2600 Connection ATARI Video Computer System print newsletters 1990-1992

Here is a set of the first 13 issues.

Great, timeless information! If you are an Atari 2600 fanatic, you will enjoy reading these issues!

Here are the list of articles:

Issue #1 (Summer 1990) Premiere issue!

The Future and the 2600, 2600 Cartridge List Introduction, 2600 Trickery (tips for E.T., Dolphin, and Mountain King), Letter from the Editor, Classified ads.

Issue #2 (Fall 1990)

Hidden Delights, Skateboardin' game review, Letters from readers, Super Football playing strategies, Places to buy games-Mail order guide, Atari cartridge list, classifieds.

Issue #3 (Winter 1990 / 1991)

2600 Hardware Parade, Adventure's Secret Message, News and Notes, Letters from readers, Computer / Electronics Source profile, Activision cartridge list, classifieds.

Issue #4 (Spring 1991)

Four New Games from Atari, Swordquest: Earthworld solution, letters from readers, Pleasant Valley Video profile, Absolute Entertainment cartridge list, Berzerk playing strategies, Tales of the 2600, classifieds.

Issue #5 (Summer 1991)

Interview with Alex DeMeo of Absolute Entertainment, Swordquest: Fireworld solution, letters from readers, News and Notes, Four new Atari game reviews: Motorodeo, Xenophobe, Sentinel, and Ikari Warriors, Frying the 2600, Imagic cartridge list, Survey, classifieds.

Issue #6 (Sep / Oct 1991)

Interview with Steve Cartwright (designer of Megamania), Swordquest: Waterworld solution, Survey results, letters from readers, Cheating the 2600, News and Notes, Defender playing strategies, review of My Golf (a game from Australia), 2nd Annual Mail Order Guide, Coleco cartridge list, classifieds.

Issue #7 (Nov / Dec 1991)

A Portable 2600, National promotion, More Atari 2600 Support, letters from readers, More Hidden Delights, Raiders of the Lost Ark solution / playing strategies, Parker Brothers cartridge list, classifieds.

Issue #8 (Jan / Feb 1992)

Rare and Collectible Games, Programming the 2600, Best Electronics profile, Solaris solution and playing strategies, Sears cartridge list, How to make a Left-handed joystick, Four Games from England, letters from readers, News & Notes.

Issue #9 (Mar / Apr 1992)

A Canadian Perspective, Pitfall solution and tips, Four-player games, Atari Discontinues the 2600 and 7800, Getting those High Scores and Awards, Cartridge List gaps filled, M Network cartridge list, letters from readers, News & Notes.

Issue #10 (May / Jun 1992)

Rare and Collectible Games Part 2, Tips and Tricks, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns solution and tips, Crazy Climber game review, Cartridge Hall of Fame, Tales of the 2600, CBS cartridge list, More High Scores, Cartridge List gaps incorrect, Letters from readers, News & Notes.

Issue #11 (Jul / Aug 1992)

Rare and Collectible Games Part 3, Crossbow solution and tips, Games based on Movies, Interview with Warren Robinett (designer of Adventure), Tales of the 2600, 20th Century Fox cartridge list, more Frying the 2600 tips, letters, etc.

Issue #12 (Sep / Oct 1992)

A Look at the Past: the 2600, PVV Resurfaces, Survey 1992, 3rd Annual Mail Order Guide, A Conversation with David Crane (designer of Pitfall), Tips and Tricks for Combat, Programming the 2600: Part 2, Apollo cartridge list, letters, classifieds, etc.

Issue #13 (Nov / Dec 1992)

Why I am an Atarian, PVV Disappears, A Look to the Past: the 5200, Atari 2600 Fact File, Tales of the 2600, How to Build your own Paddle Controllers, Cures for "Wobbly" Paddles, More New games from England, Survey results, Tips and Tricks, Quadrun game review, Vidtec and U.S. Games cartridge list, letters, etc.

 

 

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2600 Connection ATARI Video Computer System print newsletters 1993-1994

Issue #14 (Jan / Feb 1993)

A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Cartridges, A Look to the Past: the 7800, A Guided Tour of the Starpath Supercharger games, Tales of the 2600, Tips and Tricks, An interview with Stephen Landrum (Starpath game designer), Data Age cartridge list, letters, classifieds, etc.

Issue #15 (Mar / Apr 1993)

Collectors' Guide will boost interest, Other 2600 Newsletters, Atari and the Law: Multiple Lawsuits, Frying the 2600, Gravitar game review, Nolan Bushnell: A Man and his Empire, Tales of the 2600, Telesys cartridge list, letters, etc.

Issue #16 (May / Jun 1993)

Price Guide now available, Even More Newsletters, A Guide to Baseball Games for the Atari 2600, Tips and Tricks, Tales of the 2600, Spectravision cartridge list, letters, etc.

