive me up the wall. I have to turn the sound way down to be able to tolerate it.
Great that you love the SMS. A complete set of SMS games. WOW! I have most of the North American releases, plus some European exclusives. I don't own any SMS releases from Brail. They had more releases then any other region by the way. I have some unlicensed releases from places like Taiwan and S. Korea though. I also own two SMS homebrews, although I'm still wanting a copy of the homebrew Digger Chan.
Some releases that were exclusive to other terriories that I have include:
Ace of Aces (European Union)Addams Famy, The (European Union)Aladdin (European Union, Brazil)Alex Kidd BMX Trial (Japan)Arcade Smash Hits (European Union)Ayrton Senna's Super Monoco GP II (European Union, Brazil)Bank Panic (Japan, European Union, Brazil)Bonanaza Bros. (European Union, Brazil)Bram Stoker's Dracula (European Union)Bread and Butter (Homebrew)
That's just the titles that start with either the letter A or B. :)
If you have any SMS games that are not in the system here then please request them. I am the Adminstrator here for the Sega SG-1000, Sega Mk. III, Sega Master System, and the Sega Game Gear. I process requests as quickly as possible.
Well, now I've done all that. The game tape loads into the tape player, I hit play, I listen to a lot of computer noises, which naturally stopped when the tape reached the end. Once the end of the tape was reached nothing else happened. I even tried a different game. Emulators hate me.
Thanks Omar! Appreciate it. :)
Thanks Rob. I like Demon Attack too. It just doesn't like me.
Sorry, I called you Rob. I meant Thanks Omar. You both made similar comments so it confused my brain.
Thanks Rob! :)
The 27" CRT and my Commodore 64 Color Monitor (both in the same room) worked the last time that I tried them. The only Light Gun that I currently own is the Phazer for the Sega Master System.
Rob, I've noticed that the Atari Anthology game case never moves. Do you have it attached to the stand with sticky tape or something?
You're new (again, welcome), so I'm going to vote YES, eventhough there should be some sort of evidence in the photo, or the video when you post it, of your User name. Initials would be a great bit of added ID. As an example my User name here is Mark, and my Initials MSH. So I try to put up something that says MarkMSH when possible, and my Initials if that is the only option.
But like I said, I'm voting YES and once again welcome. Oh, and I watched the first part of the video that you posted at Twin Galxies. You spoke, which is good. It would have been better though had you mentioned you User name at the beginning, or at least shown it written on a piece of paper, post-it note, index card, etc.
Nice setup too. I own a both Model 2 NES (as you do) and a Model 2 Famicom (they look alike). I also noticed your Atari and Sega Master System. I own a North American SMS and a Japanese SMS.
I can't believe that I still hold the World Record here for this game. My score was achieved on a Japanese Sega Master System.
I didn't know that another version of Amidar existed, save for Spiderdroid. Anyway, great score! And you gotta love the C64's sound chip. :)
Funny, as this is so far the only game I've tried to load (and failed) into RetroVirtualMachine.
I launched RetroVirtualMachine. Pictured is my beautiful Sinclair Zx Spectrum 128k, with an image beneath it of the British (Union Jack) flag. No option to create a Timex Simclair. lol.
I clicked on the button in the upper left hand corner. The options then offered:*Create machine*Open machine *Configure Gamepads*About RVM
I clicked on Open machine. My Downloads folder came up looking for .rvm files as the default. No files. So I sellect ALL files. The only file, Break Thru.tzx, is the only file listed. I click on it with my mouse (left-click), and then click Open. The entire RetroVirtualMachine program then closes.
I then copied Breakthru.tzx to WinRAR. So this game exists as two different files on my computer. One Breakthru.tzx, and the other Breakthru.rar. RetroVirtualMachine then closes itself whenever I've tried loading either Breakthru.tzx or Breakthru.rar.
Do they publish a book called Emulators For Dummies? Because I feel like one, and I have an I.Q. of 140. Of course I also have ADHD and Dyslexia, so they cancel each other out I guess.
What I've tried Step-by-Step:
I went to: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/
I downloaded the version of the emulator for 64-bit Windows. I selected Breakthru.tzx, and downloaded it to the Downloads folder in Expanded form (NOT zipped).
I clicked on my virtual machine - Zx Spectrum 128k
This calls up a menu. The options are:*Tape Loader*128 BASIC*Calculator*48 BASIC*Tape Tester
I selected Tape Loader and hit Enter. This calls up Tape Loader. Beneath that it says To cancel - press BREAK twice. Nothing else happens.
Then I launched WinRAR. It lists all of my downloaded (and expanded) games in alpbabetical order. Breakthru.txz is listed, right along with with all of my Atari 2600 and 7800 games. Files expanded and archived by WinRAR are grouped together with the WinRAR logo and the name of the file.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or not giving the game enough time to load (I gave it about 5 minutes). Nothing came up as to what file, if any, was loading. It also did not give me the option to select a game to load.
I downloaded Breakthru.tzx, expanding and archiving the file using WinRAR. I can find the file. It's in the same WinRAR Download folder as all of my Atari 2600 and 7800 game files. However when I started my virtual Spectrum 128K and selected the Tape Loader option, all that I see is a lack of signal (snow we use to call it), with a verticle rolling pattern. Is this the correct procedure? Perhaps it takes as long to load as an actual cassette program on real hardward. I gave up after a few minutes.
I never did see an option to download all of the games at once.
Note: It's possible to play an A/A game with the actual cartridge. I own a copy. Here's my score played in Expert on an 2600 Jr.
I also tried to play a game in Expert, but whenever I selected A/A or A/b Difficulty it launched a 2 player game. I don't know why.
So, you created a Spectrum +2. I didn't know which one to choose so I went with a Spectrum 128K. I still haven't found out where to go for game files, and how to load them. I think I figured out that the virtual cassette recorder is for recording play footage. Is that correct?
Well, it's 7:32am here and I still haven't gone to bed. I've been spending several hours playing Dark Chambers for the 2600 (emulated).
I downlaoded RetroVirtualMachine, created a device (Spectrum 128K), and mapped my Xbox360 controller. Now, where do I find game files to load into it? I'm pretty clueless about these things.
Thanks! I'll take a look. :)
Are you sure you submited under the correct category? Both difficulty switches are clearly in the A position, but you've submitted under Novice/B. I'll vote for it, but you might want to resubmit (unless you posted the wrong photo by mistake).
I can tell that's an Imagic cartridge, although it's one that I don't have in my collection.
Have I ever mentioned that Moto sells VWs? Now the big question. Who's Scoop?
Have you ever noticed the huge number of shooters for the 2600?
We have a HUGE and HEAVY 27" CRT in a spare bedroom. I'm slowly clearing a path to it.
On the HD front, I found a VCR laying around. My recent Atari Age order arrived today, which included 4 Coaxial (F-Type) to Female RCA Adapters (Composite). I plan on running the RF output of my 7800 to the RF input of the VCR, and then feed the RCA Composite output of the VCR to my primary Composite Switcher, and then feed that into the HD TV's Composite inputs. This TV only has one HDMI input, so as I don't have an HDMI Switcher (if they exist), I'll keep the Satellite Receiver plugged into the one HDMI input.
What emulator do you use? I know about the Speccy portable offered on Kick Starter (a scam really), but it looks like you are using a PC. I've tried getting C64 emulators to work but I never manage to load ROMs into them. The 2600/7800 emulator that I'm using (EMU7800) comes pre-loaded with several ROMs already. And loading ROMs into it is simple, if you have WinRAR to unpack and manage the ROM files that is.
Looks like a cool shooter. I wonder if it's been ported to anything.
You really had that soda (or whatever) can vibrating like crazy.
Photo 1: My score when the game ended.
Photo 2: Game 5 selected with the Difficulty set for b/b.
Photo 3: You can see most of my score in the background of the Difficulty selection screen. b/b is selected. The previous score stays up until you select a different Difficulty or when you hit Reset.
Photo 4: Demon Attack in the game selection menu, just above my Notepad file (HighScoreEvidence).
Question: In the High Score database Games 1, 3, and 5 are in the system for the Atari 2600. Not Game 7. Why not? Game 7 is in the system for the Intellivision.
Photo 1: My score when the game stopped laughing at me.
Photo 2: You can see most of my score in the background of the Difficulty selection screen. A/A are selected. The previous score stays up until you select a different Difficulty (or, naturally, when you hit Reset).
