You have to land on the platform just right. If you land on the guard's head you loose a life. I did that 2 games in a row. lol.
YES on ALL! :)
Cosmic Ark on steroids, minus the Ark. :)
A great big YES!
Cosmic Ark on steroids.
Thanks on all Bamse! :)
Oh. I just wanted to check and see if there's a patch available for this game. The new 2600 Home Brew Astronomer has a patch that can be earned, for a limited time.
I received an Invoice from Packrat Video Games for my Boxed Limited Edition of Astronomer, and also Explosive Diarrhea. They are supposed to ship in the next few days. I also heard from Al at Atari Age. All 5 of the orders that I've been waiting on will be shipped together this week. And, I just placed an order for two Home Brew shooters for the 2600 from Good Deal Games. Alien Attack and its sequel Alien Revenge! So alot of gaming goodness is heading my way. :)
Thanks, for the vote that is. I didn't do the artwork for the box of course.
I grew up watching Felix the Cat cartoons in the sixties. I doubt many gamers today have even heard of him.
Thanks for all! :)
Thanks for the vote. :)
Centipede; Atari 7800; Difficulty: Novice.
I achieved a better score today, and since someone voted no on my previous score I had little incentive to keep it up. So I removed it and posted this higher score.
I discovered something that I'm calling 'The Centipede Effect.' I recently bought a PAL exclusive for the 2600 called "Meteor Defense." It normally plays in black & white, but if I turn my 7800 off, remove the "Meteor Defense" cartridge, insert the 7800 cartridge of "Centipede" into the system, making sure to play it for an hour or so, then turning the console off, removing the "Centipede" cartridge from the console, then re-insert the "Meteor Defense" cartridge and turn the console back on, and the game then plays in color. I have no idea why this works, but it does.
No, a Japanese Master System.
Thanks. I appreciate that. :)
It's ok. There are better versions out there but this one is quite playable. And thanks for the votes.
This that like a patch or something, like Activision did back then?
The funny thing is that after I play a several game of Centipede for the 7800 I took that cartridge out I put the Meteor Defense cartridge back in. When I turned on the console the game was in color.
I have mine going thru an old VHS VCR. RF into the VCR, Composite out. :)
This is because the 7800 puts out a relatively weak RF signal.
Centipede; Atari 7800; Difficulty: Standard.
Centipede; Atari 7800; Difficulty Mode: Novice.
Meteor Defense; Atari 2600/Emulation.
Score improvement. :)
Aquaventure; Atari 2600/Emulation.
Spider Fighter; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: A/A.
Spider Fighter; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
Meteor Defense; Atari 2600; PAL Exclusive
Not via emulation. Besides, my high score for this game via emulation is over 100,000 points.
Thanks Omar. I could have gone higher but you know how this game is. The moment you loose your last ship the game resets the score to 0 and starts playing by itself (and badly I might add), so I grabbed my Smart Phone with 3 lives left and just managed to grab two photos, one of which was blurry.
I remember when the arcade original came out. People freaked and so many arcades didn't buy it.
I wish I owned this one, but it's a Japan exclusive.
YEA, ID! And the 'was here' part is a nice touch. That looks like a 7800 ProSystem that you are using. I am now using my 7800 for all of my 2600 gaming needs (the 3 2600s that I own all have issues that prevent me from using them).
I have this game in my collection but haven't played it yet.
Everything Bamse said, including the welcome to High Score part. It's not everyday I see a Vectrex score come up for a vote.
Voting YES this time, but in future please add you username to a piece of paper. A photo of your console and the game with your username visiable in the photo would help, especially for those not familiar with the game.
This reminds me of the Monty Python song Eric, the Half a Bee.
If you find a decent copy of Parachute at a boot sale or something and it's priced resonably then please let me know. I'd appreciate it.:)
Meteor Defense; Atari 2600/Emulation; PAL Exclusive
Last night I played several games of Xevious for the 7800 (Emulated). I've submitted a score for it in the Novice Difficulty. Anywho, this afternoon I got out my boxed copy of Xevious for the 7800 to play, but wouldn't you know it, this game arrived today (from the U.K.). So I played this instead.
Xevious; Atari 7800/Emulation; Difficulty: Novice.
Maybe you should ask S.BAZ about it. I wonder if there's a privacy setting that I know nothing about.
I've got this game in my wishlist. :)
That's weird. I clicked onto your Avatar and it took me straight to your Home Page, where I can see your Trophy Case. We are both logged in now. Click on my image and see what happens.
Thanks again! :D
OK, I've checked it out. There seems to be way too many games that are only available for a brief time, but are no longer available. The same is true of home brews for the 7800. I'd like a copy of Santa Simon for the 7800, but Atari Age offered it in 2012 and no longer seems to. A simple but fun game.
I understand, besides I did an experiment where I went to my Home Page while NOT logged in, and I couldn't see my Trophy Case either. Only when I'm logged in can I see it. Were you logged into High Score when you tried to find my Trophy Case?
When I use a ProLine with this game, I use the controller sideways (left button down). Does that count?
The ProLine controllers are often referred to by those that have used them as PainLine controllers for good reason. With this game it's not so bad, but it's a clumsy thing to use regardless of the pain. The Sega Genesis controllers are more comfortable, plus they are more responsive than the ProLines. Also, Genesis controllers are everwhere here. My ProLines are still like-new because I almost never use them.
Failsafe; Atari 7800/Emulation; Difficulty Mode: Novice; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
@LarcenTyler may hate me for this, but Failsafe should have additional Difficulty Options in the Database here (see the final photo). I've made the following requests:
Failsafe: Novice (b/b)Failsafe: Novice (b/AFailsafe: Novice (A/b)Failsafe: Novice (A/A)Failsafe: Intermediate (b/b)Failsafe: Intermediate (b/A)Failsafe: Intermediate (A/b)Failsafe: Intermediate (A/A)Failesafe: Advanced (b/b)Failesafe: Advanced (b/AFailesafe: Advanced (A/b)Failesafe: Advanced (A/A)
@LarcenTyler is may hate me for this, but Failsafe should have additional Difficulty Options in the Database here (see the final photo). I've requested the following requests:
Parachute; Atari 2600/Emulation
PAL Exclusive The Atari 2600 Rarity Guide doesn't have a rarity rating for this one (listed as 'undetermined'), but recent searches on eBay show but 2 copies for sale. One for $282.79 (seller in Spain), the other is listed at $339.41 (seller in Italy). Both are for the cartridge only. No box or manual. Strangely, the lower priced cartridge looks to be in the nicest condition. Someone who is both here and at Atari Age offered to look for any PAL games that I'm looling for. I assume (for me) to buy, and not to gift to me.
This game is like River Patrol (another expensive game for the 2600), in that it has music throughout. I've seen a couple of play videos for this game, some in color, and some in black & white.
EMU7800 can't make up it's mind. Some screens display in color, some in black & white, and some it will display in color and in black & white, depending on the whim of either the game or the emulator. This is why I only review games that I own physical copies of. instead of having only played them via emulation. I am, of course, speaking of my Blog at Atari Age (lastnight I posted my 8th game review). I also started a new series called PAL Atari Log, where I report on NTSC compatibility with the PAL games that I own. Right now it's focusing on PAL games for the 2600.
Welcome to High Score. Great evidence!
Next time add some identification. Welcome to High Score! :)
Super Huey; Atari 7800; Arcade Mode; Kills
I was forced into using a 7800 ProLine Controller instead of the Sega Control Pad, because this game uses both Action Buttons. The Left for your machine gun, the right for the heat-seaking missiles.
Super Huey; Atari 7800/Emulation; Arcade Mode; Kills
Santa Simon; Atari 7800/Emulation
Home Brew for the 7800. Like the classic memory game Simon, you must correctly repeat back the sequences in the proper order. I made it as high as 14 sequences.
So it starts off with 1 character (Snowman, Santa, Christmas Tree, or Reindeer) moving and making their sound. Then it adds a second. Then a third, etc. What am I doing? Everyone's played Simon, or some form of it. Actually, I surprised myself even getting this high.
Thanks again! :)
Thanks! It's appreciated. :)
Thanks Omar! :)
Thanks Bamse. I KNEW you'd know. Glad I was remembering correctly. I think my Intellivision died before I got around to playing this one. In fact there were several games that I owned that I lost out on playing.
I just noticed, Tommy has the high score in the game. :)
I was certainly impressed with it. Had it been released when the 7800 lauched things might have gone differently for Atari.
And if I forgot to do so earlier, welcome to High Score. :)
In fact first vote. :)
YES of course. In fact YES on ALL! :)
Didn't I use to own a copy of this game? I'm asking you because sometimes you remember my (former) Intellivision game collection better than I do. :)
Meteor Shower; Atario 7800: Difficulty: Easy.
The final photo is of the 2600 home brew Galactopus, which I own, and have submitted requests for. Four requests actually, as Galactopus has the following combination of difficulty Settings. b/b. b/A. A/b, A/A.
Marine Wars; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
Planet Smashers; Atari 7800/Emulation; Difficulty: Hard.
Plutos; Atari 7800/Emulation
Unreleased Prototype. And it's a shmup. Already pre-loaded into this version of EMU7800. :)
Look ma, a pretty pinball game that I can't play because I don't own an Amiga.
Thanks, although I just finsihed posted a review of Tapeworm. That thing took 5 hours to research and review.
Last night I tried another game for the 7800. A shooter called Plutos (thankfully in the system here). When I searched the Atari Age Atari 7800 Rarity Guide I discovered that it is a prototype, so I'll have to look into ordering a Custom Reproduction.
It should be in the same place as yours is on your page. Just beneath you avitar image. It does, of course, show only the first few trophies. Click on the link that says more... which should be just beneath the first trophy, or in my case badge, as I have two Activision badges. This is unless a score is voted Legit before I can re-organize my case (I check daily to see if it needs doing). I keep it organized by Special first, followed by World, National, State, City, and First.
Thanks for the YES vote! :)
Yes, Worm War I is quite the addictive shooter. I can, and have, spent hours playing it. :)
I've noticed that you've added a subscriber to your Yourube channel. :) When were you planning on doing the video that we've discussed?
Kicks mine too, and I bought my copy when it was new.
I own a copy of this game but I haven't submited a score for it.
YES from ME!
A home brew with a text style label. I don't own one yet but I'm sure that I will want it eventually, if I don't already.
Thanks. I've got that tune stuck in my head, but it's worth it. :)
Oh, the game play. Each Level has 6 enemy Space Stations that you must destroy. There are 6 levels. Once you complete all 6 levels the game continues with level 1, etc. With this game I completed all 6 levels twice, then died during my third pass with level 1. So a minimum of 36 enemy stations destroyed. After you destroy all 6 stations on a level you earn an extra ship, but you can only have 6 ships. The one that you are playing with and 5 in reserve. So if you have 6 and then complete a level no extra ship for you.
Mission 3000 (aka Mission 3000 A.D.); Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
-PAL Standard. Published in Germany by Bit Corp.
This release may be PAL, but it's100% flawless on an NTSC system.
I've posted about this and another PAL release in my Blog at Atari Age.
Planet Smashers; Atari 7800/Emulation; Difficulty: Easy.
I LOVE THIS GAME! I need to hunt down a copy. :)
Can't. I meant Can't!
Wasp!; Atari 7800/Emulation
This version of EMU7800 came pre-loaded with alot of 7800 home brews, including these four from Mark Ball. I can't speak for other control methods, but playing this game with an Xbox 360 Game Pad is a painful experience. The D-pad is too slugish, which leaves the Thumb-stick. That's were the pain comes in. I'd rather play this using a Sega Genesis controller, but don't own a physical copy of this game. It's a good game, I just can play it (well) currently.
I just started playing Planet Smashers tonight through emulation. I love this game, although I'm still learning how to play it myself. It has a rarity rating of 5, so I'm going to try and hunt down a cartridge of it. As you posted this 4 years ago you've probably looked at Atari Age's Rarity Guide for the 7800. It has scans of the manual.
I own this one. I've never tried playing it sideways though.
YES from me as well. :)
No problem. You are much better than I am, although I've only played the 2600 version.
I've just posted three new scores. They are under Atari 2600 and Atari 2600/Emulation. :)
Thanks Bamse! :)
Thanks Ivan. :)
Thanks Rob. I checked the Rarity Guide at Atari Age and the games from Tigervision range between 5 and 7 on the scale. Only River Patrol, at 9, goes above 7 on the scale. 5s to 7s should be doable as I recently scored a near mint (cartridge only) Demolition Herby, handle cartridge version. It's a 7. At any rate, here is the Tigervision page of the Rarity Guide:
Here is my most recent blog post. It covers an upcoming home brew from Packrat Video Games (yes, I've ordered one eventhough they aren't available yet).
I am to please.
I have since found more Space Invaders style games.
Demolition Herby: Game 1 (Default); Atari 2600/Emulation.
This doesn't come close to my high score playing with the actual cartridge on my actual Atari console. That score is over 400,000 points. If you have yet to vote on it then please do so (unless you are a troll, in which case don't bother).
Worm War I: Game 1; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
I played this variation several times lastnight. After achieving this new best score I played it several times today with the actual cartridge on my 7800. I've made a breakthru it seems.
