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Electronic Fun with Computers and Games Issue 10

ISSUE: 10Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • Atari VCS - 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari computers - 400 - 800 - 1200XL
  • Apple II
  • Coleco ColecoVision
  • Coleco ADAM (news coverage)
  • GCE Vectrex
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Timex Sinclair
  • arcade

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents. Bullets lists and (notes) added for clarity.)

Special Reports

For Members Only - The phenomenon of the computer users group by Josh Martin

Like the exclusive Harvard Club and Skull and Bones Society, members of computer clubs have secrets and privileges that outsiders don't. And, best of all, you don't have to swallow goldfish to join.

The Unknown Arcader: The Arcades of Atlantic City - Our Mystery Man plays Boardwalk by "UA"

Does the gambling capital of the Eastern Seaboard have arcades that feature Frank Sinatra? Find out in the first of a new series.

Video Game Hall Of Fun - Vote for your favorite computer games

In which you get to vote on the best computer games of this year. (ballot)

Roll It Over, Beethoven - Top scores of the video game composers by George Kopp

Video games are hooked on the classics and while the recordings may not be as high-quality as Deutsche Grammophon, you can still come away humming the cartridges.

Cracking The Code - Assembler language: It's not as hard as it looks by Dan Azulay

Faster than a speeding BASIC, assembler language can make your mild-mannered, meek and slow programs fleet-footed.

We'll Be Right Back - The making of those great game commercials by Frank Moldstad

A surprising number of TV shows are being brought to us by Atari these days, but how do they make those great game commercials? We'll find out after a word from our sponsor.

The Complete Gamer's Guide... for all Apple computer users - the biggest Who's Who of computer games

A comprehensive listing of all the companies making juicy games for Apple computers. (software publisher capsule overviews)

Regular Features

Phil Wiswell's Gamemakers: The Demon Designer - Rob Fulop really has the Imagic touch

EF talks to Rob Fulop, the man who hid his initials in Missile Command. (interview)

First Screening: Spider

Find out how Robert Alonso got the bugs into his VIC-20 program. (reader submitted winning game program; includes program code)

Equipment Reviews

Game Workout: Climb and Punishment - Getting to the top in climbing games by the EF Staff

Going up? You should be. That's where all the action is. A guide to all the games that take you higher and higher.

Computer Workout: Atari 1200XL - 400+800 = Lots of new features by Jules Gilder

It's not a racing car even though it's got a racy new name and a sleek new design. And, surprisingly enough, it may not win when pitted against the 800.

Game Reviews

('Jungle Hunt: I'll drop you a vine;' game reviews with 1-5 joystick rating scale and "promo" screenshot; some reviews include "pro-tip.")

  • Jungle Hunt (VCS)
  • Pepper II (Col)
  • Solar Fox (VCS)
  • Shootin' Gallery (VCS)
  • Vanguard (5200)
  • Scramble (Vec)
  • Air Raiders (VCS)
  • Gorf (Col)
  • Tennis (5200)
  • Tennis (VCS)
  • Art Cart (Vec)
  • Cakewalk (VCS)
  • Space Dungeon (5200)
  • Looping (Col)
  • M*A*S*H (VCS)
  • Sky Skipper (VCS)
  • G.I. Joe Cobra Strike (VCS)
  • Double Feature (TS(16K))
  • Aztec (Apple II)
  • Wavy Navy (Apple II)
  • Galactic Adventures (Apple II)
  • Old Ironsides (Apple II)
  • Fort Apocalypse (400,800)
  • Go (400,800)

Departments

Editorial

A word from our editors. ('On with the show!' by The Editors)

Letters to the Editors

We welcome your feedback. (reader mail)

New Products

The latest in equipment. ('New ways to take control')

  • Atari Trak-Ball (5200 (shown), 2600)
  • Suncom Joy Sensor
  • Questar IIC
  • Wico IBM Trackball (Model 50-2090)
  • JD Home Associates The Obelisk
  • Zircon International Z-Stick

Output-Input

Got a question? We've got the answer. ('A step-up in the right direction;' Q&A)

ScreenPlays

Michael Blanchet's arcade strategy tips. ('Zoo Keeper and Wacko...;' arcade game strategies:)

  • Zoo Keeper
  • Wacko

E.F.G. Times

You read it here first. (news section)

  • Coleco's Adam Is Finally Here!
  • August Games Check In: From AE to Gruds (list of upcoming games from Activision, Broderbund, Coleco, Datasoft, HES, Imagic, Infocom, Mattel, Parker (Brothers), Sirius, Starpath; cont'd in 'More New Games')
  • If A Pac-Man Answers, Don't Hang Up (Game Line online service for VCS)
  • Monthly Contest (Frogger contest)
  • More New Games (cont'd from 'August Games Check In: From AE to Gruds;' Imagic cancels Sky Patrol, Fox Games' Porky, Milton Bradley's voice recognition add-on for 2600,5200; ZiMag discontinues video game line; Vectrex light pen, keyboard, 3D Imager scheduled for fall; CBS Intellivision games)

Glitches

An irreverent gazette of gaming news. ('Soup Invaders: The last resort')

  • The Micro Wore White
  • Very Personal Computers
  • The Mod(em) Squad
  • Run in the Sun
  • Food & Games Part VII or VIII or IX

Readers' Tips

Your hints for higher scores. (reader submitted tips and strategies)

  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Dodge 'Em
  • Stargate
  • Spider Fighter
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Berzerk
  • Lock-N-Chase

Top Ten (Home and Arcade top lists)

The most popular home and arcade games.

Top Secret

The latest in gaming gossip. (rumors & speculation by The Fly)



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    Title: Electronic Fun with Computers and Games Issue 10
    Month: August
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Fun & Games Publishing Inc.
    Editor: George Kopp
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.50
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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