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#1 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:32 PM

Ideas for Season 6

 

Season 6 starts in January!  please leave your suggestions here -- what games to play and whatever else comes to mind for the HSC, bonus ideas, whatever.  All comments welcome!

 

!!thanks!!



#2 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:54 PM

Season 6 will be my first season actively participating in the Atari 2600 HSC every week, so forgive me if any of these games have been played to death already, but here's a little list of 15 games I think it could be fun to play:

Alien
Battlezone
Crystal Castles
Gorf
Ladybug (Homebrew)
Lead (Homebrew)
Mario Bros.
Millipede Trak-Ball (Hack)
New Pac-Man 8k Version (Homebrew)
Robot Tank
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle
Starmaster (On Starmaster difficulty)
Venture II: The Abysmal Abyss (Hack)
Wall Jump Ninja (Homebrew)
Wolfenstein VCS: The Next Mission (Hack)

Edited by Jin, Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:39 PM.


#3 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:10 PM

Spider Fighter

 

The timed games: Skiing, Barnstorming, Grand Prix, Sky Jinks

 

 

@Jin  We played Gorf and Mario Bros. in season 5.     But I wouldn't mind another crack at both those games.


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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:23 PM

Demons to Diamonds

Tac-Scan

Air Raiders

Cosmic Commuter (if we haven't already played it that is)



#5 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:27 PM

Commando

Kangaroo (Advanced)

Moon Patrol

Galaxian (with Galaxian Arcade as bonus)

Space Invaders (Game 9)

Chopper Command (Game 1-AA for regular scores and Extreme Settings for bonus - Game 3-AA and 1 LIFE ONLY)

Riddle of the Sphinx

Rainbow Invaders (homebrew)

Seaquest (Difficulty A)

The Music Machine (paddle)

Guardian (paddle)

Pole Position

Q*Bert's Qubes

Tapeworm

Wizard of Wor

Cosmic Creeps

Entombed

China Syndrome

Bank Heist

Crossbow

Off The Wall

Secret Quest

Deadly Duck (Game 4)

Infiltrate

Pengo

Beany Booper

Snoopy and the Red Baron

Miner 2049er Volumes 1 and 2 (Combined Score = Miner 2049er V1 score + Miner 2049er V2 score)

Go Fish (homebrew)

Rescue Terra I

Spy Hunter

Reindeer Rescue (homebrew)

Solar Plexus (homebrew)

Stargunner

Frogs & Flies

Edtris (homebrew)

Threshold (Difficulty A)

Air Raid (Men-A-Vision - Difficulty BB for regular scores and AA for bonus)


Edited by oyamafamily, Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:27 PM.

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#6 Mister-VCS OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:46 PM

Crossbow

Off the Wall

Mr. Do!

Star Wars: The Arcade Game

Desert Falcon

Moon Patrol

Tutankham

Fatal Run

Wing War

Real Sports; Boxing

Smurf

Enduro



#7 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:00 PM

Moon Patrol - There's a classic that hasn't been played all tha often in the HSC! 

Cosmic Commuter - Interesting idea. Worth a try.

Also, we haven't played Commando Raid in quite a while. That's a fun game, and great for competetive play.



#8 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:56 AM

Cosmic Arc Game 2 or 5

Combat You as one tank take out the helpless non moving tank.

Astroblast (no paddles allowed)

Circus Atari

Seaquest

Endoruo 

Crystal Castles start on Level 8


Edited by classicgamer_27330, Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:30 PM.


#9 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:52 PM

HSC Season 5 Week 17: Cosmic Commuter

 

If we were to play Cosmic Commuter, it'd have to be game 2, even then I could see a lot of people rolling it or just getting sick of it and quitting. I love the game but once you get the hang of it it's awfully easy.

 

Moon Patrol, Enduro, Entombed, Jawbreaker, Fast Eddie, Crazy Climber and Bump n Jump haven't been played for a while.

 

For never been played: Music Machine, Bumper Bash, Cakewalk

 

Homebrews: Wall Jump Ninja, Crazy Balloon, A-VCS-Tec Challenge



#10 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:35 PM

ADDING SUGGESTIONS - Fast Food

 

If we play Fast Food, I will give a special idea for Bonus Game - play the 7800 version of Fast Food, named FAT AXL

 

The special reason: I received 2 cartridges for Atari 7800 together with an Edladdin Super 78 Joystick, which I won from the last High Score Official Competition (Summer Contests 2016). These cartridges are Scammer Brawler and Fat Axl.