This variation is not for those who are made nasous or suffer from seizers due to constant flashing. In this variation the screen flashes at a regular rate, with the worms only visiable at those times, and even then the worms appear black, the same color as the playfield.
Worm War I: Game 3; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
Score improvement. Played with a Sega Genesis Game Pad (hardware compatible), on my 7800 ProSystem (also hardware compatible).
Ok, I've found more Space Invaders style games.
Actually, I don't know.
Oh, I just posted a new score for the Atari 2600 version of River Patrol (emulation). The new #1 (eventually). I'm assisting with your mission with this score. :)
River Patrol; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Switches: b/b.
Port of the arcade game of the same name. This game is quite rare (Rarity Rating 9 = Extremely Rare), so I've ordered a Custom Reproduction from Atari Age. The manual scan at Atari Age makes no mention of the Difficulty Switches, so I assume the A/Expert category is in the system erroniously.
This game is unusual for a 2600/VCS game of the era in that it has music throughout.
Thanks Buddy! :)
I own this one. A tough little home brew. So far you've posted scores for Space Invaders, Pepsi Invaders, and now Rainbows Invaders. Any more Invaders coming? :)
I rented the Biggles movie on LaserDisc decades ago. lol.
This is one of the boxed games that I owned. From Imagic.
This game jogged a memory in my brain. I own a boxed reproduction of the game Bubble Bath Babes for the NES. :)
I wnat that XE Game System. Still! :)
Might I suggest that you add your initials to the site here. It would help you to get more YES votes.
I knew that I wasn't losing my mind. I checked and this IS the 9th Avitar that you have used.
I seem to remember processing a request for this game relatively recently. :)
Sounds confusing. Tell S.BAZ (Double Grand Master and he's an Administrator) and Serious (site owner).
Thanks on ALL! :)
But wouldn't a PAL console output a PAL signal? I am feeding the RF output of the 7800 to an RF input on an old VCR, then taking the composite output of the VCR and sending that signal to a composit switcher, which feeds the HD TV. Not the best solution perhaps, but it works. The problem is that the VCR, like the 7800, is NTSC. Then there's the difference in power requirements. A PAL console would most likely require between 220-240 volts. A power converter would solve that problem of course.
I am mearly the Administrator for game requests for the Sega 8-bit family of systems (Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear). So if someone requests a game for one of those systems, I process the request by either adding it to the database, sending it back to the person who made the request for clarification, or outright rejecting it. I've never had to do the latter. I usually process all requests winthin' 12 to 24 hours of them being made.
You might try S.BAZ. He's a top Administrator here. However I'm not sure he can do anything about it either. That would probably have to be handled by the site's owner, Serious. However he's hard to get hold of these days.
Ok, my 2-in-1 arrived today from Germany. It is labeled as a 2 PAK SPECIAL. The games on it are Planet Patrol / Wall Defender. It runs but in black & white. I already own the U.S. release of Planet Patrol, but I'm still missing the U.S. release of Wall Defender. I primarily ordered this cart to see how my set-up handles PAL carts. I've seen a play video on the site here for a PAL game where the user who posted it lives in the U.S. In that case the picture had a vertical rolling bar, but was otherwise fine. I believe the game was Meteor Defense (a PAL exclusive).
My pleasure. :)
Cerrtaintly (I would think that) there's no sense of accomplishment when posting a score achieved thru cheating.
Thanks for the compliment. I don't know how cheaters live with themselves.
That costs money though.
Thank you. :)
Centipede - the prequel to Millipede.
To other High Score users. His user name is taped to the top/front/center of his TV. :)
I wish I could figure out what was going on in this game.
The next time I achieve a new high score for Demolition Herby I'm going to take a photo with both the Atari Age Custom Reproduction that I have now, and the Telesys. handle cartridge together in the same picture. :)
I've been meaning to ask you a question. Will PAL cartridges work in an NTSC console? I have a 2-in-1 coming, plus there are several PAL exclusives, such as Acid Drop, that I want to play.
I added the link for the Atari Compendium site to the score that I just posted for Worm War I: Game I; Difficulty b/b. They list a high score of over a million points, which tracks back to Twin Galaxies. The score they have listed for Demolition Herby lacks any links to either a video or a photo. The don't even specify if it was achieved playing Game 1, Game 2, or Game 3. If it were for Game 1 I can easily beat the score posted there. In fact I already have. :)
Cool site, Atari Compendium. Lists High Scores and their achievers for most Atari 2600 games, including prototypes and home brews (including some I've requested be added here). They list a World Record for this game (Game I: B/Novice) of slightly over a million points. Something to aim for I guess. I tracked the score back to Twin Galaxies.
I can already beat their posted score for Demolition Herby, however they fail to list which game was played (Game 1, Game 2, or Game 3), nor is their a link to a screenshot or playvideo.
Worm War I: Game I; Difficulty Setting b/b.
Worm War I: Game I; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
I still have my work cut out for me. The current High Score for Worm War I is listed at Atari Compednium is 1,003,525. This site appears to cull together High Score achieved for the Atari 2600/VCS from High Score; Twin Galaxies, and it appear the Atari Age High Score Club. Our very own nads and S.BAZ are listed there.
The link attached to the score for Worm War I leads to Twin Galaxies if you're at all curious. While Atari Compednium doesn't specify the Difficulty Setting, Twin Galaxies does. Game 1; Dificulty b/Novice. That still leaves out the Right Difficulty Switch, or perhaps Twin Galaxies lumps b scores in with b/b, as we do here.
I was stunned myself. The last time I performed a search for Demolition Herby the prices ranged from between $50 to $75 for a loose cart, and the carts were in terriable condition.
Ok, after further research I found mention of one of our users accused of using "save states" and of editing their videos (I tried to use a gender neutral pronoun; went with 'their'). If so it would explain some truely amazing scores. I even subscribe to their Youtube channel and exchanged a few messages with them at Atari Age.
The site I found lists known World Records, and their status. At the bottom was a list of suspected offenders, where I found this person listed. I found it interesting that they don't consider a PAL game and an NSTC game to be inter-changable. I've always indicated that I played a PAL ROM with my emulator on the rare occassions that I've done so. In fact only once with a game not a PAL Exclusive, and that's Spectravision's Planet Patrol. EMU7800 runs the NTSC version glitchy, so I had to import the PAL version into it. I mentioned it at the time. It's a game that I happen to own on cartridge (NTSC).
I also found it interesting that they don't consider pausing a game to be problematic. There are some games that have a built-in pause feature. Demolition Herby and Squeeze Box for example. Both pause at the start of a new level. You have to hit the Fire button to start that level. And of course many emulators, like EMU7800, have a pause feature.
I don't know why my comment posted twice.
About 12,000 points higher than mine (Mark; Jacksonville).
I seem to remember seeing a Biggles movie years ago on LaserDisc. I wonder if this game was based on the film.
I post alot of scores for the 2600, some via emulation (always clearly identified as such), and some on actual Atari hardware (usually my 7800 ProSystem). I don't have nearly the collection that you do, so I have to rely on emulation for some games. The only emulator that I use is EMU7800, which emulates games for both the 2600 and the 7800 (obviously). WIth games played on my 7800, I generally use a Sega 3-button controller. It's hardware compatible and alot easier on my hands. With EMU7800 I use to use a keyboard, but now only use a Logitech Xbox 360 controller. I'm quite up-front about this.
Tonight I found a really nice looking Demolition Herby handle cartridge w/color label. It looks legit to me, so I've purchased it.
I just performed the same Google search that you did, and the same name kept cropping up (as did the Activision game "Dragster"). I already knew that this person had been exposed as a cheater. I don't know what Username they used, or if they were ever here, but I hope that they are no longer here. We don't need the kind of negative press that Twin Galxies has received.
Thanks nads. You are the 2600 champ I hear. :)
To get a score this high requires playing it for many hours. Unlike Space Jockey, which I play conservatively, I play Demolition Herby: Game 1 very aggressively. In other words, I do alot of ramming. That earns points faster, and you can complete each round faster, because if you manage to bump all of the other cars off the track you can lay down red paint while in turbo. Of course ramming is what did me in (either that or I was too tired and my timing was off). In Game 1 I ONLY use turbo when all of the other vehicles are off the grid. For one thing it uses alot of fuel.
Thanks! This game wore me out. lol.
Thanks Bamse. Of course I do play games in the more difficulty settings. I've recently had most of my scores still up for a vote given 1, and sometimes 2 no votes. One because there is no play video, and the second no reason given at all.
You know me. I usually will skip voting on a score with poor or questionable evidence, but I will tell the submitter the reason(s) why. I only vote no outright if it is a case of rick-rolling, or I've given the submitter amble requests for better evidence and have been ignored, with them continuing to post no proof that they are the one who actually achieved the score.
I rarely require a play video of someone, but I do take my role as an Administrator seriously.
If you want to play Demolition Herby there are three options.
Oh, and to add to what I said. I did visit the loo once. :)
The 7800 has a pause feature, but only for the games that support it. With games for the 2600 they have to be programmed to use it. A few do (home brews). This game is like Squeeze Box (also for the 2600) in that it pauses before each round. You have to hit the Fire button to start the next round (or level). I did take a break to eat, but that was it. 7 1/2 hours was how much play time it took. I was tired though as you can probably tell from the sound of my voice. If someone requires a play video for this they're nuts. My phone can only record videos of no more than 15 minutes, due to all of the evidence photos for requested games that haven't been processed yet (i.e. added). No way can I record for over 7 hours!
Yes. Thanks for posting a comment to this video on my channel!
I'm not any good at Frogger. Never have been. Ashame as it's a good game.
I've made the same remark. An edit feature would be great.
Impressive Telesys cartridge collection. :)
Just out of curosity, how to you hear about us?
I'm impressed. I mostly by home brews, but I buy releases from back-in-the-day as well. I have many holes to fill. lol.
I just posted a WR score for the 2600 game Demolition Herby: Game 1; Difficulty B/Novice. I can't touch nads and several others here on most games.
I love Burgertime, I just wish I were better at it. I had it for the Intellivision. I STILL have it for the NES and the 7800 (home brew).
I'm still waiting on Pack Rat Video Games to fill my order which includes Explosive Diarrhea for the 2600. :)
The SMS port awards points for taking out the enemy craft, such as the tanks. It's the only port that I've tried that lets you save some rescued prisoners after your helicopter has been hit. You have to be fast, but if you repeatedly hit the left button (as I remember it. It might be the right button) as the helicopter falls to the ground some of them will parachute out and can be rescued later.
My pleasure on the votes. As for the flash, I've left it on too. It reminds me to clean the screen and take another photo, as you can see every smudge and finger print with the flash on.
Not yet. Do you know how many home brew and hacks there are out there for the 2600? I can't keep up.
I really want an Intellivision to replace the one that died. You have a collection of them. lol. When I threw the console out (fried CPU) I also displosed of the Intellivoice that I had. Bad move on my part.
I just posted another WR, this time for Demolition Herby: Game 1; B/Novice. I checked, and it handily beats the WR at Twin Galaxies (I checked). I was surprised that the current WR here is higher than the one at Twin Galaxies. 7 1/2 hours in the making. :)
And how did I die? Well, a poorly timed ram caused my car to richocet off of other cars, causing me to lose 4 of the 6 that I had. Then I mistimed another ram, costing me my two remaining cars.
I had to take the two photos while the system was off, because while reviewing the video that I made I sat on the controller, re-starting the game from the beginning. I do show the game inserted into the console and the settings in the video, but I'm not sure they can be made out.
Demolition Herby: Game 1: Difficulty: B/Novice.
This game took 7.5 hours to play.
If you're curious, as I was, this handily beats the World Record posted at Twin Galaxies for Demolition Herby; Game 1; B/Novice.
Game 1 is the default game. Game 2 is harder (but not in the system here), and Game 3 is hardest of all (it IS in the system here).
You are welcome. I still think that someone should do a home conversion of this game for either the 2600 or the 7800.
Please add some form of identification with your evidence. Your user name written on a piece of paper will do. Skipping noting for now.
You left your flash on. :)
I had the original Intelivision, and I've seen the Intellivision II. I've sever seen an INTV System III however. I'd heard of them though.
Try the Sega Master System version. It's a more complete port. Different than the SG-1000 version I believe.
I told my wife about this game. She was grossed-out by just the title. I didn't tell her that I believe we own a copy.
Seems as if there were a million maze style games back then.
That's rough! I'm glad that your ok. I lost some boxes and manuals due to a flood, but only those stored in the garage. None of the actual carts were damaged however. This did mean the loss of some boxes/manuals for games for the 7800 and 32X. I've taken steps to prevent it from happening again.
You have Rikki & Vikki. I keep meaning to buy it while it's still available but keep forgetting.
I wish that I owned those games. :)
Are there ANY games that you're not good at? Great scores! :)
Atari Age sells a voice enhanced version for the 2600 called BerZerk VE. They also sell a home brew port of the follow-up game Frenzy for the 7800, which includes a voice enhanced version of Berzerk as well. I don't as yet own BerZerk VE, but I do own Frenzy.
