Yes vote here!
By the way, how does this one compare to the Atari 7800 version?
What an insane game and a decent score!
Check out my score on this game.
Congratulations on achieving the highest score!
Maybe it's like Golf, lower the score, the better?
Nice score improvment! Look forward to see your score improve even more with an Atari 5200 joystick coupler. I believe the coupler will give you a closer arcade cabinet experience & feeling too!
Seems to have a good background story & great fun factor!
I wonder if this game has an ending? I had personally been able to reach to either the 3rd or 4th level. Lots of fun!
Like the coin-op Williams cabinet, they should of released this NES game, in the USA, as "Make Trax". If that had happened, would of been a little more popular.
Congradulations on getting your own copy! Where can I find one?
Your score may improve if you have a coupler? Do you have a coupler to bond both controller together, as seen in this picture?
From Atariage.com: Atari Joystick CouplerThis accessory came packaged with Robotron 2084 and Space Dungeon. It is a base that holds two 5200 joysticks side by side, theoretically making the games easier to play.
Nevermind, I can see you're in your own gameroom, your good! Yes, here!
You may need to provide & add more evidence that you had personally achieved this score. With your score in the background, do you have another picture with your initials or something?
Nice driving! You tied my high score!
Nice score! Another 100k points and you will be knocking on my door.
I like this game and will be posting my "Pinball" score on the Nintendo DS version, "Intellivision Lives!". What's your opinion of this game?
One modern system that allow paddles, the Nintendo DS!
Nice driving skills!
Is there a pinball sequence?
Under rated game, very nice!
Indeed, you were knocking on my door, a close call!
Oh yeah!!!!! Sounds much better with the Pokey sound chip!
Nice end labels on the Atari 5200 cartridges and will certainly help finding a game in your collection easier.. Was that a custom job?
Kangaroo is a fun game and this may be the best version for home consoles/platforms?
This game is more challenging than it looks? 371 pointes is a decent score!
I believe your Atari 5200 game cartridge collection is growing?
@ 1:30 What a raw deal! That's happened to me too.
This game is difficutl to control the mobility, nice work!
Is this game just like "Fast Food' for the Atari 2600?
I should try playing this game?
On some video games, I know the feelings too.
I had been beat! Nice score!
Here is a walk through on how to complete the 1st world on Pitfall 2 that works for either the Atari 2600 or 5200 Super System.
PITFALL 2: LOST CAVERNS FAQ/WALKTHROUGHFor play on Atari 2600Presented by BoredGamerVersion: .7Last Updated: 11/12/02Phase: Technically CompleteIf you are e-mailing me about feedback, questions, or anything having todo with any FAQ, please send it to BoredGamerAdvanc@cs.com. If any e-mail is sent to BoredGamerAdvanc@cs.com that does not concern a FAQ, itwill be deleted/ignored, as I primarily use this address for FAQ-relatedstuff.Another new note: DO NOT put my name in your address book. I'm notdoing this to be mean, and I extend my full apology to those of you whoknow how to take care of your computer who have had my name in theirbooks. The person you can blame is whoever it is that just will not getrid of their klez problems (as well as other e-mail viruses). I'm sickand tired of opening my e-mail and seeing more than a dozen messagesfrom MAILER DAEMON saying that e-mail I set was not accepted, especiallywhen it was to somebody I've never sent mail to in my life; or when Iget mail from newsletters I've never signed up for. If you are readingthis and know you're responsible, PLEASE GET SOMETHING TO TAKE CARE OFYOUR VIRUSES. I don't mean to come off as sounding mean, but it'sseriously irritating the bejesus out of me.Please stop sending me files. I will not download them unless they aresomeone I know, and by this I mean someone I know -personally- likefamily or best friends. I have suspected that some files that have beensent to me are viruses (with good justification after being persecuted)and did not download them. This also means not to send me FAQs or anyother material to critique.INFO INVOLVING PUTTING MY NAME IN ADDRESS BOOKS:It has come to my attention recently that some of you out there havebeen putting my name in your address books. This is all fine and dandyby me. However, one, maybe more, amonst you have contracted the Klezvirus (or something similar). I know this because I'm constantlygetting e-mails sent back to me by MAILER-DAEMON and the like thatcertain e-mails that I didn't personally send are not going throughbecause they have viruses in them. This is usually how viruses likeKlez operate; they get into your address book, find a name, and beginsending e-mails using that name. I will say this loud and clear...CLEAN YOUR SYSTEMS!!! Download FixKlez or AVG Virus Scanner FreeEdition. They're free, much emphasis on FREE, which means costs younothing but time and hard drive space. You can probably find them onDownload.com, if not do a Google search for them. This FAQ is technically complete. Any information or corrections youcan hit this FAQ with will still be accepted and accredited once it'sbeen verified. Thanks!_______________________________________________________________________UPDATE HISTORY8/20/2001- This FAQ is currently under way. Did the basic layout.8/21/2001- Started Section 2. It seems complete. If there is anymoreinformation I could put on it, I certainly will. Did most of thewalkthrough.8/22/2001- The Legal Bit is up. Completed the walkthrough section. Added a little to the FAQ. Also did the Introduction and the Itemsection to complete this FAQ. It's even been spellchecked! As my bosswould say, "What a deal!"8/23/2001- Just got hit with some new information. Thanks to CJayC, Ican brush up on Pitfall 2 101. Sections 1 and 3 got some make overs tosuit. I'll be correcting the fallacies within the guide tonight andmaybe tomorrow if I don't finish.8/24/2001- Added the first reference to this game with a link and addedit to my final section. Added a new question to the FAQ section on howto dodge flying enemies. I also revamped the walkthrough to suit thecorrections. So Quickclaw is no longer called "The Monkey." But dang! I swear that looks more like a monkey than a cat!8/27/03- FAQ-wide update...Reference credit goes to:Pitfall Harry's Lost Video Game Cavern(http://members.tripod.com/~PitfallHarry)Contents According to Joe-------------------------Section 1: Introduction1A: Harry Returns1B: The GameSection 2: EnemiesSection 3: Items, Etc.Section 4: Walkthrough4A: Beginning to First Checkpoint4B: First Checkpoint to Second Checkpoint4C: Second Checkpoint to Third Checkpoint4D: Third Checkpoint to Fourth Checkpoint4E: Fourth Checkpoint to Fifth Checkpoint4F: Fifth Checkpoint to End of GameSection 5: FAQSection 6: Legal BitSection 7: Thank You and Goodbye -------------------------/ SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION \----------------------------- 1A: HARRY RETURNSAfter the major success of the original Pitfall! (which deemed it worthyof the title "classic"), Activision soon followed up with a sequelcalled Pitfall 2: Lost Caverns. They obviously wanted to take adifferent approach that most video games did not feature; an actual endto the game! In Pitfall 2, you play as Pitfall Harry yet again. Thistime, he's making his way through caverns full of dangerous animals andunknown perils in a cave beneath Peru. In this, Pitfall Harry, his niece Rhonda, and her cat Quickclaw have allbeen sent down to some unknown caverns after a treasure called The RajDiamond, which was stolen a century ago. However, Harry and the othersbecome lost. So, Harry decides to look for his niece, her cat, and theRaj Dimamond. On top of that, there are also various gold bars from theUS and a stone-age rat that someone really wants for research.1B: THE GAMEThis is probably the most frustrating game I've ever played. The actionbutton allows you to jump. Basically, you run through various areas inthis game, mostly through a cavern. You dodge enemies and grab gold forpoints. Every time you are hit by an enemy, you are sent back to aplace known as a red cross. Red crosses serve as checkpoints in thegame. Not counting the one you start on, there are five red crosscheckpoints in all. As you are slowly returning to the checkpoint, youare also losing points. The object of the game is to get to thealmighty goal with as many points as possible. The major thing that makes this game frustrating is trying to dodgesome/all of the enemies, especially in the last couple of areas(described in sections 4E and 4F). The two that seem to be the mostproblematic are the bat and the condor. Most of the other enemies posevery little threat, although they do pop up a quite often. Also notethat dropping from any height and landing on ground will reduce yourpoints by 100.The game ends when you've found Rhonda, the Raj Diamond, and Quickclaw. --------------------/ SECTION 2: ENEMIES \------------------------While you may have infinite lives, so to speak, there are still perilswaiting for you down in the heart of the jungle and in the caves. Eachone runs the same pattern, so they can all be dodged with the samestrategy.Bats- Probably the most common next to the condors. These creatures bobup and down while flying.Condors- Also very common. They fly in a sort of wide, v-shapedpattern; rising to the top of the screen (or basically just the area),then descending. Albino Scorpions- Little arachnids that crawl on the ground. Verypoisonous. They can be avoided by simply jumping over them.Poisonous Frog- Usually found jumping over a hole or ladder. To avoidthem when they're over a ladder, wait until they are on the sideopposite of you and crawl a little bit down the ladder. When they jumpback over you, crawl out and you're home free.Electric Eels- Shock the water when they get extremely angry. Not verycommonly found. ------------------------/ SECTION 3: ITEMS, ETC. \----------------------------Gold- Worth 5000 points each! Woohoo! It's found all throughout thegame. There are 28 of them in all.Rhonda- Can be found between the third and fourth red cross after usingthe balloons. She's worth 10,000 points.Quickclaw- Rhonda's cat. You can actually see him below you at the verybeginning of the game. Worth 10,000 points.Primitive Rat- This one actually keeps you from getting to Quickclawfrom the beginning. The only way to obtain this one is to grab it frombehind. Gives you 15,000 points.Raj Diamond- Hidden somewhere in the game. Worth 20,000 points. ------------------------/ SECTION 4: WALKTHROUGH \----------------------------4A: BEGINNING TO FIRST CHECKPOINTYou will start the game with 4000 points. Below you is what appears tobe a monkey. That's actually Quickclaw, the cat. He's one of thethings that you must obtain to finish the game. The other two beingRhonda and the Raj Diamond. Now, move forward. The first enemy you'llsee is a common bat. He's no trouble. Just