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The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Book Series by Michael Salzman


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#1 atarifan88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 11:59 AM

This guy has put out a lot of books in a short time.  I'm wondering if anyone on here has read them and can offer some feedback or advice which of these books are worth buying.  For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, here are some links:

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Arcade Companion Volume 1: 33 Of Your Favorite Arcade Games Ported To The Atari 2600

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Arcade Companion Volume 2: Another 33 Of Your Favorite Arcade Games Ported To The Atari 2600

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Sports Almanac: 38 Sports Video Games That Defined A Generation

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Activision Companion - Collector's Edition: All 44 Of Your Favorite Activision Games On The Atari 2600

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Guide To Adventure: Maps, Tips, Strategies, And More To Beat Adventure, And Uncover The Easter Egg

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Throw Back Zine #1: How History Did Donkey Kong Wrong, Jungle Hunt Strategies, Easter Eggs & Glitches And So Much More


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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 6:41 PM

I have several of these and I've liked them.  They are small books but they are nicely done.  The content is all black and white but each game has a picture, some history, description, etc.  They are well done and you can see several of them have good reviews on Amazon. 



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Posted Thu May 10, 2018 11:47 AM

I have several of these and I've liked them.  They are small books but they are nicely done.  The content is all black and white but each game has a picture, some history, description, etc.  They are well done and you can see several of them have good reviews on Amazon. 

 

Thank you for the kind words!  The Throw Back Zine is in full color!



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Posted Thu May 10, 2018 5:34 PM

 

Thank you for the kind words!  The Throw Back Zine is in full color!

 

You're welcome. Yes, I got that one yesterday.  It is smaller than the other issues but it is in full color for sure.  Looks very nice. :)



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Posted Fri May 11, 2018 3:14 PM

I like the arcade ones :P  (but think all of them are cool!)



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Posted Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:53 PM

Last week I bought the "The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Activision Companion", and it's really really good! It describes all the 44 Activision games for the Atari 2600 (which IMO are among the best games).
This book is both fun to read and informative. The author describes the objective of each game, talk about best strategy to play it, and ends with some good honest (retrospective) analysis for each game. Also I love the introduction for each game, which certainly sets the right mood to go and play it (or to collect it!)
 
I just bought the rest of Atari 2600 books from this author. I hope they're as good as this one!


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Posted Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 AM

 

I just bought the rest of Atari 2600 books from this author. I hope they're as good as this one!

 

 

Thanks for your comments.  If you have time, I would love to know what you think of the other books!



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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:11 AM

 

Thank you for the kind words!  The Throw Back Zine is in full color!

 

It is in full colour?  I love me some retro mags and the fact that it's full colour is awesome!  Gotta go order #1 and #2 today!



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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:53 PM

Issue 3 of the Unauthorized Atari Throw Back Zine is now Available on Amazon. Thank you everyone for your support!  It can be purchased here: http://a.co/5FolD3t

 

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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:12 AM

Issue 3 of the Unauthorized Atari Throw Back Zine is now Available on Amazon. Thank you everyone for your support!  It can be purchased here: http://a.co/5FolD3t

 

I ordered it right away from Amazon.de (which offers free shipping to the Netherlands!). I hope issues 1 and 2 will be delivered on my doorstep today, so I can do some reviews soon!



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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:21 AM

This guy has put out a lot of books in a short time.  I'm wondering if anyone on here has read them and can offer some feedback or advice which of these books are worth buying.  For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, here are some links:

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Arcade Companion Volume 1: 33 Of Your Favorite Arcade Games Ported To The Atari 2600

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Arcade Companion Volume 2: Another 33 Of Your Favorite Arcade Games Ported To The Atari 2600

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Sports Almanac: 38 Sports Video Games That Defined A Generation

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Activision Companion - Collector's Edition: All 44 Of Your Favorite Activision Games On The Atari 2600

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Guide To Adventure: Maps, Tips, Strategies, And More To Beat Adventure, And Uncover The Easter Egg

 

 

The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Throw Back Zine #1: How History Did Donkey Kong Wrong, Jungle Hunt Strategies, Easter Eggs & Glitches And So Much More

 

You forgot to mention the The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Imagic Companion and The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Coleco Companion.

Both are great booklets for $5.

 

I hope one day Mike will also publish "The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Parker Brothers Companion", as they've created some really great Atari 2600 games (Frogger, Cobra Strike, Q*bert, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Super Cobra, etc.)



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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:08 PM

 

You forgot to mention the The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Imagic Companion and The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Coleco Companion.

Both are great booklets for $5.

 

I hope one day Mike will also publish "The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Parker Brothers Companion", as they've created some really great Atari 2600 games (Frogger, Cobra Strike, Q*bert, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Super Cobra, etc.)

 

The day has come.  The Parker Brothers Companion: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717741517



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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:52 PM

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The M Network Companion is now available: http://a.co/d/3L0jDFR



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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:37 AM

Issue #6 of The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Throw Back Zine is now available:

 

http://a.co/d/0VxHaQY

 

 

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 2:52 PM

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The M Network Companion is now available: http://a.co/d/3L0jDFR

 

And another '2600 game company covered by Mike!

 

Suggestion for next book: Tigervision? :-)



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Posted Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:17 PM

Issue #7 of The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Throw Back Zine is now available for purchase from Amazon...  

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1729319262

 

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