Photo 3: Game 3 selected with the Difficulty set for A/A.
Were you the one that voted no then? I know that in the past you've stated that you vote no on a new World Record score whenever there is no play video to back it up. Especially if it's a great deal higher than the previous record. But that score is totally Legit, with the required ID.
That game shocked me too. I had never reached that level before, but I do play it a lot. It's one of my favorite shooters on the 2600, which has a lot of really good shooters (River Raid for example).
Yes, I did know that. Sometimes I get to them just after they've transformed into a super torpedo, or whatever the game calls them. I think I'd do better with an actual 2600 Joystick.
First to vote. I vote YES! Eventhough you throw a lot of smack talk around. :)
The only time I've managed to do that is when I was the first one to submit a score.
Sorry, I initially forgot to upload the photo showing that Game 5 has been selected with A/A difficulty.
In the last photo, just above the Notepad file in the 7800 games column you will notice the Atari 7800 homebrew game Apple Snaffle. It looks like a really good game based on this video that I found on Youtube a few days ago. It was released on cartridge by Atari Age in 2010. I did NOT get the ROM for this game from them. It was already pre-loaded into EMU7800. In fact, there are several homebrews for the 2600 and 7800 that were pre-loaded into this emulator. While many of them are in the system here, Apple Snaffle is not. So I requested a request for it a few days ago.
This video was posted on Youtube about 4 years ago, but it's a really good video to prove what I request. There is, for example, nothing under Options. Gameplay starts about :33 seconds into the video. This looks like a very good game, based around the Dig Dug concept.
Well, someone has to have the lowerst score, so it might as well be me.
I poor score (espcially as I own it on cart), but a good shooter. Imagic was no Mythicon. Thank God.
Thanks JES! You're quick. :)
Photos 1 & 2: My current High Score.
Photo 3: Well, you know, my Notepad file (HighScoreEvidence), with ID and things. Placed directly below Star Fox on the EMU7800 Game Menu.
This isn't a very good shooter. In fact it is a poor one. Mythicon was no Imagic, that's for sure.The maximum score possible is 9,999 points, which I tried to reach but this is the closest I got.
Thanks Bames. :)
That's correct. I think it's harder with a controller than with a Joystick. As I mentioned, I own copies of both. Spiderdroid has the better theme, but Amidar has the best sound effects of the two. I just have not been able to get a good game going with a controller.
Thanks Omar. :)
First vote. YES on ALL! :)
Classic shooter from Imagic. :)
This game is good. This game is hard. This game is good and hard. For me anyway.
Maybe it'd be easier to play on an actual 2600 with the standard Joystick controller.
If you want to get technical, the Genesis/Mega Drive has Master System hardware built into it too. That's why Genesis/Mega Drive Everdrives and emulators can usually play Master System ROMs.
Oh, I forgot to say. Amazing score! :)
YES from Me :)
I'm going to follow your lead on how to submit scores for both Amidar (Parker Bros.) and Spiderdroid (Froggo Games). The B Difficulty is actually the Expert Setting; the A Difficulty is actually the Novice Setting. I know that the emulator that I am using, EMU7800, carries these settings over. From watching the video it's obvious that you used the A Setting, so this is indeed a game played with Novice paramaters.
It's good that they have listed them as Novice/B Mode here, as opposed to B Mode/Novice. Novice Setting, then, takes priorty over B Mode.
Notes to High Score Users not familair with either Amidar or Spiderdroid:
Unlike most games for the 2600, B Mode is Expert and A Mode is Novice with these two games.
A Mode starts at Level 1 with 5 enemies onscreen to avoid. B Mode starts at Level 3 with 6 enemies to avoid. This is true with the actual carts for both games (I own copies of both), and it's how the emulator EMU7800 runs these games as well. I assume Stella handles them this way as well.
There are slight differences between the two games. The graphics were altered slightly for Spiderdroid, and the sound effects were changed as well.
Amidar, published by Parker Bros., and Spiderdroid, published by Froggo Games, are basically the same game, but with ever so slightly different graphics.
Has anyone else here mentioned this? Both are in the system here. I own Amidar loose and Spiderdroid CIB. Spiderdroid actually has a cooler theme. As I own both this score should be much higher. I'm just not good at it.
One quirk that both games share. B Difficulty starts you off avoiding 6 enemies. A Difficulty starts you off with 5. Weird!
Notes: Amidar, published by Parker Bros., and Spiderdroid, published by Froggo Games, are basically the same game. I own both. The graphics in Spiderdroid are slightly different than in Amidar, but otherwise the same game. Both even have the same quirk. A Difficulty starts you off with 5 enemies, while B Difficulty starts you off with 5 to avoid. EMU7800 emulates this quirk.
For further proof of this, here's The No Swear Gamer reviewing them both. Together.
As there are already scores in the system here for both games, submitted for A/Expert, that's where I am submitting mine. I played this game using the A/A Difficulty. No A/Novice or B/Expert categories exist for these 2 games here.
Amidar I own loose. Spiderdroid I own CIB. Considering that I own both games this score is rather low.
No problem. My pleasure. :)
The weird thing about both Amidar and its brother game Spiderdroid is that the B Difficulty is harder than A Difficulty.
I meant YES on ALL! :)
YES on ALL! L(
This is one of several ports of the Sega Arcade game Zoom 909. In the West Sega added the Buck Rogers license. In Japan ports were released for the MSX and the SG-1000. The only version I own a copy of is the SG-1000 port. It was released on a Sega My Card (mine is CIB). I need to dig that one out and try it again.
Thanks NADS. I'm still in shock myself.
Rob, that's the plan. The HD TV in the Master Bedroom doesn't have RF inputs . Just HDMI and what I think is Component (most things Composite work when using it). Somehow I need to convert the RF Outputs of the Atari(s) to Composite. I have to do one of two things. Buy a VCR so that I can use the RF input and Composite outputs (what I use to do). Or, try to make it into the bedroom room that we use for storage and clear some of the junk out so that I can make it to one of the two CRTs that we have in there. A Commodore 64 color monitor, or the 27" CRT TV that is also in there. They both worked the last time I tried them. But they are impossible to get to currently.
I just submitted a new score for Space Jockey for the 2600.
For those of you who don't remember, here is a link to my High Score voted Legit ages ago played on an actual 2600 console, in B/Novice setting.
Save your money, 'cuz in 2019 we're getting a new Sega Nomad - with HDMI!
First vote. :)
Some games just aren't the same without a Paddle Controller. This is one of them.
Thanks! I appreciate that. If I'm not mistaken it's twice the current WR here (emulation).
Thanks Omar. Appreciate it! :)
Thanks JES. This score took hours to finally achieve. :)
I did something supid at the end of this game. I was so excited at actually making it to the tumor with this patient that I collided with the d*mn turmor! You can see this in the first, second, and third photos. If I'd kept my cool I would have made it to the next patient!!!
Ok, I know that I recently submitted a score for Fantastic Voyage; Atari 2600 Emulation, but I wasn't happy with it. So I spent hours today playing it over and over again, and managed to reach the highest score that I've ever made. Both with hardware (I own it on cartridge) amd via emulation.
Never mind the mention of B/Novice in the evicence. Settings make no different. There is a Game 3 than you can play via actual hardware, but not through this version of EMU7800. At least I can't find it. I tried playing games with the Settings set for B/B, A/B, B/A, and A/A. I was never able to trigger Game 3.
I played this one several times in a row, always in A/Expert Difficulty. I figure once I manage to master it (more or less), the B/Novice setting should be a breeze.
Photo 3: You can make out most of this score in the background behind the Settings menu. I hadn't changed the Difficulty Setting when I took it, so my score was still up.
Photo 4: You can see here that this game is filled under the headings 2600 ((far left, 3rd one down) and 20th Century Fox (far right, at the bottom).
Millipede and Centipede. Ported to every system known to the human race. :)
Pac-Man lookes hyper angry.
Quite the impressive score. :)
From the photo it kinda looks like Dig Dug, but not quite (if you know what I mean)..
No problem. :)
Thanks Bamse. New score for SpaceMaster X-7 just posted. I like that game a lot better than this one.
I might get an Everdrive for the Genesis/Mega Drive. It'd be able to handle SMS ROMs, as the Genesis/Mega Drive has SMS hardware in it. The adapter that SEGA sold to allow SMS games to be played on a Genesis/Mega Drive was essentially a fancy cartridge adapter.
