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#3846570 5200 HSC Season 10 Round 15 Buck Rogers

Posted by atariron82 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:18 PM

Level three is when things really start to get crazy! This is my personal best :)

 

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#3828156 Atarimax/Multicart

Posted by atariron82 on Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:00 PM

I think I can help you with this mystery. I had that exact problem with the USB cart five years ago and contacted Atarimax about it. Steve told me he had seen the problem before. Turns out it's an issue with certain 6502 chips, usually ones made by Synertek. I went ahead and swapped the 6502 in that 5200 with one in a 600XL... and sure enough that fixed the issue! Been using the Atarimax cart with that 5200 ever since.

Amazing. Nine year old mystery solved. Thanks sdamon! I had a working theory that there may be electronic differences between early consoles of different manufacture, that might be causing this. Leave it to Steve, with his modern Space Age retro tech to weed them out :)

I have an old 800XL and a 2-port mother board(with other problems) as possible donors...




#3772223 5200 HSC Season 10 Round 8 Xevious

Posted by atariron82 on Mon May 29, 2017 7:37 PM

Epilogue: This game is freaking hard. The enemies are extremely accurate with shots, even shooting backwards at you while off screen! After many attempts and a shot wrist I wasn't able to break my own record. Hats off to Northcoastgamer :thumbsup:




#3732876 5200 HSC Season 10 Round 4 Choplifter

Posted by atariron82 on Sun Apr 2, 2017 6:56 PM

A few more good men make it home :)

 

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#3697317 5200 HSC Season 10 Round 1 Frogger II

Posted by atariron82 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:34 PM

Serious props to Northcoastgamer :-o ... :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Level 3 is a major hurdle to get past. So far, I've done it twice! Once in practice, and once in reality. 

There is a lot of strategy to be learned in Frogger II, if you want to advance and bank some serious points.

I was glad to finally make it to level 4(barely.. :D). Can one imagine what level 9 is like??!

 

Current hard-earned tally:

 

27,997

 

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#3565972 Intellivision HSC Season #7 - Game 13 He-Man

Posted by atariron82 on Fri Aug 5, 2016 8:30 AM

Nice little gem of a game. I made it to the last screen and Skeletor got me with the tornado spell :(

 

"challenger" skill level:

 

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#3450995 HSC13 Round 3: Mr Do!

Posted by atariron82 on Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:33 AM

One of my all-time favorite arcade games :) :

 

 

101,450-- Scene 10

 

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#3427335 HSC13 Welcome and Games List

Posted by atariron82 on Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:28 AM

Here are five 'desert island' XL titles in my top 20 :) ---

 

Mr. Do!

Shamus: Case II

Boulder Dash

Electrician

Into The Eagles Nest




#3402474 Carol vs. The World 2015 Championship

Posted by atariron82 on Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:44 AM

I finally had a chance, amidst all the Holiday hustle and bustle, to open my sealed, signed CGE  copy of Christmas Carol (thanks DZ and JZ!), and give it a few goes :)

 

Still learning the tricks of avoiding that crazy fast mean Snowman:

 

One perfect level--

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#3342757 Song Game

Posted by atariron82 on Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:40 PM

Don't Fear the Reaper-- Blue Oyster Cult (1976)




#3341676 5200 Brotherhood

Posted by atariron82 on Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:05 PM

*Brotherhood Bump!*

 

It's official...count me in! Ever since I swapped my 2600(complete) for my next-door neighbor's 5200 (no controllers+games), that fateful day somewhere in 1984, I've been hooked. In my youthful mind I likened it to trading a Model-T for a Cadillac(that needed fixing) ;)

Looking back, I still can't help but think i got the better end of the deal :D

 

 




#3337599 HSC12 Round 16: Zone Ranger

Posted by atariron82 on Mon Oct 5, 2015 1:38 AM

Having a few go's at Zone Ranger:

 

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#3326472 5200 HSC Season 8 Round 15 James Bond 007

Posted by atariron82 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:59 AM

Congrats on the win darthkur  :thumbsup: . I assume you completed the "For Your Eyes Only " mission and beat the game? I've never reached the sunken ship to retrieve the 'radio equipment'. I remember the frogmen assassins being rather relentless at the start of that mission, and its over pretty quick! The real draw for me is seeing how far I can get. I've pretty much mastered the 1st mission and breeze through it with all lives intact. The second mission is another story. There are so many random variables at work that it's usually 50% luck to get through unscathed. I lose at least two Lotus' just to get to mission three. The random generator is a really cool feature, which adds to the replay value, for me anyways ;-)




#3281596 Season 4 - The New HSC - Week 26 = Stay Frosty 2

Posted by atariron82 on Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:56 PM

This game is HUGE! It just gets better and better. Each screen is more fun and challenging than the last :)

 

The frostiest this goround: 

 

25,943

 

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#3280943 Season 4 - The New HSC - Week 26 = Stay Frosty 2

Posted by atariron82 on Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:50 AM

A little frostier; been sort of stuck on the 1st double screen board (7 or 8?), as the fire-birds make Snowman's life really difficult:

 

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