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:: Jaguar Edition #2 ATARI EXPLORER ONLINE 27 May 1994 ::
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Table of Contents
* From the Editors ................................... Just playing games.
* Jaguar Tackboard ............................ Development list & quotes.
* 64 Bits ................................... Jeff Minter & Jaguar CD-ROM
Specs on Double Dragon 5 &
Troy Aikman NFL Football
General Jaguar News &
* AEO at Summer CES Video Offer ............. Tal's flying into the Windy
City to catch the silicon
stars of Atari's newest
Jaguar titles. Find out
how -you- can watch.
* CatNip .............................. Jaguar news items from Don Thomas.
- Free Jaguar Bumper Stickers
- Atari Jaguar Titles
- NA Jaguar Dealers
- Atari Lynx Titles
- CATscan BBS
||| From the Editors ....... Atari Explorer Online: The Next Generation
||| Travis Guy
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It's been a busy three weeks for me. Too busy in fact to effectively
coordinate a regular issue of AEO that meets the standards you, our
readers, have come to expect. Things are starting to look up now, so
I can calmly state that next weekend will see a return to the normal
What we've been able to cook up for you game-starved Atarians this
week is a hash of recent Jaguar and Lynx activity. A stew of news,
press releases, and peeks at what lies ahead.
There's good news, and some sad news as well. The good news is
scattered throughout the issue. I'll leave it to you to determine
what's best for you: Lynx games are at amazingly low prices (I bought
several this past week, and "sold" some units to friends); details
about some third party titles are emerging, including what I feel to
be a "John Madden Football-killer"; AEO has received the official
word that we're going to Summer CES (and bringing along cameras)...
there's good news in here for all.
The sad news is that after five years at Atari Corporation, the "voice
of Atari", Director of Communications Bob Brodie has announced that he
is resigning. Bob's effervecent presense will be sorely missed by
Atarians around the world. I consider Bob to be a personal friend, and
while I wish him well in his new endeavors, I will hold him to his
promise to keep in touch with Atarians through the electronic pages of
Bob will hold his last Dateline: Atari next Friday, June 3rd. The
transcript will be included in AEO_0309, to be uploaded shortly
thereafter. See you then.
The following is Bob's public announcement.
Reprinted here courtesy of Bob, and the ST RoundTable on GEnie.
Category 14, Topic 24
Message 1 Mon May 23, 1994
BOB-BRODIE [Atari Corp.] at 17:51 EDT
For some time now, I have felt that I needed to spend more time with
my family. I have been presented an opportunity that will not only
allow me to work at home two to three days a week, but also includes a
significant pay increase. I cannot in good conscience to my family
refuse this opportunity. It is with great regret that I have
sumbmitted my resignation effective June 3, 1994.
For almost five years now, my job at Atari has had a very high
priority in my life. During that time frame, my two sons have begun
to turn in to men, and my little girl into a teenager. My sons have
been a real handful the past two years in particular, and my being
around them has had a very positive effect on them.
Even though there have been, from time to time, other job offers, my
preference has been to remain with Atari. I believe in our products,
and they are my personal choice as a consumer as well. If my personal
circumstances did not require me to be at home more often, I would
gladly remain with the company. It's not often that someone has an
opportunity to turn their hobby into their job. I am thankful that
Atari allowed me to do just that!!
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Atari, and the Tramiel
family. I have enjoyed my time at Atari, and have gained invaluable
experience. I wish the company great success with all of it's
products!! If fate should bring our paths together again, I would
welcome the opportunity to work with Atari again. It has been a
privilege to serve you.
My thanks go out to all of you ( and there are far too many to
mention here!) that have been such a special part of my life. I have
made friendships with people via GEnie that I expect to be a part of
the rest of my days!!
||| Jaguar Tackboard
||| Confirmed information about Atari's Jaguar
/ | \ Compiled from online and official sources
//// Independent Association of Jaguar Developers
The IAJD (Independent Association of Jaguar Developers) has started
accepting members on GEnie. The IAJD is a private group where
confidential discussions can be freely held. (Category 64 of the ST
RoundTable is the IAJD meeting place.) Consequently, membership in the
IAJD is limited to Jaguar developers who are registered with Atari
Corp. To apply for membership, send EMail to ENTRY$ on GEnie (or
<firstname.lastname@example.org> if you're not on GEnie). Regular EMail
correspondence with the IAJD should be sent to IAJD$ (again, or
<email@example.com> if you're not on GEnie).
//// Internet Jaguar Mailing List
Anyone with Internet EMail access can join the discussions on the
Jaguar mailing list. To "subscribe" to the list, send an EMail to
the following address: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Leave the subject line blank. In the body of the EMail, include this
subscribe jaguar-l FirstName LastName
(Where "FirstName" is your first name and "LastName" is your last
To send mail to be read on the Jaguar list, address your letter to:
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sent to the over 200 readers of the list.
IMPORTANT: If your mail server charges you by the character or by the
letter, please be aware that the Jaguar list can generate dozens, and
up to a hundred EMails in a day.
//// Developer / Game List 1.11
//// Editor: The following developers, licensees and game titles have
been confirmed to the best of AEO's ability as of May 23, 1994. Entries
in the "S"tatus column reflects any "e"rrors, "u"pdates, "n"ew titles,
new "d"evelopers, or "?"uestionable listings since the last AEO list.
Titles in brackets (e.g. [Cybermorph]) have been completed and are
available in the US.
Expected dates are dates that have been provided by the developer.
S Developer/Licensee Rating under development
" """""""""""""""""" """""" """""""""""""""""
u 21st Century Software 9/94 Pinball Dreams
3D Games - Rainbow Warrior
Accent Media Productions - Varuna's Forces CD-ROM
Accolade - Al Michaels Announces Hardball
- Brett Hull Hockey
- Charles Barkley Basketball
- Jack Nicholas Golf
Activision - Return to Zork CD-ROM
All Systems Go Q1/95 Hosenose and Booger CD-ROM
Q1/95 Jukebox (cart multiplexer)
e - BIOS Fear CD-ROM
American Laser Games - Mad Dog McCree
Anco Software Ltd. - Kick Off 3 (for Imagineer)
- World Cup
Argonaut Software - Creature Shock CD-ROM (For Virgin)
Atari Corp. - Battlezone 2000
- Chaos Agenda CD-ROM
- Club Drive
*5* [Crescent Galaxy]
- MPEG 1 and 2 carts
- Star Raiders 2000
- Tiny Toons Adventures
- VR Helmet
Atari Games Corp. - Arcade Games Using Jaguar
Attention to Detail - Battlemorph: Cybermorph 2 CD-ROM
- Blue Lightning CD-ROM
Beyond Games Inc. 12/94 Battlewheels
Q3/94 Ultra Vortex
Black Scorpion Software
Bjorn Joos/Kris Van Lier
Borta & Associates
Brainstorm - [x86 Jaguar Development System]
Bullfrog Productions Ltd. Q3/94 Syndicate (For Ocean)
Q3/94 Theme Park (For Ocean)
Computer Music Consulting
Delta Music Systems Inc.
Domark Group Ltd. - F1 Racer
DTMC - Lester the Unlikely
- Mountain Sports
- (Miniature Golf)
Eclipse - Iron Soldier
EZ Score Software Inc.
Genus Microprogramming Inc.
Gremlin Graphics Ltd. 10/94 Zool 2
- UNKNOWN TITLE (racing) - MORE?
H2O Design Corp.
Hand Made Software Su/94 Kasumi Ninja (For Atari)
High Voltage Software 10/94 White Men Can't Jump (for Trimark)
ICD Inc. - Cat Box (AV & comm expansion box)
id Software - Doom: Evil Unleashed
- Wolfenstein 3D
Imagineer Company Ltd.
Imagitec Design Inc. *6* [Evolution Dino-Dudes]
- Freelancer 2120 CD-ROM
- Busby in Clawed Encounters
of the Furried Kind (For Accolade)
- Dino Dudes 2
Interplay - BattleChess CD-ROM - MORE?
Jaleco - Cisco Heat
- Bases Loaded
- MORE CD-ROM
Krisalis Software Ltd. 6/94 Soccer Kid
Limelight Media Inc.