That didn't take long. I just processed this game tonight. :)
I kinda like this game. I think I'd like to play it on an actual 2600 though. I think it would be easier with an actual 2600 Joystick.
Games played on actual hardware with an Everdrive certainly count.
Looks good to me. I vote YES! :)
A great score Rob! :)
I approved Running Battle for the SMS by the way. I'm rather surprised that it had never been requested before.
Photo 1: My High Score in A/Expert Difficulty (Emulation)
Photo 2: Game set for A/A. If you look closely you can see most of my submitted score in the background. With EMU7800 your High Score stays up until you change the Difficulty Settings, and hit select.
Photo 3: This version of EMU7800 (FREE for Windows and the Xbox One at the Miscrosoft Store) files game ROMs under three different Headings. System (2600/7800); Publisher; Game Designer(s). This emulator is designed to allow the downloading and importing of ROMS for other games. I downloaded this one from Atari Age (Homebrews published by Atari Age will fail to import, although Oystron was already pre-loaded). Those who are familair with this game, Cruise Missile, not Oystron, knows that it is truely bad (and hard), is also known as Exocet, and it even was released for the 2600 under the Cruise Missile title by two different companies. The ROM was identified at Atari Age as being published by Froggo Games, but when I imported it to EMU7800 it was filed under the Publisher Sancho. Same game either way.
Photo 4: The title screen for EMU7800.
Note: I own a CIB copy of the Froggo release. You can see everything in the evidence that I posted for Cruise Missile (Atari 2600 Hardware; A/Expert.
When I first started using this version of EMU7800 I only noticed these three game headings:
Then I started dowloading Atari 2600 ROMS from Atari Age. When I download this ROM (Fantastic Voyage) from Atari Age (I also own it on cart) I noticed that the menu for EMU7800 had filed it under two headings. 2600 and 20th Century Fox. I then wondered why only Absolute and 20th Century Fox had their own headings. So out of curosity I left-clicked on the menu, and moved the mouse left as I continued to hold the left mouse button down. I found a lot more publishers with their own headings. There are also seperate headings for every game designer or design team.
Here are the ones that are currently in there. I'm not listing the game designer headings here as there are a ton of them. Those with an asterix indicate that they probably didn't exist as headings prior to me downloading (and loading) ROMs into it:
2600780020th Century Fox*AbsoluteActivisionAtariCBS ElectronicsColecoFroggoImagicMattel*MenVisionParker Bros.*SaluTigervisionTNT GamesTynesoft
Thanks for voting. :)
Thanks for voting YES Rob! :)
Well, here in Jacksonville we have a Dave & Busters, but they don't have the older games. Or any pinball for that matter.
I have a Fantastic Voyage score that needs voting on, but I don't think anyone else is on right now but me.
My North American SMS has Hang-On as the built-in game. I know Sega built different games into the console depending on the region that it was released in, and when the console was manufactured. Except the Japanese SMS. It has no built-in game. It does have the Yamaha FM sound chip, Rapid Fire, and the 3D hardware all built in though.
I did a search on Youtube for a play vid that would help me improve my score. I watched one for the 2600, but then found a play video for the Amiga version of Fantastic Voyage. It looks amazing!
Excelent score Rob. :)
Welcome to High Score.
Voting YES! Rob has given you sound advice. Please consider setting your initials to ARA. That would help you get more votes. Voting on other's scores will not only earn you points, but other Users here will get to know you as you do so.
Is that one of the Arcade cabs from Arcade 1Up?
I'm voting YES! :)
I think your submission for this under Amstrad CPC/Emulation is still up. You should consider taking it down.
My youngest brother had an Apple II. He said that there were no games for it. HAH! I see Apple II play videos on Youtube all over the place. Now me, I had an Apple III and an IBM 286 as my first computers. I could never find games for the Apple III though.
It appears that you have submitted an Apple II score (hardware or emulation, I'm not sure which) in the Amstrad CPC/Emulation category.
This is getting no votes as you can see. I'm skipping for now.
Game: "Air Raid"
System: Atari 2600/Emulation
Difficulty Setting: A/Exbert
ROM: Downloaded from Atari Age
Notes: I hadn't played a game of Air Raid in ages. I'm quite rusty at it now. I'll have to practice it more.
Yes, I finally figured out how to download ROMs into this version of EMU7800. In the final photo you may have noticed that I have also added the ROM for Acid Drop. Of the three games that I've added so far it is the only one causing me problems. The video is cropped off at the bottom on that one and nothing I've tried has corrected the problem.
Thanks on ALL Bamse. :)
The rarest game that I ever owned was Stadium Mud Biggies for the Intellivision, CIB. That game barely got released. Even loose copies are rare. Anyway, when I lost my Intellivision due to its CPU being fried, I gave that rarity away to a fellow collector. I regret selling the other CIB games that I had for the Intellivision, because now I want an Intellivision again.
You're really fast tonight JES. Thanks for the vote. :)
Thanks JES. Appreciate the vote. :)
I just voted on the 12th WR score to come up in a row, from 4 different users here. Some competitive spirit has gotten mixed in with the spirits.
First to vote. YES on ALL! :)
This makes the 12th WR score in a row to come up for a vote (from 4 Users). Weird.
I called it.
10th WR in a row that I've voted on, and while you are responsible for several of them at least two other Users have been contributing to this as well. What awaits me I wonder as I go to vote once more? An 11th? :)
9th WR score in a row that I've voted on. What's going on around here? lol.
This is weird. The 7th World Record score that I've voted on in a row. Some serious (pun intended) mojo going on here. :)
Congrats on your score. I gotta laugh though because this makes the 6th WR score in a row that I've voted on.
Congrats on your score. A lot of new WRs being posted here lately by various users for various games. This make the third in-a-row that I've voted on.
Congrats on your WR score. :)
Congrats posting another WR score. A lot of new WRs being posted here lately. :)
You're welcome. I looked this game up on Wikipedia and found that it's been released on a number of systems. I've added the Japanese PSP release called Salamander Portable to my Game Wishlist file. That release includes different ports of this game (like the MSX version) as well as related games. etc. 5 games in total. The PSP is, of course, not region locked. :)
Pronounced Nosedive I assume. :)
I love River Raid. I only have it for the 2600 though (it's a good port though).
I have a few of those games, bur not from CBS. For example my copy of Venture was published by Coleco. I believe it was later re-issued by Atari as well.
Amazing gift. This game goes for between $800 to $1,500 CIB. Even a loose copy is expensivie.
Well done. A lot of new WRs being posted here lately. :)
The new WR. Congrats! I have the ROM for the 2600 port but haven't tried it yet. Hopefully it's not as bad as the N64 Superman game. Again, well done. :)
HUGE score. The new WR (under emulation) here. :)
Good score. I really like this EM table. I have the 2nd place Android score, although I haven't played the Android version in some time.
Thanks Rob! I kinda thought that was the case.
Thank you very much Bamse. I appreciate the vote. :)
Thank you very much. I appreciate the vote. :)
It's been ages since I posted a score for this. I'll be going from 3rd place to 4th.
Congrats on your score. :)
Difficulty Setting: Novice (Default Setting)
ROM: Pre-loaded. In past versions of EMU7800 you could download additional ROMs into it. I haven't figured out how to do that with this version.
Notes: After playing several games with the Default Setting (3rd photo) I tried my hand at playing in the A/A Setting (Expert). Every frame I threw a split, so I'm going to have to practice some in Expert before I even consider posting a score.
Thanks you very much JES. :)
Played in the default settings, although I don't believe it makes any difference with this game. I would have liked better evidence then this to submit, but I checked everyone else's score achieved in emulation and they look very similar to the first photo. I do own this game on cartridge, but if I posted a photo of it here that would likely confuse things.
Thanks. I just watched a video on this game by The No Swear Gamer. He's better than I am, but then he owns an actual cart! It turns out that this port only has 9 Levels, instead of the 99 in the arcade original.
If you want to try it yourself it is, as I previously stated, one of several ROMs pre-loaded into the EMU7800 emulator if you download it from the Microsoft Store. The whole thing is FREE! :)
Well, that's that then. :)
That's how my Intellivision died. A cooked CPU. Living in Florida I should take such precautions. My brother does. He has two internal cooling fans in his PC (so do I), but he also keeps a portable fan pointed at his at all times (I don't).
Thanks. I've taken this down and submitted it under the emulation category.
Played with the default settings, so I assume this to be a Novice score.