Welcome to High Score. :)
My current best for Game 1 A/b played under emulation is over 203,000 points, but is still being voted on. Great game isn't it?
Oh, and I've processed your 3 SMS requests. :)
I just placed another order with Atari Age. I meant to get Scramble, but I went with Lady Bug and Warring Worms: The Worm (Re)Turns instead.
And everything RetroRob said. :)
We have several Bejeweled, Peggle, and Luxor games for our PC. They aren't currently installed however.
I vote YES! And welcome to High Score of course. :)
Thanks Basme! :)
Yes, it's a PAL exclusive. Many PAL games run fine on my emulator, and in color. The only other PAL exclusive to give my emulator problems is Acid Drop. I've bought some PAL 2600 games on eBay (including this one) to see if they will run on my NTSC 7800. On the one hand the TV is HD, so it may not care. However, I'm using an old VHS VCR as a pass-through device, and it might care. I'll just have to wait and see.
Thanks. I'm hoping to make my next video a play video of Mappy. Storage on my Smart Phone limits me to 9 minutes currently. I've still got scores for requested 2600 games using up my phone's memory.
This is in my Wishlist at Atari Age. I already own the follow-up that Champ Games made called Super Cobra Arcade. I also own their most recently produced game, Mappy (as well as Conquest of Mars). They are putting the finishing touches on their next game, Wizard of Wor Arcade. :)
I've also Wishlisted their Lady Bug conversion. :)
I'm back on Youtube. I hope to make my next video a play video. :)
I'm back on Youtube. It only took me 3 years, but I made it. :)
Tapeworm: Game 3; Atari 2600: Difficulty Setting: b/b.
In the final photo you can see the three games that I received the other day. Tapeworm is on the far left. I paid decent prices for all 3, although the seller of the complete boxed copy of Bermuda Triangle charged me $7.50 for shipping, which was not decent.
Tapeworm: Game 1; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: A/A.
I just got this game the other day. Quite fun, until you get to Stage 3, where the screen goes dark until you eat a bean. It then is lit again, but for about a second (until you eat the next bean). I've found that if you hit the Fire button it lights up the screen (also for about a second). Doing it more than a few times costs you a life though.
Oh, I've posted my first new video on Youtube in years to my cessnaace channel. :)
Tapeworm: Game 1; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
I've never played any of those on the Intellivision. I have played Pitfall on the 2600. Oh, tonight I posted a score for Tapeworm for the 2600. I just got that game today. Anywho, no one has voted on it yet (HINT). The only snake like games that I owned already are both home brews. Worms! for the 7800, and NESnake 2 for the NES (kinda obvious from the title which system it's for). I bought it from RetroUSB. Unfornuately the original NESnake has been discontinued. Were there snake type games released for the Intellivision?
My pleasure. I've never actually run into this game before. It would be more understandable if this had been released by a Japanase company, as they've released so many obscure arcade games. But this was released by Bally/Midway, an American company, yet I've never run into it in arcades or even at expos.
Well, I like the 2600 version. Although I don't think that I've ever actually played the Intellivision version. It's been so long now since I had an Intellivision that I really don't remember if I even owned it are not. I know that the Intellivision Amico will have 'reimagined' games from some companies, one of which is Activision. Activision has owned the Imagic game library since the late 90s. I'm personally hoping for versions of Demon Attack (Imagic) and River Raid (Activision).
I have this one for the Famicom. My version has sound.
It is, indeed, a hard knock life. :)
From the Atari Age Rarity Guide's Manual scan:
"A" = Diet Bean "B" = High Calorie Bean
Set Game Selector Game 1 = Beginner
Set Game Selector Game 3 = Advanced
Tapeworm; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
This was one of 3 games that arrived today from sellers on eBay. I'm still waiting on a 2-in-1 that I ordered from a seller in Germany. I hope that it will work being that it is PAL and my console is NTSC. I'm also awaiting on several orders from Atari Age and Pack Rat Video Games. In the meantime, I was in such a hurry trying them out that when I got to Tapeworm (and got hooked on it) I went and forgot to take a photo showing the face label and the difficulty settings. I didn't even know that this game used any, but the console was set for b/b.
I'll have to download and import the ROM .bin file into my emulator. I generally don't like the Worm style of games. I guess that's why I've only bought two Worm style homebrews. lol. I own Worms! for the 7800 and NESnake 2 for the NES.
The Byte Before Christmas: Naughty List; Atari 2600
Notes: Played on my Atari 7800 ProSystem (hardware compatible with games for the 2600). I was surprised that only Bell Hopper and Naughty List were in the system here, so I've submitted a request for Santa's Scabs. I was set to submit a score for it. Oh well. In the meantime I will (hopefully) improve.
The Byte Before Christmas was Atari Age's Holiday Cart for 2011. I've just posted my review for Naughty List within' my Blog at Atari Age.
So am I. :)
Elodie has a point, but I applaud the effort. Most people posting scores for this game don't even bother trying to provide evidence that they were the ones that achieved the score.
You seem to love this game. :)
Set your intials here to BVB for more YES votes. I nearly missed the post-it note.
I was wondering where to get those console covers myself. :)
I don't play this much on Android since I bought the PC version on Steam. Good game. :)
Thanks Bamse! I'm dying to make a video playing this game, because I've watched so many videos where the players don't seem aware of how to maximize points while playing it. I put some tips in my review of Worm War I within' my cessnaace blog at Atari Age.
Tonight I posted my 5th Atari 2600 Game Review. A homebrew title this time. I started the blog on March 21st, and have already posted 9 entries with a total of 595 views. I think that's pretty good considering that I basically just starting this blog. I have 2 series going within' my blog. Game Reviews (currently focusing on the 2600) and Feeding My Atari (covering recent game adds for my Atari systems). I've got more games coming. In fact several should arrive as soon as tommorow. So Feeding My Atari #3 should be my next entry. :)
I also have a new best score for Worm War I: Game 3; b/b, played on actual hardware. However my previous best needs just 1 more vote. If you haven't yet voted in it, then please give it a look. Thanks.
Worm War I: Game 1; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: A/b.
I'm going to skip voting too as you have no identification evidence in the photo.
Voting YES! Next time have your user name here at High Score visiable in the photo. It will help you get positive votes.
Worm War I: Game 1: Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: A/b.
Notes: I knew that my wife was behind me. I also knew that she had picked up my smart phone. What I didn't know was that she was preparing to take a photo of me. It was fairly late in the same, so I already had over 200,000 points at that point.
My previous best score for this game in A/b:
Worm War I: Game 1: Difficulty Setting: b/b.
Notes: I achieved this score tonight. My previous best b/b score for this game was still being voted on (just 2 votes to go) but I just removed it so that I could post this score. This score is over twice as high, so I'm rather pleased with myself.
I've reviewed this game in my Atari Age Blog (Game Review #3). As I believe I mentioned in my review I play this game alot. So it's good to be making progress. :)
In the Atari 2600 game Fire Fly's manual (Mythicon) there is a being that you are supposed to rescue (I still don't know how to do it) they call the Pixy and the Pixie. In the same paragraph no less.
Through emulation I assume, or do you own a 2600 or 7800? The version for the 2600 is great, but very challenging.
Sorry about your C64. Both of mine are of the older style.
I own Choplifter for both the 7800 and the SMS. The SMS version is by far the better version. I have no idea how the Intellivision port plays, but the 7800 port only has the first stage, where the SMS version has them all. Plus I can usually save a few people when my chopper is hit by having them parachute out. I've never been able to do that with the 7800 version.
I actually like the version for the 2600 more.
Mantalow is a friend of mine on Steam. He's currently living where there is slow internet speeds. At least that's what I remember. He hasn't been active much on Steam lately.
I hate finding a pinball game only to find that it has weak flippers. I've even come across one with a dead flipper, but only on the one side. I was at one of the Walt Disney World Resort Arcades. I flagged a technician down and he fixed it on the spot as I watched.
I haven't submitted a score for this game in 4 years! Man time flies.
Congrats on the score. :)
Strange how the title is misspelled for the game but correctly spelled on screen.
I didn't even know about this version. It must be hard going by your score.
Rainbow Invaders; Atari 2600; Difficulty Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Notes: Homebrew from 2006. Still available at Atari Age. There are 2 Difficulty Setting missing from the database here. A/b and b/A, but I'm not going to worry about it at the time being.
Thanks. I'm working on the 4th review now. :)
Thanks. I still play this game on Steam. :)
Yes, it's an Amidar clone, but with vehicular combat added. There are a ton of these type games. Spiderdoid, Omidar, Kid Grid, Potty Painter, Rollin, Traxx, etc.
A better game on the 2600 then Denfender. No flicker.
My third Atari 2600 game review is up at Atari Age in my cessnaace blog. Game Review #3 is for Worm War I.
This looks and sounds like a pirated hacked game. The music isn't even in tune. But I know that there are alot of these kind of games released in arcades.
Thank you very much. That's appreciated. If you are curious I have a blog at Atari Age. Within that blog I have two series going. Feeding My Atari focuses on the batches of games that I get in on a regular basis for the various Atari consoles that I own. The second series is simply called Game Reviews. I am currently rating and ranking games that I own for the Atari 2600. I've done 3 so far (one each night). The games covered so far are Demolition Herby, Alligator People, and Worm War I.
Thanks as always! :)
Thanks Rob. You were fast! I just achieved this score tonight.
Demolition Herby; Game 1; Atari 2600
I know I just submitted a score for this game, but I've just removed it because this score in approx. twice as high.
Game 1 is the easiest. Game 2 is harder than Game 1. Game 3 is very difficult. Only Game 3 has it's own entry here at High Score. Usually Game 1 is the default for a game. I don't know why Game 2 isn't in the system. I checked several scores already voted legit here and no mention was made as to if they played Game 1 or 2.
This game is quite rare. With a standard cartridge w/ a black & white face label this game has a rarity rating at Atari Age of 6 (Rare+). With a handle cartridge w/ color label it is a 7 (Very Rare). This cartridge is neither. It is a Custom Reproduction that I ordered from Atari Age. I didn't sepecify which label to use but glad that they didn't use the black & whilte label, as they didn't print "Reproduction Cartridge" anywhere. Just know that if anyone offers a cartridge for sale on eBay or elsewhere with the game in a standard cartridge but with a color label it should automatically be considered a Reproduction.
Thanks Rob, that means alot. :)
Thank you very much. It's appreciated! :)
Thanks Omar. :)
And now my second review is up. :)
Thank You very much. :)
I mentioned you at the end of the review Rob. :)
After posting my review for Demolition Herby I've received my first comments to my blog ever, and some followers. I believe that you were the first, so thanks again for doing so. :)
I've got this for the Famicom. Your score will knock be from 2nd to 3rd.
On the homebrew port of Mappy for the 2600 I can get to round 13, but I've never made it to 14 before. I'll keep practicing.
I use to play the arcade original and I own the NES release, but I've never made it to Paris.
That lamp is becoming another form of idendification. :)
Cool looking game. :)
Oh yes, in fact I play it nearly every day. I've only managed to reach Round 13 in Novice though. 13 doesn't count the Bonus Rounds.
Maybe so, but it looks interesting. If anyone could pull off porting it to the 2600, it would be Champ Games. They've already released, thru Atari Age, Caverns of Mars (own it), Lady Bug (wishlisted), Scramble (wishlisted), Super Cobra Arcade (own it), and Mappy (own it). They are about to release Wizard of Wor Arcade (looking forward to it). Their games look like they are played on a far more powerful system than the 2600, but that seems to be their console of choice. Mappy has 99 rounds (levels), and music throughout. An amazing port.
Thank you very much! It's appreciated. :)
Demolition Herby; Atari 2600.
Sorry for the poor lighting. My 7800 (hardware compatible with games for the 2600) is in our bedroom, and my wife went to bed while I was playing, so all lights were off. I can make out Mark (MSH) in the second photo though.
This is the first Custom Reproduction Cartridge that I've ordered from Atari Age. I've already got two more coming.
If you are curious, I've posted my first game review within' my blog at Atari Age, and this is the game that I chose to review. I tried to mention High Score within' the review as much as I could. I included some play videos in the review, both for this game and for various other Amidar style games (not Spiderdroid though, as everyone knows that game). Hopefully no one will mind that I used their video.
Ah, the days back when everyone released games for the 2600, including Nintendo and Sega. :)
I love voting on homebrews. This one is in my Wishlist at Atari Age. :)
I was going to skip as you don't show the console or anything with your user name on it. But as Bamse vouches for you I will vote YES this time.
The Rules: Play with default settings unless otherwise specified. No use of trainers, cheats, or saved game files. No use of code modifications that give the player an advantage over other players. 1 player only. No continues. Must be played on a real Commodore Amiga compatible system (Amiga, CDTV, CD32).
I vote YES! :)
Everything doguhnew said. Welcome to High Score, voting YES, and please add indenification next time.
Bermuda Triangle; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
Flappy; Atari 2600
Ok, after you finish laughing at my pitiful score please vote yes.
I received 7 games today. While I proved to be lousy at Flappy I proved to be good at Galactopus. It's not in the system here so I've submitted requests for it, with all 4 difficulty options. b/b; b/A; A/b; A/A. Galactopus makes me think of Name This Game. I wonder why. :)
I'm fairly certain that you start over on the votes, but you also start over on the Legit rating for this submission as well. I reccomend taking this down and resubmiting it under emulation. Don't worry, as we've all made this same mistake at least once.
