"DEAR AGH" (March/April, 1998)
Subject: French Kiss
Bravo pour ce site tres complet et tres interessant.
Subject: Atari rules and Japs suck
From: Mark T.
There is one thing that I miss in life right now
and that is the lack of competition these days. I am
a hard core gamer and I am happy with the variety of
games comming out on the PC, it's just that I miss the
good old days when there was that intense competition
between the Amigas, ST, PC and so on. The PC is definitely
the winner but I wish Atari and Commodore could still be
big in the computer market with their computers because
it's the competition that will lift games to new heights.
I live in South Africa and have barely heard a thing about
Atari, I wasn't even sure if you guys were still around. I
would like to get another games system but there isn't one
around that I like. (Is the Jag still alive?) I definately
will not support Japanese games systems. (I have this thing
about not supporting Japanese or eastern products lately.
They irritate me!)
On average, those dumb Japs are unoriginal and bring out
out their usual crappy games (ie: shoot 'em up or a beat 'em
up.) Enough!!!! Phew!!! I get angry just thinking about
Just one question: Is there going to be a comeback by Atari?
PS: If you are eastern, then just ignore me.
I (Keita) am an "Eastern Jap" and I will ignore you.
God help you and your ignorance.
Subject: Atari Video Music
From: Tracy M.
First off I would like to tell you how much I love
your site. I like all of the background info you have
on the products. About a year ago I bought a complete
collection of about 100 games, many of them still had
the boxes and manuals enclosed. It was a great find, I
bought the entire collection for $40. The guy even threw
in something that I mistook as a joke. For the past year
I have thought that I had some bootleg item. No one I
know had ever seen it before. It is the Atari Video Music.
It is in great condition. I didn't know what I had until
I saw it in your museum. I have a renewed joy when I think
of that purchase. The KILLER is that the guys son was
selling the Atari stuff to buy a Nintendo. I wonder if he
will ever know what he gave up. I didn't know at the time
the full extent of what I got.
Keep up the great work
Looks like you got a good deal there. The Atari Video
Music is one of our favorites in our own collections as
well. Not only are they quite difficult to find, but they're
one of more eccentric products ever put out by Atari and
there have been many.
Subject: New Shhnizap
From: E.K. Amill
Wuz' up guys. I'm over in CT and I had a dream.
If new Atari games (As in the 2600 and 7800 type) were
to be made by big companies again with a HUGE amount of
sales (I mean, come on! Everybody that was born during
the early '80s has an Atari somewhere at home!), why
I love my Mortal Kombat and FF7 just as much as the
next guy, but I still play games like "Karateka" and
"Krull", "Donkey Kong" and "Mario Bros.". I remember a
time when Nintendo made games for someone else, before
they became a huge Mega-Company! There are thousands of
people that would save up their money, buy a new Atari
game and spend a weekend in their underwear and play that
game until they beat it! Then they would do it again just
to see if they could get through it faster! I beg of you;
all game companys out there, especially if they owe Atari
anything (who doesn't?); MAKE NEW GAMES!!!
Here Erik, have a tissue.
Subject: 2600 PORTABLE RERELEASED????
From: S. Parker
I was wondering did this come from a real good source
or did Hasbro announce it? If so will it be compatible with
old 2600 carts? I got a library of about 75 games! :)
P.S.-- Great page! What did you do to it? It loads 100
thousand times faster than last month or so :)
Notice the date of our posting of that news....
Subject: Why The Pac-Man?
From: Nathan H.
Last summer when I ordered two Atari 5200 controllers,
I also received a Pac-Man game. Why did I get this game
when I specifically wanted controllers only?
And is there anything I can do about this?
We oftentimes send out extras in our packages because
we're just like that. There's nothing you can do about it,
because it's in our nature to be nice.
Subject: Varunas Forces
From: D. Chapel
I was looking through your excellent Jaguar
museum section and noticed a scan of a prototype
CD of Varunas Forces. Does this mean that you
guys actually have this game and it runs? That
would be so awesome!
The Varunas Forces CD is owned by John Hardie,
and we're not sure if there's a playable game inside.
It appears that a code needs to be unlocked to access
the game, but we're not sure what it is. As it
stands now, only a pretty FMV intro sequence can