This score was achieved in Level 1. I've only made it to Level 2 once, and that score was lower than this one. The arcade version has 99 Levels. I don't know about the 2600 port.
The AtariAge rarity guide gives the 2600 version a rating of "9 - Extremely Rare" and is the highest rating of any Tigervision game for the Atari 2600. As few as 6 copies of the Atari 2600 version are known to exist. The pre-loaded ROM for this game is of the PAL release. This version has the distinction of being one of the few Atari 2600 games with music, although it will drive you nuts as the same :05 - :07 seconds loops endlessly.
Eddie, you've submitted evidence with a score that doesn't match the score that you've submitted. Skipping for now.
Keeping your Intellivision cool I see. Congrats on the WR. :)
Congrats on the WR. :)
Thank you very much! :)
Thanks as always Rob. :)
Thanks again! :)
Thanks to Bamse I found out early that I had mistakenly submitted this score in the wrong category. So thanks Bamse.
Secret Quest is part of Atari Vault, available on Steam. Before the game will start you have to enter in your initials. There are only two slots for this so I entered in M.H.
As you can see from the first screenshot I played this game with both difficulty switches set for B (Novice)
You're right. My bad. It's going away right now.
I knew that Sega Genesis/Mega Drive controllers work with the Atari 2600, 7800, and the Sega Master System. I did not know that they are compatible with the likes of the 5200 and the XE Game System (XEGS). What about Atari's line of computers? The 400, 800, 800XL, 1200XL, 130XE, 500ST, and the 1040STF. I know that some of them even had cartridge slots.
I have an entire box full of controllers for various micro computers. I got them when I received my two CIB Commodore 64s as a gift from an Uncle. I know that at one time he had a VIC-20 before he got into the C64. He eventually moved on to other systems. At least one of the Joysticks says Atari on it, but I don't know what system it's for.
To start a game you first must enter in your initials. There are only two slots, so I entered in M.H. (MSH being my full initials).
This game is part of Atari Vault, available on Steam.
I was going thru my boxed stuff and found that in addition to the Atari Flashback 5 and 6, I also have 7. It makes sense for them to add homebrews, even if they're actually clones. They are probably cheaper, although they did come out with an Atari Flashback Gold: Activision Edition. I don't know what games are on it. And now there's an Atari Flashback 9. I can't keep up. lol.
They need to release a ColecoVision Flashback 2 and an Intellivision Flashback 2. And why not a Flashback for the ZD Spectrum (aka the Timex Sinclair here in the U.S.). There were about a million games released for it in the U.K.
This game is frustrating to me without a Track-Ball controller. Atari Age has released a version that is compatible with a Track-Ball. Only for the 2600 I believe. It's part of their Track-Ball Series.
Indeed, the Master System and the Game Gear are in the same hardware family. The MasterGear adapter (allows for the playing of SMS games on a Game Gear) is more or less a pass-thru device.*
*The MasterGear was both officially released by Sega and also licensed to other companies. It therefore was called different things by different companies. Still just a pass-thru device though (not compatible with the Game Gear Majesco released under license in 2000).
I own a clone of this that Atari Age published for the 2600 called Conquest of Mars. It's really close to this version, except this sounds and looks better. Due to superior hardware I would imagine.
Congrats! A new WH. And your Dingoo makes another appearence. :)
I'm not all that knowledable about this game, but then the C64 has a library of over 10,000 games (worldwide). I'd like to see them get all 10,000+ in a C64 Mini. :)
First Vote! ?YES on ALL! :)
A new WH (World Record) is born. :)
I don't believe that you have ever posted a score achieved playing a game that 20th Century Fox released for both the Atari 2600 (I own a copy) and the Atari 400/800 series of computers. The object of the game is the same as in the film of the same name. You are placed inside a submarine, which is greatly reduced in size. You are placed inside a patient. With each patient that you save you must then save another. And another. And so on. It becomes more difficult each time. I came really close to saving my 5th patient once. I had just made it to the tumor when the patient died. A really good and highly addictive shooter.
Here is a play video posted by one of the Users here:
The Game Gear is in the same 8-bit hardware family as Sega's other 8-bit systems. The Game Gear uses the exact same Zilog CPU that was used in the Master System, and running at the exact same clock speed. Both systems also use the same Texas Instruments sound chip, although the Japanese Master System sported a second sound chip by Yamaha (FM) which is a much better chip for music than the one from TI. Although it's my personal opinion that the Texas Instruments sound chip is better with sound effects.
I have alot of games for my SMS that were originally exclusive to the Game Gear. I bought them from a site that Nintendo recently sued out of business called TheNESDump. They are on actual Master System cartridges (complete with cases w/full-color artwork) and all play just fine on my SMS as well.
Thank you. :)
No problem. As I like pinball, and own an Atari Lynx (Model 2) it should come as no surprise that I own this game CIB. I haven't played it in awhile though, as the contrast on my system is wonky so it's hard to see.
Thank you muchly. :)
Thanks for the info. It helps homebrew nuts like me track games down. Atari Age has a much better version of Tetris now called Chetiry. It's great. I know. I own one. It came with a color label on the cart and the manuel is full-color too. No box though.
Interesting look at another port. Just today I watched a comparison video between the NES amd Atari 7800 ports of Ikari Warriors. I agree with this guy. The 7800 version looks better than the version for the NES.
You creamed me. My score is only 2,900.
I shoud say you're welcome twice because you said thank you twice. So ...
You're welcome! And you are welcome!
The headphones in the profile picture was a nice touch. I always where them doing videos.
Thank You! I appreciate it. :)
Thanks. I saved that link!
Oh, and speaking of Chuckout 2600, I have the homebrew Chunkout 2 for the NES. I bought it at RetroUSB.
I don't know. The Game Boy Advance SP can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games. That's a lot of games in the Game Boy family, especially as Game Boy games weren't region-locked. :)
Thanks. This score shocked me (earning it with just 1 Ball I mean).
THIS one I own. :)
Set your initials (MRS). It will help you with your Legit Rating.
WOW! WOW! WOW! A new World Record is born. Congrats. :)
Screenshots 1,2: My new High Score, and achieved with 1 Ball yet.
Screenshot 3: Captain America Achievement.
Screenshots 4,5,6: Earned Captain America Table Mastery Rewards 1,2, and 3 (out of 5)
Notes: While the 1 Ball Challenge is no different play wise as a regular 3 Ball game, you ARE limited to just 1 Ball. That, obviously, is the challenge. The 3 Challenges each table has have their own Leaderboard (Screenshot 1).
I found a Youtube video of someone playing this one. They were playing it thru an emulator. Since your score is not in the emulation category then it must have been available on cart at some point. I gather that it was released in 2010. It sounds like it is AtariVox Enhanced but Atari Age doesn't have it. It's a shooter and I want my own cart! Where did you get it?
The SG-1000, Mk. III, Master System, and Game Gear are all in the same hardware family. :)
First Vote. YES on ALL! :)
Please start adding where you find these games in the discription boxes. I want to know where I can find each game (if available on an actual cartridge). I'm a Hombrew nut. The closest thing that I found match wise for Ant was Anteater at Atari Proto.
Oh and I checked the Homebrew section of the List of Atari 2600 Games in Wikipedia and came up empty there as well.
This is a Homebrew from what little I know. I searched for it at both Atari Age and Atari Proto and came up empty.
Good luck! :)
Now that's what I call dedication. :)
Great Score! A WR (World Record).
Please resubmit. You submited a score of 87, but achieved a score of 87,238. I'm just giving you a heads-up. I noticed that you have received alot of no votes over this.
HUGE and AMAZING score! Congrats. I never did buy the cartridge release of Hang On because it came built into my console.
I like how on some games for Micros the developer had fun with their entries on the Scoreboard. i.e., Rolling, Ronny, Amiga, Version, By and Rene. :)
Well, not repros. There are a few prototypes in there already though, such as Turbo. That was originally an unfinished prototype of the Sega arcade game of the same name. Sega cancelled the port before it was finished. Atari Age finished it and released it. It is listed as a 'Clone of the Arcade original' in the Notes and Refrences column. I own this release CIB (although I'm not the one that added it to Wikipedia). The cart has both the original unfinished prototype and the completed and enhanced version. You select which one you want to play from the title screen.
First Vote; YES on ALL! :)
I own a Homebrew port of this for the 2600. I don't recall ever playing the Arcade original.