keep walking normally asthere is no need to dodge the bat. Notice that rat creature on thelevel below you? That is the primitive rat that you can grab for anextra 15,000 points. That is trying to keep you from having a shortcutto Quickclaw. So, you cannot just drop into the water and make your wayfrom there. Next screen should have a condor. Dodge the condor (if youshould happen to fall in the water, there should be a gold bar in thenext screen beneath the scorpion and one beneath the waterfall) to thebest of your ability and move to the next screen with a scorpion. Timing is your friend here. Jump over the scorpion and over the hole. If at any point you should fall into the water, don't fret too much. Just keep heading straight to the right and you should hit some land. Just be sure to avoid the eel. After the scorpion should be an emptyarea with just a hole. The screen after that has a frog. In the enemysection of this FAQ, I told you the best way to dodge a frog in thisposition. When it is on the side opposite of you, crawl down the ladderand wait until it jumps over you. Then, crawl out and progress. You'llneed this tactic a couple times in this game. After the frog is anotherblank screen with a hole. Just keep heading to the right. After thehole should be a piece of gold rewarding you 5000 points. Head back to where the frog is. Now, this time climb all the way downand jump into the water and make your way to the left. Underneath thedropoff/waterfall type thing from above should be some more gold. Gofor it. Now, head back to dry land. Right after getting on land shouldbe a screen with a scorpion. Jump it and continue. You're almost tothe first checkpoint. Next screen should have about three floors. Climb down to the middle and grab the gold. Finally, climb down to thebottom floor and step on the red cross.4B: FIRST CHECKPOINT TO SECOND CHECKPOINTAfter the red cross should be some gold. Grab it and head down theladder, then walk to the left. Woohoo! More gold! Grab that and headback to the right until you reach the screen with a frog. You'll noticethat there is also a bat a floor below the frog. Only climb down theladder when both the frog and the bat are out of the way. This part canbe tricky, but dodge the bat below the frog as best as you can and headleft to grab some gold. After that, work your way down some more. Thenext three floors are pretty much useless, so just keep going. Youshould see a floor that has gold just sitting on the right side. Abovethat floor is an actual useful floor. Walk over to the left and you'llsee some gold. Grab it. Those other floors I deemed useless werereally just drop offs to here, but either way it would've cost you 100gold (unless you feel that's a worthy sacrifice). Now, walk back out tothe main climbing area, descend and grab the gold on the right side. The left side is another drop off. Keep heading down. Avoid the nextfloor with the bat on it and head to the one below it. Go to the left. There should be two bats flying, one higher than the next. Dodge thelower bat and climb down the ladder to claim some gold. Walk back out. Watch out for the bat and climb down. The next two floors on the leftside are dropoffs. Just climb down to grab the gold on the right side. Keep climbing after you do. After the floor with two boulders on eachside should be one with a bat on it. Dodge the bat and work your way tothe left to grab some gold. Continue climbing down afterwards. Again,the next two floors are dropoffs. You should come to some gold sittingon the left side (it's not on another screen because there's twoboulders on each side of the floor). Grab the gold. The floor justabove the frog should be a drop off. You should notice that not only isthere a frog on the next floor down, but a bat on the floor after it. Dodge the two of them carefully. It could be tricky, but practice makesperfect. Grab the gold on the right side after the bat and keep going. Eventually, you should reach the bottom. Dodge the frog and move to theleft. Careful if you should fall in the water. Not only is there a batwaiting, but an eel as well. The next screen should have a hole and a scorpion. Dodge them both. After that screen should be the second checkpoint.4C: SECOND CHECKPOINT TO THIRD CHECKPOINTDo not drop into the water. Walk to the screen on the left and wait onthe ledge for the bat to pass overhead. A balloon should appear. Timeyour jump just right and grab the balloon. It should take you upwards. To slow down the ascent, push down. Do so above the ledge to the rightand let the bat pop your balloon. Now, head into the next screen andgrab the goodies. Grab the balloon and slow it down such that it popsdue to the bat and you land on the left side just above the ledge youwere on. Run into the next screen and grab the gold. You don't need toclimb just yet. In fact, I'd recommend you continue ascending with theballoon. The next two ledges (right, then left) are pretty muchuseless. The right side after that should be good, though. Walk intothe next screen and avoid the condors as best as you can. Climb all theway up and grab the gold. Now, climb down avoiding them yet again. Walk back out, rise up the the side on the left and into the nextscreen. Grab the gold and walk back out onto the ledge. Get to thenext ledge on the right and enter. Jump over the scorpion and get pastthe condor to get some gold on the top floor. Climb back down and outand wait for another balloon. You really don't need to go onto the nextledge to the left. You'll be going that way anyway. That does not meanthat you shouldn't right now. If you feel like doing so, then go rightahead. The next one, however, has one last piece of gold for you totake. It is also the last ledge on the right side. Just dodge thescorpions when you make your way through. Finally, grab the last balloon and head to the top left ledge. Thereshould be a checkpoint inside a few floors down. 4D: THIRD CHECKPOINT TO FOURTH CHECKPOINT[NOTE: While there is one of the items necessary for the goal (the RajDiamond) if you take one of the dropoffs, I'm doing a full walkthroughfor this part assuming you take the ladders all the way down. I willindicate at the necessary spot where the diamond is]Climb up all the way and get Rhonda at the top for 10,000 points. Cool! You're 1/3 of the way to your objective. On the floor below the mantakes you to a dropoff on the left. Use caution if you're going to headthat way. Assuming you didn't, dodge the scorpion on your way back downand keep moving. Keep your eye out for the frog and continue todescend. There should be another floor with a scorpion on it. The leftside will take you to another dropoff. Use it only if you wish. If youdecide to, rock on! You really don't need to take the ladders down, butit does add to the challenge factor a bit. Why do I say rock on? Jumpdirectly off the platform (that is, jump to the left and keep holdingleft). You should land on a ledge on the left side. Enter the room. Inside is the Raj Diamond giving you 20,000 points! Yipee! Now 2/3 ofthe puzzle solved! If chose not to jump off the ledge (which hopefullyyou did to get the diamond), then keep heading down the ladder. Afterthe scorpion, there should be three floors with the following enemies inthis order: bat, condor, bat. Dodge them all and make your way to thefloor below the bat. If you didn't get the gold before when you tookthe balloons, then do so now. You should then come to four floors in arow with bats on them. The fourth floor has yet another drop off on theleft side. If you still wish to endure the ladders, then read on. Thenthere should be a combination of three more floors like this: condor,bat, condor. Dodge them all and make your way to the floor below thelast condor mentioned. If you didn't grab the gold, there it is for thepickin'. Again, the left side is a dropoff. You sure you want tocontinue taking the scenic route? If so, then continue reading. Nowthere should be a series of four bats. The last bat is the bottom floor! WOOHOO! You made it! Don't fall inthe water, walk to the screen on the left and walk over the nextcheckpoint. 4E: FOURTH CHECKPOINT TO FIFTH CHECKPOINTAfter crossing the checkpoint, go left. Jump over the scorpion and keepgoing. Grab the gold on the next screen and climb the ladder. Dodgethe condor and walk right into the next screen. There should be anothercondor there. Argh! Dodge it as well and climb again. There should bea couple bats after that. Dodge them and ascend again. More condors? It keeps going in this pattern for a long time. After a couple bats,there should a small break in the cycle. There're no enemies here, butthere is a condor above you. I refer to this place as The Safe Haven. You can also walk into another screen on the right and grab some gold. Yeah! Walk back and climb all the way up. There is no reason to go tothe other screen on the right of the condor above The Safe Haven unlessyou wish to trouble yourself and possibly start this area over again. Dodge the bats and climb. Again, you should get two ladders in a rowand again you should climb straight to the top for the same reason asbefore. Head left. Dodge the bat and climb up the ladder. Avoid thecondor as best as you can and head right. There should be anothercondor with gold above him. If you didn't grab the ring, then youshould be able to see it now. Walk left and climb two floors. Ahh...The final checkpoint!4F: FIFTH CHECKPOINT TO END OF GAMEThe screen to the right of the checkpoint has some more gold. Grab itand be prepared to make a climb. Beware the condor and head rightagain. After that should be a similar design with bats. For the next10 floors, you will see this pattern without any breaks, gold, or sidescreens for a few floors. So, from here on, all you do is dodge. Eventually, you should come to a part with a scorpion and a path to theleft. Head to the left and grab the gold. Now, head back out. Jumpthe scorpion and head to the next floor up. Grab the gold on the left,head back out and jump the scorpion here too and climb the ladder to thetop. A roof. Can it be... THE TOP! YES!!! Watch out for the scorpionup here and walk left. Dodge the bat and climb the ladder. Thereshould also be a frog up there. This is probably one of the trickiestparts of the game. To get past the frog, wait until the bat is clearout of your way and climb the ladder. Wait until the frog has beencarefully planted onto one side of the hole and jump out on the oppositeside. Make sure the bat doesn't get you while you're waiting. Getpast the frog and there is the Quickclaw at the very top. ... But wait! Head right and give the primitive rat a little push and it should run. Keep pushing him until it gets to the edge. Push it at the edge andobtain the primitive rat, gaining 15,000 points. Now, go grab theQuickclaw for a last 10,000 points and watch Pitfall Harry jump up anddown for a few seconds. That's it. Game over. You've succeeded. Goodjob! Now, try to see if you can grab all 28 pieces of gold, Rhonda,Quickclaw, the Raj Diamond, and the primitive rat without gettingtouched. Sounds impossible, but it can be done.
