Asteroids n' Donkey Kong - Atari 2600

  1. Asteroids n' Donkey Kong - Atari 2600

    05-26-2006, 10:16 PM
    Back in the 80's there was a national competition for Asteroids.

    Does anyone know what setting this competition was played on??????
    Does anyone know where I can get a list of the results for the regional competition and finals?

    I also would like to submit this as a new track request.

    Rodrigo.....your asteroids 26 hour attempt is impressive. I have planned on taking down this record also. Your next attempt better be a long one :D

    I have also been thinking about reclaiming and holding every single asteroids record that there is for the atari 2600, 5200 and 7800.

    On a side note.....I would also like to be the first person to score 1,000,000 on Donkey Kong 1 (B).
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  2. Re: Asteroids - Atari 2600

    05-27-2006, 07:53 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfly
    On a side note.....I would also like to be the first person to score 1,000,000 on Donkey Kong 1 (B).
    You wouldn't be the first. Todd Rogers already had a verified score of 15,000,000. It was removed because someone owned a rom that is claimed to be different in that it becomes impossible to clear the rivets board at ~850,000. My rom(s) are not like that and no one else has been allowed to scrutinize this mysterious rom.

    You should make sure that your rom matches the "accepted version" before you even bother submitting a score higher than the current record. That's why I never have submitted....
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  3. 06-06-2006, 10:48 AM
    Played a few games at this setting and scored 145,000+
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  4. Re: Asteroids - Atari 2600

    06-06-2006, 10:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by dyancey
    You should make sure that your rom matches the "accepted version"
    Or use the console :)
  5. 06-06-2006, 02:10 PM
    He might be referring to the fact that there's 2 different versions of the rom that were released (on cartridge). One has a ?(c) 1981 ATARI, INC.? title screen whereas the other doesn?t. http://www.digitpress.com/eastereggs/26asteroids.htm

    But who's to say that someone doesn't have a one-of-a-kind mystery rom like that Donkey Kong cart that Robert has? I'm not even sure why his score was left up and Todd's was removed. Shouldn't it be the other way around? :roll:
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  6. 08-10-2006, 06:02 PM
    I am still looking for scores from the National Asteroids competition back in the 80's. Does anyone know of where I could obtain these scores?
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  7. Re: Asteroids - Atari 2600

    08-11-2006, 04:11 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by gameprogram
    Quote Originally Posted by dyancey
    You should make sure that your rom matches the "accepted version"
    Or use the console :)
    Todd did use the console. TG is ruling that the rom on his cartridge is somehow different. But his seems to play the same as mine. My point is that the Rom being used for the comparison may be different from the "standard" cartridge/rom version. :?: :?:
  8. Todd Rogers' Donkey Kong 2600 Score

    11-05-2006, 04:50 AM
    Here is a link to a video showing me clearing the \"Freaky Fireball\" screen at 800,000+ in 2600 DK without losing a life. This is using the standard Coleco Rom.



    Todd's score should be re-posted on the scoreboard.
  9. Donkey Kong rom..

    11-05-2006, 02:07 PM
    I also have a DK cart that you can't get past around that score.



    Bryan
    2008 Guiness Book listing
    Arcade Burgertime WR 11,512,500
    Arcade Rolling Thunder WR 874,360
    ATARI 2600 Super Breakout WR Game 7B 4,011
  10. 11-05-2006, 02:19 PM
    It certainly seems either Robert's cart is different from everyone elses, or that his technique for handling that board isn't as good. Either way I agree - Todd's score should stand.

    I'm also unsure why Todd's Barnstorming time of 32.50 is still down since former ref Ron Corcoran stated a videotape was made of it.

    http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.ph ... 989&st=225

    Todd also has an old photo from the early 80s showing that exact time.
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