I just submitted some emulated Atari 2600 scores, low as they are. Anyway, as I said before. First Vote; YES on ALL! :)
First Vote; YES on ALL! :)
If this score proves anything it's that I'm no Expert. I've never been good at this game, but my skills on it use to be somewhat better than they are now.
Where can I hide my face? YIKES! This is the best that I can currently do though.
Bad. I'm really bad. And I own physical releases of this game for the 7800 and Lynx. Probably for more systems than that.
I've now edited the Wikipedia article listing all games released for the 2600 in the Homebrew section inserting Wall Jump Ninja with all the data fields filled in:
I have now edited the Wikipedia article to include this game:
It's still available at Atari Age for $25, which includes a full-color manual.
Cleverest way I've seen a score submitted for this game. :)
Now how did I manage to get the High Score on your Leaderboard?
Higher than my emulated score. D*mn! lol.
Hey look everybody, a pinball game! :)
D*mn, another one that I don't have. I checked at Atari Age and they don't have it. I performed a search and found an article about it at Atari Protos.
It looks pretty good, and I love shooters. Where did you find a copy?
It's interesting that the banner on the score screen is similar to the color scheme Imagic used on their games.
I own this one. This is a very good Homebrew. Here's my High Score in Novice/B played on my 4-Switch Woody before it died.
Voted YES! :)
I've seen some ColecoVision Homebrews crop up from time to time at Atari Age. :)
If you have any Atari Homebrews please consider listing them in the forums here (link below). I started things off with a list of the ones that I own so far. :)
I own this one for the 2600 CIB. If you click on the link below you can see a listing of all of my Homebrews for the various Atari gaming platforms. If you're interested.
I also own a large collection of Homebrews and prototype repros for the NES. In fact I have alot of homebrews and such for many systems. I even have some for the SMS. :)
I have started a thread in the forums (in the General category) asking Users here to post a list of all of their Homebrews for Atari gaming systems. Perhaps you would consider posting a list of your Homebrews. That would be great.
This game isn't even listed on Wikipedia for the Homebrews released for the 2600. If you know who published it and when then perhaps you would consider editing the Wikipedia listing. It's easy. I edit on Wikpedia quite a bit.
The first party games are listed first. Second comes the list of third party games. And then finally Homebrews.
Sadly only ported to the MSX in Japan and the NES in Europe.
I wonder if it's even possible to submit a negative score here.
Cool! Thanks JES!
That would be GREAT! Do you have a Pay Pal account that I can send the cost to?
Posting a score of 0.
I've started a topic in the Forums asking Users to list all of their Homebrews for Atari platforms. I listed all of mine, although I'm sure that your list would crush mine.
How you've avoided a Copyright Strike I'll never know, but good music none the less.
First to vote. Voting YES!
I'd pay to have someone make me an ID card like the one in the second photo, except with MSH on it.
Klax was the last game for the 2600 published by Atari; Released in 1990. PAL only.
Acid Drop was the last game for the 2600 released by a third party; Released on 1992. PAL only.
I misspelled AtariVox. This game (Mappy) was only ported to systems in Japan. Mostly for the Japanese Micros, but also for the Famicom, Game Gear, and SG-1000 (I believe).
Game Over! Video Games & More carries old games and systems in addition to the newer stuff. When my Intellivision died some years back that's where I took all of my CIB games for it (except my CIB copy of the ultra-rare "Stadium Mud Buggies," which I gave to a fellow retro gamer. That game, by-the-way, is included in the Intellivision Flashback console. It typically goes for $200 or more CIB and nearly $100 loose. It barely got released. That's silly money to me, although I do spend $50 or more for new CIB Homebrews from Atari Age. I have on order a port (just released) for the classic Amiga game Treasure Island Dizzy. It's the first in a series of Dizzy games being ported to the Atari Jaguar. It comes CIB for $60, although I paid $5 more to have it put in a Clear Shell cartridge. They've also just released a game that I've added to my wishlist at Atari Age. It's a port of the arcade game Mappy for the Atari 2600. It fully utilizes the Melody board, and supports the AttariVox. It's currently only available CIB for $50.
First vote, and it's YES!
I've heard about this game. It's famous, and not simply because of its title. The last commercially released game for the Atari 2600. PAL only release sad to say.
Maybe Atari Age will release a Reproduction for NTSC.
Screenshots 1,2,3: My new High Score on the Bob's Burgers table.
Screenshot 4: Bob's Burgers Table Mastery Reward #1 (of 4).
Screenshot 5: Bob's Burgers Table Mastery Reward #2 (of 4)
Screenshot 6: Pinball FX3 Table Menu, with the Bob's Burgers table selected. I expanded the Star Wars section. 19 Star Wars tables total. Only the Marvel group of tables is as large.
Note: The Table Mastery Rewards are kind of like Achievements. You earn them, but they don't affect gameplay. Maybe this was Zen Studio's way of compensating for the fact that in Pinball FX2 each table has two Achievements to unlock. In Pinball FX3 they reduced the number of Achievements to just one per table. They haven't been consistent with it though. All tables DO have Mastery Rewards to unlock, but some tables have as few as 3 while some have as many as 6. Most have 4.
First to vote. I vote YES!
I own two GamePlayer add-ons for the GameCube. Sadly I have only one disc (this is a boot disc required to boot the GameCube up in GB, GBC, GBA mode). I've gone thru 3 discs! I bought my first GamePlayer new, so that's boot disc 1. One of my daughter's misplaced it so I ordered a replacement from Nintendo. Then THAT disc disappeared (disc 2), so I was forced to buy a second GamePlayer at a nearby retro gaming store. It came with the boot disc. This third one is now in the Master Bedroom, where I can get to it. :)
There is a really good retro store near Jacksonvile. In fact it's part of a chain of retro gaming stores called Game Over! Video Games & More. We are close to two of their stores. One in the Northern most part of Florida; One in the Southern most part of Georgia. I think we live relatively close to their wherehouse. They also sell online. As there are alot of game stores called Game Over I'm providing a link to their Facebook page. Their customer service rating usually stays somewhere between 4.7 and 4.9 (out of 5.0). I have a Game Over! discount card. Unlike Game Stop's discount card Game Over!'s discount card is good for life. No renewal fee!
Very good score Jay! Voting YES!
Very Good Score! I vote YES!
I loved this in the arcades. It was ported to many systems, with the ColecoVision version the highest rated amoung the critics of the day. Sadly I don't own a ColecoVision. It's one of the games built into the ColecoVision Flashback, but I don't have one of those either (and they are getting pricy).
I own ports of this game for the Atari 7800 and the Lynx. but they are too difficult for me. I've never played the Arcade version. It has duel controll sticks, so maybe the ports suffered because of this. I don't know, as I can't compare the ports to the Arcade original. The Sega Master System port of F-16 Fighting Falcon (Falcon was a series of highly detailed simulator games for the PC) is nearly impossible for me to play, because it requires the player to use both controllers.
Thank you Bamse. :)
No, it was made by Bally. In fact it was their first wide body table. :)
Game: "Submarine Commander"
Emulator: This game is part of Atari Vault (PC; Steam)
Photos 1 &2: I took a Screenshot of my high score within the game. I then uploaded it to Steam. Once I did that I took photos of it. You can see the string 'Atari Vault > Screenshots . MarkMSH's Screenshots' in the first photo.
Screenshot: Finally I uploaded the screenshot directly to http://highscore.com/ .
Notes: I finished submitting requests for the remaining 15 Atari Arcade games that are in Atari Vault but not in the database here as of yet. I did this for ALL 3 platforms the game is available for on Steam. PC, MAC OSX, and Linux. 45 requests in total. I decided not to submit requests for the Atari 2600 games for two reasons. 1) They are already in the system here under emulation, and 2) While the Arcade games all have High Scoreboards AND Leaderboards, the 2600 games have neither.
Game: "Star Voyager:
Skill Level: I'm submitting for Easy because I don't know if the A/b settings indicate Easy when not hightlighted, or the other way 'round. The second photo indicates the Default setting, which is what I used.
NOTES: This is one game that works fine with my Logitech Xbox 360 Controller. The EMU7800 FAQ indicates that this emulator is compatible with 4 different Xbox360 Controllers. Of course that could pertain to the fact that it will except up to 4 controllers at once.
I own a cart for this game. It was published by Imagic, which to me means 'a classic.' A classic shooter.
Hindered because I was unable to move my tank. I could only turn the turret. This emulator doesn't like my Legitech Xbox360 controller. Still, I made it to Level 4.