Decent score and tough game!
To start the second level, you first need to find & grab Rhonda, the Raj Diamond, and Quickclaw, the cat. However, you might be able to start the 2nd world with just finding Quickclaw, I had not tried that yet? The location of Quicklaw, the cat, is shown at the beginning of the game. Do you remember something that looks more like a monkey or a coyote waiting below Pitfall Harry at the opening screen? If you look at my score again for Piftall 2 for the Atari 5200, you will see what I mean by looking at my screen shot.
Also, the second world introduces new venomous creatures like fire ants and more.
Indeed, and I had played the second world and it's really neat. Think of playing a normal game of Pitfall II, but with a brand new maze/map, new locations to find treasure, waterfalls, balloons, etc!
Think of Nintendo 8-bit NES Legend of Zelda. Once you beat the game, you get a new world to explore.
Please check out my score and more info about Pitfall II here:http://highscore.com/scores/Atari5200/Pitfall2/41415
Today, I just started playing my copy of Ms. Pac-man for the Atari 2600 and reconized that 57,770 is a challenging score to accomplish!
My goal is to beat the top dog on this one and will take some time to achieve.
The Atari 5200 version of "Pitfall II", has an update that most other versions did not get, an extra level or world to defeat.
When I got out & played my Atari 5200, last year, I had a tough time beating the current highscore that you just achieved. Congradulations!
Nice size library of Atari 5200 games. I believe not only is the system a handsome looking console, but the cartridges looked great too! Did you know that Atari used the same front cartridge labels from the 2600 model and applied them for the 5200 series? Both have the same measurements, but the Atari 5200 cartridge labels had been rotated 90 degrees.
I like this version, tougher than the Atari 2600 couinterpart but both are great ports!
I can't believe how much support the ZX Spectrum got with game titles.
Which direction did you ended up going for the Atari 5200 joysticks?
A well made game based on a movie and one of the better titles for the Atari 2600. Today, video games based on a movie are likely not going to be a better title, like "Krull" was for Atari, on any current video game console libary?
Which version of Boulder Dash was your first to play? Mine was on the Atari 800, from a floppy disk. I recently posted my highscore playing the Nintendo 3DS version!
I can't wait to get my own copy of this homebrew title "Frenzy/Berzerk" for the Atari 7800!
This game is based on "Sprint 2" by Kee Games 1976. Would love to see this ported to the Atari 7800 using the Race Control Padles! Atari 2600's version called "Indy 500" or "Race", is great too, but leaves room for improvment for the 7800.
Nice score and set-up!
Underrated game! Wish to see more scores on this game title either for the Atari 5200, Atari computer, and Intellivision. IMO, Intellivision has the best version.
It's like "Moon Patrol"?
What an amazing collection of red label Atari cartridges. I can't see from the picture, but what red-label titles do you have? I can read one says "Jungle Hunt", must be rare?
Thanks for sharing some details about your long term Ms. Pac-Man project, a wise investment. BTW, great score!
Thanks! I love this game and prefer the arcade platforms & the DS version plays faithfully to the real thing! I also hold the highscore here on the arcade versions too, "Asteroids" & "Asteroids Deluxe".
Seems like this Ms. Pac-Man used to have a Turbo on Demand button? Now she (Ms. Pac-Man) has gone turbo full-time?
Good to see more scores posted in the Atari 5200 catagory! I think it's strange to push the fire button to get your frog to jump?
"...since I'm a cowyoy", good one! Yeah Ha!
I am impressed with your Space Invaders collection!
Nice score and thanks for the great video!
This is the one with an extra chip in the cartridge for background music?
Nice, my kind of game, I think? What's a comparable game?
Good question! I am looking for some action and will like to see someone challenge my score instead of being turned off. Sorta like the typical auction strategy when someone bids for $1, to help get the ball rolling.
Thanks, I did not catch that and made an error on my judgment. I agree, looks emulated.
What a classic!
Great Score! Watch ouf the the monkees on a vine and the boulders!
The third level with jumping on the balls is a tough one to make progress while racing against time. Nice try and nice score!
I see that most of the points were earned on your 3rd & extra ball, impressive! Also, I've noticed your nudging skills are comparable to a Jedi Knight.
I have this game on the New 3DS and waiting on a request to have this table listed before I can post my score.
Nice score! Was fun watching the whole video. I know when I play this game, I can't fully enjoy the animated sequences without taking the risk of the pinball going down the drain. Fun game!
I remember playing this at the arcade & how underrated this game is.
You must use the old personal computer to make the 5.25" floppy for the Atari 520 ST?
It's good to see someone post some new high scores on the INTV, thanks!
Nice score! You were very close to bumping my posted score,
I feel your pain but I do not know what is worse? You see, I loved this game back in the day too and did not realized that C64 had a realeased version and I had a C64 back then. Too bad that this game was not ported to more different game consoles, I wonder why? Be great to even see this game on a Data East complication for the current consoles, better late than never?
I am still waiting to play this version and I am interested to get this C64 emulator and "Buggy Boy" rom, what do you recomend?
This game "Space Mountain" was way ahead of it's time as a simulator to the Disneyland ride attraction? @ Disneyland, inside Space Mountain, you can find TIE Fighters and more from Star Wars!
Looks like Star Wars?
Be sure to play Jr. & Ms. Pac-man on the Atari 2600 ports. And don't forget the upgraded homebrew version of Pac-man for the 2600 too!
Your whole Atari XE bundle with box for $125 plus shipping sounds like an excellent deal! How about the XEGS, where can I find one to put roms on?
My story on how I got my Atari XE is much different. About 10 years ago, I got the keyboard, console, cables & cords, and two disk drives from a large Atari lot sale that included the cocktail cabinet version of Asteroids.
I have an Atari XE too, just don't have any games for it yet. Where do you get a XEGS? I am impressed to see the original Atari XE Jostick!
Too bad Atari Inc, would not support the racing paddles for Tempest?
Try the MAME version 1977 "Circus" by Exidy
THIRD PARTY JOYSTICK CONTROLLERS For the Atari 5200
Wico Command Control Joystick (by Wico)A decent alternative to the original controllers, the Wico is an analog stick which comes with a Y-cable which enables the 5200 joystick to be used for keypad functions.
Competition Pro Joystick (by Coin Controls)An excellent alternative to the standard 5200 joystick, this controller is a ball-handled microswitch joystick that offers tremendous feel and control for most games. Highly recommended.
Fire Command Joystick (GIM Electronics)Unlike the aformentioned two "hand held" controllers, the Fire Command Joystick is an arcade-style tabletop joystick with a sturdy metallic base. It features two fire buttons on each side of the joystick, allowing for lefties to get in on the fun. The fire buttons are carbon copies of arcade buttons as well. A definite winner.
I am not sure if the game was available on the Atari 5200, as seen in the movie?
Back in 1977/1978, the Atari 2600 was able to keep up with arcade adaptations with nearly perfect ports. For an example, look at the games I listed below:
Arcade 1976 "Sprint 2" by Kee Games ported on 2600 as "Indy 500"
Arcade 1974 "Tank" by Kee Games ported on 2600 as "Combat"
Arcade 1976 "Breakout" by Atari ported on 2600 as "Breakout"
Arcade 1975 "Gun Fight" by Midway ported on 2600 as "Outlaw"
Arcade 1977 "Drag Race" by Kee Games ported on 2600 as "Dragster"
Arcade 1976 "Night Driver" by Atari ported on 2600 as "Night Driver"
Arcade 1978 "Avalanche" by Atari ported on 2600 as "Kaboom!"
