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Electronic Fun with Computers and Games Volume 2 Number 3

ISSUE: 15Content


  • Atari VCS - 2600 - Supercharger
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 400 - 800 - 1200
  • Apple
  • Coleco ColecoVision
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • GCE Vectrex
  • Commodore 64
  • Timex Sinclair 2068
  • arcade


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

Special Reports

1984: Big Brotherhood Year Is Here - How does Orwell compare to reality? by Suzan D. Prince

Well, it's here: The year of George Orwell's futuristic and bleak novel. But just how prophetic was Orwell and how close is his 1984 to the real 1984? Find out in this special report and, remember, Big Brother may be watching you.

May The Forth Be With You - How this powerful language stacks up by Dan Azulay

Popping on the stack? It's not a sequel to "Puttin' On The Ritz." It's one of the fundamental principles of FORTH, a language so fast it makes BASIC look like it's standing still.

Unknown Arcader: Arcades Of London by "UA"

How popular are arcades in jolly old England? Well, let's just say that when 4:00 rolls around, no one goes home for tea and scones.

How To Make A Million - More ways to make money programming by David Tuller

The world's a computer and most of the people merely players. As the number of people who own computers grows, so does the need for good computer programs and you can't be a millionaire without a program. In this follow-up story, EF tells you about all the new outlets through which you can sell your wares.

Your Game Of Games - Win A Starpath Supercharger

Five lucky EF readers will win their own Starpath Supercharger and a library of Starpath games. But you need to be a good judge of "character" to succeed.

Regular Features

Krull and Champion Baseball: Turning the double slay by Michael Blanchet

In baseball, you've got gloves and in Krull you've got Glaives. Michael Blanchet tells you how best to use them to become a hero. (arcade game strategies)

Gamemakers: Jumpman Of The Year interview by Phil Wiswell

You think your life is full of ups and downs? Try being Jumpman or Jumpman Jr for a day. Read about how they were created by Epyx designer Randy Glover.

Computer Workout: TS 2068 by Jules Gilder

As fast as a speeding BASIC. More powerful than the TS 1000. Able to make the quantum leap to color graphics. You don't have to look up in the sky to appreciate the latest Timex computer.

Hacker's Helper: Giving your program character by Robert Alonso

Turn those unwanted letters of the alphabet into useful aliens. This is the first article of our new monthly series designed to give amateur programmers inside tips on how to really utilize the power of your home computer.

First Screening: Three-In-A-Row

You may think this is just another ho hum Tic-Tac-Toe but there's more strategy and fewer X's and O's to Robert Heldt's game than meets the eye. (reader submitted game design contest winner; includes program code)

Game Reviews

('Coleco's Rocky is a heavyweight;' game reviews with 1-5 joystick rating scale, most with "promo" screenshot; some reviews include "pro-tip.")

  • Rocky (Col)
  • Space Shuttle (VCS)
  • Omega Race (VCS)
  • Big Bird's Egg Catch (VCS)
  • Snoopy and the Red Baron (VCS)
  • Pigs In Space (VCS)
  • Battlezone (VCS)
  • Miner 2059er (Col)
  • Springer (VCS)
  • Heads Up (Vec)
  • Super Action Baseball (Col)
  • Zaxxon (Int)
  • Blockade Runner (Int)
  • Frostbite (VCS)
  • Polar Rescue (Vec)
  • Moon Patrol (VCS)
  • Boing! (VCS)
  • Pengo (5200)
  • Jumpman Junior (400,800)
  • River Raid (400,800,1200)
  • Moondust (C64)
  • Music Construction Set (Apple)
  • Computer War (400,800,1200)
  • Pharoah's Pyramid (400,800,1200)
  • The Last Gladiator (Apple)
  • Major League Hockey (400,800,1200)
  • Ophir (C64)



A word from our editors. ('The year of Big Brother' by George Kopp)

Letters to the Editors

We welcome your feedback. (reader mail)

New Products

The latest in equipment. ('Time for a changer')

  • Marjac Technology Game Changer (RomScanner 2600 cartridge switch add-on)
  • Discwasher Apple Circuit Card (Calling Four internal upgrade card)
  • High Score Controller HS20 (VCS/Coleco compatible joystick)


Got a question? We've got the answer. ('Odyssey's new Coleco plans;' Q&A)

E.F.G. Times

You read it here first. (news section)

  • I'd Rather Win In Philadelphia (Second Annual Videothon Championship, co-sponsored by R&S and Imagic)
  • Monthly Contest (Q*Bert contest)
  • Programs Easy as I, II, III (Timeworks Programming Kits I, II, III for C64)
  • Multilingual Word Processing (Type-Writer for Apple)
  • Department of Corrections
  • Poet's Corner
  • Quote of the Month
  • Kraft Kontest (Kraft Kideo Game Contest update)

Readers Tips (reader submitted tips & tricks)

Your hints for higher scores.

  • Xevious
  • Decathlon
  • M Network Football
  • Mr. Do
  • Kangaroo
  • Spider Fighter
  • Pengo
  • Kaboom!


An irreverent gazette of gaming news. ('Where there's a Wang there's a will')

  • Ashes to ashes, disk to disk
  • Cleanliness is next to ESC
  • 'Til disk do us part
  • My name is Freud 2000
  • One track(ball) mind

Top Ten (Home, Arcade, Computer top lists)

The most popular home, arcade, computer games.

Top Secret

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

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    Title: Electronic Fun with Computers and Games Volume 2 Number 3
    Month: January
    Year: 1984
    Publisher: Fun & Games Publishing Inc.
    Editor: George Kopp
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.50
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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