Issue #17 (Jul / Aug 1993)

Desert Island Contest Winners, Frying the 2600, Letters, Sega / Bally Midway cartridge list, E.T. playing strategies and review, Become a 2600 Survivor, A Collector's Guide to Atari's Cartridge Labels

Issue #18 (Sep / Oct 1993)

A Few Thoughts on Collecting Videogames, 30 Minutes of Videogame Commercials, Tips and Tricks, Skateboardin' (by Absolute) solution, Nolan Bushnell: A Man and his Empire: Part 2, 1993 Mail Order Directory, Tales of the 2600, Tigervision cartridge list

Issue #19 (Nov / Dec 1993)

What's Going to Happen to the 2600?, A Conversation with Rob Fulop (designer of Demon Attack), Digital Press' Video Review Volume 1 review, Cubicolor review, Road Runner playing strategies, Tips and Tricks, Froggo cartridge list, Tales of the 2600

Issue #20 (Jan / Feb 1994)

Steps in the Right Direction?, Shooting Arcade (rare Atari prototype) review, Kangaroo playing strategies, The Atari 2600 Winter Olympics, Confessions of a Videogame Pirate, Video Catalog review, A Collector's Guide to Atari's Catalogs, Tales of the 2600, Cartridge list: Epyx, Milton Bradley, Konami, & Mythicon

Issue #21 (Mar / Apr 1994)

Computers, Communications, & Conventions, Frying the 2600, Montezuma's Revenge solution and tips, Programming the 2600: Part 3, The Ins and Outs of Buying Used Merchandise, How I Never Wrote a Game, Cartridge list: Xonox

Issue #22 (May / Jun 1994)

New Ideas for a Growing Hobby, Tips and Tricks, Frying the 2600, My Wish List, Crazy Climber Tips and Tricks, Atari 2600/7800 Monitor Cartridge review, Tales of the 2600, Pac-Man Fever album review, Cartridge list: Avalon Hill, A Sampling of Usenet messages on the Internet

Issue #23 (Jul / Aug 1994)

Organizing your Cartridge Collection, Tips and Tricks, Cartridge list: Commavid, The Lost Games of the Atari 2600, Chuck Norris Superkicks playing strategies, Pitfall on my IBM PC?, Collecting Atari Cartridges: An Update, An Incredible Test of Strength (John Earney puts a Combat cartridge to a number of tests to see just how durable ROMs are), News and Notes, Letters

Issue #24 (Sep / Oct 1994)

New Horizons for the Hobby, C.A.I.N. Atari Show is a Success, Cartridge List: Amiga, A Guide to Football Game Cartridges for the Atari 2600, Pink Panther review, Tales of the 2600: One Man's Treasure, The 1994 Mail Order Directory, News & Notes, letters, and more.

Issue #25 (Nov / Dec 1994)

The VCS and Abroad (the life of the 2600 from 1982-1994 in Germany and Great Britain), How to Use an Automatic Switchbox with your 2600, Tips and Tricks (how to play PAL games in the USA), SoundX review (demonstration cartridge programmed by Ed Federmeyer), The Atari 2600 Gift Guide, Tales of the 2600 (The trials of a search for Q*bert's Qubes), Blueprint solution & plating strategies, Cartridge List: Part 24: ZiMAG, News and Notes, Letters, more

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2600 Connection ATARI Video Computer System print newsletters 1995-1996

Issue #26 (Jan / Feb 1995)

Tetris Arrives for the Atari 2600 VCS, Tips and Tricks for Oscar's Trash Race (by Atari), the solution to Secret Quest (by Atari), Jerry G's Jewels (a report of new finds), a review of Coke Wins (rare Atari promotional cartridge for Coca-Cola), Cartridge list: Ultravision, News and Notes, Letters, more.

Issue #27 (Mar / Apr 1995)

Keep Track of your Collection with 2600 Organizer, Tips and Tricks, 6 reviews of Atari prototypes: Holey Moley, Mindlink / Bionic Breakthrough, Bugs Bunny, Peekaboo, Monstercize, and Donald Duck's Speedboat Race, Cartridge List: Sunrise, Wizard Video, and American Videogames, The 10 Most Influential Games, The Atari 2600 in France, Arcade Artist

Issue #28 (May / Jun 1995)

Activision's Action Pack for Windows (IBM PC) review, The Search for the 7800 Joypad, Cartridge list: Answer Software and Bomb, Past the 300 Cartridge Mark: A 2600 Obsession Continues, Omega Race (by CBS) playing strategies, Arcade Artist, letters.