Hindered because I couldn't move my tank. I could only turn the turret. Still, I made it to Level 4.
I'm about to submit two more emulated scores. :)
Thanks Rob. There were alot of dealers there as well. This time I bought 6 Factory Sealed PSP games, all Japanese exclusives I believe.
High Score: 6,590
Skill Level: Easy
NOTES: I downloaded this emulator from the Microsoft Store. It was FREE. I had used this emulator years ago but it's much easier to use now, plus it has more ROMs pre-loaded. The earlier version of EMU7800 that I had used before I lost many harddrives ago, but it's just as well as it is now much better at emulatating games for the 7800 that it used to be.
Since this emulator doesn't (appear to) let you enter in initials or remember High Scores (it DOES remember Save States), I came up with the idea of playing in Windowed Mode. That way I can also call up Notepad and type initials and such there. I still need to work on the contrast. I think that probably can be traced to my leaving the Flash on.
EMU7800 is supposed to be compatible with 4 different Xbox 360 controllers (but some games don't work with my Logitech). It is also supposed to work with original Atari 2600 and 7800 controllers, provided that you have an adapter (which I don't). I can't really complain. It's FREE afterall.
Thanks. I wasn't too pleased with this table, but I had to try it a couple of times anyway. :)
Well, as this score is still at 100% Legit you could have voted only one way - YES, unless you 'skipped' voting on this one.
Next time I'm going to have to take some portable means of Identification that is both durable and NOT my Driver's License.
You're welcome muchly. ^^
I read about it in Game Informer magazine. It looks promising.
Yes, Atari made quite a few arcade games that used vector graphics. Their most memorable (for me) war Star Wars. Released in 1983, it had 3-D color vector graphics. It was in many arcades back then. :)
Thanks. My wife agrees with you. She calls me 'handsome.' Personally, I don't see it. But thanks again. :)
Thank You Muchly, as I used to say when I was younger.
TWICE my score!
I don't know what to say. Your evidence looks fine to me. VOTING YES!
Your "I'm please with my score" pose. Congrats on achieving a new High Score. :)
"O' Mac Farmer was an 'o'farmer, e, i, e, i, o.
You go all out on Idebntification. I see your User name 3 times in the first photo, plus the cartridge sticking out of a 2600 Jr. set for BB. And in the final photo you even ID'd your Sansui. :)
I couldn't help but notice that this is a Homebrew from Atari Age. I don't have this one. I can't find this one on their site, so it must be unavailable. I looked under the Hombrews, Track-Ball Series, Hacks, Repros, and Demo Scene categories. No Joy (as pilots say).
I'm 60, and saw your User name on the monitor, plus the actual cartridge for this game sticking out of an Atari 7800 console (which is hardware compatible to games for the 2600). And I own a cart of this Homebrew (which I bought from Atari Age) so I know what the game looks like. Plus, I recognized your hand.
There will be a new Pokemon game releasing for the Switch in a few months. :)
There were three Asterix games released for the Sega Master System. All three were released exclusively in Europe and Brazil. I only own one of them though.
The Asterix games releases for the SMS:
Asterix (Developed/Published by SEGA)
Asterix and the Great Rescue (Developed by Core Design/Published by SEGA).
Asterix and the Secret Mission (Developed/Published by SEGA).
D*arn! You beat my score!
I really like this table.
To answer your question, you have to buy them. Although FarSight (Developer/Publisher) is no longer allowed to sell Williams (and Bally/Midway) tables. The reason is simple. They lost the rights for those tables. Zen Studios (Developer/Publisher) of Pinball FX3 now owns the exclusive rights to release the Williams tables. FarSight still owns the rights to release tables from Stern (and Data East/SEGA) Gottlieb (including D.Gottlieb/Premiere) for The Pinball Arcade. Any tables that you already own for TPA are still yours to keep.
I played this at the Free Play Florida Videogame & Pinball Expo 2018.
The final photo is of me, taken by my wife. :)
I am now finished posting my scores from this event. Not every pinball table that I played got a score submission from me, either because they were too out-of-focus (such as 24), or not in the database here (such as Super Mario Bros.).
Now it's time for me to vote on YOUR scores.
Thank you very much. :)
I was in the process of posting a score just over 76,000 points when I came across this score.
I seem to remember playing this with 3 Balls, but either I forgot to photograph the How To Play Card, or this machine was missing that card. Some of the tables didn't have the card.
The final photo is of me, taken by my wife. Scary thing is, my User Icon here is a drawing done by one of the subscribers to my YouTube channel about 8 or 9 years ago. I still have grey hair, just less of it.
Photo 3 is of the game in action. Sort of. The ball kept sticking on me here. The final photo is of me, taken by my wife. :)
I played this at the Free Play Florida Videogame & Pinball Expo 2018. They had alot of consoles and micro computers set-up. This isn't such a high score, but it was the best that I could do in the limited time that I had to play it.
The final photo is of me, taken by my wife.
The second photo shows that this table was set-up for 3 Balls. The final photo is of me, taken by my wife.
I actually achieved #2 ranking on this table. I couldn't remember if this machine was set for 3 Balls or for 5. So I submitted this score for 5 Balls.
Here's a shot of the full backglass at the Internet Pinball Database. It should help identify the table.
Thanks YES! More coming.
Played at Florida Free Play Videogame & Pinball Expo 2018.
The last photo is me, taken by my wife. :)
NOTES: This was my highest score without rolling over, which I actually did do once. No way to prove it though, so this is the score that I am submitting here. I did win a number of additional games. I was down to 2 after this game (second photo). Gottlieb made two EMs called Royal Flush. The first was released in 1957. The second one (this one) was released in 1976. Finally they released Royal Flush Deluxe in 1983. It was a Solid State table.
The last photo is your's truely. Taken by my wife. :)
The last photo is your's truely. Taken by my wife. ")
The last photo is of me, taken by my wife.
The last photo is of me.
If you look top left of the second photo on the How To Play card you will notice that this table was set for 5 Balls.
Ranked 4th. I played this at the Free Play Florida Videogame Expo 2018; Miami; November. I took more photos but they look like the 2nd photo, so I haven't bothered to upload them. Besides, anyone familiar with this game should recognize the Duel Joysticks.
Oh, as I mentioned elsewhere I downloaded EMU7800, which is an emulator for both the 7800 and 2600. I just played a game of Arkanoid for the 7800. It worked great! I was pleased that it works with my Xbox 360 Controller too. Now if I can only figured out a way to take screenshots.
Thanks! And a Happy New Year to you too. :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)
I haven't had much luck with emulators. I had some success a few years ago with an emulator called EMU7800. I used it to play Atari 2600 games. I didn't have much luck getting it to play ROMs for the 7800. Then again, emulation for the 7800 hasn't really been a thing until just a few years ago.
I lost it several harddrives ago. I just downloaded it again. It's had several updates since I last used it. I'll try it tomorrow.
Happy New Year to you too. :)
I just posted another score by the way.
Sceenshots 1,2,3,4: My new High Score on the Blade table.
Screenshot 5: I've earned the Achievement for this table.
Screenshots 6,7,8: I've earned Table Mastery Rewards 1,2 and 3 (out of 4). These don't alter the game in any way. Just that I met the goals needed to earn them.
Screenshot 9: My Table Inventory for Pinball FX3. Marvel group expanded to show every Marvel table released so far. Next to that is the Star Wars group. You can't expand more than one group at a time, but believe me when I say there are alot more than just 4 Star Wars tables.
Note: The next Zen original is highly rumored to be Earth Defense II. Although I have a brother who is an Official Tester for Zen Studios (he probably wouldn't confirm or deny this rumor even if I asked him about it), but it's mentioned in the Steam Forums alot as being the next Zen original. I DO know one Williams table that he has been testing. All I'll say is that it's a popular table, and it hasn't as yet been released.
I've never seen anyone submit a score played in Challenge Mode before this. I would think the score would be acceptable, but there's no identification anywhere. Still, I'll go ahead and vote YES this one time. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Oh, and this was officially the first SMS game that I bought, because it is built-in to my SMS console. And if you are wondering, the Japanese SMS has NO built-in game.
Other examples would be Atari 2600 games played on the 7800, Sega SG-1000 or Mk. III games played on a Japanese SMS.
