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Electronic Games Issue 14

ISSUE: 14Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Intellivision (news coverage)
  • Atari 400 - 800 - 1200
  • Apple II
  • Odyssey2
  • Odyssey3 (news coverage, never released)
  • ColecoVision
  • stand-alones
  • arcade
  • pinball

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

Switch On! - Pirates and (Fellow) Travelers (editorial by Arnie Katz, discussing computer gaming piracy)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Parker Grabs Two Hot Licenses (Q*bert, Popeye)
  • Intellivision's Keyboard Is Here!
  • Coleco, Atari Cross Swords (Atari v Coleco, Coleco v Atari lawsuits)
  • Atari Attacks Demon Attack (Atari sues Imagic over Intellvision Demon Attack)
  • O2 Upgrades To O3(O3 shown)
  • Introducing... The First Legal Enhancement (Pac-Man Plus; Pac-Man upgrade)
  • Grand Master Chess Really Moves (Milton Bradley's Grand Master chess stand-alone)
  • Massachusetts Town Bans Games!!! (Marshfield, MA)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)
  • EG Hosts Exec Round Table
  • TV Game Show Videogames (The Great Game Company plans game show VCS games; Family Feud, Jeopardy, Password, Tic-Tac-Dough, Joker's Wild, Wheel of Fortune)
  • E.G. Trivia (illustrated videogame title trivia; Atari, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong)
  • Pac-Man Invades Germany
  • Have A Coke And A Game (Coca-Cola plans to integrate videogames into vending machines)
  • Hospital Holds Videogame Day (The Activision Addicts videogame club sponsors hospital donations)
  • Prestige Challenger Breaking New Ground (chess electronic boardgame)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Programmable Parade ('Drive Forever on One Tank of Gas with Turbo;' console video game reviews)

  • Turbo (Col)
  • Mouse Trap (Col)
  • Wizard of Wor (VCS)
  • Amidar (VCS)
  • Attack of the Timelords (Ody)
  • Cross Force (VCS)
  • River Raid (VCS)

Computer Gaming ('Search the Sacred Aztec Temple for the Jade Idol, But Beware of the Guards!;' computer game reviews)

  • Aztec (Apple II disk)
  • Astro Chase (400,800)
  • Baja Buggies (400,800)
  • Monster Mash (Apple II disk)
  • Miner 2049er (Apple II disk)
  • K-Razy Kritters (400,800 cart)
  • Soccer (400,800)
  • Pogoman (400,800,1200)
  • Lovers Or Strangers (Apple II disk)

Articles of War ('Shoot 'Em Up in Space: Does it Live Up to its Name?' by Neil Shapiro; S.E.U.I.S. game overview/strategy/review)

Insert Coin Here ('Second Generation Centipede' by Ron Dubren; short author bio and Millipede arcade game review)

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FEATURES

What do they play in Germany and which games are the most popular in London? Our reporter gets the facts when he goes Arcading Through Europe. ('Across a Continent with Joystick in Hand' by Les Paul Robley; includes 'Europe on 20 Quarters a Day' sidebar)

Everyone is talking about tracball controllers, but do you know what makes them tick? Secrets of the Tracball. ('Secrets of the Controller - Why Things Happen When you Push the Button' by Henry B. Cohen; discusses Button Clusters, Paddles, Tracballs)

Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and the other coin-ops that ruled the roast in 1982 are about to be joined by a whole new crop of pay-for-play marvel machines. Read all about them in the Players Guide To The New Coin-Op Games. (sections:)

  • Science Fiction: The Games of Tomorrow
  • The Coin-Op Adventure
  • Deluxing The Coin-Ops
  • Coin-Op Cuties!
  • On the Ground and in the Air... Driving & Flying Coin-Ops

First came HBO, Showtime and the other cable services. Now you can get games the same way Games Meet Cable. ('Home Videogames Meet Cable TV' by Tracie Forman; videogames delivered by cable; Mattel's Playcable, Atari/Time-Life venture, The Games Network; Coleco In-Room Video hotel rentals)

Is there a coin-operated game you've always wanted to take home with you? Find out how in Collecting Coin-Ops. ('How to Get Your Favorite from Game Room to Living Room' by Roger C. Sharpe)

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You've Played Too Long When ('Video Mania;' tongue-in-cheek list of arcade addiction signs)

Coin-Op Classroom ('Stalking the Tomb of Tutankham' by Bill Heineman; game strategy)

Q&A (by the Game Doctor)

Stand-Alone Scene ('It's Turtle-Saving Time!' by Joyce Worley; stand-alone reviews)

  • Turtles (Entex handheld)
  • Jungle Adventure-Woodman, Samurai Vs. Ninja (Thumb Games; combo review; handhelds)
  • BB-10 Baseball Game Calculator/Clock (Casio; handheld)

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 14
    Month: April
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 116
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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