Issue #29 (Jul / Aug 1995)

Collecting Videogame Boxes for the 2600, An Interview with Ed Federmeyer (creator of Edtris 2600), Have We Found them All? (easter eggs), Coin-Op Corner: The 2600 Arcade, Word Find Contest, Cartridge list: Panda & Sancho, letters.

Issue #30 (Sep / Oct 1995)

The Future of the Newsletter, Bushnell's Back, Cartridge List: Telegames, BIT 60 Hardware review, Tales of the 2600, The Games of Mario or Donkey Kong & its Spinoffs, Word find solution, 1995 Mail Order Directory Arcade Artist, News and Notes, letters

Issue #31 (Nov / Dec 1995)

Activision releases more Action Packs (review of Volume 2), Tales of the 2600 - The Mother Lode, Remembering the Gameline, Cartridge List: Venturevision, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure for Windows 95 review, Prototype of Pengo discovered, letters

Issue #32 (Jan / Feb 1996)

Classic Videogame Guides and Books for the New year, Rare Games Spotted!?! (Turbo, Alligator People, and Tempest), Activision Mines 2600 Library for Gold (reviews of Atari 2600 Action Pack for the Apple Macintosh, Action Pack 3 for Windows 95, and Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure for the Atari Jaguar), More thoughts on Copyrights, Atari 2600 Instruction Manual Archive (Tax Avoiders), Investigating the Dates on Cartridge ROMs, Absolute Entertainment goes out of business, letters & more.

Issue #33 (Mar / Apr 1996)

Good Luck Charlie Brown prototype discovered, Tales of the 2600, TV Boy: a 2600 VCS in the Palm of Your Hand, Multi-carts: Where to get them and what they are, Some History on Beamrider (by Activision), Superman Playing Strategies, letters

Issue #34 (May / Jun 1996)

More Programmers Found; Rare Prototype Games Emerge, Atari Image Contest, Coin-Op Corner: Karate Arcade Converions, Two "Non-Arcade" Karate Videogames Reviews -- Karate (by Froggo) and Chuck Norris Kung Fu Superkicks (by Xonox), Going Once -- a tale about Auctions, Letters

Issue #35 (Jul / Aug 1996)

Save Mary Saved (review of rare Atari game), Atari Image Contest Winners, Alligator People (review), The Atari 2600 Summer Olympics (comparisons of Decathlon, Summer Games, and Track & Field, Alternate Power Sources for your 2600, Atari Joystick Controller Facts, Letters

Issue #36 (Special Issue - Summer 1996 - the "Frogger" issue)

An Interview with Ed English: programmer of Frogger, Froggin': cartridge reviews of Frogger, Starpath Supercharger Frogger, Frogs & Flies, Frog Pond, and Frogger II Threedeeep, Tales of the 2600: A Frogger Christmas, Which came first -- the chicken or the frog? (an editorial), Letters

Issue #37 (Sep / Oct 1996)

Ewok Adventure Prototype Found!, The Positives of Computing on the Internet, Tales of the 2600: a true tale about how the editor had to work for and earn Zaxxon (by Coleco), Atari Cart Commander review, Questions & Answers, Mervil Carmickle's favorite top 10 games for the 2600, Letters

Issue #38 (Nov / Dec 1996 - Starpath CD released!)

Starpath Supercharger Multi-session CD released, An Exclusive Interview with the CyberPuNKS, Supercharger CD Contains Four New Games, The One That Got Away (Wizard), Supercharger CD Contains Arcadia / Starpath Archives, What is Vectrex Stuff Doing on this CD?, Supercharger CD is a Development System, CyberPuNKS review the Starpath Supercharger Games.

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2600 Connection ATARI Video Computer System print newsletters 1997-1998

Issue #39 (Jan / Feb 1997 - the "Star Wars" Issue)

A New Hope for Atari Fans, An Interview with Rex Bradford, programmer of Empire Strikes Back and Jedi Arena, reviews of the four Star Wars games -- The Empire Strikes Back, Jedi Arena, Death Star Battle, and Star Wars: The Arcade Game, Okie Dokie - a new game for the Atari 2600, Letters

Issue #40 (Mar / Apr 1997)

You know you're a Classic Videogamer if..., An Interview with Dan Oliver - programmer of Space Cavern (by Apollo) Rescue Terra I (by Venturevision) and Laser Gates (by Imagic), Atari 2600 Crossword Puzzle Contest, Questions & Answers, Letters

Issue #41 (May / June 1997) The "Howard Scott Warshaw" issue

This issue is all about Howard Scott Warshaw, the programmer of Yar's Revenge, ET, and Raiders of the Lost Ark for the Atari 2600. It doesn't contain the normal letters section like each issue does, but the focus here is on Howard. Includes a four page interview with Howard and reviews of the three games Howard created for the Atari 2600.

