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Electronic Games Issue 15

ISSUE: 15Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600 - Starpath Supercharger
  • Intellivision
  • Atari 400 - 800 - 1200
  • Atari 1200XL (news coverage)
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Apple II
  • Odyssey2
  • ColecoVision
  • Entex Select-A-Game
  • Spectravision SV-318 (news coverage)
  • stand-alones
  • arcade
  • pinball


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

Switch On! - The Shock of the New (editorial by Arnie Katz, discussing the recent CES event)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Pac-Man Goes Walk-Man (Pac-Man themed portable AM radio)
  • In Search Of... The Best Voice (contest for best Voice Box talking or singing program)
  • Tiger Charts Stand-Alone Game Explosion (upcoming stand-alone games)
  • ACTV Stages Pitfall-Treasure Hunt (Pitfall contests)
  • 1200XL Packs 64K - For Under $1000! (upcoming 1200XL)
  • Coleco Adds Memory (Super Game Module #3, upcoming games)
  • Midway Zaps Pac-Crime (copyright infringement ruling)
  • Pittsburg Pair Win Intellivision Finals (Mattel Intellivision Video Challenge National Finals winners)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)
  • Sega Showcases Laser Game (Astron Belt)
  • Early Releases For Timex (HES upcoming software)
  • SV-318 To Play ColecoVision (SV-603 add-on for SV-318 computer)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Programmable Parade ('Bounce with Barnum for Video Circus Fun!' by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel; console video game reviews)

  • P.T. Barnum's Acrobats (Ody)
  • Tron Deadly Discs (Int)
  • Dragonfire (VCS)
  • Communist Mutants From Outer Space (VCS with Starpath Supercharger)
  • Carnival (Col)
  • Vanguard (VCS)

Strategy Session ('From Gardens to Gangsters - A Look at the New Maze Games' by Frank Tetro Jr.; game strategies)

  • Ladybug (Col)
  • Lock-N-Chase (Int)

Computer Gaming ('Explore The Depths of the Ocean with Sea Dragon!;' computer game reviews)

  • Sea Dragon (Apple II disk)
  • K-Razy Antiks (Atari computers cart)
  • Frogger (Apple II disk)
  • Gorf (400,800,1200 disk)
  • Kid Grid (400,800,1200 cassette)
  • Omega Race (VIC20 cart)
  • Wayout (Apple II disk)

Articles of War ('Join the Pirates of the Outer Void' by Neil Shapiro; Space Vikings (Apple II disk) overview/strategy/review)



A new generation of home videogames is now on the way tot he nation's retail stores. Included are some real gems. Find out which games you'll be playing over the next 12 months in EG 1983 Videogame Preview. ('Our Second Annual Unveiling of the Games We'll all be Playing Soon!' by The Editors of Electronic Games)

Here's your chance to meet the man behind the coin-op machines, the guy who keeps all the action humming, in Confessions Of An Arcade Technician. ('On the Run with the Men Who Keep the Games Running' by Les Paul Robley; includes 'A View From The Back Of The Machine! Likes and Dislikes of an Arcade Repairman' sidebar)

It all started with Pac-Man, but the rage of "cute" home and coin-op videogames show no signs of abating. Read all about them in The Players Guide To 'Cute' Games. (sections:)

  • Here Come The Cartridge Cuties
  • Nothing's Cuter Than A Microcomputer
  • A Quarter's Worth Of Cute

Can't afford all the new cartridges being promoted by the cornucopia of new software companies? Why not try shopping for Second-Hand Games. ('Stretch Your Gaming Dollars With... Second-Hand Cartridges' by Tracie Forman)

All aboard! Let's sail along the scenic banks of the sprawling Mississippi! It's time for a bit of opulent dockside Arcading On The River. ('Playing Games on the Misssissippi' by David Lustig)


Arcade America ('New Games in Old Towne' by Rick Teverbaugh)

Insert Coin Here ('Is This the Next Arkie Winner?' by Roger C. Sharpe; arcade game reviews)

  • Q*bert (includes 'How It Plays' section)
  • Pengo (includes 'How It Plays' section)
  • Front Line

Pinball Palace ('Plain and Fancy Games Vie for Quarters' by Roger C. Sharpe; hybrid pinball game commentary with reviews of the following:)

  • Baby Pac-Man
  • Warlok

Q&A (by the Game Doctor)

Stand-Alone Scene ('Soar into Space with Star Hawk!' by Joyce Worley; stand-alone reviews)

  • Star Hawk (Mattel; handheld (shown))
  • King Kong (Tiger; tabletop (shown))
  • Pac-Man Game Watch (Nelsonic (shown))
  • Inferno, Emergency (Pop Games; combo review; handhelds (shown))

Mini Arcade ('Big Sports Action in Tiny Packages' by Joyce Worley; programmable stand-alone reviews; Entex Select-A-Game commentary and the following reviews:)

  • Football 4 Cartridge (ESAG)
  • Basketball 3 Cartridge (ESAG)

Reader Poll

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 15
    Month: May
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 116
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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