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Electronic Games Issue 13

ISSUE: 13Content


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


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

Switch On! - Setting Some Standards (editorial by Arnie Katz, discussing the standards of the magazine)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Ms. Piggy Meets Atari (Atari, Children's Television Workshop plan VCS, 5200 games)
  • Journey Escapes Into Data Age (Data Age licenses Journey)
  • Commavid Releases Two More (Commavid VCS games; Mission Omega, Mines of Minos)
  • Call For Ms. Pac-Man (GameLine online service)
  • Design Your Own Game! (Broderbund's The Arcade Machine)
  • Arcadia To Change Name (Arcadia Supercharger renamed Starpath Supercharger)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)
  • Games Hop On The Bus (Jefferson Lines bus service offers arcade gaming in route)
  • ACTV Rolls Intel Carts (Activision Intellivision games; Pitfall, Stampede)
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Programmable Parade ('Siege of the Sky-City!' by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel; console video game reviews)

  • Zaxxon (Col)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (Int)
  • Smithereens (Ody)
  • Jawbreaker (VCS)

Articles of War ('Tanks Roam the Desert in Southern Command' by Neil Shapiro; Southern Command review)



Your favorite games have a shot at immortality again, because it's time to vote on admission to The Electronic Gaming Hall of Fame. ('Hall Of Fame - Will Your Favorite Game Get Elected?' by The Editors of Electronic Games)

  • Defender (Williams)
  • Star Raiders (Atari)
  • Pong (Atari)
  • Space Invaders (Taito)
  • Asteroids (Atari)
  • Pac-Man (Namco/Midway)
  • Quest for the Rings (Odyssey2)
  • Major League Baseball (Mattel)

A good joystick controller can add precious points to your scores. Here's a consumer's-eye-view of the latest and greatest Joystick Update. ('The Latest on Deluxe Home Sticks' by Bill Kunkel)

The gaming world has been science fiction-crazy since "Star Wars". Our magazine-within-a-magazine presents this year's galaxy of electronic SF entertainment in The Players Guide To Science Fiction Games. (sections:)

  • SF Gaming's Greatest Hits
  • Galaxies Of SF Videogames
  • The Expanding Universe Of Computer SF Games
  • Adventure Through Time And Space
  • See Space For A Quarter
  • Science Fiction Games Go Portable

Can you imagine a veritable supermarket crammed with games? It already exists, as you'll learn when you take... A Visit To G.A.M.E.S. ('Welcome to the First Videogame Supermarket' by David Lustig)

If you love chess but can't always find an opponent of comparable ability, what you need is Chess For One. ('Electronic Chess Can Cure the "No Opponent" Blues' by Joyce Worley; computer chess stand-alones)


Computer Gaming ('Drill Down Deep For Black Gold - and Bring in a Gusher!;' computer game reviews)

  • Oil Rig (Apple II disk)
  • Shuttle Intercept (Apple II disk)
  • Succession (Apple II disk)
  • Cytron Masters (Apple II disk)
  • Star Maze (Apple II disk)
  • Rendezvous (Apple II disk)
  • Space Games (400,800)

Test Lab ('Sidewriter - The Outboard Keyboard for the Atari 400/800' by Henry B. Cohen)

Passport To Adventure ('Adventure Through the Ages with Time Zone' by Bill Heineman; Time Zone review)

Insert Coin Here ('Explore the Planets of Peril!' by Bill Kunkel; arcade game reviews with accompanying 'How It Plays' sidebars)

  • Holey Moley
  • Gravitar

Q&A (by the Game Doctor)

Pinball Palace ('Here Come the 1983 Flipper Games!' by Roger C. Sharpe; intro and reviews of the following pinball games:)

  • Striker
  • BMX

Stand-Alone Scene ('Close 'N' Counters of the Third Kind!' by Joyce Worley; stand-alone reviews)

  • Space-N-Counter, Chase-N-Counter (combo review; GCE handhelds (shown))
  • Donkey Kong (Coleco tabletop (shown))
  • Pac-Man (Tomytronics)

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 13
    Month: March
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 116
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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