LlamaSoft *10* [Tempest 2000] (For Atari)
- MORE MINTER!
Manley & Associates Inc.
Microids 1995 Evidence
Microprose - Gunship 2000
- MORE SIMULATIONS
u MidNite Entertainment 10/94 Air Cars
10/94 Dungeon Depths
u Q1/95 Assault
u Millenium/Teque 7/94 Brutal Sports Football (For Telegames)
NMS Software Ltd.
Ocean Software Ltd. 12/94 Apeshi- (working title)
1995 Lobo CD-ROM
d -unnamed- - -unnamed-
u Phalanx - (Title not available)
Photosurrealism - Galactic Gladiators
u PIXIS Interactive - Neurodancer CD-ROM
Rage Software UK
ReadySoft Incorporated - Dragon's Lair CD-ROM
- Dragon's Lair II CD-ROM
- Space Ace CD-ROM
Rebellion Software Ltd. Su/94 Alien vs. Predator (For Atari)
u Su/94 Checkered Flag (For Atari)
- Legions of the Undead (For Atari)
Sculptured Software Inc.
Sigma Designs Q4/94 "Jaguar on a PC" PC card
Silmarils 9/94 Robinson's Requiem CD-ROM
Team 17 Software Ltd.
Tecnation Digital World
Telegames 10/94 Troy Aikman NFL Football
(For Williams Entertainment)
Q4/94 Double Dragon 5: The Shadow Falls
(For Williams Entertainment)
- Casino Royale
- European Soccer Challenge
9/94 Ultimate Brain Games
- Super Off-Road
Teque London Ltd.
Tiertex Ltd. - Flashback (for U.S. Gold)
U.S. Gold Ltd.
UBI Soft International - RayMan
- MORE (American Football)
V-Reel Productions - Arena Football
Entertainment Ltd. - Dragon
- Demolition Man
Virtual Xperience Q4/94 Indiana Jags (platform)
Q4/94 Zzyorxx II (vertical shooter)
Q1/95 Burn Out (m/c racing)
u Williams Entertainment
Zeppelin Games - Center Court Tennis
Pts Stars AEO Ratings
""" """"" """""""""""
10 ***** GAMING NIRVANA!!! - You have left reality behind... for good.
9 ****+ Unbelieveable GAME!! - Your family notices you're often absent.
8 **** Fantastic Game!! - You can't get enough playtime in on this.
7 ***+ Great Game! - Something to show off to friends or 3DOers.
6 *** Good game - You find yourself playing this from time to time.
5 **+ Ho-hum - If there's nothing else to do, you play this.
4 ** Waste of time - Better to play this than play in traffic.
3 *+ Sucks - Playing in traffic sounds like more fun.
2 * Sucks Badly - You'd rather face an IRS audit than play this.
1 + Forget it - ... but you can't; it's so badly done, it haunts you.
0 - Burn it - Disallow programmer from ever writing games again.
//// Developer Quotes
//// Pixel Satori's Duncan Brown <BROWN_DU@Eisner.DECUS.Org> tells us
How Anyone Can Become A Jaguar Developer:
 Atari is *not* making the technical specs available to anyone that
wants them. Only to "approved" developers. In this case, "approved"
means you have convinced Atari you're serious about and able to do
Jaguar development. (Id and WMS have an easy time of that; we
garage shops need to work a little harder to convince them! But it
is important to note that they don't discriminate in that regard.)
The reasoning behind this (just guessing here) is that their
resources are extremely scarce, and they commit a lot of resources
to helping developers. People, time, and equipment, etc. So they
don't want to waste those precious resources on someone who's just
curious about how all this stuff works. Atari wants those resources
to result in GAMES ON THE SHELVES. And then of course they'd prefer
not to just hand the specs to this lovely hardware to their
competition for a few bucks!
So here's the path you need to follow:
Call Bill Rehbock +1 (408) 745-2082 and tell him you want the
information kit on becoming a developer. He *WILL* ask you to first
send him information on your company, previous titles published on
which systems, etc. If this doesn't apply to you (i.e. two guys in
a garage), be prepared to send him *something* that convinces him
that you have what it takes to develop Jaguar games. You aren't
even going to get the application if you can't do this... Oh yeah,
and be patient. It would be easy to believe Bill Rehbock is a
fictitious person, since it is nearly impossible to actually get in
touch with him. Keep trying.
Send back the application form, along with signed Non Disclosure
Agreement forms. If all you want is the technical specs at this
point, it's something like $200. *IF* you are approved as a
developer they will send you the specs, otherwise I guess they
return your check. Note that at this point, being under NDA, you
aren't allowed to share that info with *anyone*. So at least in a
legal sense they have stopped their competitors from getting the
technical info even by setting up a sham company. Complain all you
want that "I don't want to go through the bother of being approved
as a developer just to get the specs; I want to see them *before* I
decide to apply"... They have the Jaguar specs, you don't, you have
to play by their rules. It really isn't unreasonable if you're
serious about this.
At this point you can also buy a development system (roughly
$7500 for the DOS-based one, you supply your own PC; roughly $9000
for the TT030-based one, which comes with a TT030). While you are
in theory correct that anyone could design a debugging board for
use in the Jag and then use readily available 68K tools I doubt
you'd want to do that. They send you a slightly modified Jaguar
(special boot ROMS, a few internal/external wiring tricks, etc.)
and a very nice RAM-for-ROM emulator board. I guess you could use
whatever 68000 assembler or C cross-compiler you wanted in any
event, but then you also need to compile code for the GPU and DSP.
Atari developers aren't suffering from a LACK of a good debugging
board, and a generic board and tools doesn't give you enough
functionality. (I've reverse-engineered and reprogrammed enough
hardware in my life, using homemade debugging and emulator tools,
that I can truly appreciate what comes with this development
Oh yeah, and one final plug: once you become a developer, by all
means join the Independent Association of Jaguar Developers
(IAJD), on GEnie. Great bunch of people there, all helping each
Hope this helps, and hope to see some of you pop up as fellow
developers on the next press release, or in the IAJD conference on
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||| 64 Bits - Jaguar News
||| By Tal Funke-Bilu
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It is I, the trusty Jaguar Junkie, back after another two weeks to
bring you all the Jaguar news that is fit to print... and then some.
Topping the charts this week is the absence of the rest of the AEO
staff. Many people have suggested that they got lost somewhere in the
Information Superhighway, but I think that Travis finally cracked and
is holding them all hostage in his attic and will only release them
after Atari releases another Jag game. Only time will tell.
In the meantime, while various SysAdmins search for our lost
reporters, I will use the space to my advantage to bring you double
the amount of regularly scheduled JagNews (tm).
//// From the Yak
Let's start things off with some CD news direct from the Yak's mouth.
As of thirty minutes ago Jeff Minter was currently trippin' to Pink
Floyd on his T.V. That's right, his lightsynth is working. Now this
means a couple of things:
1) The JagCD unit is nearing completion.
2) Jeff will be travelling to Atari HQ in Sunnyvale soon to
coordinate his efforts with Atari in an effort to finalize
the JagCD as soon as possible.
3) Jeff will soon need something else to keep him occupied....
Seeing Jeff needs to be "occupied," Atari has recently approached him
with the offer to do a Major Havoc upgrade, thus yielding Major Havoc
2000 (or something to that effect). Hearing this news straight from
the Yak's mouth (some of you might have instead read Jeff's post on
Usenet) certainly got ye ole' Junkie excited, as The Major was one of
my favorite games as a young lad. There was only one problem. Jeff
informed me that he had never played Major Havoc.
That's been taken care of, now we can sit back and wait for the final
decision to be made deep in the confines of 1196 Borregas. Will Major
Havoc appear on the Jag or not. Stay tuned....
Speaking of large, furry bovines, I managed to dig up this bit of
JagNews from Mr. Minter dated 8/14/91. I thought you would enjoy it.
"Of course Panther is now dead, and I'm waiting to get my mitts
on Jaguar. Third time lucky this time? I'm determinded to do
some console work one way or another, and if Jaguar is
everything Atari are hinting then, in terms of hardware, it's
going to nuke the Megadrive and Famicom into a glowing
radioactive pile of melted silicon. Take the brain of a
workstation, bolt it onto some kickin' graphix hardware and
you've got one awesome games engine.
