Sunday, February 10, 2019

2600 Connection ATARI VCS 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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