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Electronic Games Issue 12

ISSUE: 12Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Intellivision
  • Atari 400 - 800
  • Apple II
  • Odyssey2
  • ColecoVision
  • stand-alones
  • Entex Adventure Vision
  • arcade
  • pinball


(TOC excerpts follow, with (notes) and bullet lists added for clarity)

Switch On! - The Surgeon General Says... (editorial by Arnie Katz, discussing the Surgeon General's anti-videogame stance)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Pick Axe Pete Pick-Off Picks Champ Picker (tournament results and winners)
  • Teamwork Counts At Williams (Joust arcade game)
  • Stratego Summit Held (Electronic Stratego boardgame promotion)
  • Houston Hosts Astrosmash Shoot Off (tournament results and winners)
  • Atari Brings E.T. Home (Atari licenses E.T.)
  • 11-Year Old Triumphs At Monopoly (Monopoly competition, Monopoly Playmaster promotion)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Programmable Parade ('Defend the Undersea City!' by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel; console video game reviews)

  • Atlantis (VCS)
  • Star Raiders (VCS)
  • Gorf (VCS)
  • Gopher (VCS)
  • Venture (Col)
  • K.C.'s Krazy Chase (Ody2)
  • Space Spartans (Int)
  • Threshold (VCS)

Pinball Palace ('Speakeasy - a Flipper Rendezvous for Two' by Roger C. Sharpe; brief intro and the following pinball game reviews:)

  • Speakeasy
  • Punk
  • Varkon

Insert Coin Here ('Meet the King of Coin-Op Swing' by Bill Kunkel; arcade game reviews with control descriptions)

  • Jungle King
  • Kangaroo

Inside Gaming ('A Designer for All Seasons;' Dan Bunten profile)



Arcade action games, adventures, sports simulations and many, many more... Budding computer gamers can read about this year's super software in the Players Guide To Computer Games (sections:)

  • Showdown in the Far Future
  • Fleeing Through The Lethal Labyrinths
  • The World Marches To War!
  • Those Sensational Scrolling Shoot-Outs
  • Adventures: Journeys Through The Mind
  • The Computer Arcade

Want to try the ultimate in videogames? Climb into the cockpit of the LAMPS helicopter simulator and you'll be... Flying High With The Navy ('Flight Simulator... The Ultimate Videogame - Flying High With The Navy' by David Lustig)

Everyone loves electronic games, but they actually offer some folks a new lease on life. Read the good news about our hobby: Gaming & The Handicapped ('Special Controllers Let Everyone Play' by Diane Yankelevitz)

A good joystick practically becomes an extension of the player when the action gets hot, but hand controllers are just enigmatic "black boxes" until you've read: How Joysticks Work ('Joystick Update - How Your Favorite Controller Works' by Henry B. Cohen)

You can get the gallant gobbler on everything from an ice pop to a pendant. A Guide To Pac-Merchandising ('Pac Merchandising - Selling the Gallant Gobbler' by Tracie Forman; Pac-Man themed merchandise)


Coin-Op Classroom ('The Menace of the MCP Returns;' Tron arcade game strategies)

Computer Gaming ('Only Your Ship Can Withstand the Invasion from Outer Space!;' computer game reviews)

  • Zenith (Apple II disk)
  • Marathon (400,800 disk)
  • Kamikaze (Apple II disk)
  • Serpentine (Apple II disk)
  • British Heritage Jigsaw Puzzle, Vol. 1 (400,800 cassette)
  • Lazer Maze (Apple II disk)
  • Teleport (Apple II disk)
  • Mars Cars (Apple II disk)

Q&A (by the Game Doctor)

Stand-Alone Scene (by Joyce Worley; short intro and the following stand-alone reviews)

  • Monopoly Playmaster (Parker Bros; electronic accessory for standard Monopoly boardgame)
  • Frogger (Coleco tabletop (shown))
  • Super Cobra (Entex tabletop (shown))

Arcade America ('Pizza and Games - A Sizzlin' Combo!' by Lisa Honden)

Mini-Arcade Gallery ('You Are Earth's Last Defender!' by Joyce Worley; Entex Adventure Vision system and Defender game review)

Games Library ('The Video Master's Guide to Defender' by Charlene Komar; book review; this column is not listed in this issue's TOC)

Reader Poll

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 12
    Month: February
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 116
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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