So Atari have the ideal opportunity to reclaim their homeland
from the invading Japanese. Nintendo and Sega have made their
moves; Atari knows that their hardware is way better than both
of the Japanese offerings. Ultimately, however, it is the
quality of the software available which will decide the matter.
In this respect Atari shouldn't set out just to emulate the
Japanese. They should go all-out and bury them."
Well put Jeff! Jeff will be talking Jaguar in a sure-to-be frenzied
Real Time Conference on the GEnie ST RoundTable in mid-June. The
tentitive date for the gabfest is Saturday, June 18, the weekend
before Summer CES. If you have your GEnie account (and if you don't
you should get one), drop by. Maybe Jeff will let slip some of the
amazing things he's seen in Sunnyvale.
On to some actual news... sitting in front of me are two faxes from
Tradewest (ok, they tell me that they're now Williams Entertainment)
that Jag owners might be interested in reading.
//// Description of Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls
Marketed as a "tournament-style fighting game," Double Dragon V: The
Shadow Falls is being developed for the Genny, Sneeze and Jaguar.
4 fighting modes-- Tournament, Vs. Battle
Quest Mode, Battle Demo
4 levels of gameplay
12 unique characters-- Billy and Jimmy Lee, Blade,
Bones, Countdown, Dominique,
Ice Pick, Jawbreaker, Sekka,
Sickle, Trigger Happy, and the
12 different battle locations and an overview map
showing their positions within the game
Both 1 and 2 player capability
4-6 special secret moves per character
4 turbo modes
15 different music scores (stereo)
Options screen-- allows players to customize gameplay
and game controls
Full character dossiers
Full character attributes-- allow players to increase
or or decrease their favorite characters strength and
defensive and special move capabilities
Fight and battle stats-- lets players keep track of
each character's number of wins, losses, draws,
bonuses, health and hit percentage, and the time left
in each match
Look for DD5: The Shadow Falls on the Sneeze and Genny August 5th, and
the Jag version sometime during the 4th Quarter. Now let's check out
what I deem as the Jag's Madden killer: Troy Aikman NFL Football.
//// Description of Troy Aikman NFL Football
Product Description ........... FULLY LICENSED NFL FOOTBALL GAME
All 28 NFL teams and their logos
5 play modes-- player, player coach, 2 player head to
head, 2 player coach, demo
3 season modes-- pre-season games, '93-'94 season
including full play-off schedule and
Superbowl, custom season where players
can design their own 16 game season
6 field options-- grass, mud, dirt, snow, rain,
Variable quarter lengths-- 2, 5, 10, or 15 minutes
Rookie, pro, and veteran difficulty levels
Internal battery that stores up to 7 pages of full game,
pre-season, season, and career statistics for every
player and team; plus overall standings for each
conference & division
54 offensive and 27 defensive configurations to choose from.
Instant replay including frame-by-frame Super Slo-Mo
Offensive and defensive audibles
Playbook includes several of Troy's favorite plays
Special offensive and defensive moves including stiff
arms, spin moves, jukes, speed bursts,
hurdles, dives, jumps and corner presses
Troy's analysis-- each team is ranked by strength and
ability at each position, and is allotted reserve
dollars that can be used to bolster or emphasize
offensive and defensive ability allowing game-
players to build the team they've always wanted
Customized plays-- players can construct their own
offensive and defensive plays including special plays
and secret weapons
Williams Entertainment says the Genny version will be ready 9/8/94,
with the Jaguar version ready on 10/28/94 and the Sneeze on 11/4/94.
Don't hold me to these dates, but they are direct from Williams
Also, I can't confirm if the Jaguar's cart will include the "internal
battery" option. As soon as I can find that out, you'll be the first
to know. (Travis is drooling over the specs already, and promises to
dig up info on TAF wherever he can find it.)
One more thing... this was from a quote at the top of the fax:
"And to make sure your customers know that Troy's waiting to hand
the ball off to them, we've packed plenty of support behind Troy
Aikman NFL Football. There's all sorts of advertising. In-Store
displays. Counter cards. Posters. Plus some extra-special
merchandising materials and consumer promotions.
Troy Aikman. He's led the Cowboys to back-to-back Superbowl
wins. And now, he's going to lead you to new heights in football
One more thing still, Troy Aikman NFL Football will include the new
two-point conversion rules!
Sounds good to me!
//// Alien Adventures
Let's switch gears here and talk about something that everyone
knows about. No, I'm not talking about the Knicks beating the Bulls,
but rather something that was on T.V. at the same time: Aliens. That's
right, during the same time frame as the Knicks vs Bulls game, Fox was
showing Aliens. Oooohh, that got my blood pumping. If Atari had been
on the ball they should have thrown in an AvP ad during one or two of
the commerical breaks saying something like Aliens vs. Predator coming
this summer to a Jaguar near you! But no, as much as I was hoping, no
Jag commercials surfaced.
Eager to find out something about Aliens vs Predator, I inflated my
phone bill and discovered that Rebellion has temporarily slowed
development of their next game, Legions of the Undead, in an effort to
get AvP wrapped up as soon as possible. From what I understand,
Rebellion's head programmer is stationed in Sunnyvale right now tying
up loose ends at Atari's request. Looks like things are finally coming
//// Other Jaguar News
//// Rebellion's Redline Racing (which was formerly named Checkered
Flag) has been renamed... to Checkered Flag!
//// Speaking of Rebellion, here's a very promising quote from Jason
Kingsley in the May issue of Die Hard GameFan.
(Re: Legions of the Undead)
"...We're hoping to do a 24meg version AND also a CD version."
"How would the CD version be different?"
"Size, mainly. I want it to be absolutely huge - hundreds of
levels, endless new graphics, and above all a massive, massive
challenge. I think it's a con how so many CD games these days
are just sonically enhanced, with some video bunged on the
beginning. Game players want so much more than that, but it all
takes time and money."
//// What about Kasumi Ninja? AEO managaed to track down Ted
Tahquichi, who was forced to divulge these facts:
 Three more characters have been added. Three more are being worked
in at the current time.
 The Project target date to release to beta test is the end of June.
Consider that to be the Word From Atari on KN's date.
//// Here's another good one. When describing AvP in the October '93
issue, EGM testers stated that "The 3-D Wolfenstein-type game was OK
but nothing that hasn't been done already on the Super NES." Yeah,
The following rumors are *ONLY RUMORS* and are in NO way official
statements by Atari.
 Jeff Minter might include a hidden version of "Llamatron" or
"Revenge of the Mutant Camels" in his next game (you'll know by
next issue if this is true or not).
 The Lynx version of AvP might be ComLynxable similar to a network
DOOM game. (Up to 3 people can fight against each other.)
 Juli Wade is tapping her fingers waiting for Wolf-3D, scheduled
to go into production ASAP. (Look for an interview with
Juli Wade in the next AEO)
 Kasumi Ninja is running at 60 fps!
 AEO will finally get some EPROMs <g>.
//// Into The Past
That's about all the news on the Jag front for the time being. I'd
like to leave you with a parting quote once again from our pals at
EGM - February 1991.
ATARI SET TO ROAR WITH NEW "PANTHER" 16-BIT MACHINE
"...Into this fray comes an unexpected player in the 16-Bit
sweepstakes. A company that possesses the technical ability to
create a system capable of taking super-guns Ninte--- and S*!&.
While the fact that Atari Corp., who currently markets the most
technologically advanced hand-held in the form of the Lynx, is
planning a major push into the 16-Bit console area may surprise
some, the hardware that they've engineered will surprise even
Code-named "Panther" (apparently keeping in lines with Atari
naming all their products after the feline family), the 16-Bit
super system that the wizards at Atari have come up with is, by
all accounts, a quite superior piece of gaming technology. With a
main processor that's rumored to run at an astounding 16MHz
(compared to the 8MHz or the Genesis and the 12 MHz or the home
arcade machine-Neo Geo- and the rumored 14Mhz of the SNES) and the
built-in brains to scale images (a truly powerful ability used
quite effectively in the Lynx), the Panther may just surprise
everyone and find a home in the hearts of the game playing
Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Please send
them to EXPLORER.5 on GEnie, or firstname.lastname@example.org from the
Long live the Fuji! Ahh, finally a column with no reports of AvP
Tal Funke-Bilu, your infatuated Jaguar Junkie.