Thanks. It's appreciated!
The only light gun that I currently own is the Phazer for the Sega Master System, so the answer would be a control pad.
Is it possible to alternate paths, like in Out Run? From looking at the pyramid it looks like it is possible to branch off like that.
Another take on Amidar. Spiderdroid, Omidar, Demolition Herby, and now Kid Grid. I'm beginning to think that there must be dozens of these type games.
The only version of Turbo that I own is the completed & enhanced version of the Atari 2600 Coleco prototype that Atari Age offers. The Intellivision version looks nicer of course.
I could swear that I have this game in my collection, but if so it's not a liscensed release. I certainly don't have that cartridge.
I own this game myself and your score looks legit to me.
Worm War I: Game 1; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: b/b (see second photo for game selection and difficulty settings.
Note: Game 1; b/b is the default for Noivce/b scores for Worm War I. Game 1; A/A is the default for Expert/A scores. Game 1; b/A and Game 1; A/b are in the High Score database seperately.
Much higher than my emulated score, and I actually own a copy of this game.
Now that I see it again this could well be a port of Sega's Turbo.
Bamse, I'd say that this isn't a port of the Sega arcade game of the same name.
Beautiful console Omar. :)
Good evidence. I vote YES! :)
You always chose to go down the left hole. What happens if you go down the right hole? This would make a nice little homebrew for the 2600.
Astrowar; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Switches: b/b.
This game plays like a vertical Meteor Defense, except this is harder for some reason. I did manage to get up to 11 Extra bases (lives) at one point, with a score that was over 5,000 points. But this game subtracts quite abit off the score whenever you let something thru. Meteor Defense does too, but it's not as noticable until you get well over 50,000 points. With Astrowar you notice it right away.
Thanks. Oh, I've started my own Blog at Atari Age called Cessnaace's Blogs. I've made two posts so far, but that's during a 2 day time peroid. :)
Hopefully the XEGS has better build quality than the 5200. I have a friend in England with 3 and he was kind of asking me if I wanted one. It would probably be PAL, requiring 220-240 volts. I'm not even sure a 5200 would survive the trip from the U.K. to the U.S. I hear that they are rather fragile. I've had my 7800 for over 25 years and it's a survivor. Of course I take care of it.
My wife thinks it's funny that I pronounce XEGS X eggs.
I thought that it might be a strip 'em up type shooter, like the Deep Space WAIFU series.
I've got a copy coming from Atari Age. :)
It could well be that you lose points in Meteor Defense whenever UFOs slip past you, but then once you get anywhere near 100,000 points the game starts throwing UFOs at you, especially once one slips past you (which costs a life). I've had as many as 20 extra lives and lost 10 or more in short order because the game is throwing UFOs at the top, bottom, and center of the screen at the same time. The ship you fly isn't anywhere near fast enough for that.
Unforunately, there is no manual scan that I can find. I checked both Atari Age and Atari Mania, looking under every known title for this game. While there are cartridge scans, box scans, ad scans, and catalog scans (especially at Atari Mania) there is no manual scan available.
Every time I see your XEGS in a photo it reminds me how much I want one. My wife probably would draw the line at another console since we have over 30. She DID ok the PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation 4, but they were actually bought for our daughters. Now my wife did shock me once when she called to ask me if it was ok for her to buy a wii. Like I'd say no to a games console.
First to vote, and it's YES! :)
Sexy Parodius. A game with a title like that deserves a video. :)
First to vote! :)
You gave us a real variety when it comes to the photos. One is upside down, one is sideways, and one is rightside up. :)
I'll vote YES, but next time add a Notepad file or something that includes your username Olleelle. I did enlarge the second photo in hopes that I'd see your username somewhere, but no such luck.
Plaque Attack: Game 1 (Default); Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: A/A.
aka Dental, Plack Ataque, Plack Attack, Plug Attack, Schnapp die Apfeldiebe, etc.
This is the hardest possible game type for Plaque Attack. The manual indicates that Game 1 is for Advanced players, while Game 3 is for Beginners.
Game 3 is not in the system for the 2600, yet Game 3B IS in the system for this game for various Activision compilations for iOS, Android, GBA, PSP, etc. I've requested Game 3B be added for the 2600, but as it is my requests are backed up a mile, so there's no telling when it will be added.
Plaque Attack: Game 1; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting b/b.
Game 1 is for advanced players. Why isn't Game 3 in the system?
Yes, and it seems like forever too. I didn't check the time, but I know that it took several hours.
No, but that day will come. I'm just not going to say when.
Thanks Rob! :)
You're welcome Rob. Oh, I just posted a new score for Space Jockey (Novice/b) under emulation. I beat my own WR. :)
100 points higher than my score.
Mine was the first vote. :)
Nice controller. :)
Good evidence. :)
Space Jockey; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Thank you for your vote! :)
Space Jockey; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
No, I don't have deep pockets. I did find 1 copy on eBay going for hundreds of dollars. I checked the Atari 2600 Rarity Guide at Atari Age, and it turns out that it has a rarity rating of R9 (Extremely Rare). So, I ordered a custom reproduction from Atari Age. With my Atari Age Annual Subscriber discount (5% off) it is costing me barely over $20. They are still working on my previous custom repro, Demolition Herby. Plus I ordered another boxed homebrew for the 2600, Draconian. I currently have 5 orders being processed at Atari Age, and 2 at Packrat Video Games. I could NOT pass on any game called Explosive Diarrhea, although I actually went to Packrat's site to order Astronomer, which I did).
As I mentioned in my Insane or Crazy post in the forums, I broke down and bought a copy of Wall Defender on eBay. As the NTSC release has a rarity rating if R9 (Extremely Rare) and so the few copies that come up are hundreds of dollars, I bought a 2-in-1 PAL cartridge from a seller in Germany. The other game on the cartridge is Planet Patrol, which I already own the NTSC release of. This PAL 2-in-1 was a bargin, so I took a chance that it will work on my NTSC 7800 ProSystem.
Last week I had Atari Age begin making me a custom reproduction of Demolition Herby (R6/R7 (depends on the cartridge style). Tonight I ordered a custom reproduction of River Patrol (a port of the arcade game of the same name), another 2600 game with an R9 rarity rating. These custom repros barely cost over $20 each after my Atari Age subscriber discount. So, if the PAL Wall Defender doesn't run on my system I guess I'll have to make it the next custom 2600 reproduction that I order.
You're better than I am. I own Kangaroo for the 2600. At least you made it to the second screen. I never have.
River Patrol; Atari 2600/Emulation
Score improvement :)
This is a port of an arcade game, and I like it. I'm going to have to hunt down a copy of this one. And if I'm going to play King Kong (from the same company) I'll have to buy a copy of it as well as the ROM .bin file fails to import into EMU7800. I don't know what the issue is. Eventhough Tigervision payed a lisencing fee to Universal Studios it was later proven in court that Universal didn't even own a copyright on the 'character' (Universal vs. Nintendo).
Wall Defender; Atari 2600/Emulation
Notes: I've watched several play videos of this game and this game isn't running correctly for me. In every play video that I've seen after the screen flashes several times a wall is lost. It can then be regained if you play well with the remaining walls. Not with me it doesn't. The screen flashes several times, and it's then game over! I had imported the .bin file from Atari Mania. I then deleted it and imported the .bin file from Atari Age. Same issue. So either I'm doing something wrong, or my emulator doesn't handle this game properly. I'm going to have to buy a copy on cartridge I think.
Secondly, I read through the manual scan and no mention is made of the difficulty switches. I played a few games with both set for A. No difference.
No problem, although I left one out. Purely an oversight, as I've ordered from them as well:
Songbird Productions sells homebrew / after-market games for the Atari Jaguar/Jaguar CD, and the Lynx. In fact they currently have a limited number of copies of the Lynx after-market release Zaku ($70 dollars though). It was originally available from Super Fighter Team (for less, which is where I bought my copy), but has since been discontinued.
My pleasure. Glad to see that someone is making new games for the Intellivision. I buy quite a large number of homebrew / after-market releases, and deal with the following sources for such games:
Atari Age releases new games for the 2600, 5200, 7800, Atari 8-bit Computers, Lynx, Jaguar/Jaguar CD, and the ColecoVision.
Packrat Video Games releases new games for the 2600, the Odyssey 2 / Videopac, and the Vectrex.
RetroUSB is a good souce for NES homebrews.
Sega Power is a great source for Master System homebrews (Game Gear and SG-1000 too). Most of the games there are available for download.
Super Fighter Team provides after-market releases for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, SNES / Super Famicom, and the Lynx (plus games for DOS/Windows, Android, etc.).
Red Spot Games is a good source for after-market releases for the Dreamcast. They are based in Germany and have produced some excellent Dreamcast games.
[Anyone else here who has read all this and knows of another source for after-market / homebrew / hacks, etc. then please let me know].
Thanks Rob! This game robbed me. You earn an extra life every 20,000 points. I had just hit 40,000 points w/3 extra lives (the maximum), then got zapped. I lost the other 2 lives fairly quickly.
If there were a second player they didn't do so well. 0 points. :)
Atari Age is getting ready to release Wizard of War Arcade by Champ Games. I'm looking forword to it. Champ Games also did the amazing Super Cobra Arcade and Mappy. They can get the 2600 to do some amazing things. Mappy even uses MIDI files for the music. I never thought that I'd see MIDI files used on an Atari 2600 game.
Reminds me somewhat of Toobin'
Another one I'd not heard of before now.
Great score + Great evidence = I vote YES! :)
Space Cavern; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
YES on ALL :)
Gas Hog; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Expert/A. Both Difficulty Switches set for A..
I'm not totally sure the difficulty switches make a difference. The game seemed to be running slightly faster in A/A, but I can't be sure. I went onto Atari Mania's website and read through their scan of the manual. It makes no mention of the difficulty switches at all. I did find that this game was released under other names in PAL territories:
Gas Hog; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b.
Weird game. You drive on two levels. You drive forwards on the upper level and backwards on the lower level. It took me a couple of tries before I got use to it (kind of).
Thunderground; Atari 2600/Emulation.
This is a port of the Sega arcade game Borderline. I own a copy of the Sega SG-1000 port. I posted a score for it some time ago.
I've never heard of this one.
It's always foggy in N64 land. :)
You're welcome Rob. :)
You're welcome. :)
Try Super Cobra Arcade for the 2600. It was recently published by Atari Age, developed by Champ Games. It's the best port that I've played of the arcade original (never played the Intellivision version though).
I've never run across this bootleg before.
Thank you. It's appreciated! :)
This setting makes you a much larger target. This is exactly what one of the power-downs does in the 2600 homebrew Space Game.
Threshold; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting; Expert/A. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
Threshold; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting; Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Space Invaders; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Expert/A. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
Space Invaders; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
I spent hours trying to beat my High Score on Pepsie Invaders / Coke Wins. I finally gave up and switched to Space Invaders.
Bank Heist; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Expert/A. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
Bank Heist; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Thanks for the info. :)
I've now watched the video. Voting YES! :)
With the way prices of retro games keep rising I wouldn't wait too long. I want a copt of Tapper for the 2600 but it's too expensive for me.
Nice Parker Brothers cart collection. :)
Nice Apollo collection. :)
Yes indeed. Welcome to High Score.
Someone should port this to either the 2600 or the 7800. I'd but it. :)
Space Cavern; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b (see final photo).
This game has something in common with Berzerk. Both games make the same sound when you're zapped.
Meteor Defense; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Expert/A. Both Difficulty Settings set for A (see photo 2).
PAL Exclusive. aka Missile War, Astrowar, Astro War, Astro-War, Kampf im Asteroiden, War 2000, etc.
Notes: This game has a strange bug when you get close to 100,000 points. The point-counter starts running backwards and forwards (alternating). This happens in Expert AND Novice. Those who have played this game will know about this I'm sure. So I waited until I lost my life and the game ended before taking Photos 1 & 2.
I've never been able to get any ROM .bin of this game that runs in color, but I've seen a play video by OriginalGamer where he played this game on actual hardware. The video is in color but there are rolling horizontal bars present. I might buy a cart and see how well my NTSC Atari 7800 ProSystem handles it.
Thank you very much! :)
You're welcome. The whole time that I was watching the video I kept thinking "Champ Games should port this to the 7800 or 2600." Their ports of arcade games for the 2600 are great. They really push the system beyond its capabilities .
I've never seen this game before. Based on the name I assumed that it was going to be another Space Invaders clone, but the graphics in the photo reminds me of Jawbreaker.
Videos are either missing or you have the Privacy Setting set for Private.
Skipping for now.
YES from me as well. Was this game purchased through the Microsoft store, or did it have a physical release?
Thanks for voting and commenting Dakota! :)
I've been playing the homebrew port of Mappy every day since I got it. I'm still working on stragedies, although I've never been good an remembering patterns.
Great! Maybe someone will take notice if there are multiple requests for the same game from different users. I play at least one of these games every day.