Arcade 1977 "Circus" by Exidy ported on 2600 as "Circus Atari"
And many more Arcade games from 1977 or older were ported accurately. Any arcade game manufactured with newer hardware than the Atari 2600 architecture will soon become too dificult to emulate. Despite all the success, I bellieve the newer titles like 1978 "Space Invaders" & 1979 "Asteriods", the 2600 was starting to compromise the system's ablitiy to properly port and that continued to get worse every year were Moore's Law definitely applies. Too little, too late for Atari Inc when Tempest came out for the Atari 2600, hence why it's never got released.
First place next time, you can do it!
Probably the best in the Galaxian Franchise, "Galaga '88"! Nice Score!
Atari Jaguar is getting a "llamatron". I've never played this game but does it play like Robotron?
This game is like "Operation Wolf"?
Looks like an excellent arcade port. Nice score!
Hand held dedicated Pac-Man & Pac-Man 2 bring pack great memories of playing these at the retail store demos. Good Stuff!
Looks emulated but you are running your MSX computer through a PC? I know the MSX can play games on floppy disks, cassettes, cartridges, and even laser disc. What format is the game?
You had the engine at red line to the max! Nice Score!
Nice score. I love this game in the arcade and Vectrex, how does this version compare?
Tough game, but arcade perfect! I hope to see Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus, Jr. Pac-Man, and others Pac-Man family members, released by Namco for the 3DS?
Great score! The AI is quite challenging for an old Atari 2600 game, compared to most others up to that point?
On "Xevious", go to settings followed by 'Hardcore Options' and selecting 'Xevious'. Then choose 'Super Xevious' and 'Confirm' and when you now go to the Arcade and Score Attack menus you will be able to select 'Super Xevious'.
Here is more info on rebuilding & upgrading the Atari 5200 controller.
In my opinion, rebuild your controllers with brand-new & superior parts supplied from Best Electronics.
Great Game and hard to find for the Intellivision. Nice score and set-up!
Very nice, Atari 5200 x2. I wonder how popular the Atari 5200 was in Germany back in the early 1980's?
Have you been able to unlock & play "Super Xevious" on this Namco Museum complication?
In the USA, I had always known this game as "Tutankham" in the arcades and on Atari 2600. I am not sure why the Nintendo DS (North America region) release it's called "Horror Maze"? My only guess would be the possible conflict with naming rights & license with Egypt's King Tut? Maybe in Egypt, it's called "Horror Maze" as well? Any takers on my guess?
A very respectable score, nice!
Have you tried Badlands, the laserdisc video game?
How many different game titles are on the Taito complilation volume one and two?
I love Atari 7800! Good Stuff!
I had the pleasure to play this game at the arcade, back in the day. If I remember corectly, 1 credit covers either 1 or 2 player mode?
An updated version of this game will do great in arcades today, if someone like Thrill Games, built one with simliar cabinet. What do you guys think?
Thanks! I see that you had been busy on MAME.
Nice old game by Atari.
Have you tried playing the Arcade version with two players? A blast from the past!
I wish to claim the score 20,200, as seen @ 8th place on all three pictures. KID are my initials.
Thanks, looks legit.
The "Mr. Driller" hardware chips are on the right side of the TV?
One of my arcade favorites. How well does this play on the PS2? Thanks!
Was that on a "Defender" cabinet?
Very neat, my first time seeing a variation of the Atari 7800 console. I am used to seeing the North American version. What country are you in again?
Yes, I agree, most modern games are not the same. At 2:00 into this video, Billy Mitchell is asked what he thinks of Modern Games? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o24-DV6gnYw
Very cool! I'll enter my high score on this table, as soon as I can. Maybe before the end of the year, lol, but seriously.
I need to find myself a copy of "Taito Legends" for the PS2. Nice work on all your entries!
Try "Atari Flashback 2", it's much better!
To my surprise, I still hold the World Tittle? Are you still waiting on votes?
Congradulations, you've defeated my high score!
Thanks for the compliment. I look forward to see your score! I believe Jr. Pac-Man is quite simply one of the most impressive games in the 2600's library. The fun factor is strong on this title, for fast action, awesome gameplay, and a stiff challenge. The ghost are more accurate with better color, better artificial intelligence, & Jr. Pac-Man does not die, when intially taged (more arcade like).
From my own personal experice and on extra rare occasions, I believe you can go through the ghost too (like the arcade Pac-Man) or was I staying up too late playing Jr. Pac-Man on Atari?
By the way, for a while, I believed how bizarre (with knowing the Jack Tremial take over) that the Atari 2600 was getting a new lease of life and realized that General Computer Company (GCC), were the guys making some great hardware and software for the later years of the Atari.
Check out the link at the bottom for a cool keynote speach video. This video covers a lot of profounding info on GCC! By they way, who was the actual programer was for the Atari 2600 Jr. Pac-Man? Congradulations for GCC for giving the green light to make this game a 16k, unlike Pac-Man which got only 4k, right? Also, GCC did Ms. Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 as well! I believe most if not all the GCC games & hardware for Atari were done very well.
This must be the only Atari port for this game? If so, who knows why? Looks really good!
I used to have the world title in 2014 with a score of 51,540 points, until I got bumped into 3rd place, my current ranking on Jr. Pac-Man since 2015, by NorthCoastGamer & S.BAZ. I figured it's time to update my score now with 60,360 and reclaim my "World Title Trophy" & position @ highscore.com. I know a lot of you might attempt to take me down, but for how long can I keep my title this time?
Where online can I learn how to set up a coin-op board and perhaps a cabinet?
I'm not sure what I think about the music on this game?
Now this game seems to be forgotten by SEGA? Wish to see this on their greatest hits or something. It's right up there with "Hang-On", "Outrun", "Space Harrier", etc.
Looks like fun!
Congradulations on rolling the score over on Pac-Man, Atari 5200 emulation.
Alright! These Cinematronics games are scarce, I hope to find a "Ripe Off" to play.
Hong Kong Phooey, a great cartoon classic and looks to be a decent game, homebrew?
You might be right about "Karate Champ" being the first genre type, thanks! I wished more fighter games tried the duel joystick approach.
I'm familiar with the Super 78 Joystick, but not the other info. Very interesting and thanks for sharing.
I look forward to see your scores on "Kangaroo". I know you're a great player and I may need to dust off my copy of "Kangaroo", to maintain the current "World Record" here at highscore.com
I have the Atari XE Game System that I plan on using to post scores here, just had not got around to it.
Nice score (you beat my score 37k) and a great port for the Atari 2600.
How did you catch a picture of that score, this table flashes it for a quick moment?
ILMAO, that's a good one!
Wow, that was close. misterVCS almost cracked my score.
How's does that trackball feel on the Atari 7800 Centipede? Was that trackball marketed for the Atari Home Computer?
I made it to: Vodka Drunkenski
Good shooting there!
I'm claiming my score from where I've placed 32nd (KID) on the ranks, as seen in the first and second pictures.
You have your own Atari 5200 console now, that's great news! I look forward to see you challenge my Atari 5200 scores.
I remember that now. Thanks!
Need more proof, that the game was played on "expert", please.
I love the Atari 2600, 5200, & 7800 game consoles.
Nice! I need to do some shooter games like these.
Thanks for voting, I'll vote for your scores too!
Tiger Heli, great game and great score!
My type of game, yes vote!
I know what you mean about having a bloody time documenting your score and all.
Thanks for all your votes, I'll be sure to check out and vote for yours.
By defuat, the high score on the machine was 50k and I only played the game once. In my opinion, it's a good score, but not unreachable. I hope to play this game soon on the Atari 7800.
There sould be no surpirse that I'm good at this game, I've have some great scores on this game on the Atari too.
I played on two different cabinets. One cabinet (on the bottom) drives slower and made it to the end with no crashes. The other cabinet (at the top) drives faster and yeilds better scores but I crashed and was shy from the finish line, but could see it. I played each cabinet once.
Sorry, I don't like the big brother thing we have these days, cameras & audio recordings everywhere, no privacy on the Internet, etc. I'm not going to make their (big brother) job easier.
Thanks! I was 900 points away on getting the next rank, here at highscore.com. However, I did not feel like playing the game again.
I was player 2, as seen in the first picture!
"One of the greatest games ever made" I agree strongly! I wish the industry would get back to making video games like they did back in the day.
Nice score & tough find, my favorite Pac-Man game in the franchise. I'm not sure if I can beat your score, but I'll try.
Maybe on a ported console/handheld, but the original arcade version plays in stardard perspective but the maze is extra large and scrolls. The bouncing fruits, if not eaten right away, destroys power pills, and if normal pills were on the route of the fruit, the dots become larger and slows down jr. pac-man speed while munching them. Just passing the first maze is monumental and you get a cartoon break.
In my opinion, "Jr. Pac-man" is even tougher than "Super Pac-Man".
101,660 pts is very good, but I'm going to try to bump down your score in a few weeks, beware! If not, then I'll get pretty close.