Issue #42 (July / August 1997)

Stell-a-Sketch released for the 2600!, Spotlight on Activision: The first four Activision games ( Dragster, Boxing, Checkers, and Fishing Derby ), Rare Game Review: Wizard, Halcyon Days: a review of a collection of interviews with a number of game programmers, Crossword Puzzle Solution and winners announced, News & Notes, Clint Dyer discovers Stunt Cycle and Dukes of Hazzard (Atari prototypes), Letters

Issue #43 (September / October 1997)

More "Home-brew" Games Emerge for the 2600 (Lunar Rescue and The Dark Mage), Electronicon Convention, Phoenix (2nd edition) Book Review, Rock Band Splitsville Captures Atari 2600 in a song, Letters, Spotlight on Activision : Skiing, Bridge, Tennis, Laser Blast, Freeway

Issue #44 (November / December 1997)

20 Years of Atari Celebrated with Special Reunion, Rare Game Review: Aquaventure, Tales of the 2600, Basketball Games for the Atari 2600 , News & Notes, Letters, Spotlight on Activision : Kaboom, Stampede, Ice Hockey, Barnstorming, Grand Prix, and Chopper Command

Issue #45 (January / February 1998)

More "Home-brew" Games Emerge for the 2600 (Oystron and This Planet Sucks), Digital Press Classic Videogame Collector's Guide & CD-ROM review, review of Once Upon Atari - Howard Scott Warshaw's video documentary about Atari, Spotlight on Activision : Starmaster, Megamania, Pitfall, Sky Jinks, River Raid, Spider Fighter

Issue #46 (March / April 1998)

Pinball Games for the 2600 - reviews of Video Pinball and Midnight Magic (both by Atari) and Bumper Bash (by Spectravision), Oystron - reviewed!, Hasbro buys Atari, Letters, Spotlight on Activision : Seaquest, Oink, Dolphin, Keystone Kapers, Enduro, Plaque Attack

Issue #47 (Special Spring 1998 Issue)

E3 Shock: Atari 2600 Dominates 1998 Show, New cartridge found: The Battle of Jericho, Atari buys JTS, Atari 26000 to Debut at E3 Show, Microsoft monopolizes with Windows 2600 cartridges, Chit Labs Develops Alfy - a Robot for the Atari 2600, Wattanassuhar releases powerhouse 2600 computer system, Letters

Issue #48 (May / June 1998)

An Interview with Bob Colbert (programmer of Okie Dokie and Stell-a-Sketch), How to Load Atari ROM Image files into a Starpath Supercharger, Playing games on an Atari 2600 with a CD player, Takes of the 2600: "The Game that would not die", Letters, Spotlight on Activision: Robot Tank, Crackpots, Decathlon, Frostbite, Pressure Cooker, Space Shuttle

Issue #49 (July / August 1998)

Twin Galaxies' Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records (book review), Pitfall handheld game by Tiger Electronics (game review), The Rex Bradford Interview Part 2 (programmer of The Empire Strikes Back by Parker Bros.), Tales of the 2600 (Chris Pyhtila recollects his introduction to the Atari 2600), Spotlight on Activision: Private Eye, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns, H.E.R.O., Beamrider, and Cosmic Commuter

Issue #50 (September / October 1998)

World of Atari '98 - Las Vegas, NV - Convention report, All In The Pac-Family - Reviews of Atari's Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Jr. Pac-Man, Pac-Man Wanna-be's - Reviews of the Pac-Man clones for the Atari 2600, Arcade Artist - two Pac-man cartoons by David Allen, Pitfall 3-D: Beyond the Jungle - (by Activision) - Sony PlayStation Game Review, Keystone Kapers - Tigervision - Handheld game review, Seen & Heard on the Internet: tidbits of info about the 2600, etc., Activision Announces 2600 Package for Sony Playstation: Lineup Uncertain, Issue 49 Contest Winners announced, A Letter from the editor, Spotlight on Activision: Kung Fu Master, Commando, River Raid II, Rampage, Double Dragon, and Ghostbusters.

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2600 Connection ATARI Video Computer System print newsletters   Nov / Dec 1998 - 2000

Here is a set of the 13 issues of the print newsletter which Russ Perry Jr. was the editor and publisher for during the years of 1998 - 2000. Great, timeless information! If you are an Atari 2600 fanatic, you will enjoy reading these issues! Russ has given me permission to offer these print newsletters for sale.

Here are the list of articles:

Issue 51 (November / December 1998) features:

Alfred Challenge - Al Backiel reviews Eric Bacher's (of France) new game for the Atari 2600, Activision Releases Classics for Playstation - Dan Skelton reviews Activision's emulator disc of 30 games which allow you to experience 2600 gaming on a Sony Playstation , Biggest letter section ever!