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I am writing this with a big smile on his face, for I have just
learned that I will be travelling to Chicago in mid-June for none
other than the Summer Consumer Electronics Show. AEO has been
officially admitted! That is the good news for me, but what about you,
the loyal reader?
I have arranged for many Good Things. First and foremost, I will be
recording everything that goes on during the 3 day fiesta on VHS video
tape. This should result in a full 2-hour production available to the
readers of AEO for less than US$20.00. Here is a short list of many of
the exciting things that we plan on covering in our video.
THE OBVIOUS: All the booths, many press releases, etc... all the
regular "show" stuff.
THE AEO EXCLUSIVES:  Jeff Minter!
 LOOONNNGGG clips from upcoming Jag games!
 Personal interviews with many different Jag
developers, and if they aren't too swamped,
various Atari employees.
WHAT WON'T BE ON THE TAPE: The CES Keynote Speech by Nintendo of
America's Chairman, Howard Lincoln!
Keep in mind that this is hot off the presses, and subject to random
whims of Fate. We are currently trying to secure as many interviews,
Good Things, and downright killer screenshots as possible. While I'm
expecting more than 2-hours of cool video, I can't guarantee more than
that. If all works well, you could easily end up with a 3 or 4 hour
tape in your hands.
There's no telling until I get there....
So here's the scoop. The cost of the VHS video will be $12.50 if you
order before the SCES begins on June 23, and $17.50 if you order
afterwards. (As our friend Jeff "Yak" Minter would say, "Postage &
packing is extra.")
We will be able to handle international orders, but we don't have all
the info yet....
>>> So All Ordering Information Will Be In The Next Issue Of AEO <<<
Also arriving within a week of the Big Show, will be a speacial AEO
SCES report with all the latest information from Atari & its partners,
big name press releases, Enemy Information, etc.
So keep your eyes peeled for the next AEO. You won't be disappointed!
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//// Free Jaguar Bumper Stickers From Atari
Atari has had some real CooL bumper stickers made up.
They are black and feature the yellow Jaguar eyes as
well as the blood-red Jaguar logo. I understand these
are being shipped to the upcoming C.E.S. show, but I
have managed to, well let's say, "put some aside for
my friends" <g>.
So here's another freebie for everyone... (YEA!)
Send me a self-addressed and pre-stamped envelope and
I'll put one of these "hot-off-the-press" three-color
eye-poppers in it right back to you. The dimensions
are 3"x12" so keep that in mind. If you really do not
want a gentle fold in it, send an envelope at least
12 inches long and make sure there's cardboard in it.
If you are not sure how long 12 inches is, try a ruler.
Send to: Don's Really Hot Jaguar Bumper Sticker Freebie
P.O. Box 61657
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1657
The bumper stickers are FREE as long as you promise
that you'll proudly display it where all your friends
will see it. I recommend getting Mom and Dad's
permission before slapping it on their furniture,
appliances or automobiles. Maybe they'll let you tape
it in the back window of the car (tape it so the logo
faces out please).
I hope everyone likes these. Consider it a "THANKS"
for your patience as we work our "bumpers" off getting
some more software into your hot hands as fast as we can!
//// Atari Corp's Jaguar Catalog
* * ** * BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF *
* * ** * ATARI JAGUAR GAMES v051394 *
* * ** * *
* * ** * COMPILED BY ATARI *
* ** ** ** CUSTOMER SERVICE *
* *** ** *** *
* **** ** **** (C) 1994 BY ATARI CORPORATION *
* Products named are trademarks or registered trademarks *
* or their owning companies. *
* Product descriptions, availability and pricing subject *
* to correction and/or change without notice. *
CYBERMORPH - FUTURISTIC FLIGHT BATTLE
The evil Pernitia Empire has the ultimate weapon: robotic
technologies that can rebuild themselves. The good news
is your forces had new weapons designed. The bad news is
your scientists were seized by the enemy and sealed into
pods along with vital supplies and information. As pilot
of the Cybermorph Transmogriffon, a prototype morphing
attack craft, you must recover the pods so the resistance
fighters can halt the Pernitia Empire's sinister march
toward galactic domination. Cybermorph is currently
included with every Jaguar 64-bit system and is packed
with intense 3-D landscapes, CD-quality sound and real-
time, real-world action that will allow you to explore 50
separate worlds of canyons, valleys, vortex towers, force
fields, power stations and fast-flying hostile enemies
aiming to blow you away.
[1 player] $49.99 U.S. (Atari/J9000)
EVOLUTION: DINO DUDES - PUZZLE/ACTION
You're the proud leaders of the Dino Dudes, and it's up
to you to guide a hairy gang of Cro-Magnons to the top of
the food chain. On your prehistoric journey you'll
discover fire, weapons, and The Wheel. You'll battle
dinosaurs and rival tribesmen, and do everything you can
to avoid becoming an endangered species. Evolve or die,
[1 player] $49.99 U.S. (Atari/J9006)
RAIDEN - ARCADE SHOOTER
Mother Earth has fallen to deranged, militant aliens. As
pilot of the Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter, it's up to
you to mount a daring counter attack. Rip through enemy
lines, torch Gatling units with your homing missles,
blast ammo-laden cargo trains with nuclear-powered bombs,
and teach these galactic pirates why nobody messes with
your planet. With brilliant sound, exceptional speed and
shoot 'em up motion, Raiden on the Jaguar is the ultimate
[1 or 2 players] $49.99 (Atari/J9005)
TEMPEST 2000 - 3-D SHOOTER
Jaguar takes the best of the 1981 arcade classic and adds
award-winning 1994 64-bit intensity. You can choose from
four modes: Traditional Tempest, the same ultra-
challenging game that used to eat your quarters; Tempest
Plus, an enhanced version of that game; Tempest 2000, a
souped up 64-bit version with 3-D graphics, awesome
power-ups, and hostile enemies; and Tempest Duel, where
you can take on your best friend in head-to-head
[1 or 2 players] $59.99 (Atari/J9010)
TREVOR McFUR IN THE CRESCENT GALAXY - SHOOTER
The Crescent Galaxy has fallen and it's up to you,
Corporal Trevor McFur, to return the planet Cosmolite to
its citizens. With your trusty sidekick, Cutter, you'll
blast through five worlds filled with monster asteroids,
killer Starbots, deadly Gundinos, savage Cyber Cherubs,
and bosses that confront you on the screen. Rapid 3-D
renderings and a variety of special weapons will make
this interpanetary struggle one of the most formidable
space adventures this side of the universe.
[1 player] $49.99 (Atari/J9001)
* ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE ATARI JAGUAR... *
Take a buddy into battle. A second controller will let
you play games like Raiden and Tempest 2000 with two
players simultaneously. Some games will allow you to play
with your friend and some will allow you to play against
him. Plan ahead! Keep a spare.
VIDEO CABLE, COMPOSITE MONITOR/STEREO AUDIO CONNECTOR
A direct connection to your television's RCA-type input
jack will eliminate most video interference that can
occur with standard RF connections. Left and right
RCA-type audio plugs will provide great stereo sound
through your stereo receiver or stereo television.
VIDEO CABLE, S-VIDEO/STEREO AUDIO CONNECTOR
The S-Video connector will provide even better color than
the Composite Monitor connector (10-15%). Like the
Composite Monitor Connector, the S-Video Connector also
has left and right RCA-type stereo plugs for great stereo
* COMING SOON TO THE ATARI JAGUAR... *
TROY AIKMAN NFL(tm) FOOTBALL - SPORTS
He's the best player in football. And now, he's got the
best game available. This is the only football game that
captures Troy's style of play. And, the only one that has
Troy's favorite plays. This is a game that puts the
player in control. You decide who to hand off to, who to
throw to, and when. You decide whether to go up top for
a quick score or to try and grind out a ball-control
drive. And there are options like no other game. Like
Troy's Picks, a special feature that lets the player
allocate his team's budget - you decide if you want to
beef up the offensive line, muscle up the defense or put
more money into the kicking game. It's your call.
