"DEAR AGH" (Jan/Feb, 1997)

From: RuninBrave@*.com
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997
Subject: i neeedd help

  • my coleco broke and i need to find a working one in good shape can you help me?????????????

    Les Replies:

    Coleco? What's that?


    Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997
    From: lobo@*.net
    Subject: Great page!

  • Hi! Being a huge Atari fan, I love your page! Keep up the good work. One question, though...may I use some of your graphics? Specifically, I want to use the one in the corner where it switches from one system to another. Would that be ok? Thanks!

    Keita Replies:

  • Every single image you see on our page was either our very own creation or were scanned from photographics in old publications. We spent a considerable amount of time -- not to mention pain and suffering -- in doing so, and as a result, we cannot allow individuals to just leech them and put them on their site. What would be our incentive to come up with new designs and graphics if the web becomes a free-for-all environment? We appreciate the fact that you at least asked us for permission. Others have not been as cordial.


    Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997
    From: nmiller@*.edu>
    Subject: Wow!

  • Jumped to your page today, and needless to say, I loved it! The animated atari picture is *great*! Just thought I'd tell you I dig it...

    http://www.spy.net/~white/vidgames/ If you want to check out what I've done so far...

    John Replies:

  • Thanks for the words of praise. Your page is looking mighty fine as well. You can thank Les for the wonderful animated Atari systems gif, we're happy to have him aboard as a partner of AGH as he has many, many things to offer in addition to his considerable graphics expertise.


    From: *@webtv.net
    Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997
    Subject: HELP!!!

  • First of all, I just wanted to say that you guys have a great site. I'm glad that there are still people out there that love the Atari 5200 as much as I do. I have had the 5200 since 1982 when I got it for a Christmas present. I loved that machine more than life itself when I was a kid.

  • The problem I'm having is finding replacement controllers. From what I gather they are fairly rare because many people have had them break as I have. If you have any idea where I could find some, I would be very grateful.

    --From a hardcore videogame fan!

    Keita Replies:

  • You cannot imagine how many e-mails we get from gamers who have busted 5200 controllers or no sticks at all. We do provide a service for our 5200 enthusiasts by selling refurbished controllers at a reasonable price. However, as our time is limited and cannot possibly fulfill every 5200 controller request, we urge all SuperSystem fans to carefully read the repair and maintenance section of our 5200 FAQ. Follow the instructions carefully and you'll be on your way to trouble-free 5200 gaming!


    Date: Sun, 2 Feb 97
    From: Emerald_Dragon@*.com
    Subject: Free stuff

    May I please have some free atari stuff .

    Les Replies:

    Our web page is free to the public, isn't it?


    Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997
    From: OJSimpson@*.com
    Subject: 5200 Ratings

  • Yea ok I'm an Atari 5200 geek and I frequent your page... And I still can't get over what a great job you've done! Anyway, I told y'all that before. What I was wondering is:

    How many hits do you get on this page?


  • Do you plan on having folks rate games again? I have expanded my collection of 5200 games since the initial poll and would love to give my opinions on the new games I aquired.

    About John Hardie...
    I didn't notice until now that you were a part of this 5200 master page.

    John Replies:

  • The amount of hits varies from day to day, but we are delighted that AGH's hit count has been steadily increasing as we ramp up more content on the page.

  • We are always in the receiving mood when it comes to 5200 game ratings. The more contributors who rate the games, the statistics will better reflect the general consensus for each game title. Just drop us an e-mail with each game and their ratings, in graphics and gameplay, on a scale of 1-5 (5 is best), and we'll have your ratings added to the cumulative scores of each title in our next revision of the 5200 FAQ.

  • Finally, I am involved with anything and everything with respect to the SuperSystem. Nothing gets by me :)


    From: ech@*.net
    Subject: Thankyou.
    Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997

    Thank you all.....

  • I'm glad that somebody has provided all this info. AND....that somebody besides me has pointed out the fact that ATARI came out with the first 64-bit system. Did they also come out with the first colorhandheld? anyways....
    thank you so much.

    A devoted Atarian,

    Les Replies:

  • Glad to have you aboard, Eric. And yes, the Atari Lynx was the first ever color handheld game system.


    Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997
    From: Derrick Lynch
    Subject: Excellent site

  • Great site guys, keep up the good work. I managed to find some good history here.

    best regards

    Derrick Lynch
    Product manager
    Namco Europe Limited

    Keita Replies:

  • Thanks for the kind words. But if you're really grateful for our contribution to humanity, how about sending us a few free Namco Museum Playstation CDs? :)

  • And sorry if we're using your mascot on our main AGH page. Pac-Man may not have been by Atari, but we love him nonetheless!


    Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997
    From: "D.C. Registry"
    Subject: Great job!

  • Wow! I was wandering around the web, wondering if there was anyone out there who remember the old Atari 5200 or some of the great classic games such as Star Raiders, and then I found your page through an Altavista search. I have been here for probably a couple of hours, and I've found (and downloaded) lots of useful stuff. I'm about to install, and hopefully play Star Raiders on, the Virtual Super System v. .60 for DOS. I've bookmarked your site!

    Les Replies:

  • Thanks a million for the words of praise. Alas, I am the only one among the AGH trio that has never experienced the apparent joy that the 5200 brings. You see, we poor souls in Europe never received the SuperSystem. I'll definitely have to badger Keita to send me one of those beasts in the near future, though!

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