I have the Buckner & Garcia on audio cassette and plays the original release versions.
I look forward to it! As soon as I get my Atari 2600 unpacked and hooked up agian, I'll try again too.
Looks like a cool game, I should find myself a copy.
That's good to know. I've never played Atari 5200 Emulation. I should find an Xbox controller before getting involved with playing. By the way, what's a good emulator for the Atari 5200?
Check out my Atari 5200 Dreadnaught Factor score.
Which version do you like better Atari 800 or 5200? Do you plan on setting a higher score in the future?
That looks nice, one of the best arcade conversions I've seen. Check out this game on the Nintendo 3DS, it's perfect!
My favorite port of Zaxxon, Atari 5200. Have you tried the updated version "Zaxxon 32K" for the Atari 5200?
This is one of my favorite games. You got to try this game out on the higher game levels. I set some records to this game here on the Atari 5200 catagory.
With all do and respect I need to see better evidence of the settings of the game. I'll skip for now.
I love the six switch Atari 2600 consoles, helps to read your settings.
I don't see a dedicated cabinet of "Donkey Kong" and I see a 3rd party controller in the reflection. I'll skip my vote for now.
Great game! I love Choplifter.
I'll have to get my MAME set-up sometime soon but don't know when. I have hardships with getting a desktop computer, bedroom space and room, and software up running. But when I get it going, I'll be challenging your score Frogger score on MAME.
Can you provide more pictures?
Not voting yet, how can I tell if this is a MAME or the real arcade cabinet?
I had always loved the Atari 5200 controllers and still do but I had lots of problems of them breaking down. Please tell me in what ways are the "Gold" controllers better than the originals?
Nice looking Atari 5200 4 port model. You got my yes vote and I believe Pac-man on Atari 5200 can be a fun and challenging game!
Lol, I can tell. You knock off my position from World Champ.
This game is a real gem with great graphics, game play, and challenge, like "Jr. Pac-Man". You got my yes vote!
Nice work on the team effort playing Centipede on the Atari 7800!
For an old Stern Pinball table, I like this table and the other 1970's Stern "Dracula" is my favorite. You have a favorite from the old Stern tables?
Brainbook Sports Bar Bowling Alley in MN has a whole bunch of pinballs, have you been there?
Now I know it's possible to have a controller to play games on Android. Thanks for sharing.
I also hold the record for Frogger on (Atari 2600 Emulated Novice/B Mode)
Thanks! I hope you get the chance to beat my new score?
I have creditors (from college debt) that I can't pay with min. wage. Not ready to face the music yet (need to finsih school and be happy with a better job) and wish to keep my life as private as possible, for now.
These pinball tables look great on your phone. I'm kinda confused, are you playing these games using the Nintendo controller?
Nice score! There is a hack version of thie game based on the Bill Cosby's cartoon "Fat Albert".
Sorry, I wish I can share with you on the locations on where I play my video & pinball games but I strive to keep my life extra private. I can tell you that I had made plans on playing at these venues for several years.
Hey, is it weird to see a 3rd party, like Parker Bros., to make Star Wars for Atari 5200 when Atari put out their own version on the Arcade?
Thanks! I also hold the record for "Star Wars" on the Atari 5200 too!
I love Atari "Star Wars" & the Atari sequel "The Empire Strikes Back" (extra rare find). I beat your score marginally to give you wiggle room for your return (are you a Jedi?).
Why the bad votes? I shared extra pictrures on this one too. I used the camera while playing "Frogger" at the same time. I even shared a picture on what level I was progressing at Level 9 (showing 9 turtle shells). I believe when I was done, I made it to level 10 or so as I lost interest to play further as I was happy to break the "World Recod" here. I like to marginaly break scores for two reasons: to welcome a challenge and creditability.
I wish Nintendo will someday market their arcade games to faithfully emulate to homeports like the "vs. games" "Donkey Kongs" and "Punch-out!, Super Punch-out!, & Arm Westling". This version of Excitebike has bonus rounds to jump over trucks not avialbe on NES.
It's great to see some new scores achieved on the old PS1 playing classic game titles. I'll have to dust off my PS1 and upload my scores too.
I'm glad you're hiting the Namco collection on PSOne. I'll have to clean up your scores later on this year.
OK, I uploaded a new score on "Star Wars".
I only had time to play this game once and was taking pictures at the same time, hence the second picture shows a score of 15600. There are short breaks between battles is when I found time to take pictures. I believe my final score was a bit higher than 20,200 but 20,200 points is good enough for me. Maybe, in future, I'll make an attempt to beat the world record, I know it's high?
I played Punch-Out! on a dedicated cabinet but forgot to take a picture of the marquee. However, you can see other video games in the background in the reflection of the screen.
Last picture was taken just after "Dakota Kid" punched the lights out of "Kid Quick".
I thought I was going to take 1st place here. I'll have to go back and play this game again and try harder and beat the holder of the "World Record".
I started on Easy Street
Thanks for the info. What is required to be accepted and get in on the tournament with a team?
I kick butt at this game and will show you guys what I can do when I get the chance. I've been able to defeat the boss with the gun. By the way, what's IGBY?
That's a decent score on Star Wars you posted a couple of years ago. When I get the chance, I'll find one of these find an Atari Star Wars and challenge your score.
Did you achive this score with duel ships and single?
Was this score achieved playing tandem or sigle ship?
Crystal Castles is a great game and I look forward to see you challenge me with your new high scores on any format like Arcade, MAME, Atari 2600, Playstation, DS, etc.
I'm also pretty good at this game on Atari 5200 and 2600 too! I belive I have both versions recorded here on Highscore.com!
Played on an arcade canbinet (Zoo Keeper) with about 20 games on it.
A?s most of you judges know, you can only leave a two character intial, for this game, and I went ahead and used "KI" as in KID, for Dakota Kid!
I used a red marker to label "Dakota Kid" and did not count on having a red light for background. I hope viewers can read my tag and give me a yes vote!
This score will not change my position on the charts here, but figured why not post my latest recorded score. I played this game with default settings but volume sound was at mute. I know I'll play better with sound and will soon find a cabinet that functions 100%.
I'll have to come back and post a better score since I consider myself an intermediate player and a big fan of the old Pac-Man tables. This score was from my 1st and only attempt playing a real Ms. Pac-Man turbo version for the year so far. I got some decent scores with Ms. Pac-Man and Jr. Pac-Man on Atari 2600 version here on this site.
I currently hold 2nd place and if this new score get approval, I'll still be 2nd place. Just updating my score here and hope to knock off the 1st place holder sometime soon.
Thanks for your vote and comment last year on "Defender". I just recently updated my score, please take a look!.
I'm also the champ at this game and hold "World Reccord" on this site for the Atari 2600 version!
That's a cool game. Thumbs up!
Nice score! I'll be submitting my score on this game for the Nintendo DS next week.
This might be the best and about the only conversion of Monaco GP, Sega Saturn.
I wonder if the NES version being a poor inferior copy was on purpose because of the conflict of interest? I almost forgot how bad that version was (had not cared to remember something that awful). I'll have to check out and play the SMS and the Amiga version sometime, thanks!
What's your opinion with this version of Shinobi on the Sega Master System? What's the best Arcade conversion/emulation home console port to play it?
I just played it on the 3ds and it's better (w/3D action) than the stand up coin-up arcade version but not as good as the sit-down. Everythying is spot on and faithful to the arcade port.. .
Where can I find Geometry Wars for the DS?
Have you tried ThunderBlade on Nintendo 3DS? Was released in North America this year!
This game is a real gem.
Would this be the best port of Thunder Blade?
Great work, you got my vote!
Great game, I wonder why this game was a limited release, unlike Hang-On & Outrun? Did a 3rd party develop this one?
Great game! Congradulations on getting the best record to date at this site! "Pole" is the tough one for me.
Way to go! What a fun and addicting game. Good to see you at this game again. Can you beat it?
Great game, one of my favorites! You got my "yes" vote. I watched the video all the way through. I wish the succesor title "Double Dragon" stayed more faithful to "Renegade" with the same action moves.
I've seen you posted a lot of scores from White Bear Township 17 Theatre, I'll have to check that place out the next time I'm in the Twin Cities.
Pretty cool game. There is one in the wild I've played recently at the Spokane, WA Greyhound/Amtrak station. Where was this played?
Some great driving skills, congradulations!
Good work! You got a perfect on Neptune and a half a stage away from Uranus. I believe this was J.S. Bach's, the classical German composer, favorite game?
Congradulations on being the first person to post a high score on this great & sought after pinball table.
You got my vote! By the way, what happens when you run out of planets, you reach the sun?
An interesting tibit, "South Park" was made during a transitional period. Sega Pinball Inc made these tables during a buyout from Stern Pinball. In fact, some "South Park" tables say Sega while others say Stern.
How faithful is this port?
That is sick, nice find!
This game is so fun and addicting. Good job and beating you're own record. Just a matter of time before you will move up in the ranks before bumping other off their titles.