Thanks! It's greatly appreciated! :)
Thanks Ivan! :)
I didn't either until I started reading the description for the Atari Age Custom 2600 Cartridge (there's a custom 7800 cartridge too) in the Store section of their site.
Oh, about the final photo.
Top row shows that I own all 3 Mythicon games. Bottom row shows the recent Atari Age purchases that I play nearly every day. I've submitted requests for them including all difficulty options. All are for the 2600.
Star Fox; Atari 2600
Notes: Photo 3 shows that I played the default game in Single Player.
Meteor Defense; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
aka Missile War, Astrowar, Astro War, Astro-War, War 2000, etc.
Notes: Playing this game I built-up to 20 Extra Lives multiple times. When you die, especially as you progress further into Meteor Defense, the game starts hitting you with cheap deaths back-to-back. This game also makes the most irritating sounds that the 2600 is capable of producing. The crazy thing is, I like this game.
You will notice in the last photo that I've imported both Meteor Defense (published by Home Vision) and Missile War (published by Golaith). This was in an attempt to find a ROM .bin that would play the game in color. No luck with that I'm affraid.
How did you get it to run in color? I've downloaded this game under several of its titles. B&W only.
This appears to be a PAL exclusive. I just downloaded the ROM .bin file from Atari Mania and imported it into EMU7800. I'm kinda curious what it's like. At first I thought that it might be a homebrew considering how clean the cart and label are, but it's a PAL game for sure.
To add to the discussion, it was also released for the 2600. I'm not good at it though.
Good job! :)
Welcome to High Score!
Since you're new here, I'll go ahead and vote YES! But you need to add some form of identification, and it would be a good idea to set your initials here at High Score (top of your Home Page).
I was the one who requested that this game be added in the first place, My score has since been left in the dust, but here's the way that I submitted my score:
YES onb ALL! :)
I own both the N64 version as well as the Dreamcast version. The Dreamcast version is the better of the two.
Tapper; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b, Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
I played game after game of Tapper last night, but this was the best that I could manage. I can't fault Sega. They made a decent port of the Bally/Midway Arcade original.
James Bond 007; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
This game was released for several platforms. I own the Sega SG-1000 version, although it's on a North American Master System cartridge,
Demolition Herby: Game 3; Atari 2600/Emulation.
Game 3 is tough!
Dodge 'Em / Dodger Cars; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b.
Sears published Dodge 'Em with the name changed to Dodger Cars. It's the same game.
Notes: This is a resubmission. Omar notified me that I had misrakenly submitted this under the emulation category. I've taken that submission down. Thanks Omar!
Played on my Atari 7800 ProSystem (hardware compatible). You might be able to see my Sega Genesis 3-button controller to the left of the console (photo 4). It is hardware compatible as well.
Notes: This is a resubmittion. Omar notified me that I had misrakenly submitted this under the emulation category. I've taken that submission down. Thanks Omar!
I've ordered an Atari Age 2600 Custom Cartridge. They will place the ROM of a rare and.or hard-to-find game into the cartridge at no extra cost, however the label will include text that says "Reproduction Cartridge." I did this last night for "Demolition Herby."
FROM ATARI AGE'S SITE:
So I will get a beautiful cartridge with a beautiful end and face label with text added "Reproduction Cartridge." No box or manual, but no biggie. Scans of the manual are available both on Atari Age in their Atari 2600 Rarity Guide, as well as Atari Mania.
The only expenses were the cost of the cartridge, minus the 5% Annual Atari Age Subscriber discount, plus shipping. Total cost: $29.10. A bargin considering what a loose and well worn original cartridge goes for on eBay.
YIKES! I'll take it down and re-submit it under hardware. Thanks Omar.
Thanks! Sorry about the blurry photos. My smart phone had a dirty camera lense.
Well, truth be told this is my home for score posting. I've been considering joining the High Score Club at Atari Age, but scores must be posted to HSC first, and by the time I find out that a season is underway and which games are being played I've already posted my best here. I don't know what it's like at Twin Galaxies. Plus, I'm still working on getting my Youtube channel going again.
Isn't rather confusing keeping up with posting scores at three sites? Especially given the number of games that we play.
Thank you very much. :)
I did take additional photos right after the roll-over, but I knew some would not have voted YES on such evidence, so I went with this score achieved prior to the roll-over.
Dodge 'Em / Dodger Cars; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b (b/b).
Sears changed the name of Dodge 'Em to Dodger Cars when they released this game.
Played on my Atari 7800 ProSystem (hardware compatible).
Demoltion Herby; Atari 2600/Emulation.
Played Game variation 1, which I believe is the default.
Notes: This game is very much like Amidar and Spiderdroid, except it's more fun. It runs faster too. You drive Herby, painting squares just as in the other two games. There are added twists though. There is a fuel gauge, which is the bar beneath the score. Run out of fuel before you complete enough squares then you lose a car (life). If one of the other vehicles collides with you, you lose a car. However (here's the cool part), if you bump them from behind then they are knocked off of the course and are sent to a kind of time-out on the sides of the screen. Be careful though. It's possible to knock another vehicle and have it bounce into you, taking you out. Or, they can bounce off of another vehicle either on the course or one that is in time-out, and end up hitting one of your extra cars (lives).
This is an extremely fun game. I love it. A shame is so expensive to buy a copy.
Mouse Trap; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty: Expert/A (A.A).
Thanks! Your vote is appreciated. :)
You're welcome Rob! That's one amazing score.
I love Beef Drop VE, a homebrew port of BurgerTime for the 7800. But as a general rule I don't like maze games, although I also like Mouse Trap on the 2600. I'm now able to roll the score, at least in Novice/b difficulty that is.
I own the entire Deep Space WAIFU collection on Steam. Not shoot 'em ups. Strip 'em ups. Anywho, my wife doesn't have a problem with me playing them, but my youngest daughter sure does (she's 20).
Thanks for the vote!
Thanks Bamse! I appreciate the vote. :)
Thanks! I appreciate the vote. :)
Mouse Trap; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: b/b.
Notes: As indicated in Photos 1 and 2, I achieved this score with 2 lives and 4 bones remaining. I did go on to roll the score but have no video evidence it.
I had previously submitted a score much lower than this one, but it was stuck at needing just 1 more vote to go Legit. This higher score I achieved last night.
Yes, I've checked out the HSC. I've also written some reviews at Atari Age.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that there was such a game for the Intellivision. But then there's a homebrew for the 2600 called Explosive Diarrhea by Packrat Video Games. I've even ordered a copy. :)
Maze games were once a craze; in fact they were all the rage. But many left me in a bit of a haze, but not this one. It I've never plazed.
First Vote. YES! :)
Worm War 1: Game 3; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both difficulty switches set for b.
Photos 1 & 3: My score.
Photo 2: Game 3 selected. Sorry it's blurry, but the game was running. You can zoom into it thought to verify that it is Game 3.
Photo 4: Game cartridge inserted into my Atari 7800 ProSystem console (hardware compatible).
Photo 5: Worm War I cartridge inserted into the console, with the difficulty switches set for b.
Photo 6: Game cartridge and manual.
All photos include ID.
Sorcerer; Atari 2600.
Played on my Atari 7800 ProSystem (Hardware compatible). Used a Sega Genesis 3-button controller (also hardware compatible).
This game drives me NUTS! But then again, it's from Mythicon. So what have I gone and done? I went onto eBay and bought a loose copy of Star Fox. When it arrives I will have a complete Mythicon collection, and so will be able to move on to another, better publisher. I also bought more games from 20th Century Fox, including the scarce Deadly Duck.
Squeeze Box: Game 4; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty: b/A.
Slight score improvement.
I don't know what <3 means, but you're welcome. :)
I use to play it in the arcades back in the day. I have the NES version of it. Sega released a similar game to the arcades called Action Fighter, which was released for the Sega Master System in all regions. I own a complete copy of course. It starts off harder than Spy Hunter, but it offers alot more variety.
Maybe we can both go next time. :)
I kinda like this game, so I just went onto eBay and bought a copy. :)
I think I voted YES on it already. :)
I ckecked the Atari Mania site. Lost Luggage was released in Europe by Apollo/Games by Apollo in PAL. It was also released in France as La Valise Piégée by RCA Video Jeux in PAL. So it's out there in Europe. According to Atari Age's Rarity Guide the North American release is rated a 4, meaning Scarce+
I went onto eBay and found a PAL cartridge for sale for 8.98 Euros. By Apollo with a blue label. In North America it typically goes for $9-12 for a loose cartridge with a blue label. The green label version typically goes for more, but that's in North America. I don't know if there were any European releases with the green label. Anyway, Here's the one for sale in Germany:
Worm War I: Game 1 also has the difficulty options of A/b and b/A. Here is a score that I also achieved tonight in A/b difficulty:
Worm War I; Game 1; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b (b/b).
Oyamafamily let me know that I had incorrectly submitted this score under the emulation category, when this score was quite obviously achieved on actual hardware. Thanks Oyamafamily!
Notes: Game 1 is the default game variation here for the general Novice and Expert categories. I played this game on an Ataro 7800 ProSystem (see Photo 3). The 7800 ProSystem is hardware combatible with games for the 2600. I used a Sega Genesis 3-button controller, which is also hardware compaitble. It works for 2600 games that don't require a specialty controller, such as a Driving or Paddle controller. It is also compatible with 7800 games that require only 1 action button.
Oh, I see it now. Sorry.
Played on an Atari 7800 ProSystem. Hardware compatible with games for the 2600.
I'm going to have to re-submit. The was made on an Atari console. The 7800 ProSystem, which is hardware compatible with games for the 7800.
Good score. :)
Epyx did California Games and California Games II. Summer Games and Summer Games II. Winter Games, and I think there was a Winter Games II. And a World Games. But no Spring Games or Fall games. :)
Here's my 2 cents. S.BAZ prefers play videos. I currently can't do them, but will as soon as I can work it all out.
I'm very careful with the evidence that I provide, however I know of S.BAZ's position on all this. He requires play videos on scores that are high, especially if they a WR score.
The evidence I provided is good. Photo 2, for example, shows that this score was achieved with both difficulty switches set for A. A video would be great, if I could do them. Currectly I can't.
I appreciate the vote, but I did provide evidence as to which game I played (photo 2) and the difficulty settings (photo 3). Sorry there's no video, but I'm still looking for a way to record a play video. Believe me it's in my own best interest both here, and to get my Youtube channel going again. I'm thinking of using my Smart Phone, but there's no way to attach it to my tripod. I'm still looking into the options.
I've been here on Earth since 1958. I arrived in the conventional way, not by UFO as some of my peers in elemetry school claimed was the case.
Worm War I; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Game 1 (see photo 2) is the default game here for Novice (b/b) and Expert (A/A) scores.
Worm War I; Game I; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting A/b.
Worm War I: Game 1; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting A/b.
Out of the Manual:
Left Difficulty Switch set for A: Random Worm Movement.
Right Difficulty Switch set for b: Faster Break Response.
I spot a radiator in the second photo. I grew up with those, but haven't seen one in decades. Ah, the memories. :)
Shouldn't this be under emulation? Skipping for now.
Encounter at L5; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Expert/A (A/A).
I like this game. I'm going to have to hunt down a cartridge to buy so that I can play it on actual hardware.
Encounter at L5; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b (b/b).
This weekend we've had the Jacksonville Videogame, Pinball & Toy Expo going on. My wife offered me the chance to go, but I wasn't feeling up to it. Maybe I should have gone anyway.
Lost Luggage; Atari 2600; Difficulty: Expert/A. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
Encounter at L5; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
I know, I misspelled Encounter as Emcounter (Photo 1). Sorry. I'm a lousy typist.
Notes: In the final photo you may notice that it indicates that the Paddle controller is to be used. I tried it anyway. Playable with a gamepad, but the movement of your cannon (or whatever it is) is very jerky. Instead of moving from one place to another in one continous movement, it suddenly jumps to somewhere on the screen in the direction that I input.
One other hindrance is that the game starts so quickly after I've set the difficulty switches that I'd lose 1 and some times 2 lives by the time I managed to click the settings screen away. Photo 2 is of the difficulty setting and game select screen. When I want to start a game I click on the Reset button (upper right). This starts a new game. I then have to move to the bottom of the screen and click on the check-mark with a circle around it. That removes the controlls screen, which is overlayed over the game. In the time that it takes me to get from the Reset button to the check-mark I usually lost 1 or even 2 lives in the process, as the action starts immediately. This meant re-starting the game numerous times just to be able to start with all of the lives that I'm supposed to have.
If by that you mean that you had a score being voted on and you took it down and replaced it with a higher score, I've done that a few times as well. There are certain games that I love so much that I'm forever playing them. Eventually that has to translate into a higher score.
Thank you! :)
I use to frequent Digital Press. Eventually I stopped. I don't know why.
I hadn't checked scores under emulation. Where did you find a ROM .bin file for it?
1,500,000! I should live so long. At least my current score would place me in the top 10. :)
My recent WR score was just voted Legit. Yours will be too I'm sure. So I have both you and Arrowhead12 as challengers, as I'm sure he will post another score too. I would say that it's time to warm up my 7800 ProSystem, except I've been using it every day lately, so warmed up it is (voice of Yoda).