[1 or 2 players] $??.?? (Telegames) Release: October 1994
DOUBLE DRAGON V: THE SHADOW FALLS - FIGHTER
There are fighting games, then there is Double Dragon V;
the ultimate tournament style fighting game. Choose from
4 fighting modes, 4 levels of gameplay, 12 unique
characters and 12 different battle locations. Each player
specializes in up to 6 "secret" moves that are as much
fun to watch as they are deadly against fierce opponents.
If you're here for the awesome music and sound effects or
just for sport of blood, you will find this game taps
Jaguar resources to the bone.
[1 or 2 players] $??.?? (Telegames) Release: October 1994
//// North American Jaguar Dealer List
It is not thought that anyone should have any problems finding the
Atari Jaguar 64-bit video entertainment system available near them
for purchase. Just the same, we at Atari Corporation certainly would
not want that to be an excuse not to get one.
This list includes an abridged list of Atari Jaguar resellers across
the country. Many dealers buy through distributors and Atari
Corporation does not service them directly. Consequently, a
comprehensive list of dealers is difficult to assemble. Please feel
free to contact Don Thomas at Atari if you know of another fine
reseller in your area that should be added to the list.
This list does not include a verbose listing of chain store
locations. The Jaguar is available for demonstration and sale at Toys
R Us, Good Guys, Babbages, Nobody Beats The Wiz and many other
national or regional chain store locations. Look for the Jaguar to
rent at select BlockBuster locations too. If you are a store manager
or store owner who is not included on this list, please fax your
request to be included to: 408/745-2088.
Many of the locations below are delighted to fulfill mail and phone
orders. Many also accept preorders to assure express delivery when
new titles are released. Please note that this is NOT an "official"
list. It is being maintained informally for the benefit of Jaguar
enthusiasts. Independent dealers are solely responsible for delivery
and pricing advertised and/or promised by them.
FAR NORTH COMPUTERS/ARARI FAIRBANKS AK 907-456-3700
FAR COMPUTERS BIRMINGHAM AL 205-785-4192
MIDCITIES COMP SOFT BELLFLOWER CA 213-867-0626
THE COMPUTER NETWORK GLENDALE CA 818-500-3900
COMPUTER PLUS CHULA VISTA CA 619-691-7844
DEMAND SYSTEMS CARMARILLO CA 805-389-0059
COMPUTER ROCK SAN FRANSISCO CA 415-751-8573
STUDIO RESOURCE CENTER EL CERRITO CA 510-559-8618
LEO'S AUDIO OAKLAND CA 510-653-1000
ATY COMPUTER OAKLAND CA 510-482-3775
TEDDY BEAR TOYS APTOS CA 408-688-6538
B & C COMPUTERVISIONS SANTA CLARA CA 408-749-1003
SAN JOSE STORE SAN JOSE CA 408-249-0455
COMPUTERTIME CITRUS HEIGHTS CA 916-969-4111
STEVES SOFTWARE SALES WOODLAND CA 916-661-3328
COTTONWOOD COMPUTERS COTTONWOOD CA 916-347-0416
HORIZON COMPUTERS DENVER CO 303-777-8080
RUN PC FORT COLLINS CO 303-356-2344
MORRISON COMPUTERS ORLANDO FL 407-649-8733
PALM BEACH MUSIC NORTH PALM BEACH FL 407-842-7451
A-ONLINE TAMPA FL 813-237-1656
NEUTRONICS HONOLULU HI 808-423-0122
IMPACT MARKETING HONOLULU HI 808-833-1893
DATA BASE DYERSVILLE IA 319-875-8711
COMPU-SELLER WEST SAINT CHARLES IL 708-513-5220
COMPUTER CORNER FT WAYNE IN 219-493-6505
COMPUTER ZONE N. ATTLEBORO MA 508-699-0430
TOAD COMPUTERS SEVERNA PARK MD 301-544-6944
SYSTEMS FOR TOMORROW INDEPENDENCE MO 816-252-4738
POWER COMPUTERS CLINTON TOWNSHIP MI 313-445-2983
SOFTHOUSE COMPUTER CENTER GARDEN CITY MI 313-422-6760
TWIN CITIES (339) ROSEVILLE MN 612-631-9420
COMPUTER STUDIO ASHEVILLE NC 704-251-0201
HOBBYTOWN USA LINCOLN NE 402-465-7500
SOFTWARE SPECTRUM NORTH PLAINFIELD NJ 201-561-8777
THE SOFTWARE-HOUSE FAIRPORT NY 716-223-7658
WISER ELECTRONICS LAS VEGAS NV 702-385-7782
ANTHILL COMPUTING MT VERNON OH 614-393-1524
THE COMPUTER SHOPP WADSWORTH OH 216-336-2215
BACK STAGE PASS STUDIOS WEST CARROLLTON OH 513-847-8364
SHELTON COMPUTERS TULSA OK 918-446-5941
VISION COMPUTERS EUGENE OR 503-485-1424
COMPUTER GARDEN EDWARDSVILLE PA 717-288-6140
MICRO-COMPUTER DEPOT SUMTER SC 803-775-5165
COMPUTER DISCOVERIES DALLAS TX 214-484-9104
BITS 'N BYTES COMPUTERS ST GEORGE UT 801-628-5755
XANTH BELLEVUE WA 206-643-9697
RALEIGH COMPUTERS LODI WI 901-377-9068
ELDEN COMPUTERS CHARLESTON WV 304-344-2335
CHAING COMPUTER SERVICES ONTARIO, CANADA 613-258-1497
FALCON SYSTEMS NEW W.MINISTER, BC 604-522-2915
EAGLE SYSTEMS KELOWNA, BC V1X 6A1 604-763-4032
//// Atari Corp's Lynx Catalog
* * ** * BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF *
* * ** * ATARI LYNX GAMES v051394 *
* * ** * *
* * ** * COMPILED BY ATARI *
* ** ** ** CUSTOMER SERVICE *
* *** ** *** *
* **** ** **** (C) 1994 BY ATARI CORPORATION *
* Products named are trademarks or registered trademarks *
* or their owning companies. *
* Product descriptions, availability and pricing subject *
* to correction and/or change without notice. *
* Most prices shown have been promotionally reduced for *
* a limited time. *
A.P.B. - ARCADE ACTION
Officer Bob is new on the force. His boss, the short-
tempered Sergeant Mulrooney, is watching him very
closely. Ride with the man in blue as he attempts to rid
the city of litterbugs, drunk drivers, speeders, and
other, even nastier offenders. Stop by the donut shop to
receive extra time.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2042)
AWESOME GOLF - SPORTS
Bring home real golfing excitement on the Atari Lynx!
This simulation lets you adjust your stance, choose your
club, check the wind, and control your swing.The golfer
animation is unbelievably smooth and the ball physics are
realistic. Play in the USA, Japan, or England.
[1 to 4 players] $29.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2049)
BASEBALL HEROES - SPORTS
Wild Joe winds his pitch and hurls a fireball across the
plate. The Champ steps into it, head down, and brings his
38-ounce bat around as though it were a toothpick. Crack!
The bat launches a rocket to the deepest part of the
park. Yazoo Sherman races toward the fence to greet it,
but he never stood a chance. You can kiss that one
[1 or 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2050)
BASKETBRAWL - SPORTS
Nobody's a good sport on this court. Only the tough
survive this free for all, where brute force is the name
of the game. If dribbling, passing and shooting the ball
are the only things on your play list, it will shock you
when the other team uses knives and fists to reach the
hoop. Get tough quick and you'll still stand a chance.
Punch and kick the ball away from your opponent. Grab
clubs, knives and whips along the way to make scoring a
little easier for you and a lot harder for the other
team. This game brings new meaning to the words "beat
[1 to 4 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2034)
BATMAN RETURNS - ACTION
It's up to you, the Caped Crusader, to rid the city of
the evil Penguin and his henchmen. Use your fists, your
feet, and your wits to clean up the streets of Gotham.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2101)
BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE - ADVENTURE
The time-traveling dudes from San Dimas are off on
another wacky adventure! Leave no time period untouched
as you search for your bodacious historical babes.
