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Atari Age Issue 5

ISSUE: 5Content

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  • Contest Entry Form/Order Form
  • Atari Club advertisement (order form reverse)
  • return envelope

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's Table of Contents with (notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)

(A Contest Entry form, Order form, and return envelope are included with this issue.)

Make Your Own Left-Handed Joystick (DIY Atari 2600 controller modification.)

Captain's Log (editorial; 2600 Crazy Climber available as Atari Club timed-exclusive)

Game-Grams (reader mail; includes 'solution section' (Sep/Oct contest winner announcement delayed))

New Cartridge Report (new releases)

  • Vanguard
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Phoenix
  • Swordquest Fireworld
  • Crazy Climber ('An Exclusive Atari Club Cartridge Introduction!')

Coin Video Corner (arcade coverage)

  • Millipede
  • Pole Position

Sneak Peeks (news and previews)

  • More Smash Hit Arcade Games Are On The Way! (three unnamed arcade ports planned)
  • Atari To Introduce Advanced Controllers For VCS (precision joystick, trak-ball planned)
  • Krull Is Coming! (game based on upcoming movie)
  • 1-2-3-4-5 New Sesame Street Games Unveiled (upcoming Sesame Street games, Kid's Controller)

Climbing the Walls ('Climbing the Walls!;' real-life, skyscraper-climbing daredevils)

Clubhouse Store ('The Clubhouse Store;' mail-order marketplace; accessories, merchandise, repair kit, etc)

Contest ('Atari Club E.T. Contest')

5200 Flash (5200 game screenshot Gallery and mail-order offers.)

Your Turn (reader submitted stuff; word puzzle, artwork, poetry, 'Superman' game tip)


(Atari Age regularly included Atari Club mail-order advertisements in lieu of traditional advertising. In addition to The Clubhouse Store and 5200 Flash columns mentioned in this issue's TOC, the following mail-order offers are also promoted (one page each unless noted).)

  • Crazy Climber (two-page advertisement + cover story; Atari Club timed-exclusive)
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Swordquest Fireworld (Swordquest $25,000 Golden Chalice prize prominently shown; bonus t-shirt offer for Swordquest series buyers)
  • Phoenix
  • 'Save On All Atari Cartridges' (cart price list; spend $40+, get Pele's Soccer, Surround, or Othello free)
  • Vanguard (back cover)

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    Title: Atari Age Issue 5
    Month: January/February
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: The Atari Club
    Editor: Steve Morgenstern
    Pages: 20
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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