 

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OTHER SUGGESTIONS:

Barnstorming (Game 3 for regular scores and Game 4 for bonus)

Cosmic Commuter (Game 2)

Laser Blaster (Game 4)

River Raid 2

Space Treat Deluxe (homebrew)

Kabobber

Amidar

Chase the Chuck Wagon

Communist Mutants from Space

Journey Escape

M.A.D.

Moonsweeper

Pigs in Space

Planet Patrol

Roc N Rope

Sir Lancelot

Sorcerer's Apprentice

Wabbit


Edited by oyamafamily, Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:36 PM.


#11 Piggles OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:48 PM

I suggest Crackpots



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 2:58 PM

Here is my list of games I would like to see played:

 

Battlezone

Crazy Climber

Frontline

Solar Fox

No Escape

BurgerTime

Popeye

Gyrus

Commando Raid

Eggomania

Private Eye

Pressure Cooker

Tax Avoiders

Jr Pac-Man

Moon Patrol

Crystal Castles

Enduro

Raft Rider

LadyBug

Circus

Missile Command

 

 



#13 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 5:28 PM

My bonus idea at the opening of Season 6:

 

Post a picture of your Atari VCS Console SERIAL NUMBER.

To be eligible to get bonus points, your console MUST be an original Atari-made console, which can be 2600/VCS (including 2600 Jr.) or 7800 ProSystem - NO 3rd-party systems (Sears, Dactar, Coleco Gemini etc.) or Expansion Module.

 

And two more suggestions:

Combat

Bowling (Combined Score = Game 1 score + Game 3 score + Game 5 score)



#14 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2017 4:37 AM

One more homebrew suggestion from me before Season 6 gets underway:

 

D.K. VCS 



#15 MythicalCheesePirate OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2017 12:10 PM

Hi all. I am new to these forums, and I came across this. It seems like it would be cool and definitely something I would like to get in on. A couple of questions though if you do not mind. How many weeks do you do this? And what if I do not own or have access to some of the weekly games? Could I still play during other weeks? Thanks!!

 

Oh, btw, I am not sure what games you have done in the past, but I think both Demon Attack and Phoenix have always been good ones for 'competition'play.


Edited by MythicalCheesePirate, Tue Jan 3, 2017 12:13 PM.


#16 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2017 12:52 PM

I'm not sure how many weeks.  But you can play any week you want to join in and you don't have to play every week.   



#17 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2017 2:53 PM

If you don't own the game of the week, emulation is fine.



#18 CapitanClassic OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2017 3:06 PM

If you don't own the game of the week, emulation is fine.

or you can get a Harmony cart from AtariAge.

#19 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2017 5:44 PM

DEAR 2600 HSCLUBERS,

While Season 6 of the NEW 2600 HSC doesn't start, visit the "Hi-Score Today" thread.

http://atariage.com/...hi-score-today/

 

In this thread, test your skills and post your personal High Scores from any games, any classic platforms (including Atari Systems) and any game variation (console or emulation) - just specify the game played, category and the respective settings used.


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#20 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 6, 2017 7:20 PM

Don't remember seeing this come up for competition before, but I think Tax Avoiders would be a fun addition to the lineup this season. I'd like the excuse to push myself to a higher score on it.

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Posted Mon Jan 9, 2017 5:20 PM

Don't remember seeing this come up for competition before, but I think Tax Avoiders would be a fun addition to the lineup this season. I'd like the excuse to push myself to a higher score on it.

 

Yeah, I'd like to try it out.  Good suggestion



#22 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 9, 2017 6:01 PM

I don't remember ever playing Threshold in the HSC.  That's a fun one for the shooter category.

 

I just started playing Amidar, a long-neglected game in my collection, so I'd like to suggest that as well.

 

Otherwise, my general suggestion is to simply pick games that haven't been played in the HSC before.  I like surprises



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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:26 PM

Moon Patrol

Adventures of Tron

Jr Pac Man

Turmoil

Planet Patrol

Asteroids (game 32...no features, no extra lives and fast moving...difficulty A) :evil:


Edited by PacChamp, Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:30 PM.


#24 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:36 AM

I've seen Jr. Pac-man suggested a couple/few times.  That would be a good game to play considering how hard it is.  Maybe a few of us would figure it out.



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Posted Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:51 AM

I like the idea of Combat (seeing how many times you can pummel the non-moving tank.  Along with that thread, may I suggest:

 

Air-Sea Battle:  Shooting Gallery variation (the one with the duckies/bunnies.) 

 

Or how about making a themed round...timed games.  Combat, Air-Sea Battle, Indy 500, Night Driver






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