[1 or 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2068)
BLOCKOUT - ARCADE PUZZLE
You are about to play one of the most absorbing video
puzzle games ever devised. Drop as many 3-dimensional
blocks of cubes into a deep pit without reaching the top.
The better you do, the faster the blocks will fall.
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2056)
BLUE LIGHTNING - AIR BATTLE
The allies are losing the air war in the East, and you've
been assigned to fly the Blue Lightning prototype fighter
jet. Watch out for missles and enemy fire. Wipe out
ground supply depots and convoys. Complete nine crucial
air missions. Experience the amazing graphics and sounds
of Blue Lightning! This is the most popular Lynx title
ever - voted the Best Video Game the year it came out.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2020)
CALIFORNIA GAMES - SPORTS
Surf's up! Compete in four of the coolest sports in
California: BMX, surfing, halfpipe, and footbag.
[1 or 2 players] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2025)
CHECKERED FLAG - CAR RACING
This super radical racing game puts you behind the wheel
of your own Formula One car. Choose from 18 different
tracks, each with its own scenery and difficulty level.
ComLynx with five of your friends and race against each
other. Custom configure your car's transmission, color
and other variables. You can almost smell the burning
[1 to 6 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2053)
CHIP'S CHALLENGE - PUZZLE
Chip will do anything for Melinda the Mental Marvel. More
than anything, he wants to join Melinda's exclusive
computer club, the Bit Busters. But before Chip can join
the club, he will have to do some heavy interfacing with
perplexing problems. Melinda will monitor Chip's progress
through 144 levels of challenging maze-like paths and
puzzles. Monsters, traps and the ticking of the clock all
conspire to delete Chip before he is able to complete
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2028)
CRYSTAL MINES II - PUZZLE
Hey! Watch your step! You almost blew it! Here in the
Crystal Mines caverns, every step can have a downfall,
every move a mistake, every leap a lesson. Move the rocks
to find a way out or die trying.
[1 or 2 players] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2105)
DINOLYMPICS - ROLE PLAYING/PUZZLE
You and your Cro-Magnon tribe must work together to
survive. Nothing makes dinosaurs happier than a Cro-Mag
sandwich, so you and your people will have to use your
primitive brains to survive. Roll and ride the wheels,
use the spear, the rope and fire to defend yourselves.
Look for help from the King and the Shamen.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2089)
DIRTY LARRY, RENEGADE COP - ACTION
They call you Dirty Larry because you're the only cop on
the force with the guts to fight dirty. Rid the city of
low-lifes, scam artists, and armed thugs. Find weapons
and medical supplies along the way to keep going. If they
can't understand a little gentle persuasion, slam 'em in
[1 or 2 players] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2077)
DRACULA: THE UNDEAD - GRAPHIC ADVENTURE/PUZZLE
You are Jonathan Hawker, attempting to escape from
Dracula's castle. Search the castle for items and clues
that can lead you to the Prince of Darkness. You will
experience new graphic techniques as you conquer the
blood-sucking ghoul and solve the mystery. Yikes!
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2087)
ELECTROCOP - ACTION/ADVENTURE
You are Electrocop, the finest cyborg cop ever built. You
have been assigned to infiltrate the Megacorp tower and
carry out a rescue operation. It's a frantic battle
against the clock and your nemesis, the evil criminal
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2021)
GATES OF ZENDOCON - SPACE SHOOTER
The droids of your old nemesis, the evil
captured you. You are sentenced to wander its web of
deadly universes which are connected by a network of
transporter gates and alien bases. You must survive
Zendocon's challenge. Your reward for success is a chance
for sweet revenge-a duel with the evil spider itself!
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2023)
GAUNTLET: THE THIRD ENCOUNTER - ADVENTURE
Will you be able to recover the enchanted Star Gem?
Many adventurers have failed, but you know the power of
magic! Forty levels teeming with evil creatures, ghosts,
scorpions, spiders and sharks await you.
[1 to 4 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2024)
GORDO 106 - ROLE PLAYING/ARCADE STYLE
Deep in the cavernous sub-basement of N. Human, Inc.,
trapped in cage number 106, a poor, brutally exploited
lab monkey named Gordo lives a life of lonely misery,
until... An experiment nuclear potion gives Gordo the
cunning intellect he needs to free his friends and
escape. Now Gordo finds he must escape from the labs,
freeing other animal friends and getting revenge on
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2106)
HARD DRIVIN' - ARCADE DRIVING SIMULATION
Here it is! The first true polygon technology driving
simulation ever, complete with two race tracks: one
designed for speed and one for stunt driving. After the
first test run you'll feel the difference in handling and
performance. Choose from either automatic or manual
transmission to create the effect you desire. Watch those
turns closely and keep an eye on the recommended speed
limit - these things are the keys to success. Look out
for the cow!
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2044)
HOCKEY - SPORTS
How's your slapshot? Enjoy the excitement of 16-bit Lynx
color graphics as you fly across the ice toward your
opponent's net. Pass, shoot, and steal the puck away from
the other team. You may even find yourself punching it
out with an opponent. ComLynx with up to three friends
and play against each other.
[1 or 2 players] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2052)
HYDRA - ARCADE BOAT BATTLE
You are the lifeline to the Resistance troops fighting
far across the ocean. You must safely transport supplies
and ammunition back and forth from headquarters to the
front line in your hydro-plane. The enemy knows your
mission and is waiting to stop you cold. Blast them out
of the water and the sky to reach your final destination.
Grab weapon icons to power up your guns for a more
effective attack. Don't miss the final assault; it's
worth the wait.
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2073)
ISHIDO - PUZZLE
Play this game of the Orient on numerous play fields with
varying shapes and colors. Try to match tiles with their
corresponding color or shape in order to empty your bag
of Ishido tiles. This unique puzzle game tests your
visual skills and strategic abilities. You can't place a
tile next to another unless they have either the same
color or shape.
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2065)
JIMMY CONNORS TENNIS - SPORTS
Serve and volley like never before. Ace your opponent
with a blistering 90 mph serve. Place a cross-court lob
right on the base line, then hammer him with your
devastating net attack. Hear Jimmy call the shots with
the Lynx digitized sound output. Tournament and league
[1 or 2 players] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2085)
JOUST - ARCADE ACTION
If you don't already know what this game is about, you
have missed out on a really great game and an important
piece of gaming history. Joust is based on the classic
Williams coin-op in which one or two players can fly
around on cyborg ostriches and fight the enemies, or each
other, with lances. The game is easy to learn and a blast
to play, especially if you use your ComLynx cable to play
with a friend. You can play cooperatively or
competitively in the regular mode or take each other on
in the all new Gladiator Mode.
[1 or 2 players] $39.99 U.S. (Atari/PT5005)
KLAX - ARCADE PUZZLE
It looks easy. Colored tiles playfully tumble down a
passive ramp. All you have to do is capture them and flip
them into bins to make colored rows in vertical,
horizontal or diagonal lines. Earn the audio praise of
digitized applause or disappointed awwwws. Either way,
you'll find yourself addicted to the good klean fun!
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2031)
KUNG FOOD - ACTION
Your kitchen is usually a safe, warm place. Not any more.
The top secret chemical you stored in your freezer
became active when the door was left open. Now the
contents of your freezer have come to life, and the
effects of this chemical have spread throughout the
kitchen. Even you have been transformed. Reduced to a
little green man, you must boldly go to your freezer and
deystroy such transformed tidbits as ice demons and
killer kung fu carrots. If you fail, your fearsome food
will conquer your kitchen, then the world!
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2076)
LEMMINGS - ARCADE LIKE/PUZZLE
They are cute, but they're about as smart as a box of
toothpicks. Lemmings love to wander into places they do
not belong-especially underground, but they need sunlight
to survive. As the solo member of the Save the Lemmings
Foundation, you are the only one who can rescue these
silly creatures and save them from almost certain
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2080)
LYNX CASINO - CASINO GAMES
Now you can have the Las Vegas experience wherever you
go. If you feel like you have a hot hand, try your luck
at the craps table. Or, if you've got an ace up your
sleeve, the poker and blackjack tables are waiting. If
you've got some spare change, stroll over to the slot
machines to try for the jackpot. To win some really big
bucks, master the roulette wheel. What have you got to
[1 or 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2061)
MALIBU BIKINI VOLLEYBALL - SPORTS
Spike one home with this amazing multi-featured game.
