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Atari Age Issue 8

ISSUE: 8Content

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

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

Captain's Log (editorial by Steve Morgenstern; includes table of contents)

New Cartridge Report (2600 games; new releases)

  • Pole Position
  • Battlezone
  • Krull

Atari News (news coverage)

  • Club Member Wins - SwordQuest EarthWorld Prize Claimed by Atari Club Member Steven Bell (Talisman prize shown)
  • Atari Force Comic Book Premieres
  • The Mystery Continues (AtariTel's Project Falcon)
  • Atari Video Adventure Now At Marriott's Great America

ARC Program Introduction ('An Atari Club Exclusive! ARCS - The Club Currency')

Sneak Peeks - CES (previews)

  • CES Report - Coming Attractions (upcoming games shown or mentioned:)
    • Joust (2600)
    • Moon Patrol (2600)
    • Pengo
    • Dig Dug (5200)
    • Xevious (5200)
    • Tempest (5200)
    • Robotron: 2084 (5200)
  • Atari Introduces Four New Home Computers (600XL,800XL,1400XL,1450XL)
  • Light Pen and Drawing Tablet Make Computer Art Fast and Fun (Light Pen, Touch Tablet)
  • Players Will Have Your Hands Full With New Pro-Line Controllers

Your Turn (reader submitted stuff; comics, poetry, jokes)

Master Strategy Guide (reader submitted Defender strategies)

Making of a High-Tech Ad (making of Yar's Revenge commercial)

Game-Grams (reader mail; shares page with 'Solution Section')

Solution Section (Centipede contest winners; shares page with 'Game-Grams')

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

Critics' Choice (Berzerk; review press quotes)

Contest ('Atari Club Contest - Harvey's Dilemma')

Coin Video Corner (arcade coverage)

  • Star Wars
  • Arabian
  • Coin Video Record Update (new Food Fight high score)

Star Raiders Comic Preview

5200 Flash (mail-order offers plus the following sections:)

  • Space Dungeon - Dual Joystick Control For Unique Space Battle
  • Atari VCS Cartridge Adaptor - Play VCS Games On 5200 System!


(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).)

  • Krull
  • 'Take Control! - Atari Pro-Line Controllers Send Scores Soaring!' (2600 Space Age Joystick, 2600 Pro-Line Joystick)
  • Pole Position (two pages; free poster with order of 2600 or 5200 version)
  • 'Offer Extended and Expanded - Atari Safari Continues!' (Jungle Hunt, Kangaroo; free t-shirt with order, or duffel bag or two t-shirts with order of both; 2600 or 5200)
  • Battlezone (back cover)

(Also promoted this issue:)

  • 'Tell Your Friends - "Join The Atari Club!"' (Atari Club membership promo; includes $1, 1-year membership form)
  • 'Atari Club Sweepstakes - "Send Us Your Face"' (three winners to be represented in upcoming issue of Atari Force comic book)

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    Title: Atari Age Issue 8
    Month: July/August
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: The Atari Club
    Editor: Steve Morgenstern
    Pages: 36
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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