We didn't get this one for the Genesis. Sadly. Still,
Half my score. WHEW!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, and YES on ALL! :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR, and thanks! :)
Thanks, and yes it is a compliation. It includes 100 Atari Arcade and 2600 games. It cost less that $4 on Steam, but unfortunately only the Arcade games have Leaderboards. One thing that I was reminded of by playing Atari Vault is the fact that Atari made alot of Arcade games that used Vector graphics.
I didn't expect to find Atari Vault here either. I was happy to see that it is here and sad to see so few games covered.
I agree. I can't imagine that it would have been all that difficult to do. As it is I take screenshots when I achieve a High Score on the 2600 games. Then later on I can take a photo of them adding my initials that way. It would have made life for us so much easier though if they had simply included a Leaderboard for those games..
I remember playing the first Chase H.Q. Arcade game, but I don't remember the second. I've missed out.
I have the first Chase H.Q. game, for the Sega Master System. It was ONLY released in Europe for the SMS.
The good thing is sports titles like this can usually be found in the bargin bin. Bad news if you paid full retail.
That didn't take long.
I'm glad that you included a video, because while scores achieved with more lives are displayed on the Local Scoreboard only games played in the default setting will show up on the Leaderboards. That's why I include it with my score submissions.
In case you are wondering I have already requested Asteroids Deluxe for PC, Mac OSX, and Linux. In fact I submitted requests up to and including Major Havoc. I'll do more tomorrow.
One question? Does the Mac OSX version have Leaderboards for the Atari 2600 games? The PC version only has Leaderboards for the Arcade games, although you can display the difficulty settings for the 2600 games. No way to display initials though.
What are the odds? I just voted on a score for this same game.
Better than my score.
Check out Atari Age. They have released homebrews for every Atari platform, plus the ColecoVision. I just ordered a copy of Treasure Island Dizzy for the Atari Jaguar. Dizzy was a very popular series in Europe in the 80s and 90s. In the U.S. they were released for the NES vy unlicensed publisher Camerica. This is the first Dizzy game in a planned series for the Jaguar. It's currently available in a limited run of only 250 copies at Atari Age. It comes in a full-color box, with a full-color manual (and label). I sprung for the clear cartridge. :)
I own alot of 2600 Homebrews and repros of unreleased prototypes. Whenever there is the option I pay the extra $5 to have it put on a cartridge using the Melody board I get that version. I believe a Melody board is basically half of a Harmony board, but it's a great board in its own right.
This is one of those games that was ported to just about every console, handheld, and micro computer. I watched a video on YouTube (no commentary; just game play footage) comparing the Arcade original to all of the differed ports. It ran over an hour! I own the 2600 version CIB, but here's the deal. My 4-Switch Woody died (faulty power switch). I own two Jr.s though (one is dead. I can hear what sounds like a small piece of plastic rattling around inside). The second Jr. and my 7800 still work, but they are RF only. My current HD TV has no Composite inputs, only HDMI. So I'd have to go from RF to Composite. And then Composite to HDMI.
I plan on getting a RetroN 77 soon though, but that still leaves me unable to display the output from the 7800. My wife refuses to let a CRT into the house, although we already have one (she just may not know it). I have a Commodore 64 Color Monitor to go with my two C64s.
I've actually played this table for real in an arcade. It was actually maunfactured and released by SEGA. Of course these days Stern Pinball owns the rights to the tables released by Data East and SEGA, so they get identified as being by Stern in The Pinball Arcade.
Fun fact, if you watch the video footage repeat on the actual table Sonic The Hedgehog appears:
I'm not sure what that means, but thanks for voting. :)
Millipede is also included.
Actually, it was released 2 years ago - on my Birthday.
I've owned this game for quite awhile, but hadn't bothered to submit any scores for it as the Leaderboard only seems to work with the Arcade games, and not for the Atari 2600 games. There are only three of the Arcade games in the system here for Atari Vault. I've been submitting requests for the rest of the Arcade titles. After that come the games for the 2600.
My current Wishlist contains two items. A Nintendo Switch, and a RetroN 77.
YES on ALL!
Nice set up.
Ranked: 14th; Leaderboard; Friends.
This game is available on Steam for Windows PC, Mac OS X, and Linux. There are 100 Atari 2600 and Arcade games, but only a few of them are in the system here. I guess I need to start submitting requests for the games that are missing here.
Yes you have, and vote YES since have I. Why I am talking like Yoda?
I had to enlarge it to notice, and only after you pointed out what to look for. I'll go vote YES now.
After my first comment I wondered if perhaps Williams licensed Defender to both Atari and Mattel, but then it would have a Williams Copyright notice somewhere on the title screen. I checked at Digital Press and found that a large majority of games that were released on tape for the Aquarious were from Add-On Electronics.
It certainly looks like Defender to me. It's a wonder Williams and Atari didn't sue over it. Atari was notoriously sue happy.
Nice Keyboard module. The Intellivision sure had its share of modules. The only one that I ever owned was the IntelliVoice.
I'm SURE that I have this for the SG-1000, but for some reason I've not posted a score for it.
Ah, the memories. My first computers were an IBM 286 and an Apple III.
YES on ALL
except "Headbangers Heaven." The score on that one doesn't match the evidence. Simple mistake that we've all made, including myself.
You've made a mistake my friend. You have incorrectly submited a score of 5,800 when both the photo and video evidence show that you actually achieved a score of 5,000. Please resubmit. I'm skipping for now.
Care to guess what my High Score for the Black Rose table is in The Pinball Arcade (PC). 54,813,710. At least I'm consistent.
I wonder who voted no. It looks legit to me.
The N64 and Atari Jaguar have something in common. Alot of games that used polygons instead of sprites. :)
I own every racing game for the N64, except Carmegeddon 64. My N64 currently isn't hooked up though.
You can't, unlesss they tell you in the Comments that is.
I love seeing scores for the Jaguar. I own one and it's jealous of your collection. :)
I've been avoiding voting on this one ever since it went up. I kept getting a message when I tried to play the video that it wouldn't play untill it finished processing. Your deleting it means that it will never process.
Anyway ,I don't want to vote No on you, but I can't vote Yes either. I'm skipping it. What you ultimately decide to do is up to you of course, but if it starts getting No votes I would suggest that you take it down and try again.
Nice 2600 Jr. It looks almost brand new. Oh, and I love Imagic games. :)
Not such a High Score, but I did earn the Cookie Jar Table Mastery Reward while playing this game. While many tables in Pinball FX3 have as many as 4 to 6 Mastery Rewards, this table only has two. You can also see in the final screenshot that I have also earned the Achievement for this table. That's what the ribbon signify.
Note: The Table Mastery Rewards are kind of like Achievements. You earn them by meeting certain goals. They don't alter game play in any way.
Thanks JES. :)
Thank you! :)
Android already is a category. All you have to do is submit a request for it if it isn't yet in the system.
Out of curiosity what is Zen Studios calling this game on Android now? Way back when I downloaded it to my Android device it was being called Zen Pinball 2 for most platforms other than Steam PC. They have since adopted the Pinball FX3 name across multiple platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStaion 4, Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam PC of course.
Screenshot 1: Tournament Mode. I currently have 184 friends on Steam who play Pinball FX3, but only 5 of them have played Attack From Mars in Tournament Mode. It's tough!
Screenshot 2: My new High Score in Tournament Mode. You probably noticed that it doesn't show my previous best. That's because I haven't been able to beat this score yet.
Screenshot 3: The Tournament Leaderboard with My Score selected instead of Friends. It doesn't effect the rankings. The first three screenshots all show me ranked 295th.
Screenshot 4: Table Difficulty Selection.
Screenshot 5: My Pinball FX3 table inventory. Unlike Pinball FX2, there's no way to display all of the table icons at once. I have all 85 tables released so far. If Zen Studios are true to their word, they will have more tables than The Pinball Arcade by the end of 2019.
Note: I am one lousy player in Tournament.
As you can see from Screenshots 2 & 3 you click on the Classic Single Player button to bring up the Arcade Mode and Tournament Mode selection menu, as well as their respective Leaderboards.
My High Score for this table is twice as high in The Pinball Arcade, 18,776,772,240. I guess I need more practice playing these Williams tables in Pinball FX3.
Thanks. More are coming. :)
Thanks. Oh, and I just posted another score. :)
Screenshot 1: Initial Enter Screen. There is an option to turn this off, but I leave it turned on. More evidence for me to submit that way. :)
Screenshot 2: Indicates that the game was played in Classic Mode. Directly above where it says New High Score.