Is there a difference between this copy and the Atari 2600?
How does this version of "Berzerk" compare to other ports? I love this game and have been thinking about getting myself a copy for the Atari 7800.
This game is underrated, I used to play this one all the time at the video arcade. Great side scroller, for it's time!
Game looks great! I can't wait to get my own copy of Frenzy/Berzerk. Would you say this is the best port of these two games yet?
Not being sarcastic, that's a good score. It's a whole new feel using a keyboard.
There are a couple of ways, my favorite is to run and let her chase you closely, then elbow her good and hard and she will fall. She will get back up, so start running again, but keep her close and continue to jam her with your elbow.
Do you know how to beat Big Bad Mama yet?
Thanks sav2880, I've played this one at Castle N Coasters in Phoenix.
Has anyone seen this game "Renegade", on a dedicated cabinet?
I'm on a hunt to find this game at the arcade or expo event. You're forunate to find one!
I actually came across a song from the 1950's or 60's.that sounds a lot like "Moon Patrol" theme I forget the name of the tune and artist but I wrote it down. Unfortunatley, I'll not be able to my notes until a few months from now.
By the way, thanks for the compliment. It's a hard game and takes a lot of practice. You're score is decent too!
No doubt, the game play is so much better in the arcade. Did you know the controls are slightly different betwen cocktale & stand-up versions? The difference is the controlls on the cocktale version has tighter/closer controls. I prefer the stand-up. My personal highschore on the arcade cabinet is close to 100,000 points about 5 years ago. I played this particluar "Defender" only a couple of times (I'm rusty) as it has no sound and a goofy aftermarket "up & down" joystick. I know another place that has this game in better shape and will have more fun updating my posted score next round.
Thanks for voting on my scores Kernzy, I've got you back too.
Btw, I used to play Crazy Kong at the arcade back in the day and had known it's a rip off of "Donkey Kong". Now "Big Kong" is a clone of "Krazy Kong", crazy?
Congradulations on being the first to post a high score on Cystal Catles, it's a tough game to find in the wild too.
Tron allows only a two letter initial, "KI" as in "KID". As assume that was Disney's way of censorship?
Look down to 11th place and you can barely read "KID" & my score 9,650 pts.
In regards to the info you shared with me on Jr. Pac-Man, I had no idea. Thanks! Who programed Jr. Pac-Man for the Atari 2600?
Oh Yeah, black background because the screen screen continues to move, on "Jr. Pac-Man?
I strongly agree, including Ray being a wreckless & greedy bastard. I believe he drove Atari to the ground. Nolan Bushnell saw this first and he made a fortune in Atari stock by placing "puts" on his shares. He shared that on a keynote speech in Las Vegas at the CGE 2003. In the early 80's, when I got Star Raiders for the Atari 2600, I prefer to fly without shields to get the black backgrounds, but it's too hard to play.
From what I gather, Kassar was afraid to take the potential mass liablity from screen burn in on the common household CRT TVs, (being too overly cautions)? Even a space game like "Star Raiders" forces the player to play with a blue background? Of course, "Asteroids" is okay to have black background for all the contionuous screen movment.
What's the story with "Jr. Pac-Man"? I believe it's a great port. Does Jr. Pacman run on 8k &/or chip enhancement? How did this game get a black background in 1984?
Thanks for the compliment, the keyboard can be more difficult, especially on Jr. Pac-Man.
Just months before the release of Pac- Man, back in 1981, I was under the assumption that Pac-Man was going to be a lot like this 8k version. When the game was finally released for the Atari 2600, my intial response was huh, why? Marketing implied that I need a newer system, but now we know the truth? Yeah, I agree, the CEO President, Ray Kassar had a lot to do with the crappy version of Pac-Man. I do reconize that an 8k game would costs more but would of been a better choice, along with mmore time for development.. The irony to the story, Tod Fry became the first programing employee at Atari to officially became a millionaire for the Pac-Man that got released. What I got most out of the 1981 Tod Fry Pac-Man along with Atari 2600 Donkey Kong, from Coleco, were the sound bites from those two games had been and are currently used on televisoin shows and movies, awesome!
@ oyamafamily - I finally got around to play & post Atari 2600 Jungle Hunt. but emulator version, after your request about 9 months ago. At the time, I was only able to play the 5200 emulator and posted the best score at the time.
oyamafamily - I finally got around to play & post Atari 2600 Jungle Hunt, but emulator version, after your request about 9 months ago. At the time, I was only able to play the 5200 emulator and posted the best score at the time.
I want to join in but don't have a computer at the moment to play emulation. All I got is hardware and a darn good multicart. Please help me too.
Real close to my score, great work! As soon as I get the chance, I'll challenge your better scores on this game cartridge.
Lol, my bad, you're from Germany!
Just takes practice. I saved 63 on the Atari 5200 last week!
How did you get the Pal version of Pac-Man to work?
Good sportsmanship, thanks!
I took a quick picture, without using the pause feature, an easy task while dodging crocodiles. I lost all my lives on the boulders a couple of minutes later.
I hope we can have another highscore listing for Pitfall II too. Maybe Pitfall II Level II?
Yes, there is another game! Pretty cool, huh?
How do I know who made this video?
The extra info that I provided was from Wikipedia.
154938 is my score at the end of the first world, the score that I'm claiming for the first world. The blue door to the left of Pitfall! Harry, is the door to the second world. The scoreboard is partitioned with world 1 to the left and score to the right (not scene in the first picture) is the total accumlated score between world 1 and world 2.
The Atari 5200 and Atari 8-bit versions, called the Adventurer's Edition on their title screens, are special because of the unique additional content. The programmers who were porting the game to the Commodore 64 and the two Atari platforms took two different approaches to the task. While Tim Shotter rewrote the code from scratch for the Commodore version, Mike Lorenzen, the Atari version designer, reused David Crane's code from the 2600 version. This approach shortened the debugging process, allowing Lorenzen to add an entirely new level to the game, that would be playable after the initial game was finished.
Marketing would not allow the two versions to be different, and demanded that the additional game be stripped from the Atari version. Instead, Brad Fregger, the producer, and the designers decided to leave it in and make it an easter egg.
The new level was more complex and, in many ways, more challenging than the original one. The new challenges include a set of new creatures: rabid bats, which fly in a more erratic pattern and reverse directions upon reaching the end of the screen (they also do not appear for several seconds after reaching the screen, thereby "surprising" the player); frogs that traverse the entire horizontal screen and follow Harry, rather than simply jumping over a pit; fire ants and piranha fish, both of which move very fast and are very hard to avoid. Rabid bats can be avoided by jumping as well as slipping under, fire ants must be jumped a total of three times in order to pass a screen containing them, and piranha fish swim randomly in either direction.
Ladders do not just climb from one level to the next, but cover great distances without connecting to all levels they pass, thereby making reaching certain points maze-like. Broken surfaces with numerous gaps make crossing without falling difficult. Some gold bars are accompanied by dangerous creatures that must be avoided in order to collect the treasure.
The mission in the second cave is to collect four props: a rope, a pot, a trumpet, and a snake charmer. After each of these is collected, it is transferred to a certain platform, where if visited the words "CHARMING THE GOLDEN ROPE IS PITFALL HARRY'S ONLY HOPE" scroll across the bottom of the screen. If reached after all four items are collected, the snake charmer plays the trumpet, and the rope rises up from the pot. This allows Harry to reach the ground level, and the game is won.
No, just contructive critism about dropping too many pictures.
Yeah, I picked up that vintage J.C. Pennny Television brand new back in 1985 and played Atari and Nintendo in the 1980s.
I have more pictures upon request, just ask. Don't want to overload the page with pictures.
Lol, thanks! Atari 5200 was my favorite system back in the day, Now I like the Atari 2600/7800 better. Over the years, I've stocked piled the Atari 5200 controllers, must have over 2 dozen of them. Fortunately, this Atari 5200 contest is the right time and right place for me to be rockin' it!.
I stopped at wave 39 to commemorate "Star Wars 1977", 39 years!
Have more pictures to upload upon request.
I can add evidence with more pictures?
I don't know why but a lot of times, I don't get a clear recption from my Atari 5200? After I scored 63 (the score I'm claiming), as seen in the first two pictures, the picture is not very clear. I can only deal with this because a grainy/snowy picture was common back in the old days too. As seen on the last picture, I got a better picture quality after messing around with the connection between the Atari and the TV. This system is the 4 port version which does not have the usuall RF box, but a proprietery one that accepts the RF and Power in one box that sits behind the TV.
By the way, I scored 62 points on the next game I played (about 10 minutes later, as seen by the clock). I got lucky too, my chopper was under attack as I was unloading the last of the POWs.
This table and Disco Fever only have what you called Yellow Pepper-shaped flipers, but are better known as bananna flipers. Supose to make the game more challenging. What you think of them?
You've got my yes vote, thanks!
Millipede on the Arcade/MAME/most home ports offer a starting score. I started from no point/zero score. You can check out my centipede/millipede talent on my profile.
Which game setting, game 1?
