Commando Raid (Atari 2600 Expert/A)

Score: 24,875
World Ranking: 2
Scored By: RailOfFire (HLK)
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Commando Raid 24,875 points
Commando Raid 24,875 points
Commando Raid 24,875 points
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Very sorry about such low quality pictures, I took what I could get at the time unfortunately.


Score isn't really decent at all, I just thought I'd be the first to snag the "First" trophy, as with the first score posted (of mine).


-- Posted by RailOfFire on 2014-09-30 20:08:41   Reply
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Also, I almost forgot;

I've got the Sears Telegames Atari 2600, and so the Expert and Novice switches are the same as A and B (Advanced and Beginner).

In the picture it's clearly pushed towards the Expert, or Advanced.

I'll post more evidence comparing the Atari and the actual TV.

-- Posted by RailOfFire on 2014-09-30 20:11:54   Reply
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This one is a tough vote. 

Becides you have only photos and the switched could be swapped before a picture is taken there is another delema.

Another user S.BAZ says the Atari you own is not the same when it comes to the dificoulty switches. He states there reversed. Now I had to ask if positions were reversed or if the letters themselves were swapped. Also should I take this users word for it?

If you have breakout or kaboom or video olympics you should make a video showing what your switches do in making the paddles larger or smaller in game. They will switch on the fly. I honestly I'm not finding this info on the internet.

-- Posted by thedarkbanshee on 2014-10-02 00:08:33   Reply
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Yeah hopefully you get that first trophy. I recorded mine some time ago but can not get it from my phone to my PC so lucky you. I will probably just record a new score but I will wait for you to earn first trophy.

-- Posted by thedarkbanshee on 2014-10-02 00:21:34   Reply
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on the 6-switch models expert is in the same position as "A" on the atari models, but I do think they are reversed on the 4-switch models which have the difficulty switches on the back.  I'll have to double-check & get back to y'all !

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-10-02 15:45:49   Reply
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p.s. - that's a really nice sunset & not even by Activision!

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-10-02 15:46:22   Reply
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To be honest with you I'd believe you here.

On Expert, there's no bombs dropped (but much more paratroopers than Novice).

On Novice, there's bombs dropped (but much less paratroopers than Expert).


I'd imagine it's mislabeled like he said.

I'll probably have to repost my score on Novice when it's confirmed.

-- Posted by RailOfFire on 2014-10-02 16:59:19   Reply
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I'm glad your a good sport over this. I will contenue to look for info.

-- Posted by thedarkbanshee on 2014-10-02 18:11:51   Reply
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So you do not own breakout or super breakout or kaboom or video olympics or eggo mania. All those games have on screen emediate changes. If you have just one of those I mentioned.

Another game you can try is attack of the beef steak tomatos novice is infinate lives and expert is three lives.

Thats 6 mostly common games You hopefully have atleast one of them.

-- Posted by thedarkbanshee on 2014-10-03 15:58:46   Reply
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I own 2 of them, but I do not have paddle controllers for them at the moment.


But which should I switch to for A? Novice, if the labels are switched?



-- Afternote; I just tested Pacman on Expert and Novice difficulty switches (Game 1).

According to the guide, the powerups are supposed to last longer in Novice, or difficulty B.

On Expert, the powerup lasted for about 5 seconds, Novice about 7-8 seconds.

Although I don't trust this method very much, it's the best I can use for now; I suppose the Telegames are not misprinted.

I'm still hesitant for the one reason that bombs only seem to spawn on Novice, not Expert; so I'll be trying to play a game that indicates difficulty clearly later, like Video Pinball.


-- Posted by RailOfFire on 2014-10-03 16:50:20   Reply
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-- Afternote II; I just tested Video Pinball.

Expert (Difficulty A); Holes opened up near the flippers.

Novice (Difficulty B); Holes patched up near the flippers.

The Sears Telegames version is not misprinted.

I really cannot be bothered to post proof of this at the moment, so please, take my word for it.

-- Posted by RailOfFire on 2014-10-03 16:53:31   Reply
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Well that does say it is correct. I also finally found a pic of a Sears tele games heavy sixer which reads expert on top and novice on bottom. So I would think you have it right.

I still will not vote for pictures do not compell me in Expert but for thoes who vote on Expert with only picture evidence this user looks good for this listing.

-- Posted by thedarkbanshee on 2014-10-03 17:05:18   Reply