Choose the tunes you want to listen to using the built-in
boom box. Select different landscapes, backgrounds, and
players. A variety of different modes of play - from just
goofing around to tournament action.
[1 or 2 players] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2086)
MS. PAC-MAN - ARCADE ACTION
With classic style and tradition, Ms. Pac-Man munches her
way through maze after maze. Round and round, back and
forth she races to gobble up dots, energizers, fruit and
pretzels. Find out if she can escape the marauding ghosts
that inhabit every maze. Play hard, then put your feet up
and enjoy the entertaining "Pac-toons" between waves.
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2057)
NINJA GAIDEN - ARCADE ACTION
Your training is nearly complete, Ninja. To earn the
title of Ninja Gaiden, you must complete a daring quest.
Many have gone before you, some more experienced, some
less. The powers of darkness have turned the sacred
silent city into the evil, noxious lair. You are brave in
heart and spirit. Maybe you will free our holy city and
our sacred land of evil. If you succeed you will be
called a true hero. If you fail, even your memory will be
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2039)
NINJA GAIDEN III - ACTION
The sequel to the original arcade hit, Ninja Gaiden III
presents the Ninja Ryu in an epic adventure of good
against evil. Dominate the enemy with a flying kick or a
devastating neck throw. The action is more intense than
[1 player] $29.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2092)
N. F. L. FOOTBALL - SPORTS
The crowd is silent with anticipation. The snap. The
quarterback takes the ball and turns to the fullback. The
defense reacts to the handoff. It's a fake! The
quarterback rolls out and throws to the wide receiver in
the corner. The receiver and the cornerback both jump for
the ball as time runs out. They fall together in the end
zone. The ref rushes over to declare... TOUCHDOWN!
[1 or 2 polayers] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2045)
PACLAND - ARCADE ACTION
Pac-Man makes his debut on the Atari Lynx in Pac-Land, a
side-scrolling action game based on the popular coin-op
game and cartoon series. Smooth graphics and gameplay
make Pac-Land a hit for all ages.
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2059)
PAPERBOY - ARCADE ACTION
The Circulation Manager of the world's most "throwable"
newspaper explains your assignment. You must prove you
are worthy to handle a tough paper route. To do this, you
are to hit the streets, and successfully deliver papers
to ten new customers on the west end of town. Sounds
easy, eh?... Just 10? No one mentioned the obstacles that
await you. So get on your bike and start pedaling. It's
non-stop ink-on-the-hands and bugs-in-the teeth action as
you set out to become the world's greatest news tosser.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2041)
PINBALL JAM - PINBALL
Two awesome pinball smashes: Elvira and the Party
Monsters and Police Force. Titillate Elvira, Mistress of
the Dark, with well-placed shots, and you'll hear her
voice praising your skill. Police Force features the
digitized voices of police dispatchers and beat cops in
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2055)
PITFIGHTER - ARCADE FIGHTING
Your karate, boxing and wrestling skills will be put to
the test as you battle the roughest fighters ever to
enter the pit. Your tag team must defeat a series of
tireless opponents on the road to the championship. Make
no bones about it, your challenger will hurt you. You
must hurt your opponent even more.
[1 or 2 players] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2070)
POWER FACTOR - ROLE PLAYING/SHOOTER/ARCADE STYLE
On the famous Atarian Moon there is a video game
experience like no other- the Virtual Reality Simulator.
The VRS features a simulation of a true historical event:
Redd Ace's heroic mission into the heart of the Ceegarian
Power Station to recover the bomb components needed to
defeat the evil invading Sinlendo techmods. Armed only
with the TRANSMAT Multi-Ordnance Weapon, Redd went into
the reactor. Few people can re-enact Redd's brave
accomplishments in the simulator. Can you?
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2109)
RAMPAGE - ARCADE ACTION
Choose from Lizzie the Lizard, George the Gorilla, Ralph
the Werewolf, or the new character, Larry the Rat and go
wild! Up to four players can ravage the city or beat each
other up. Anything goes in this mad free-for-all. Eat
soldiers, food, citizens, or your weakened rivals to
regain your strength. This is a smashing game!
[1 to 4 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2022)
RAMPART - ARCADE ACTION/PUZZLE
The peace of the realm is over. Battles rage throughout
the land. Enemy lords in nearby castles are shooting
their mighty cannons at your walls. Powerful armadas from
distant lands have joined the fray, blasting your
ramparts and sending their best warriors ashore to
deystroy your realm. You must defend your lands at all
costs. If you succeed, you can capture neihboring
castles. If you are very lucky, you can claim the entire
land for yourself.
[1 or 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2102)
ROADBLASTERS - ARCADE DRIVING BATTLE
Armed with everything from laser cannons to atomic
missles, you race to cross the finish line. Blast the
enemy cars, motorcycles, and gun emplacements all the
way. Catch new weapons from the supply jet on each level.
A perfect translation of the coin-op, RoadBlasters offers
50 levels of high intensity driving in a roadway battle
like no other.
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2036)
ROBO-SQUASH - ACTION
Battle your way through this multi-colored 3-D racquet
game. Hit exploding bricks and special items for
power-ups. Miss and you'll be splattered with goo.
[1 to 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2035)
ROBOTRON 2084 - ARCADE ACTION
Technology and advancement are at a dangerous peak when
man perfects the ultimate species in the year 2084. A
species so advanced that it falls victim to his own
creation; The Robotron. Guided by their infallible logic,
the Robotrons conclude: the human race is inefficient and
must be eliminated. Your mission: to stop the Robotrons
and save the last of the Human Race.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PT5003)
RYGAR - ARCADE ACTION
You are Rygar, an ancient warrior who has been restored
to life by the gods. Your mission is to rid the land of
all evil lurking in the shadows. The quest will not be
easy with over 23 levels to purify. The demon lord has
learned of your plans and has sent his horde after you.
[ 1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2043)
SCRAPYARD DOG - ROLE PLAYING/ADVENTURE/PUZZLE
Louie the scrapyard guy was eating his lunch when that
dangerous gangster Mr. Big blasted his way into the yard
and poochnapped Scraps, the scrapyard dog. Boy was Louie
mad! Not only did Mr. Big purloin the puppy, he also
knocked Louie's headcheese sandwich into the dirt. Armed
with a bunch of old cans, Louie set out to rescue his dog
and avenge his headcheese. Can Louie save his cruelly
captured canine, or will Scraps end up as dogmeat? Find
out by helping Louie rescue his scrapyard dog!
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2048)
SHADOW OF THE BEAST - ACTION/ADVENTURE
One of the most popular games ever available, Shadow Of
The Beast is an awesome display of the Lynx's 16-bit
color graphics and stereo sound. Set in a fantsy land
full of monsters and evil entities, the action and
adventure in Beast will thrill gamers everywhere.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2081)
SHANGHAI - PUZZLE
Based on the ancient Chinese game of Majong, Shanghai is
a veritable brain teaser of matching tiles and mysterious
patterns. Try your skill against the Crab or the Hawk if
you will, but can you beat the Dragon?
[1 or 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2063)
STEEL TALONS - ARCADE AIR BATTLE
You detect incoming missiles on sensors aboard your
high-tech AT1196 Steel Talons combat helicopter. You
lower your altitude to just above the ground to avoid
disaster, but you become startled by an enemy tank
approaching right in front of you. You press the trigger
and pound the tank with a volley of machine gun rounds.
BOOM! One less tank, but it is no time to rest easy.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2104)
S.T.U.N. RUNNER - ARCADE DRIVING BATTLE
If you thought racing games were enough, how about a
game where you can drive upside-down? Imagine tunnels
of winding, spinning colors snaking through cities and
mountains of the future. Utilizing the amazing Stun
Runner hyper-car, you can skim the edge of doom and
race your way through hazards at lightning speeds.