That's some good video making advice, I'll take notes, for now, and will work on making highscore videos in the near future.
This table is kinda rare. I love the special effects &magic on the playfield.
For those who are not familair with the game or not sure if this is "River Raid", the ticker below my score reads "River Raid trademark" by Carol Shaw
Will do, thanks!
Perhaps Coleco could of stayed in the market much longer if they had not gone with the "ADAM" and went with the "Super Game Module" instead?
What do you think of your "Super Game Module"? Been wanting one myself since I first heard of it back in the 80s. Glad this expansion module finally got released!
This table was made for the Canadian Market, according to Tim Arnold. He has one at his Las Vegas "Pinball Hall of Fame".
Forgive the picture quality, I was having a tough time with getting a clear picture, on the TV, while playing Dig Dug.
"EXT" is two letters short of spelling Extra, as in extra guy. The bad guys turn into walking letters (for al imited time like pacman ghost turning blue) and I needed to smash the bad guys that carried the letter "R" & "A".
Lol, after all these years of playing "Pengo", I just noticed the word "BIRD" on the bottom left corner. I thought I was reading RD, short for "Round".
Last RD is #22
I took a picture for every round, 1 through 22, but there is one dublicate.
Fun & an addicting game!
I don't have access to a video camera, so I brainstormed the idea of using a clock to help validate and confirm the progression of my game. I'll probably go this route with other future highscores too. Thanks for the compliment S.BAZ.
For some reason, I don't think pause works on Robotron? I took pictures with game in play using up some expendable lives. As seen in the last picture, I had many more lives left, but that's where I quite playing the game. I had to wait a few minutes to run out of lives when the game ended.
There are 10 picutres with the last picture shows 4,017,325
As a fan of Williams pinball tables and the game "Defender", been wanting to play this table for a very long time. How do you like it?
I believe Eugene Jarvis helped out on this table. I believe he had some ideas for this table that were turned down. Do you know that story? If so, what ideas did he had for Superman?
I was suprise (even back in the day) the table did not use "Superman the movie" that was licensed to Warner Bros who owned Atari at the time, but instead used the comic book version. I'm sure the Salkinds had something to do with it?
I love the art work on the back blass of this table.
You beat my score, good job. I'll challenge & perhaps take down your score this summer!
I'm a fan of "Indy 500", make some great high scores & I'll challenge you!
For those who don't already know, Expert/A setting on "Indy 500", is the easier difficulty if you can handle maneuvering a faster car around the track.
You're right, you can keep on going with two joysticks. Lastnight, on my first attempt to play Robotron with two controllers, rolled over the score and stopped playing. Took about 10 or 15 minutes to run out of lives. I scored 10,040,000 and was at wave 282. I don't have a video camera or even a computer right now. I did take pictues of my score that shows 40k points, wave 82 but I know I need something better to win over the votes. Btw, I use a public computer to upload my pictures. For now, I can only attempt World Records that I can get by with pictures only with the lowest settings.
I would like that!
Good time to post the leftovers. Been doing the same.
Congradulations nads on the last contest winning the most Top Atari 2600 Trophy Crackering. I was going to attempt to trophy crack this game to compete on the most recent contest.
I like this version of Spiderman better than the Stern release. Pinball is fun!
I like playing Stargate. What do you mean "collect more humanoids and put them in the place on earlier waves"?
I'll probably remove this score if I can't get a confirmation of being the new current world champ, despite technically it's a tie and that gavv acomplish his score first.
Yep! Been playing Atari 7800 Robotron on novice with one joystick and made it to level 99 twice this month. Best score so far is 3,111,000 points. No video proof, just pictures. That was when I thought everyone was playing this game on Atari 7800 with one joystick. Funny, huh? I'll have to hook up the other controller this week and see if that can help boost my score?
Did you play with one joystick or two joysticks? I've been working my way to beat your high score with one joystick and @ 311k and wave 99. Just discovered today that the Atari 7800 offers both one or two joystick playing and learned that highscore.com has both catagories.
Thanks! I was going to submit my Atari scores sooner but life got in the way and towards the very end of the contest, I did not want to counter against my progress on the voting. Congraduations on the Atari 7800 prize!
BTW, trying to figure out how to respond to comments. Hope this worked?
Thanks! I've been wondering about that for years, lol. Now that I know, I can be in better touch with everybody! Thanks again!
Did you play with one joystick or two joysticks?
gavv, the current world record holder was able to score 50 pts with 2 seconds to spare. I scored 50 pts with 3 seconds to spare. Unfortunetly, I don't think I'll be able to crack the world record because the timer is not recognized.
Expert/A setting allows the car drive faster. Will be much more difficult & maybe impossible to acomplish 50 pts on Novice/B.
Can you remember what wave level did you get too when you achieved Score: 3,564,175?
Congradualtions on beating my score by 20 points!
I second to that request! "Looks as if we need a new listing called time remaning after score of 50".
@derek & @MathewFelix
Perfect! I'm voting yes!
I used to play this one on the original Sinclair and coin-op arcade version of "Krazy Kong" at the local pizza shop. I remember being able to walk behind the Ape on this Sinclair version. Can you confirm?
Does this really count for emulation or hardware. I'll come back to make a vote.
Had to keep a sheet over the TV set to prevent unwanted glare from the sun.
Nice score! Pretty good version and a failthful conversion of Pengo on Atari 5200 from the friends @ Sega. I'll have to take at crack at this when I get the chance.
Great hockey game with impressive AI for Atari.
You have my "yes" vote. I love playing this table!
I believe the games sold in the $30 range give or take $10.
Just case you don't know, the version realeased by Sega (arcade port and realeased on the next generation home consoles late 8bit and early 16bit), there are a few more levels to defeat once all the refugees are accounted for on the first mission (the one you completed on this version).
How does this game compare to the original handhelds of Nintendo's game & watche series? Regardless, I got to get this game.
Awesome! I should dust out my psone and my copy of Arcade Party Pak too. Maybe later on this year. Great Games!
One of my favorite titles, nice work! Funny, how the computer port (Sunsoft?) inspired the arcade port (Sega).
I got you covered. Vote for my high scores on Atari 2600 too!
Nice work! As always, you're a natural at the pac-man games.
Is this the best port of "Kangaroo"?
That's really neat. How does David's Mindnight Magic, on the Apple IIe, compare to the other ports? You have my "yes" vote.
On the same boat. Trying to figure out how to make videos on "Berzerk". Keep us updated on how to use the Tube Catcher. You got my "yes" vote.
Wow, impressive! Nice work nads!
Also, there is no title screen to prove that you're really playing even Donkey Kong Junior. Maybe the voter is unfamilair with Atari &/or older games and not aware that most Atari games have no title screens? You have my "yes" vote and I have faith that you're hardware is compliant without seeing a picture of a cartridge & console.
Underrated game, you got my "yes" vote!
Before I submitted my score using an Atari Flashback 2, I've checked and concured with http://highscore.com/discussions/topic/atari-flashback-2/397 The Flashback 2 is considered "Atari On A Chip", which is actual hardware unlike other Atari Flashbacks.
Thank you everyone on the yes votes.
Why "no" votes? Please check out my overall legit rating on my profile, Legit: 98.8%? My reputation is on the line here.
Thanks LarcenTyler! Last time, I cracked the World Record for only a month. I hope I can keep the title a bit longer this time.
Nice score! You got my yes vote!
My score 15, computer 11, a difference of 4 pounts.
I was 1st place last year but now I currently hold 2nd place @ 164,024. With this new score, I excited to become the new world champion. According to the forum here, I believe flashback 2 counts as an offical atari @ highscore.com?
I have a score to post on this Berzerk game 9. What's the best way to prove with just taking photos? If I decide to do video with a old VCR to record my game, what's the best way to upload? I don't know how to transer VCR tapes to Youtube? What's another low costs option, I have no video camera or anything else that can record for more than a few minutes?
The score is faded and located on the bottom left corner of the screen.
Yeah, that's a good game. Good to see you back Gray!
Mislabeled, sorry, can't vote on it.
You have my "Yes" vote!
A new world record! Nice one!
Again, I love your Atari 800XL! Where can I find a multicart like that?
Teddy Rubskin - The Sega Genesis Geek
That's a good game. I like watching the Teddy Rubskin Channel (The Sega Genesis) on Youtube.
Thanks for your comment on my Jr. Pac-man 5200 emulator. By the way, I believe I am missing out on some good fun with a ZX Spectrum. Need to get one of those. How does "Bionic Commando" compare to the 8bit NES version?
My emulator & rom
Jungle Hunt BIN file 32 KB
Running on an old computer & OS:
Pentium 4 3.2GHz solo chip, 2GB Ram PC-3200 400MHx DDR, Windows XP SP2
I thought I was using full version?
Another great game by Konami! I can't seem to find Walter Day's Twin Galaxies website anymore. What's their hyperlink?
Great game title and score!
While voting on the ZX Spectrum games tonight, I've never realized how many great games were released for this classic console. In the early 1980's, I've only played "Krazy Kong" on the ZX Spectrum and loved it.