Issue 52 (January / February 1999) features:

Russ Perry Jr.'s Welcome Editorial, Big letters from readers section , Center gallery of pictures featuring: Pitfall III / Harriet's quest hoax, a screen shot of Elk Attack (a game by Mark R. Hahn), U.S. Games' handheld football game, 2600 versions of Jaguar games, and Worship the Woodgrain (a collection of 2K and 4K games in audio format for use with the Starpath Supercharger) , Spotlight on Absolute Entertainment -- Tim Duarte reviews Tomcat: The F-14 Fighter Simulator, Title Match Pro Wrestling, Skateboardin', and Pete Rose Baseball , News and Notes, and more.

Issue 53 (March / April 1999) features:

Ancient Prophesy Proved to be True, It's Raining Prototypes, Lucky Charms game discovered, New "Adult" Camel cigarettes prototype found, Hobbyist works on Unusual 2600 Cartridge, Everything I Know I've Learned from my 2600, Future Atari 2600 releases, But Seriously...

Issue 54 (May / June 1999) features:

A review of Worship the Woodgrain (a collection of 2K and 4K 2600 games that are in audio format on a CD for use with the Starpath Supercharger), Supercharger modification information from Bob Colbert so you can play all 2K and 4K binary ROM images, Information on Cheetah (a DOS program that allows you to modify program code of binary ROM image files and cheat at the game), Instructions on how to modify Sega Genesis controllers for use on the Atari 7800, Instructions on how to convert a Sega Master System light gun to an Atari light gun, Instructions on how to convert Nintendo 8-bit controllers for use on the Atari 2600, Instructions on how to modify Bally Astrocade joysticks for use on the Atari 2600, Tales of the 2600: (My 2600 turned me into a Government Spy, Computer Expert, and a Videogame legend), letters from readers, News & Notes, and more.

Issue 55 (July / August 1999) features:

A review of Video Time Machine (a new cartridge programmed by Chris Cracknell. It's not a game - it's a clock that runs on your Atari 2600.), Pitfall II: Harriet's Quest (the real story behind this hoax), How to play Alien's Return (by ITT), Modifying a 2600 driving controller for Jaguar Tempest, My ReAdventure (Russ discusses how he is still finding new things in Adventure, Another way to modify and NES controller, letters from readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads return, and more.

Issue 56 (September / October 1999) features:

A review of Pressure Gauge (a new cartridge programmed by John K. Harvey for the Atari 2600), An Introduction - Lee R. Krueger (of ResQsoft) tells why the Atari 2600 is so dear to him, How to play Zoo Fun (by ITT), Highlights of the Classic Gaming Expo 1999 (August 14 & 15), letters from readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 57 (November / December 1999) features:

The A#1 Fancy Lable [Sic] Club Breathes New Life Into Old Carts (an article by Tim Snider about new artwork for 2600 game labels), More Highlights of the Classic Gaming Expo 1999 (August 14 & 15 - the CGE Musuem, Prototype games, new products...), letters from readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 58 (January / February 2000) features:

The 2600 Connection Rings in a New Epoch (contributing writers discuss where they see the 2600's place in gaming history as we begin the new millenium and which games they would use to ring in the new millenium), VCS Y2K" David Giarrusso picks 10 games to ring in the new year with!, reviews of: Stella at 20: An Atari 2600 Retrospective (Volume 2) videotape, Stella Gets a New Brain v2.0, Worship the Woodgrain: Y2K Edition, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 59 (March / April 2000) features:

Survival Island Password System Decoded (Mostly), Using MAKEWAV (by Bob Colbert), The AtarRio (hooking up a Diamond Rio MP3 player to your Starpath Supercharger), Fun & Fakery, The Story of My Two Prototypes, letters from readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 60 (May / June 2000) features:

How to modify Atari controllers with PCAE, How to modify your system for composite video output, a spotlight on "Adult" 2600 titles, an article on the company known as Star Soft, letters from readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 61 (July / August 2000) features:

Interview with Eric Bacher, reviews of Pesco and Merlin's Walls, Classic gaming Expo 2000, Ten Years of the 2600 Connection, pictures of a music video out of Brazil callled "Video Computer System", News & Notes, Letters, and more.

Issue 62 (September / October 2000) features:

Rob Fulop interview "Off the Cuff", Reminiscing with David Crane, Controller - Glove for the 2600, picture gallery of Pesco and Merlin's Walls labels, final dessert screen of Taz, airplane screen in Save Mary, 2600 trophy from Penny & perk, letters, News & Notes, and more.

Issue 63 (November / December 2000) features:

Easter Egg Hunting with Bill Kunkel and Joyce Worley ( from Electronic Games magazine), Al Backiel reviews Atari's Fatal Run for the Atari 2600, Mouse to Paddle Controller, Picture of the original 2600 Stella prototype, picture of the label of CGE2K by Lee Krueger, letters from readers, News & Notes, and more.