[1 player] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2060)
SUPER SKWEEK - ARCADE PUZZLE
Skweek is on a mission. He must conquer five islands
inhabited by evil monsters. Each island has 50 levels.
Skweek has to paint most levels pink. This is no easy
task! The monsters will stop at nothing to thwart
Skweek's plans. They've even kidnapped some Skweezettes
and imprisoned them on some of the islands. Skweek must
destroy soldiers, free the prisoners, and paint like
crazy before the monsters destroy him!
[1 or 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2100)
SWITCHBLADE II - ACTION
The action in this game is as dangerous as it sounds. You
must battle against an evil entity in a futuristic world.
Jump, kick, and slash your way through this rough
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2094)
TODD'S ADVENTURES IN SLIME WORLD - ACTION/ADVENTURE
You are Todd, a bold and nearly fearless galatic
explorer. You may be by yourself or a part of up to an
eight person crew. Regardless, you like nothing more than
adventures on planets full of weird and dangerous
creatures. Your new mission log describes Slime World, a
planet teeming with slimy, gooey, disgusting life forms.
Slip and slide your way through six complex solo
adventures and, if you are Comlynxed, six challenging
[1 to 8 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2029)
TOKI - ARCADE ACTION
You are the good mutant, Toki, and you have been turned
into a monkey by an evil wizard. You begin your quest to
save your girl in the forest and work your way through
caverns and mountains. The enemies you destroy leave
behind power icons which can change or power up your
attack. Toki for the Lynx brings you all the excitement
of the arcade game.
[1 player] $29.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2066)
TOURNAMENT CYBERBALL - ARCADE FANTASY SPORTS
It is the year 2072. The world has changed in many ways.
But one thing is still the same; the citizens of the
future still enjoy sports. In the city stadium, the
Universal Champions are preparing to defend their title.
This is the game that separates the Cyberbots from the
[1 to 4 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2038)
TURBO SUB - AIR & SEA BATTLE
You are the pilot of the Turbo Sub, a prototype vehicle
designed to fly in the air and dive under the sea. Your
mission is to single-handedly clear the world of the
invading alien armada. Your ship is equipped with
numerous weapons and defense shields. You also have a
pair of handy dandy windshield wipers for the return trip
to the skies! Beware of the aliens who also have a wide
variety of weapons in their arsenal. They know how to use
[1 or 2 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2047)
ULTIMATE CHESS CHALLENGE - BOARD GAME SIMULATION
Take possession of one of the most powerful portable
chess game variations available. Based on the proven
chess-playing technology from the manufacturers of
Fidelity Electronics. With 17 skill levels, selectable
2-D or 3-D modes, you will find The Fidelity Ultimate
Chess Challenge to provide hours of enjoyment.
[1 or 2 players] $49.99 U.S. (Telegames)
VIKING CHILD - ROLE PLAYING/ADVENTURE/PUZZLE
For years it was prophesied that a hero would be born in
the cold, dark North, a hero who would restore peace and
joy to the Earth. This hero, known as Brian, has finally
been born. But the evil god Loki, learning of the child's
birth, captured his family one day while he was away.
Loki is using Brian's family as bait to draw the young
hero to his wicked realm, where Loki's forces can crush
Brian and cause eternal chaos. Now Brian must accept his
quest. He must travel through dangerous dangerous lands
and confront Loki himself.
[1 player] $19.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2064)
WARBIRDS - AIR BATTLE
Take off with be best biplane game ever! Warbirds is a
World War I fighter pilot simulation. You can customize
the action with a fantastic options menu. You can even
fly a mission against the Red Baron for realistic
one-on-one dog fighting action. For even more fun, grab
five of your friends and have them join in to hunt down
[1 to 4 players] $29.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2032)
WORLD CLASS SOCCER - SPORTS
Do you have what it takes to be a world champion in the
world's most popualr sport? The action is fierce and the
competition intense as you try to capture the title for
[1 or 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2037)
XENOPHOBE - ARCADE ACTION
Kill or be killed! Up to 4 players can join in the
excitement of the Lynx translation of the arcade hit.
Exterminate the aliens infesting multi-layer star ships
and planets. Pick your character, find a weapon, and kick
some space alien tail.
[1 to 4 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2026)
XYBOTS - ARCADE ACTION
A vital space station has been taken over by wicked Xybot
warriors. It is up to you to work alone or with a friend
to destroy the Xybots and reclaim the space station. If
you fail, the Federation must abandon irts plans to
colonize space. If this happens, all civilazation will
die. Only you can save the human race. But can you also
[1 or 2 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2062)
ZARLOR MERCENARY - SPACE SHOOTER
As a Zarlor Mercenary you kill for cash. Use this cash to
equip your ship with powerful weapons as you blast
through the military and industrial centers on the
surface of Mendicant. The mercenary exchange supplies you
with lasers, extra ships, and megabombs to make your job
easier and more fun. If it moves, shoot it. If it doesn't
move, shoot it anyway.
[1 to 4 players] $14.99 U.S. (Atari/PA2030)
**** FOR INFORMATION ON GREAT THIRD PARTY GAMES, CALL: ****
** Telegames - (214) 227-7694 **
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//// CATscan BBS
The CATscan BBS is up and running. Although I realize that this BBS
may not be practical for most of you to utilize regularly, it is being
set up as a data source of news and information regarding Jaguar and
Lynx products. Here are some of the features:
 An ongoing list of Jaguar/Lynx dealers which may be
captured by state.
 Product descriptions selectable by title.
 Press releases from Atari and related third party sources.
 Gaming hints and tips.
 Game reviews.
 Questions and answers.
 Orders accepted for Atari products.
(Processed by Atari as an extension to Atari's Customer
Service Policies. All items sold at MSRP and billed by
Atari. NO funds collected benefit the BBS or the SysOp.
This is for the convenience of modem users who may not
have access to online services to leave orders in E-Mail.
 Competitive knock offs.
My first goal is to force myself into a practice to assemble pertinent
and accurate data in one central area. By doing this, I will also be
building a resource for the online press, SYSOPS of independent BBSs
and a resource for retailers to help them answer customer questions in
the store. It can also be used to preview editor's stories, if
desired for accuracy.
There is an extensive dealer referral system; listable by state.
There are product descriptions and other features that telecommuters
may enjoy obtaing about the Atari Jaguar and/or Lynx. The system
provides the rare opportunity to be invited directly into the home
office of Atari management to capture up-to-date information, pass on
ideas or even place an order.
There are downsides right now. A lot of energy and time is going to
create this resource, BUT I still have obstacles to overcome.
1) Currently, access is limited to 2400 baud and lower. That should be
upgraded in the future.
2) A lot of info is already on the system, but it will take time to
bring it up to speed. Many of the data banks are menu driven and
time consuming scripts files must be written to accommodate them.
at present product description and log on files are all taken care
of. I expect dealer lists will be formatted and up today.
3) Total storage is presently restricted to 20 MEG. I hope this may be
expanded as needed.
4) The system only supports one line at this time.
In any case, feel free to log on quickly and establish your accounts.
TRUSTED remopte SYSOP positions are available. The number to CATscan
+1 (209) 239-1552
It is open to the public, but certain areas are diasabled for initial
callers. There is NO fee to use the system. The system WILL BE
CENSORED. Only data that is positive toward the image of Atari and
companies supporting Atari will be permitted.
Please pass this number on to dealers and developers who want to be
included. I will be happy to be set up to accept 3rd party orders IF
they are registered and licensed by Atari. If a dealer wants to be
listed, all he has to do is post a request to the SYSOP. Information
may also be added to the system by contacting me at the following
Again, don't expect too much initially and please be persistent if you
get a busy. I am conducting frequent tests that might tie up the line,
but I will not disconnect anyone on the system.
-- --==--==-- Delphi Sign-Up Information --==--==-- --
-- To enroll as a Delphi subscriber, modem call 1-800-365-4636. Press --
-- [Return] until you see "Password:", then type IP26 [Return] --
-- Answer all of the questions, and you'll be cleared for Delphi --
-- access in a few days. If you have questions about Delphi services, --
-- give a voice call to Delphi Member Services at 1-800-544-4005. --
-- --==--==-- Delphi Sign-Up Information --==--==-- --
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