We've got a major expo in town this weekend. The Jacksonville Videogame, Pinball and Toy Expo. My wife asked me if I wanted to go. She had the site to order tickets. I would have gone but I'm not up to it, so I played videogames instead, especially "Mappy," the lastest arcade-to-2600 port by Champ Games. It is an amazing port, better than others that I've seen on more powerfull systems.
Champ Games are available at Atari Age, as are homebrews from Packrat Video Games. However I've noticed that not all of Packrat's games are available at Atari Age. I've ordered 2 that are not available at Atari Age. "Astronomer" and "Explosive Diarrhea."
I vote YES, as I scream noooooooo in my soul. You play more agressively than I do, but I can not let this go unchallenged.
You can shoot the dark blue cars all you want Omar, but it will do no good. You are supposed to bump them off the road, although if I remember correctly you CAN shoot the smaller blue cars that extend spikes to take you out.
I've never been good at Asteroids, Deluxe or otherwise. Still, I play a lot of games that I'm rubbish at. I posted 6 scores tonight, but my score for Lost Luggage is the lowest one here. My defense on that one is that It just arrived today.
I didn't have this game imported into my emulator until I saw your video. Now I do.
I'll have to hunt down a physical copy, so that I can go for another virtual patch here. So far I only have 2. There is a homebrew for the 2600 called Astronomer that has a patch for those who can spot 20 or more stars. They only had a limited run of 34 boxed copies, but you can still buy the game. Also, the patches are still available. It's only $18, and I've ordered one, but it has to be custom made. Some of their games are available at Atari Age, and some, like Astronomer are not. I don't think Explosive Diarrhea is either. They have homebrews for the 2600, Vectrex, and Odyssey 2/Videopac systems. :)
I love the way the 2600 version of Demon Attack looks and sounds. A tough game though.
I like odd and unusal shooters, and this one is pretty odd, in a good way of course. :)
Lost Luggage; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b.
The lowest score here, but I only received this game today. This was the best that I can do presently. Strange playing a game that is a paddle game in style, but designed for the Atari Joystick. Works fine with a Genesis controller though.
This is the only game from Apollo that I have with a green label as opposed to blue.
Squeeze Box: Game 4; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty: A/A.
Sorry the first photo is a bit blurry.
Squeeze Box: Game 3; Difficulty A/b.
Squeeze Box: Game 3; Difficulty Setting Expert/A. Both difficulty switches set for A.
Super Cobra; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Expert/A. Both difficulty switches set for A.
Once the last helicopter is lost the game instantly switches to a Continue screen, resetting the score to 0 in the process. So this score was what I had at the beinning of my final life (er, helicopter).
Super Cobra; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both difficulty switches set for b.
Notes: I played several games of Super Cobra last night, and much to my dismay found that as soon as I lost my last helicopter the game switched to the Continue screen, not even leaving the score displayed. So, I started putting up my Notepad file at the start of my last life. Unfortunately, as soon as I minimize Notepad the game resets back to the beginning with a score of 0. So this score was achived during my final life, but before I died.
I decided to give this game a try, as I've been playing Super Cobra Arcade, a homebrew port of the arcade original for the 2600. A big improvement over what Parker Brothers released back in the day. I bought it at Atari Age. $35 for just the cartridge, manual, and 10" x 14" poster with the same artwork as is on the box. $50 if you want it in a box with full color artwork (that's what I bought). It's a rather large game for the 2600. A 32k CDF cartridge. AtariVox support. Melody board using the CDF mode.
Here's what Super Cobra Arcade looks and sounds like:
I don't have the Jump game yet. It's only a matter of time before I get around to it. Flappy is rather inexpensive at Atari Age. It gos for $20, but as I'm an annual subscriber I get 5% of all purchases that I make at the Atari Age store, so it only cost me $19. I was relieved that Flappy was already in the database here, as my requests for Alligator People, Mappy, Space Game, and Super Cobra Arcade (amoung others) still haven't been processed here yet.
That 5% discount comes in handy as I've been buying an average of 2 games from Atari Age every week for 2 months now.
I have a tripod somewhere. Now let's see, where did I put it?
You are welcome. :)
That answers my question. Pepsi it is. :)
Great score Omar. I own this on an NES cartridge. TheNESDump took the Famicom version and put it on an NTSC NES cartridge.
I never could understand why companies did this, because it hurts the company's reputation. But Coleco wasn't alone, as Mattel did it too.
First vote, and it's YES! :)
Tapper is a great game, but what is the drink of choice in this version? I've seen Budweiser, Root Beer, Mountain Dew (it's both the name of a softdrink and it's also hillbilly slang for moonshine), and Pepsi.
Congrats on the high score! :)
Voting YES! :)
It's always a good time for a Raiden game. :)
Squeeze Box: Game 3; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty b/A.
Fire Fly; Atari 2600
Mythicon released just 3 games, and this is one of them. Tonight I bought a second one on eBay. Just one more for a complete set. Yippie?
I threw in a photo of three Atari 2600 homebrews. I've been playing them but can't submit scores for them yet. The requests that I submitted for them still need to be processed.
I re-watched you video because I just placed another order at Atari Age which includes this game. In answer to your question, your controller is fine. Personally I use a Sega Genesis 3-button controller when playing games for the 2600 that don't require a specialty controller (Paddle, Driving, Touchpad).
And me, the owner of 2 C64s, can't play it - especially if it was released on cassette, because I don't own a Datasette drive. I need to finish hooking one up.
Mappy is great, and this port is very good. I just wish that my game requests would get processed. I have scores to submit. :)
Thank you. I appreciate it! :)
Thanks Rob! Appreciated! :)
Which means I'm going to have to submit a play video as evidence. Rob used his phone's camera to record his video, I just need to find out how he keeps it steady.
How do you steady the phone while you are recording? I'm geatting close to being able to rollover the score on this game. I have an Android phone, as do each of my daughters, and my wife has an iOS phone. Any tips?
After 2 hours I was already ready to quit, but just had to re-claim my WR trophy. I did switch to concentrating only on high value targets at some point. Jets, helicopters, and prop planes, and primarilarily at the middle and high altitudes only. The ground targets and the balloons are barely worth shooting, although I will shoot balloons if they are in front of me. :)
Thanks! I was determined to re-claim my WR trophy. I believe that it was you who cracked my original WR trophy, so you're to blame for me having to play it again for 3 hours and 38 minutes. That's a long time to play any game in one setting, much less this one. But if you're up for playing it again, and beat me in the process, well you know what that means don't you.
Coleco and Mattel both dumbed down their ports to systems other than their own. The thing is, I like the Atari 2600 version. It was originally released for the 2600 by Coleco, but as you can see I own a copy of the later Atari re-release. It plays perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned. It makes a dog barking noise when you pick up a bone, which look like large 'X's. I've learned to use a bone as soon as I start a level, because sometimes the cat at the bottom center will jump for me, without time to react. Now if I have no bones but extra lives I'll chance it. No other option really.
Thanks for voting YES! :)
My pleasure as always Bamse. :)
I'll give it a day or so and see what happens.
Oh, I forgot to mention. I'm also an Atari Age Annual subscriber, which entitles me to 5% off on all orders.
Actually, the games in this box came in 4 boxes. I just put everything into 1 of the boxes. I can't remember for sure, but I think you are the one that asked me if my copy of Beef Drop VE for the 7800 had the POKEY chip. Whoever it was I told that I had no homebrew games for the 7800 with the POKEY chip. I own a mint SEALED copy of Ballblazer, and it's going to stay that way.
Anywho, I bought a POKEY chip on eBay for $20 and then placed an order for the POKEY version of Bentley Bear's Crystal Quest at Atari Age. Things are a bit weird, but maybe this is how ordering a POKEY game works. I paid the seller of the POKEY chip $23.49. That money was deducted from my bank account. I then ordered the game from Atari Age. They charged me $60.35, which was also deducted from my account. Atari Age also deducted another $7.50 from my bank account. I received email confirmations from both the eBay seller and Atari Age. The game order showed up in my Order History at Atari Age, and the order was PROCESSING. I then added a note to the order about the POKEY chip, who I bought it from, and that I would sent it to them as soon as it arrived, and they gave me an address to ship it to. Atari Age has since refunded $7.50 back to my account, and the order is now gone from my Order History. They still have the $60.35 though. I haven't, as yet, received any feedback on all this from Atari Age. Do you think that they put the game aside waiting for the chip? Maybe the contacted the eBay seller and had him ship it directly to them. This is all new to me, ordering POKEY games.
Looks like a pinball game to me. :)
One of those games that seemingly got ported to everything. I own it for several systems, including the Atari Lynx, the NES, the SMS, and others besides. It was one of those games that I frequently saw (and played) in arcades way back when.
You're fast enough to pass cars yet able to pick up litter for recycling. An interesting looking game, provided you are not stuck playing it with a keyboard.
I vote YES! :) That place is loud. Reminds me of the local Dave & Busters on a Friday or Saturday night.
You're welcome Omar. I just finished submitting 4 more scores, so now on to do some more voting. :)
Final photo: I own Mappy and Space Game. I have some catching up to do as I am missing the other 4.
Conquest of Mars: Warrior; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Conquest of Mars; Commander; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Expert/A. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
Conquest of Mars: Warrior; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Expert/A. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
Console: Atari 7800 ProSystem. Hardware compatible with games for the Atari 2600.
Controller: Sega Genesis 3-button controller. Hardware compatible with games for the 2600.
Note: While Sega Genesis controllers will work with Atari 2600 games (at least those that don't require a paddle, driving, or touchpad controller), it will only work on certain games for the 7800. Namely, those that require only one action button. Using a Segul 78 Controller Adpater will automatically map both action buttons to a Sega controller (buttons B and C) if a game requires both.
The interesting thing, to me anyway, is that there are homebrew games for the 2600 that support 2 buttons on a Genesis controller without the need of an adapter. For example, Champ Games has released two homebrew ports of arcade games to the 2600 that will work with either an Atari 2600 Joystick, or a Sega Genesis controller. Scramble and Super Cobra Arcade both do this. The easiest way to play these games is with a 2600 Joystick, in that the single button that it has both drops bombs and fires missiles. Using a Genesis controller these 2 games map the missile firing to button B, and the dropping of bombs to button C, ramping up the difficulty somewhat. Caverns of Mars uses only button B though.
Conquest of Mars; Atari 2600; Difficulty: Pilot; Expert/A. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
Played on my Atari 7800 ProSystem (hardware compatible with games for the 2600). I used a Genesis 3-button controller (also hardware compatible).
Note: There is a missing difficulty in the database here, and that's Novice; Expert/A. Sounds strange I know, but it's true.
Mouse Trap; Atari 2600; Difficulty: Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
So you have an Intellivision and an Intellivision Classic. Are you down for the Intellivision Amico when it launches? Didn't you tell me that?
An excellent score Rob. :)
YES from Me as well! :)
Thanks! Appreciated as always! :)
My pleasure! :)
Thanks! This haul cost me over $250 for all 5 games. Ouch 1/2!
I appreciate the vote! :)
No. You have to provide your own POKEY chip, pay to have it shipped to you, pay to ship it to Atari Age, and then pay Atari Age to ship the product back. Too expensive, and too many steps for me to handle. If they bought the chips and passed along the cost to buy the POKEY version of a release I'd be willing to do it, as expensive as that would be. The only POKEY release that I really want is Bentley Bear's Crystal Quest anyway.
I'm doing much better now after having watched your video. One thing though. When the game ends the score only stays up for about 2 seconds. It didn't seem to do that with your emulator. The score stayed up about 4 seconds before the video ended.
So, using EMU7800 the score stays up for 2 seconds (or less). Using Stella it stays up for 4+ seconds. Irritating!
Deadly Duck; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: b/Novice. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Not anywhere near the #1 score here, but it's over twice my previous best.
Squeeze Box; Game 2: Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: A/A.
Squeeze Box; Game 1 (Default); Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Sorry the Notepad image is somewhat out of focus in Photo 1, but the score is clear as bell (do people still say that?).
Not anywhere near the high score here, this is still an improvement over my previous score.
Squeeze Box; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty Setting: A/b.
An improvement of over 700 points over my previous best.
Squeeze Box; Game 1 (Default); Difficulty Setting Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Conquest of Mars; Atari 2600; Pilot Difficulty. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Played on an Atari 7800 ProSystem, which is hardware compatible with games for the 2600. Used a Sega Genesis 3-button controller. Genesis controllers are hardware compatible with games for the 2600, at least the ones designed for Joysticks.
Conquest of Mars; Atari 2600; Skill Level: Novice.
Photo 1: My new best score in Novice. Identification is in the upper right.
Photo 2: Conquest of Mars title screen, with Novice selected. ID; upper right.
Photo 3: Conquest of Mars game cartridge inserted into my Atari 7800 ProSystem (hardware compatible with the 2600). To the left of the console you can see a stack of two game cartridges, both for the 2600. On the bottom of the stack is Mouse Trap (Atari release(. On the top is Space Game, a shooter homebrew that I bought from Atari Age. I have scores to submit, and I have submitted requests for it (which includes the difficulty option).