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2600 Connection ATARI Video Computer System print newsletters  2001 - 2004

Here is a second set of 13 issues of the print newsletter which Russ Perry Jr. was the editor and publisher for during the years of 2001 - 2004. Great, timeless information! If you are an Atari 2600 fanatic, you will enjoy reading these issues! Russ has given me permission to offer these print newsletters for sale.

Here are the list of articles:

Issue 64 (January / February 2001) features:

SuperDuperCharger (now called the Cuttle Cart) News by Lee Krueger, The HappyCart FAQ by Stephen S Richardson and Michael J Andrews, Atari Cartridge Archiver SRAM Playback by Eric Horncheck with addendum by John Dondzila, News & Notes, Letters from Readers, Classifieds, and more.

Issue 65 (March / April 2001) features:

Digital Press Collector's Guide Edition 6, Atari Catalog Redux - a Guide to Atari Catalogs by Scott Stilphen, News & Notes, Letters from Readers, Classifieds, and more.

Issue 66 (May / June 2001) features:

Atari 2600 Easter Egg Contest - Win big money finding secrets within 2600 games - sponsored by Scott Stilphen, Atari on the Go - a Guide to pertable Atari 2600 devices, Super TV Boy III - Lee Krueger reviews the portable unit, News & Notes, Letters from Readers, Classifieds, and more.

Issue 67 (July / August 2001) features:

Classic Gaming Expo 2001 Report, pictures of the 9 cartridges of the new Atari 2600 games from CGE 2001, an interview with Peter Engelbrite - programmer of Summer Games, News & Notes, Letters from Readers, Classifieds, and more.

Issue 68 (September / October 2001) features:

Andy Floyd reviews the book Arcade Fever by John Sellers, reviews of the 8 new Atari 2600 games from CGE 2001: Crazy Valet, Vault Assualt, SCSIcide, Combat Two, Allia Quest, Venture II, Elevator Action, Secret Agent. News & Notes, Letters from Readers, Classifieds, and more.

Issue 69 (November / December 2001) features:

Activision TV Games from Toymax, Hardware hacks: NES Controller to Atari 2600 Booster grip Conversion, Tank-style Battlezone Controller, 5200 joystick to paddle conversion, Stereo sound for the Atari 2600. 2600 Arcade Cabinet, News & Notes, Letters from Readers, Classifieds, and more.

Issue 70 (January / February 2002) features:

Cuttle Cart Underground review by Al Backiel, Games Games Games by Russ Perry Jr., A Survey Of CX-2601 Label Variations by Joe Cody, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 71 (March / April 2002) features:

April Fools Spectacular! by Russ Perry Jr featuring pictures by Lee Krueger, Ken Scott, Keir Howell, Christopher Drum, Philip R Frey, Christian Bogey, "Thrawn", Dale Crum, Kyle Pittman, Wade Summerlin, Ben Combee and Manu Parssinen. Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 72 (May / June 2002) features:

The Story of Atlantis II (Imagic) by Scott Stilphen, Plugging Apple into Atari - using an iPod with the Atari 2600, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 73 (July / August 2002) features:

Autobiography by David Lamkins (employee of Parker Brothers in 1982), Secret Quest Code is Cracked, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 74 (September / October 2002) features:

CGE Post-Show Thoughts by Lee Krueger, 5200 Haunted House II 3D review by Jesse Hardasty, Skeleton Review by Lee Krueger, Atari 2600 Joystick Costume by Paul Slocum, News & Notes, Letters, Classifieds.

Issue 75 (November / December 2003) features:

CGE2K3: Classic Gaming Exposition 2003: My Perspective by Lee Krueger, Mental Kombat review by Russ Perry Jr, Activision Anthology (Playstaion 2) review by Mark Androvich, Activision Anthology (Playstaion 2) review by Lee Krueger, Jakks Pacific Atari TV Games review by Mark Androvich, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue 76 (January / December 2004) features:

Philly Classic 5 (March 20-21, 2004 Valley Forge, PA) a review of the show by Al Backiel, NWCGE 2004 (May 8-9, 2004, Seatle, WA) a review of the show by Brad Prillwitz, CGE 2K4 (Aug 20-21, 2004, San Jose, CA) a review of the show by James Peyton, Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (PC, Playstaion 2) review by Mark Androvich, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

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2600 Connection ATARI Video Computer System print newsletters  Sep/Oct 2005  - 2004

Here is a set of the 14 issues of the print newsletter which Al Backiel was the editor and publisher for during the years of 2005 - 2009. Great, timeless information! If you are an Atari 2600 fanatic, you will enjoy reading these issues! Al has given me permission to offer these print newsletters for sale.

