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Atarian Issue 3

ISSUE: 3Content


Atari 2600
Atari 7800
Atari XE


(The following is loosely based on this issue's Table of Contents, featuring select excerpts. (Notes) and bullet lists have been added for clarity. The TOC includes a short 'Greetings Power Players!' message.)

REVIEWS (game reviews; one page each unless noted)

  • Off the Wall (2600)
  • Jinks (7800)
  • Super Huey (7800)
  • Radar Lock (2600)
  • Ace of Aces (7800,XE)
  • Gato (XE)
  • Airball (XE)
  • Tank Command (7800; 1/2 page)
  • Touchdown Football (7800)
  • Glacier Patrol (2600; 1/2 page)

PLAYING STRATEGY (two pages each unless noted)

  • Dark Chambers (2600,7800,XE; by David H. Ahl)
  • Xevious (7800; 'Xevious Battle Strategy' by Dwayne J. Ferguson)
  • Rescue on Fractulus (XE; by Steve Pejic; one page)
  • River Raid (2600; 'River Raid: Plan of Operation' by Owen Linzmayer; one page)


Mailbag (reader mail)
Our mailbox overflowith.

Top 30
Your favorite 10 games for 2600, 7800, and XE.

10 Years Ago
The great autumn of 1979.

Tips & Tricks (two pages; reader submitted tips)
Reader tips for maxing your scores.

  • Mario Bros. (7800)
  • Pole Position (7800)
  • Battlezone (2600)
  • Jr. Pac-Man (2600)
  • RealSports Boxing (2600)
  • Desert Falcon ("All")
  • One on One (7800)
  • Solaris (2600)
  • Karateka (7800,XE)
  • Tower Toppler (7800)
  • Galaga (7800)
  • Centipede (2600)
  • Joust (7800,XE)
  • Fight Night (7800)

Games made by other manufacturers. ('Games Checklist Part 2 - Games of Other Manufacturers')

Adventures of Atari
The evil Ninja-Endo mashalls an army of mutant sea creatures against Beth and Atari. (two page comic)

Challenge your mind with these stumpers. (riddles and puzzles)


Consumer Electronics Show
Atarian goes to a fantastic trade show. ('Atarian Goes to CES;' photos; two pages, including 'Win an Atari 7800 System' sidebar)

Sneak previews of new games coming out soon. (approx. 1/4th page each, most with screenshot)

  • Deflektor (XE)
  • Sentinel (2600,7800)
  • Fatal Run (2600,7800)
  • Ninja Golf (7800,XE)
  • Planet Smashers (7800)

CLASSICS (game reviews; one page each unless noted)

  • Donkey Kong (7800,XE)
  • Millipede (2600,7800,XE)

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    Title: Atarian Issue 3
    Month: October
    Year: 1989
    Editor: David H. Ahl
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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