Photo 4: Conquest of Mars game cartridge, manual, and (unused) Atari Age Sticker.
Photo 5: Today I received 4 packages. 2 boxes of games from Atari Age, and 2 from sellers on eBay. In this photo I've placed all 5 games in just 1 box, and recycled the rest. I still have more games coming, but this is what came today:
Notes: Conquest of Mars is a great homebrew port of the APEX/Atari game Caverns of Mars. Conquest was developed by high school senior Greg Christensen, who had sent it to APEX. APEX released decided to release it, sending Christensen a royalties check for $18,000, plus awarded him the winner of the 1981 APEX game contest. That came with another check, for $3,000. Atari licensed the game in early 1982. They first released it on deskette as part of the Atari Program Exchange. In 1983 Atari released Caverns of Mars on a cartridge (RX8021). In 2005 Caverns of Mars was included on the Atari Flashback 2 classic game console.
Caverns of Mars received an excellent port to the Atari 2600 by John W. Champeau, of Champ Games, called Conquest of Mars. It is a 16k game. This game is available for purchase at Atari Age for $25, which includes everything in Photo 4. NTSC and PAL versions are available. Rated 4.6 out of 5 by users at Atari Age.
*Mappy is an amazing homebrew port of the Arcade game, codded by John W. Champeau (Champ Games). Music and Sound Effects by Mike Haas. Music driver by Darrell Spice, Jr. This game actually uses MIDI files. MIDI files on the 2600! This is a 32k CDF game, using the Melody board and its CDF mode. AtariVox Enhanced. Cost is $50 and comes in a beautiful box. NTSC and PAL60 versions available. Rated 5 out of 5 by Atari Age users.
*Super Cobra Arcade, designed by John W. Champeau of Champ Games. Available at Atari Age for $35 cartridge and full-color manual. Upgrade to the boxed version for $15 more, which is what I did. This is a 32k CDF game. It uses the Melody board with CDF Mode. Available in either NTSC or PAL60. Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Atari Age users.
Thrust+ Platinum, designed by Thomas Jentzsch, is also available at Atari Age for $25. It's a 16k game, and is compatible with Joysticks or driving controllers. It comes with a full-color manual (and mine came with an Atari Age sticker). The cartridge supports both NTSC and PAL. AtariVox Enhanced. Rated 4.9 out of 5 by users at Atari Age.
*Indicates that I've requested these games be added here.
Two of the videos are from Atari Age; 2 are full video reviews by GRay Defender. I subscribed to both channels.
Great score! It's nearly 7 am here so I need to go to bed. But I wanted to watch the video first. Now that music is stuck in my head.
Thanks! I appreciate your vote. :)
You know Rob how I keep waiting for that game case to finally fall? I think it's closer to doing so now then it ever has before. I don't that final sentence is proper English, but then I'm not English, I'm American.
I want this game! In fact, I NEED this game. :)
Now I know why I always die early. I've been shooting my refueling ship!
Good evidence as always! :)
I'm lousy at Frogger.
After watching your video I downloaded the ROM .bin file and imported it into my emulator. I'll probably score low, but it's worth a shot. :)
First of all, welcome to High Score. I checked the other scores in the system here for this game and it is a very high score, especially as you haven't set your initials here yet. You do this on Your Home Page (at the top, right-hand side you will see a link to set them).
Set your initials as NIC and you'll get more YES votes, which will help your Legit rating, which will help you get more YES votes.
I vote YES! But you need to start adding evidence that you are the one submitting this score, such as setting your initals. You should also consider writting your user name Imslumped on something that your can place in the shot with both it and your score visiable. On this high a score, especially as it's a World Record here, some will require a video as well. I won't. They're nice to see, but not everyone can record one.
I'm probably the long-windest Administrator here. Sorry about the rambling. I am voting YES though, so that's something.
As I watched the video I kept thinking what an interesting take on the whole Amidar/Spiderdroid concept. It looks fun. I wish someone in the homebrewing community would do a conversion of this game for the Atari 2600. I'd buy it. :)
Squeeze Box; Atari 2600/Emulation; Game 2; Difficulty Setting b/b.
This is one of my favorite U.S. Games/Videtec releases (although I haven't played them all). After taking a photo of the list of games published by U.S. Games/Vidtec that have been successfully imported to EMU7800 (final photo), I managed to get a ROM .bin file of M.A.D. imported. There are 3 ROM .bin files of M.A.D. at Atari Mania with smiley face icons (meaning they should work ok). I tried the first NTSC version first but it failed to import. I then downloaded the PAL ROM .bin file but it refused to import as well. I then gave up. But tonight I tried the third ROM .bin file at Atari Mania with a smiley face (the second NTSC one) and it imported fine.
"Oh sweet mystery of life at last I found you." -Sung in the Mel Brooks film "Young Frankenstein," during a sex scene. :)
Squeeze Box; Atari 2600/Emulation; Game 1; Difficulty Setting b/A.
In the final photo you can see the first 7 (alphabetically listed) games published by U.S. Games/Vidtec that I've managed to import into EMU7800. Squeeze Box is the last one visible. Anyway, while I was able to download the ROM .bin file for Name This Game, it refused to import. So, I downloaded the ROM .bin file for Octopus, Name This Game's European title. Why the PAL version would import while the NTSC version wouldn't is another one of emulation's great mysteries.
My previous High Score, voted Legit:
Beef Drop VE; Atari 7800; Child Difficulty.
And M.A.D. is one that I am looking for. :)
Greatly appreciated! Several scores went Legit last night. They only needed 1 more vote to make it across the finish line. Thanks again.
Thanks! It's appreciated as always. :)
This is one of the Famicom games that I have on an NES cartridge. TheNESDump made it so. :)
YES on ALL, Omar! :)
Oh, and the score is the two digit number on the right side of the screen. The two digit number on the left is the number of Make-Breaks left.
Entombed; Atari 2600; Novice/b Difficulty Setting.
Another game from U.S. Games. I've noticed that all U.S. Games/Vidtec releases are listed on Wikipedia as being published by U.S. Games. The U.S. Games cartridges have a totally different look than the Vidtec ones. This was the final game released by U.S. Games. The sticker on the back shows that I purchased this cartridge at Game Over.
U.S. Games titles in order of product code number:
Infiltrate; Game 5; Expert/A Difficulty Setting.
Infiltrate; Game 5; Novice/b Setting.
Blue Print; Atari 2600.
I found this cartridge in a bag containing other games. This sort of thing has been happening quite a bit lately. Forgive the low score. I'm new to the game.
Space Jockey; Atari 2600; Difficulty Setting: Novice/b.
Here is my previous score, which stood as the World Record here for quite awhile, until it was finally cracked. Well, I'm 'un-cracking' it. :)
Notes: You will notice that I have 2 copies of this game (see Photo 4). I found one under a desk, and one where it belonged. How that happened I don't know. As for Photo 5, I took a photo of the exact time when I called it quits. I still had 5 lives left but sacrificed them all because I'd had enough. I started at exactly 3:10. Long game!
My previous score with with this Difficulty Setting voted Legit:
Lost Luggage; Atari 2600/Emulation; Difficulty: Novice/b.
Notes: I really didn't know anything about this game until I watched a review of it by The No Swear Gamer. After watching the review I decided to try it for my self so I downloaded the ROM .bin file from Atari Age and successfully imported it into EMU7800. It's weird playing what is in essence a Paddle game but coded for use with a Joystick. So, I decided to buy a physical copy and see how it plays on actual hardware.
This game was released by Apollo in 1982. So, here are the Atari 2600 games that I've got coming:
@eBayFire Fly (Mythicon)Lost Luggage (Apollo; Green label version)Name This Game (U.S. Games)Worm War I (20th Century Fox; w/manual)
@Atari Age (all have shipped)Mappy (Boxed)Super Cobra Arcade (Boxed)Thrust+ Platinum
I could see the 'mage' part of damage, but I thought I'd make a funny. I guess I didn't succeed.
I own this one complete as well. I see it's been about 4 years since I posted a score for it. Then again, I've never been good at Missile Command. Great score!
You beat my buddy Mantalow, and by a large margin. Oh well.
I know that technically the Intellivision is a 16-bit system, but, well...
Yes from me Bamse! :)
You're becoming Serious. It says so right on screen.
Interesting look at the C64 version. I've ordered Thrust+ Platinum from Atari Age. It's for the 2600. Even though you can play it with either the driving controller or a joystick I'm sure I won't be any good at it, although I love Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship on the NES. So much so that I own two complete copies. Maybe if I can play it, I can play Thrust+ as well.
YES from me too! :)
Omar, I removed this submission because I submitted in under the emulation category by mistake. I've re-submitted this score under actual hardware.
Private Eye; Game 2; Novice/b. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
RESUBMITED. I had inadvertently submitted this score under the emulation category. Thankfully I caught it within' just a few minutes.
I spent most of the day playing the homebrew game for the Atari 2600 called Space Game. A highly addictive shooter.
YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR SPACE GAME POSTED BY ATARI AGE
I have more Atari Age Homebrew goodness on order. A homebrew port of the Arcade classic Mappy.
YOUTUBE VIDEO REVIEWING ATARI AGE'S MAPPY PORT FOR THE 2600
Although the arcade game Super Cobra was ported to the 2600 and published by Parker Brothers, Atari Age has now released a new homebrew port for the 2600 called Super Cobra Arcade. My order is still being processed.
YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR SUPER COBRA ARCADE POSTED BY ATARI AGE
My orders include other games, but they are already in the system here. And yes, I've submitted requests for the missing ones including all difficulty modes. :)
YOUTUBE VIDEO REVIEWING SPACE GAME
Thanks Omar! That was fast. :)
Thank you Bamse. Much appreciated! :)
If I only knew back in early 1978 when I bought my first VCS what I know today, I would have gone about things completly differently, that's for sure. It's insane what some games go for these days. I didn't even start saving the boxes my consoles came in until the Sega Master System and NES. From then on I pretty much saved everything, unless I gave it away for cheap. We've all been down THAT road.
This needs to be ported to the 7800 by somebody through Atari Age. The 7800 has NO pinball games that I known of. Heck, the 2600 only has 2 that I can think of. Same goes for the Jaguar. Don't Atari fans like Pinball?
That's a paddle controller game if I've seen one. They drive me crazy. :)
Squeeze Box; Game 1; Expert. Both Difficulty Switches set for A. Game 1 is the default game here, but the others are here in the database as well.
Notes: I should probably go for a complete U.S. Games/Vidtec set, as I own so many. Not all of the ones that I own on cartridge have I been able to import into EMU7800. But of the ones I have managed to import for emulation so far (final photo). I'm only missing one. Although I only own loose carts, they are in really good condition. Some are on the U.S. Games label, some are on the Vidtec label. Quaker Oats owned U.S. Games. Vidtec was another label used by U.S. Games. Each had their own style of cartridges. Many of their games saw releases on both labels. The ones that I own that I've also managed to import ROM .bin files into EMU7800 are:
Quaker Oats was trying to compete against General Mills, who owned Parker Bros. at the time. Quaker Oats didn't fare nearly as well as Parker Bros.
Thanks Rob! It's appreciated. :)
My pleasure Omar. :)
I don't know if Stadium Mud Buggies was even released in PAL territories. It barely got a NTSC release. In fact to buy a copy you must either be very rich, or very lucky. I was lucky, but then practically gave mine away in exchange for a few common PSP games.
I saw a Youtube video the other day of a couple going through their huge mint CIB Atari 2600 collection, sure that they had a mint, boxed, Air Raid by Men-A-Vision. A loose copy typically sells for between $2,000 to over $3,000. The first semi-complete (no manual) copy found sold for $31,600. Then, a couple of years later, an actual complete copy sold for $33,433.30. That was BEFORE this mint copy was found. The couple in the video were, of course, excited. :)
What a hobby we engage in.
I started to explain to doguhnew about the TIA chip used in the 2600 for both graphics and sound, and in the 7800 for sound only. That led me into going over the POKEY chip, which was used in the 5200 but could be added to a 7800 game cartridge if the game publisher so desired (at added expense of course). The only game released that way back in the day that I can think of was Ballblazer (published by LucasArts). And I was going to go into the fact that Atari Age offers several hombrews for the 7800 with the POKEY chip, and how you have to provide them with a POKEY chip when ordering one of these games. Then I went into the legacy of the POKEY chip. How it was used in the 5200, some of Atari's 8-bit computers, and some of their arcade releases (which can have up to 4 POKEY chips). Of course the simpliest route to take is to send Atari Age a Ballblazer 7800 cartridge (and not the 8-bit Atari computer or 5200 releases, as the POKEY chip is not in those cartridges, but in the system itself). In fact I typed it all up, but then decided not to post it, as it might confuse things.
Thanks. It's greatly appreciated! :)
Thank you very much. I greatly appreciate it. :)
I think that you must own every Intellivision game (including homebrews) with the possible exception of Stadium Mud Buggies.
I'm voting YES!
A complete Activision set would be nice, but you then have to include all Imagic games. Not only are they great, but Activision owns the rights to the Imagic game library.
Great score. I vote YES! :)
This looks like a cool game.