Issue #77 (Sep/Oct 2005) features:

CGE2K5 (Aug. 20-21, Burlingame, CA) review by Al Backiel, Cartridge List: Part 31: Rainbow Vision games, Book review: Video Games: In the Beginning by Ralph H. Baer, Rolenta Press, Editor's Welcome, Spotlight on Homebrews and Conversions Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #78 (Nov/Dec 2005) features:

Atari Flashback 2.0 review, In Defense of E.T., Cartridge List: Part 32: Video Gems, Master Builder blueprints, Book review: Confessions of the Game Doctor by Bill Kunkel (Rolenta Press), Spotlight on Homebrews: Crazy Balloon, Poker Squares, Go Fish, Fall Down, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #79 (Jan / Feb 2006) features:

VGXPO 2005: (Nov 12-13, 2005 Fort Washington, PA), Playing 20 Questions with Gamer Extrordinaire, Todd Rogers, Spotlight on Homebrews: Hunchy II, Swoops!, 2005 Multigame Multicart, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #80 (Mar / Apr 2006) features:

The Top 100 Atari 2600 Games, The solution to Trick Shot (by Imagic) or How to be a Video Pool Shark, Cartridge List: Part 33: ITT Family Games, Spotlight on Homebrews: Reindeer Rescue, Solar Plexus, Stratogems, Ecuhre, Jakks Pacific Atari Paddle Games, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #81 (May / Jun 2006) features:

Atari 2600 Prototypes Update (Rocky & Bullwinke, Dune, Squoosh, Boggle, Garfield, Anteater, In Search of the Golden Skull, Tempest, Frog Demo, and Wings), Just Like the Real Arcade Game (focusing on arcade conversions Q*Bert and Reactor), Spotlight on Homebrews: Climber 5, Backfire, Puzzle page, Book review: Encyclopedia of Game Machines: Consoles, handhelds, & home computers 1972-2005, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #82 (Jul / Aug 2006) features:

Atari 2600 Prototypes Update - Part II (Kyphus, Loco-motion, Pompeii, Ixion, Mind Maze, Telepathy, Lord of the Rings" Journey to Rivendell, Alligator People, Planet of the Apes, and Univeral prototype), Just Like the Real Arcade Game (focusing on arcade conversions Rampage and Xenophobe), Spotlight on Homebrews: ASTAR, Wolfenstein VCS: The Next Mission, Conquest of Mars, Rainbow Invaders, David Crane, Activision Ace and Pitfall III?, Game review: Off the Wall (by Atari) review by Andy Floyd, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #83 (Sep / Oct 2006) features:

Package Goods, Just Like the Real Arcade Game (focusing on arcade conversions Star Wars and Star Trek), Special Controller Games - a list of games that do not use the standard joystick, The Most Recent 5200 Releases - Boulderdash II: Rockford's Revenge, Combat 2 Advanced aka Super Attack Battle, Bristles, and Flip and Flop, Game review: Megaboy (by Dynacom) - a 64K PAL game from Brazil. review by Al Backiel, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #84 (Nov / Dec 2006) features:

Interview with John W. Champeau of CHAMP Games - the author of Lady Bug, Spotlight on 2600 Homebrews - Lady Bug and A-VCS-tec Challenge, Atari Keychain Plug-N-Play Controllers review, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #85 (Jan / Feb 2007) features:

vgXpo 2006 King of Prussia, PA (Oct. 27-29) show review, Just like the Real Arcade Game - Mr. Do and Lady Bug , Interview with David Rolfe - Author of Beamrider, Beamrider as seen during the creative process, Spotlight on Homebrews - Four-Play and Boulder Dash (for the Atari 5200), VCS Tarzan, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #86 (Mar / Apr 2007) features:

Atari 2600 Prototypes Update - Part III , Just like the Real Arcade Game - Track & Field and Gyruss , Joysticks by Atari - article, AtariVox - A Speech Module for the 2600 - review, Spotlight on Homebrews - Toyshop Trouble and Phantom II / Pirate and BLiP Football and Medieval Mayhem , Cartridge List 35: Philly Classic releases, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #87 (May / Jun 2007) features:

Interview with Joe Decuir, Just like the Real Arcade Game - Frogger and The Official Frogger , Replacement Joysticks, AtariVox - A Speech Module for the 2600 (review), Spotlight on Homebrews - Space Battle and E.T. Book Cart , Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, Trivia Contest, and more.

Issue #88 (Jul / Aug 2007) features:

Interview with Jeff Adkins - Classic Fanzine Editor, Game Promotions - article, Spotlight on Homebrews - Raster Fahndung (2600) & Adventure II (5200), How To Beat Home Video Games - VHS review, Wolfenstein Easter egg, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, Trivia Contest, and more.

