28, 2002: We have posted the winning submissions for the Thrust
Plus High Score Contest. Congratulations to Tom Linke who
won first place by scoring 205,150 points!. He's won Thrust Plus
Special Edition package #1, plus a special certificate. You
can look at all the winning entries below.
Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures and we hope everyone had
fun playing Thrust!
Thomas Jentzsch and Jah Fish have teamed up to create Thrust
Plus, a new version of Thomas Jentzsch's popular Thrust
homebrew for the Atari 2600. This new version supports two controllers
that are new to the game: the driving controllers, allowing a much more
precise setting of the ship's direction and the use of a pedal controller,
allowing you to control your ship's functions with your feet. In addition,
this new version of the game includes other improvements and refinements
that are not in the regular edition.
Plus Special Edition package is being sold that includes
a hand-numbered, limited-edition cartridge, a customized footpedal
that can be used with Thrust Plus and other 2600 games, a
custom, numbered box, a booklet containing the game instructions
and development history, and a bonus sticker. More details about
this Thrust Plus Special Edition package can be found here.
AtariAge is sponsoring a Thrust High Score Contest with
the following prizes:
- First Place: Free Thrust Plus Special Edition
package #1, plus special certificate, shipped to your door.
- Second Place: Free Thrust Plus Special Edition
package #2, plus special certificate, winner pays for shipping.
- Third Place: Winner can purchase Thrust Plus package
number #3, with the special certificate, and free shipping from
- Fourth - Tenth Place: Those who already reserved a copy
of Thrust Plus can try to secure a lower number by submitting
a high score. This part of the contest is only open to those who
have previously reserved a copy.
The contest will run until Midnight (CST), Sunday, June 9, 2002.
All submissions must be received by this time!
To enter the contest, you must submit a photo that contains you
as well as your high score, visible on your television or computer
monitor. You can play Thrust using a 2600 emulator
or a Cuttle Cart.
The Thrust binary can be downloaded here,
and you can find instructions on how to play here.
Photos can be taken digitally or with a regular film camera and
scanned in. Pictures should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't have a digital camera, or access to a scanner, you
can send us a photo via snail mail and we will be glad to scan it
in for you. Photos sent via the mail must be received by the contest
deadline. If you'd like to mail us a photo, please write
to us and we'll give you the address to mail any photos to.
- First, make sure you are running at least version 1.2 of Thrust!
You can can download Thrust right here,
and the carts that Hozer Video sells also meet this requirement.
- When you take your photo, make sure you take it on the title
screen (when the game is over, Thrust returns to the title
screen after a few seconds). This will allow us to see the Thrust
- Set Thrust to Level 5! This is the easiest level. Unless
you want to handicap yourself and make it easier for everyone
to beat you.
- If you submit a photo and later get a higher score before the
contest ends, you can send in another photo.
- If you use a flash when taking the photo, try to angle your
camera so the flash is not perpendicular to the television or
- Submission photos will be posted on this page after the contest
deadline has passed.
- You can discuss this contest with Thomas Jentzsch, Jah Fish, and other
AtariAge visitors in our 2600
- The contest ends at Midnight (CST), Sunday, June 9, 2002!
All submissions must be received by this date!