Screenshot 3: Leaderboard for Classic Mode.
Screenshot 4: My table Inventory for Pinball FX3. I own all 85 tables released so far.
Note: Classic Mode has you playing with no Level-Ups or Wizard Power-Ups.
I was turned on to the game by a good friend of mine on YouTube, "Guru" Larry Bundy, Jr. (he's in the U.K.).
We've know each other forever it seems. Anyway, he did the artwork for the Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (Lable, Manual, Box Art).
As I mentioned, I have two versions of that first Battle Kid game. Version 1.000 (Discontinued; I got the last copy), and Version 1.100 (still available). The main difference is that version 1.000 is far too dificult, so they altered the code to make it a little easier. It's still tough though.
I love space ship type schooter. :)
No problrm. :)
First vote, and it's YES!
In fact, YES on ALL! :)
Didn't KNOW about. Sssh.
A space shooter I didn't about. How is this possible? I looked it up and this game was ported to the MSX. NES, and SG-1000. Well, I can hunt down copies for the NES and SG-1000. Them I can play.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year. :)
First vote, and it's a YES!
I never heard of this game before now.
READ THIS VERSION:
If you like the MegaMan games then you'll love the Battle Kid series of homebrew for the NES. They are tough though. Really tough! They are available from ReroUSB. I need to order more NES homebrews as I'm falling behind.
The NES homebrews that I have from them so far:
2-in-1 Geminim/SiamondAirball (Dicontinuted; Tengen port for the NES that was cancelled prior to completion. This version was completed by RetroUSB) CIBBattle Kid: Fortress of Peril (Version 1.000; Discontinued)Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (Version 1.100) CIB (there's now a Battle Kid 2)Chunkout (Discontinued; There is now a Chunkout 2)Glider (Discontinued)Larry and the Long Look For a Luscious Lover (Discontinued; For Adults Only)Mystic PillarsNomolos: Storming the Catsle (Discontinued) CIBSneak n Peak (Discontinued)Ultimate Frogger Champion (Discontinued)Study HallSuper NeSnake (Discontinuted; There is now a Super NeSnake 2)
RetroUSB's carts are really cool. They come in a variety of colors, are brand new carts (no doner carts), and they contain the Cyclone chip, which makes them compatible for both NTSC and PAL standards.
2-in-1 Geminim/SiamondAirball (Dicontinuted; Tengen port for the NES that was cancelled prior to completion. This version was completed by RetroUSB) CIBBattle Kid: Fortress of Peril (Version 1.000; Discontinued)Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (Version 1.100) CIB (there's now a Battle Kid 2)Chunkout (Discontinued; There is now a Chunkout 2)Glider (Discontinued)Larry and the Long Look For a Luscious Lover (Discontinued; For Adults Only)Mystic PillarsNomolos: Storming the Catsle (Discontinued) CIBSneak n Peak (Discontinued)Untimate Frogger ChampionStudy HallSuper NeSnake (Discontinuted; There is now a Super NeSnake 2)
"Steredenn" Store Page on Steam:
Ranked 8,283rd on Steam. This is a shooter. :)
Steredenn is a shooter available on Steam.
Screenshot 1: The Steredenn Leaderboard.
NOTE: I've also posted a series of screenshots taken during this game. Taken and posted in order, so you can see my score rise.
Thanks buddy, I appreciate that. :)
Screenshot 2: Table Identification Crawl is not working for this table. The table's name is displayed in the DMD though.
There are 7 more Remake tables in the works at Magic Pixel for Zaccaria Pinball.
I know that the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Controller is compatible with the 2600, but I mainly use one when playing the Sega Master System. Those Controllers are hard to find in the U.S., but the Genesis Controller is common. So I'm saving wear and tear on my SMS controllers. Plus the Genesis Controller is more responsive anyway.
I LOVE THIS GAME! You're only 11,000 point shy of my score.
Now you've submitted scores for Battlezone for the 2600 console and 2600 emulated.
Well, I do own over 30 systems (not counting dublicates). And each one likes to be fed a game once in awhile. I also buy PC games on digital services GoG Galaxy and Steam, which goes against my nature as I prefer to own physical copies. Sometimes that's not possible though. Some game are digital releases only.
There are three different YouTube channels that I subscribe to that compare a game's Arcade original to every known port. The link below is for a video that I watched today called Let's Compare Rampage. It's over an hour long (no commentary, just gameplay footage). Rampage was released for numerous systems. This channel not only compares the console and handheld ports, but the Micro Computer ports as well (Japanese Micros, British Micros, and American Micros). I own ports of Rampage for the Sega Master System, NES, Atari Lynx, and GameCube. But before I watched this video I didn't known that it was ported to the Game Boy Advance. Now I'm going to have to hunt down a copy of that.
I use to play Out Run alot back in the day, when arcades were everwhere and every arcade seemed to have it. The first port that I ever bought was for the Sega Master System. I had walked into Toys 'R Us planning on buying an NES (which I later went back and bought), but after I saw that sleek SMS with all of the great arcade ports I just had to get one. In fact Out Run was the first game that I bought for it.
Congrats on getting the number one score. I only did that once in an arcade that I can remember, and that was on the pinball machine Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. I regret not having a camera at the time, as I rushed home and checked the scores on the Twin Galaxies website. I would have had the number 3 score worldwide, but I had no evidence.
I've messed up when entering in my initials quite a few times, especially on pinball tables. When the flippers are slow to respond especially.
As I recall you pull back on the left joystick to turn the turret left. You pull back on the right joystick to turn the turret right. Back on both joysticks to go backwards. Forward on both joysticks to move forward. Backward on the left joystick and forward on the right to turn the tank left. Backward on the right joystick and forward on the left to turn the tank right. It's analog, so how much you move and turn depends on how far you move the joysticks.
I don't know what you mean by paint. If you meant what colors were present in the game then that's easy. The arcade version uses vector graphics, which are green. That goes for the tanks, rocks, trees, and mountains. The ground you traverse on is black.
It was a nice touch for Namco to bring back the old tradition of providing a mini-game to play while the game loaded. A practice that had pretty much been abandoned with the death of mico computers.
I need to get around to importing all of the photos that I took at the FREE PLAY FLORIDA VIDEO GAME AND PINBALL EXPO 2018 into our PC. I was surprised to achieve the #3 score on Battlezone (arcade), and shocked that I kept the #3 score all weekend, because I frequently noticed others playing it. Yes, I took several photos as evidence. :)
I imangine most of the games that were on the Wii Virtual Console have made the move to the Switch. The same goes for games originally released for the Wii U.
I forgot to say "well done. You scored a perfect 300" but I didn't think of it at the time.
A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away) I was bowling in a league. At the beginning of the season I was averaging scores in the 80s. But as the season progressed I improved. My highest score stunned everyone on my team. I started the game with 6 Strikes in a row. In the 10th frame I got a Turkey. My score ended up somewhere around 276. I didn't win a trophy that year, but I was awarded a medalion for "Most Improved Player." I still have it. :)
We've been Rick-Rolled. Or should that be Flex Tape Rolled?
WOW! Super amazing score. :)
YES ON ALL! :)
WOW! That's an amazing score! Congrats!
YES on ALL!
It's strange. Atari intentionally avoided liscensing other developers/publishers when preparing to launch the VCS/2600. If any money was to be made from software they wanted to get it all. Then it ended up that many of the best games came from unlicensed third party publishers like Activision and Imagic. Atari tried to sue all of these third parties out of business, but the courts ruled that since Atari had not built in any lockout technology into the system, and had not used any proprietary hardware, that anyone could make and publish games for the system. In fact, Mattel was legally able to release a 2600 clone. Of course you know all this, so ignore my ramblings. lol.
First vote! :)
You beat me by 20,000 points. You will be the new #2 on this table. Congrats on that.
A really good ball and one not so good ball. That's typical for Pinball games, at least for me. :)
Yes indeed! I do as well. :)
Here is my current score posted here:
Thanks for the clarification. I'm more use to the Atari VCS/2600. Most games B is for Novice, and A is for Expert.
Of the 2600 games that I have from Fox is Fantastic Voyage. It's a great shooter.
First votes, and it's YES!
YES of course.
I never would have thought that a game called Square Dancer was a pinball game. Now I know better.
I own the Sega Master System port, which I highly recommend. Stear clear of the Famicom and Atari 7800 ports. I own them both and neither one can hold a candle to the SMS version.