Issue #89 (Sep / Oct 2007) features:

Classic Gaming Expo 2K7 (CGE2K7) – Show Report, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Popeye & Donkey Kong - Article, Spotlight on Homebrews / Prototypes – Elevators Amiss, Encaved, GoSub, N.E.R.D.s, The Last Ninja, Lasercade (2600); Rent Wars (5200), Classic Game Room – a DVD review, A-VCS-tec Challenge - Easter eggs, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, Trivia Contest / Results, and more.

Issue #90 (Nov / Dec 2007) features:

Atari 2600 Owner's Manuals, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Centipede & Asteroids, Spotlight on Homebrews: Haunted Adventure Trilogy (3 games on one 32K cart: Boo!, Redemption, and Witch's Flight), Activision Anthology for Nintendo Gameboy Advance – a review, Trivia Contest Results, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Price: $9 ( plus $2 shipping to USA addresses )

 

 

2600 Connection ATARI Video Computer System print newsletters  Jan / Feb 2008 - Jul / Aug 2009

Here is a set of the 10 issues of the print newsletter which Al Backiel was the editor and publisher for during the years of 2005 - 2009. Great, timeless information! If you are an Atari 2600 fanatic, you will enjoy reading these issues! Al has given me permission to offer these print newsletters for sale. Please note issue #100 is printed in color!

Issue #91 (Jan / Feb 2008) features: 

Atari 2600 Prototypes Update - Part IV, Just Like The Real Arcade Game - Defender & Joust, How to deal with Mr. Postman - walkthru, 10 Things I'd like to see in 2008 - article, The Atari 2600 In The Movies - article, Game Condition - opinion, Time magazine reprint, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #92 (Mar / Apr 2008) features: 

batari Basic: Creating your own Atari 2600 games - article, Atari Classic Evolved – PSP review, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Gorf & Wizard of Wor, How to Modify an Atari Joystick to USB - article, My Game Plan - 7 VCS Games - article, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #93 (May / Jun 2008) features: 

Interview with Bruce de Graaf, the programmer of Star Fox, Sorceror, and Fire Fly (all by Mythicon), Toyshop Trouble Easter Egg, Spotlight on Homebrews – Gingerbread Man, Stella’s Stocking - reviews, Rare Ware – Hot Shot multi-cart - article, Blue Print prototype - review, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #94 (Jul / Aug 2008) features: 

Rob Fulop’s Actionauts - review, Spotlight on Homebrews – Colony 7, Squish ‘em, Bee-Ball, Melbourne Tatty, Sync, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Pengo, Tac/Scan - reviews, Inside The 2600 – programming article, The 10 Best Atari 2600 Games - opinion, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #95 (Sep / Oct 2008) features: 

Paul Allen Newell - interview, Spotlight on Prototypes – Gamma-Attack, Video Game Collector – review, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Congo Bongo, Zaxxon - reviews, Easter eggs – Towering Inferno, Actionauts, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #96 (Nov / Dec 2008) features: 

Box Varieties of 2600 Games – article, Classic 80’s Home Video Games – book review, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Phoenix, Pleiades - reviews, Spotlight on Prototypes - Universal Prototype ‘H’ - review, Spotlight on Homebrews – Alien Greed II - review, Too Many Games - show report. Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #97 (Jan / Feb 2009) features: 

2600 Game Copiers - article, Special game announcement: Mean Santa, More on Androman - addenda, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Dig Dug, Galaxian - reviews, Spotlight on Homebrews – I Project - review, Dukes Of Hazzard – prototype review, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #98 (Mar / Apr 2009) features: 

100th Issue Prize Drawing annoucement, Eurocon 2008 – show report, Pac-Man Patterns – strategy, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Pole Position, Pac-Man - reviews, Racing The Beam: The Atari VCS – book review, Rare Ware – Magicard – review, Prototype review - Dumbo's Flying Circus, Dodge ‘Em Patterns - strategy, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #99 (May / Jun 2009) features: 

Celebrity Endorsed 2600 games - article, CGE 2K7 DVD set - review, Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Tapper, Space Invaders - reviews, Rare Ware – Video Jogger / Video Reflex – review, Digital Photo Album - homebrew review, Rare Ware – Video Jogger / Video Reflex – review, Fathom (by Imagic) Map – tips & strategy, Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Issue #100 (Jul / Aug 2009) features: 

(Special color edition) Farewell from the editor, An interview with programmer Larry Martin, Prehistoric Times ( game review ), Solution to Actionauts, Solution to The Last Ninja, Status of Mean Santa – a new game for the 2600, 100th Issue Prize Drawing - results Letters from Readers, News & Notes, Classified Ads, and more.

Price: $9 ( plus $2 shipping to USA addresses )

 

 

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