I had about 4,000 additional points with over 1:30 left on the timer. I still don't know if it's kosher here to post a score achieved mid-game, so I continued playing until the timer reached 0:00
Infiltrate; Game 6; Single Player (1-6). Both Difficulty Switches set for b (see photo 4).
Photo 3: I'm wearing a Jacksonville Jaguars T-Shirt, although only the last part of Jacksonville is visiable. Oh, and I need a haircut.
Planet Patrol; Game 3. Both Difficulty Switches set for A (see photo 4).
Note: Game 3 runs faster than Game 1.
Planet Patrol; Game 3. Both Difficulty Switches set for b (photo 4).
Notes: Game 3 runs faster than Game 1.
Planet Patrol; Game 3. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
You will notice that I had to import the PAL ROM .bin file into EMU7800 (final photo), because with the NTSC version the graphics are clitchy in some places. The PAL version runs fine.
Planet Patrol; Game 3. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
A troll? Figures.
S.BAZ and I were talking about this at Atari Age. I want to do it, but can't provide videos. He told me that they weren't required. The main stumpling block is that 'no old scores allowed bit.' By the time I find out that a game is being played at Atari Age's HSC I'd already posted a score for it here.
Bamse knows all. :)
Thanks Bamse! I appreciate your vote and your knowledge. :)
Thanks, I appreciate that.
My pleasure Bamse. :)
No problem Bamse. I never find problems with your scores. :)
I made Master here sometime during the past few days. Over 2 million user points. :)
Someone's voting no on these Infiltrate scores. Why? I added a photo (final photo) of the different game variations, so what's the issue? The scores aren't even that high. Ok, there's no video (the stated reason). I can't record play videos.
Someone's voting no on these Infiltrate scores. Why? I added a photo (final photo) of the different game variations, so what's the issue? The scores aren't even that high.
Someone's voting no on these Infiltrate scores. Why? I added a photo (final photo) of the different game variations.
First vote, and it's yes. If you have time please check out my scores for the 2600 game Infiltrate. Someone is voting no on them and I don't know why.
First vote, and it's a YES! :)
I'm lousy at games like this that use an isometric view. With Q*bert I'm always falling off the playfield.
I miss my Intellivision.
I vote YES. I can see your identification in the upper right of the screen. :)
And I didn't come out in 1965 either. I'm vintage 1958. :)
First vote, and it's YES. I just posted several scores for Infiltrate and it took ages.
Infiltrate; Single Player; Game 4. Both Difficulty Switches set for A/Expert.
Atari 2600 game, played on an Atari 7800 ProSystem (hardware compatible). And yes, I did go a bit nuts including unused Atari Age stickers in evidence photos, but I think I will only do this in the future with games that were actually released by Atari Age.
And no, this game didn't come from Atari Age. I just thought that it would be fun to include one of their (unused) stickers in some photos.
Atari 2600 game, played on an Atari 7800 ProSystem (hardware compatible).
It's a game for the 2600, played on a 7800. Atari made the 7800 backwards compatible with games for the 2600.
Infiltrate. Single Player; Game 4. Difficulty b/b.
Oh, while going through my game collection yesterday. I found 2 unliscensed Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games, CIB. One was a shmup called Magic Girl. An awesome game. The other is called Cascade.
Magic Girl Play Video
1-3 (Single Player; Game 3). Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
1-3 (Single Player; Game 3). Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
I suprised myself with this score, but then Infiltrate has a quirk with the way the robotic assassins re-spawn after you kill them. Sometimes they keep respawning in the same pattern, over and over. I never had this happen in such a profound way before. Infiltrate also rewards you for standing on the platform right next to the elevator and rapid-firing (you shoot much faster when you do this too). You get extra points when you take out an assassin this way. The No Swear Gamer in his review of Infiltrate remarked that the game rewards cowardly behavior by awarding extra points for this, but it can be very risky. It's a good way to lose a life.
1-2 (Single Player; Game 2). Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
1-2. The 1 denotes a single player game, whilst the 2 denotes Game 2.
Games 4,5, and 6 have the robotic assissins visiable for a couple of seconds, and then you don't see them again for several seconds. Reminds me of some of the game variations for another Atari 2600 game, Worm War I.
My pleasure Rob. :)
Seems like a great score to me. :)
I did not know that this game had started off as an arcade game. I've only played the Atari 2600 version. Thanks for sharing. :)
You seem to be playing alot of games that start with the letter "S"
Played the default game here, Game 1-1 (final photo). Both Difficulty Switches set for A (photo 2).
Played the default game here, Game 1-1. Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Played with both Difficulty Switches set for b. The robotic assassins can only shoot half the distance of the screen when playing in b mode.
Played Game 1-1.
In my own defense my controller doesn't behave properly with this game. It suddenly jerks from one place on screen to another, colliding with the sides of falling meteors in the process. Lives were lost this way. In defense of the game, I own a cartridge of Meteor Shower and it didn't behave this way on actual hardware. I've misplaced the cart, so if I don't find it soon I'll have to order another one.
In other news. Remember when I said I finally had all 180+ loose NES cartridges together in one place? Well today I found 2 more lerking in a box. One was The Ultimate Stuntman (published by Camerica). The other is rarer. Astro Fang: Super Machine. This game was released for the Famicom in Japan by A-Wave. Back when they were still in business, TheNESDump put it on to an NTSC NES cartridge, with full-color artwork. How many of them are floating around this way is anyones guess.
Thanks Bamse! I believe you voted first on this one. :)
You may notice from the final photo that I have imported both the NTSC ROM .bin file and the PAL ROM .bin file into my emulator. This is because the NTSC version plays with clitchy graphics, so I download and imported the PAL version. It runs fine by the way. I downloaded both from Atari Mania.
Please excuse my low score. I'd never played Shark Attack before, and it didn't help that I was using an old Xbox 360 controller. I suspect that it might control better with a 2600 Joystick.
I have 2 CRTs. A 27" and a Commodore Color CRT. I'm not sure of the model. Probably a 1702.
Thanks Bunsen! :)
Thanks. I just voted YES on your recent Intellivision score. A little blury, but I made everything out ok. :)
I can make everything out, and your ID is above the screen. :)
I have this game, but with a purple label w/white text.
I should point out that this game does not control properly in this emulator. The laser cannon, or whatever it is, will suddenly jerk from one place to somewhere else, causing me to loose lives easily. I own this game in cartridge form, and I don't remember this game behaving like that. I've lost the cart, so I've ordered a replacement from Atari Age. Who knows, my original copy may turn up. Just case I DO find it I ordered the replacement with the red label, as I already own one with the blue label. Somewhere.
This game IS on my Wishlist at Atari Age. I hope that the box upgrade is still available when I go to order it. I know that it currently is, but I'm WAY backed up on ordering.
Nice to see it corrected. YES on ALL! :)
Using taffy for ID. Made me smile inside. :)
Is this a homebrew? I've never heard of it.
Not until I buy it. It's in my wishlist. It isn't one of the 7800 homebrews that I can play through my emulator software.
Thanks. I hope to do better though. Appreciate the YES vote. :)
Take a close look of the flying taxis. They used modified CITROËN DSs.
Game 39. 1 Player selected. This is a brutal game variation. Novice/b (b/b) setting.
Both Difficulty Swiches set for A.
Both Difficulty Switches set for b.
Game 3 is not in the system here (see final photo) but it is the same has having both Difficulty Switches set for A (see photo 2).
I didn't even notice the 1:08. Nice catch. I solve Sudoku puzzles alot. Just not electronically. A time of 1:08 is fast to solve one puzzle, even an easy one.
That's great! Glad that I helped out. :)
This looks like The Walking Dead table, not Doom. Skipping for now.
There was a shot of an alley with a bunch of discarded LaserDiscs.
I've only got the NES port to go by, but this is a hard game judging by it and the comparrison videos that I've seen on Youtube.
I can't say, as I've only played the 7800 version.
Great minds think alike. I posted about this in the Atari Age Forums earlier tonight. Personally, I think (upon re-watching your video) that Phobos would make the better Conquest of Mars II. It is a vertical shooter just like the first one. Then make Caverns of Mars II Conquest of Mars III. :)
Difficulty: Slow/Short Body/Some. Another homebrew from Mark Ball. Released in 2010, the same year that Apple Snaffle was released.
I'm still re-organizing my game collection. I found several bags of games today that I had purchased at Pixel Age and Game Over, and then forgot about. This was one of the games in one of the bags.
I've now got all of my loose NES games in one place. All 180+ of them. I still need to find a place for all of my boxed NES games.
Another homebrew from Robert Decrescenzo, released the same year as his "Moon Cresta."
Another homebrew from Robert Decresonzo, released the same year as his "Moon Cresta."
Bob Decescenzo is right up there with Mark Ball when it comes to how many homebrews he's done.
Played with both Difficulty Switches set for A (Photo 2).
Played with both Difficulty Switches set for b (Photo 2).
The last 3 photos I took of scans at Atari Mania. I went there because I was trying to figure out why I sometimes hit a target and have 500 points deducted. I still don't know why this happens.
I have no witty response.
Ok, I will. :)
I wonder if Intellivision will release a 're-imagined' version of this for their new Intellivision Amico console. It wasn't listed as a launch title. Console launches 10.10.2020. :)
First to Vote. YES on ALL! :)
And YES, Atari Age should port this to the 2600. Conquest of Mars (Caverns of Mars) turned out well, and this game looks similar.
I know that this is a homebrew. I need to check to see if it's still available at Atari Age. It looks like my kinda game.:)
I just placed an order for their Atari 2600 port of the Arcade platformer "Mappy." So I'm waiting on 3 games from Atari Age currently, all for the 2600. I need to add more of their games for the 7800.
The only Atari Age games that I have for the 7800 are:
Impressive run. If I understand correctly you either lapped everyone else 5 times, working on a 6th, or you took first place 5 times. I have Enduro Racer for the Sega Master System. I need to give that game another look. :)
I took a photo of the box cover scan posted at Atari Mania.
I've ordered this game from Atari Age. Your score is safe as I'm lousy at Asteroids.
As you can see from Photo 1 this is the Demo Version, done in Child Difficulty. I've been playing alot of Beef Drop VE (Cartridge) lately. It's becoming easier for me than the emulated verion of Beef Drop (Demo Version), which I attribute to the difference in controllers. With the Demo Version under emulation I use a Logitech Xbox 360 Controller. Playing the VE version on an actual 7800 console I use a Sega Genesis 3-button Controller, which is more responsive and isn't as hard on my hands.
Beef Drop VE can be played on a 7800 with a Genesis Controller without the Segull 78 Controller Adapter (although I still plan to order one for my other 7800 games), because it uses only 1 action button.
I just ordered another game for the 2600 from Atari Age, bringing the total number of games ordered recently to 3:
I've submitted requests for "Mappy" for all 3 Difficulty Options.
Kinda like "Tetris," accept it isn't. Bricks of different colors drop, and you must group them by color instead of shape. At the end of each round a long horiztontal white brick drops. Wherever you place it it will take out all of the blocks beneath it as it drops.
I played at a disadvange because the display cops off approx. the lower 4th of the playfield. So I couldn't see the blocks once they dropped until there was a stack of 3 or 4 deep. EMU7800 has always had an issue with this game.
Thank you Mr. Oyama! :)
Well, of the console versions the Jaguar port has the righest colors, although the balls move at a slightly slower speed that the PSP version. I like both equally, although the Jaguar controller is more comfortable to hold over long stretches then the PSP is.
Thanks! Appreciated! :)
Some would argue that this game should have been buried underground, like E.T (although some people like E.T. on the 2600). Thanks for voting. :)
Moon Patrol is supposed to be a launch title for the Intellivision Amico when it launches 10.10.2020. The games released for it will include 'reimagined' Intellivision classics from Mattel, Atari, Coleco, and Imagic.
I didn't know there was a sequel. Ok folks at Atari Age, give us Conquest of Mars II. :)
A very good score Omar. I use to play this game alot back when there were Arcades everywhere. Just about every Acade had Pole Position, even when it was passed its prime. It was the same with Spy Hunter and Out Run, and then later on Daytona USA. In fact I believe Sega released an enhanced version of Daytona USA not too long ago.
Pinball Fantasies is considered a classic. I own it for PC (on GoG), on the Game Boy, the Atari Jaguar, and the Sony PSP (included as one of the games on Mega minis Volume 1; European exclusive). It was also released for the Amiga CD32, SNES, PlayStation 3 (exclusive to Japan in physical form; later downloadable elsewhere). It was also released for iOS. Of the versions that I own and have played the Jaguar version looks the best.
Thanks. Greatly appreciated! :)
Photos 1, 2: My high score playing Spacechase in Expert/A (A/A) Difficulty.
Photo 2: My score of 9,250 displayed. Both Difficulty Switches set for A.
The 2600 has alot of shooters. Some are great. Some are merely ok. And then there are games like Spacechase, which is bad. Not Mythicon bad, but bad none the less.
Another shooter on the 2600. And it's a bad one.
Both Difficulty Switches set for A. So an A/A game.
My best game in the Expert mode. And a score of 2,600 on a game for the 2600. Pretty cool. :)
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.
Sorry, I didn't mean that as a question. I meant "I still want one."
I still want one?
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! 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.
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.
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! :)