Thanks for suggesting me to play Jungle Hunt. I forgot how much fun and challenging it is. I'll have to post a good score up for everyone to see.
You have a "yes" vote from me!
why "no" votes?
Why "no" votes?
Sounds good. I'll try it as soon as your new highscore has been approved.
The orange background, on picture 2 & 3, proves the "Advanced Setting".
Have not figured out how to make a larger window to play and showcase my emulator yet. Any tips?
Trying to learn how to make a larger window to play and showcase Jum52 V1.1. I hope you guys can read my Atari 5200 Jr. Pac-Man score?
That is a great score! Where you in Germany when you achieved these high scores back in the 1980's? I assume the general integrity in Germany is better than USA? How good are you at this game today? I would like to give you a yes vote but need a response and convincing.
I'll remove my score early if I get too many "no" votes. I know I have the talent to reach a six figure score.
btw, It's a good hiding spot. But once you check in, you can't check out. Maybe I found an easter egg? While playing the game, I prefer to cut my corners early and noticed that corner felt kinda glitchy too.
Playing a great game until I got stuck on the bottom right corner. Has this happen to anybody else?
Wow, nice tables! I have not played Metallica yet, but been fortunate to play the original Metallica table that was a custom build for the band. The custom table was a former Earthshaker table.
I've played and enjoyed the new Stern Pinball Medieval Madness & old Williams Medieval Madness table recently. The pinball operator showed me the differences too. The cpu board is much smaller.
Your lucky to experience the cockpit version of this game. I've seen only two in my life and the production number run was very low compared to the stand-up. Also, I believe the cock-pit style gets an upgraded sound system too.
Trying to get my first Acitivion Patch by breaking 15000pts.
IMO, the Atari XL series and the Atari 800 are the best looking Atari computers. Nice find on your 800XL, congradulations!
That's great! I missed out on getting my patches in the 1980's. Now I can redeem myself with virtual patches in my trophy showcase! Thanks atari2600forever!
How did you get your "Activivion's River Raid" patch?
I had to really think about what I wanted for an avatar, for about a month, and Captain Caveman seemed right for me. I feel like doing his trademark yell when I get stuck on any challenge to beat someone's highscore.
In case you did'nt know, Captain Caveman's voice was from the late Mel Blac, a talented voice actor who did Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, the Tasmanian Devil, Heathcliff, Woody the woodpecker, Speed Buggy, Barney Rubble of The Flintstones, and many more.
I understand and dont' have a problem with it. I'am waiting on some request for some older pinball tables. I love old school pinball, the older the better!
You have my vote! Thanks Mark!
Please vote again on my "Caveman" score. I accidently deleted and now relisted the score again.
I've actually played the real "Big Bang Bar" table, by Capcom. I know it's a rare table too, since the table never went into production. I liked the theming, the challenge, and the adult humor in the game.
"Caveman" table is based off of the 1981 Movie "Caveman". An interesting coincidence, the "Caveman" movie was directed by Carl Gottlieb, same name of this pinball manufacture. The movie starrs Ringo Starr. Can you see the likeness of Ringo Starr on the pinball marquee? I was fortunate to play this table when new back in 1982.
And you kept a photo of your score all of these years? What dedication.
Isn't you avatar Hannah-Barbera's Captain Caveman? Oh, and I've seen that movie.
I have the most easy setting on. Game selection 1bb
Yep, you're right. 99pts would be the max, a perfect game. You mastered 97pts back in the day, awesome! I hope you make a comeback and get a perfect score recorded here at highscore.com.
Yep, you're right. 99pts would be the max, a perfect game. You mastered 97pts back in the day, awesome! I hope you make a comeback and get a perfect score recorded here at highscore.com.
perfect game might be higher than 99?
I used to play the coin-op version all the time. Docking your ship is about as challenging as the arcade version.
My computer does not have enough horsepower to record my games using FFsplit, hence Stella 2.0. However, settings are at "B" left and right side switches.
I know another table made around the same time with the same theming. Have you played "Pinball Magic" by Capcom?
Back in the 1980's, I remember this particular coin-op of "Mr. Do's Castle" (a converted cabinet) would give me a credit or two if I kill & turn-on the power quickly several times. There were other games that would do that too, but remember playing "Mr. Do's Castle" on an almost daily basis and for free at my local grocery store within a short distance from home. I would comute there by riding my bmx bike and buy something to eat there and play for free.
That's how I got pretty good at this game. I plan on posting a high-score on this game soon to share my talent from the days of playing for free over the decades.
True, the game is misspelled but another gamer has already recorded their highscore like that this year. Thanks!
Taking screen shots without a camera, that is.
I have a camera but trying to learn how to just take sufficent screen shots.
My first time posting a score from the Web. Anyone, please let me know if I am providing enough evidence?
Have you played 720 on the coin-op version? It's soo awesome. I was able to complete my board with stickers once with continues. You got my vote.
I that true, this game has another name in the USA called "Life Force"? I used to play "Lifefource" all the time at the arcade. You got my vote.
Where can I find a multicart chip for Turbo Grafx-16? Thanks! You got my vote!
Looks like a cool pinball on Sega that I din't know about. Fun?
Gameboy games are gun. You have my vote.
I love Pac-man anything. I should get on the band wagon with Pac-man games on the ATari 7800 too. Great score!
Fun game. I found way to play this game for free in the arcade.
I love all tables in this pinbot series "Pinbot", "Bride of Pinbot", & "Jackpot"!
This game has no computer chips, just runs on wires only. Let me know (someone) if that's correct or not. That's why the game is rare today. Back in the day, I've seen this game in the wild all over where I grew up.
Me too on the votes and yes you got my vote on all the games that I found on your profile yesterday.
Where can I find this game for my PC?
I'll be posting my score on this table on the real thing in the near future. Great table and great score Mark!
I love the old EMs too. These pinball tables have a different type of challenge of keeping your ball in play, you have to serve your own ball (my favorite), fun to read the score without the rotorary number technology.
You've beat my score! Your score is going to degrade my ranking a notch! Congradulations!
1952 / 1 Player / 5 balls / Gotlieb
I love this game. Time for me to start playing this great title soon. Nice Score Sbaz!
I love Frogger, good score. I am trying to set the high score soon on Frogger for Atari.
Thanks for sharing the video. Thumbs up!
Excellent and congradulations!
I picked up my copy of Mr. Do!'s Castle for the Atari 2600 for 50 cents 14 years ago at a flea market. Great game.
You're not kidding, you've made a breakthru in this game. Nice work SBAZ.
Awesome game and awesome score! I was not aware there was a port for this game on the Commodore 64.
Score does not match with the picture. I will postpone my vote.
As seen in the picture, I played with all four ghosts in the game.
I know what you're talking about and it's a nasty booby trap. You've got to sneak in and get out quickly. I hope you get the chance to pass the point where you got stuck. I found more traps and the nightmare continues, in turn, makes it a fun and challenging game.
I think it's a cool game too. I am more used to playing the Colecovision version back in the day. Then I started playing the Atari version later in life. Another game by Bally for Atari, Spy Hunter, great game! I wonder if that game came with a joystick coupler?
There's a lot of strategy in this wild crazy game with enemies guarding the treasures most of the time. I had many close call scenerios too. Check out my score.
I used to own this one on the full-size arcade coin-up that I got for $25 from a Greyhound Bus Station. Parker Bros did a good job porting this game for the Atari 2600. I told you guys I'll have to start playing this game again. It's fun, kind of like Robotron but for Atari 2600.
Battlezone looks great on the Vic-20.
Good score and this is the best port of Defender compared the other systems of the time. I love how Atari 5200 makes good use of the controller too. Another great game is Robotron. Thumbs up!
Stunning graphics in my opinion when I first saw this at a Sears Department Store game kiosk. That was when this game first came out. Please up load a video of you playing this game sometime. Everyone on youtube currently can't play this game worth a darn. I may have to pick up a copy of this game for the PS2 but of course would rather play on it the old INTV. You got my left vote, btw.
Great score, I love these compliation games on ps2.
As you may know, this is the official sequel of Berzerk. I love this game. You will get my legit vote if you can tell me more about the picture. Is this for the Colecovision or a colecovision emulator?
As you may know, this is the official sequel of Berzerk. I love this game. YOu got my legit vote.
YeaH, cool game. I'll have to start playing this one too.
Awesome score. Agree, this is a great title; I am starting to really enjoy the later games officially released by Atari, like Midnight Magic, Jr. Pac-man etc.
You've got my vote. I used to play this, on an arcade stand up, at the local pizza shop back in the day. Colecovision must have the best port on this game but the Atari 2600 is okay. Good Score. I'll have to play my copy (white Coleco cartridge made for atari) and see how I compare.
That's really neat! I used to have one of these. Great Score!
You got my vote of being a legit score, way to go! You're the first I've seen using an Atari Flashback too!
Atari really did a great job on this title, agree.
Wow, I have my work cut out for me. Great Score!