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Electronic Games Issue 16

ISSUE: 16Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Intellivision
  • Intellivision III (news coverage, never released)
  • Atari 400 - 800 - 1200
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Apple II
  • Odyssey2
  • ColecoVision
  • stand-alones
  • arcade
  • pinball


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

Switch On! - Author! Author! (editorial by Arnie Katz, discussing the lack of proper creator/developer credit in videogaming)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Coleco Unveils "Roller-Controller"
  • More Mini-Arcades A Comin' (upcoming Coleco tabletops)
  • Good Grief! It's Peanuts! (Atari licenses Peanuts)
  • U.S. Games Promotes Family Arcading (line of family friendly games)
  • Atari Offers Home Repair
  • Imagic Games Go Intellivision (upcoming games)
  • Pink Panther To Play (upcoming game from U.S. Games)
  • Special Videolympics (Special Olympics to add videogames)
  • Intellivision Debuts Hot Hardware (Intellivision III)
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Programmable Parade (''Take a Fantastic Voyage - into the Computer!' by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel; console video game reviews)

  • Tron Maze-A-Tron (Int)
  • Eggomania (2600)
  • Demon Attack (Ody)
  • Spider Fighter (2600)
  • Name This Game (2600)
  • Phoenix (2600)
  • Ram It (2600)

Strategy Session ('Play Doctor with Imagic's New Cartridge' by Frank Tetro Jr.; game strategies)

  • Microsurgeon (Int)
  • Wizard of Wor (Atari computers)
  • Mouse Trap (Col)

Computer Gaming ('Four Scenarios of Fighting Aliens Make Gorf a Tough Test;' computer game reviews)

  • Bulldog Pinball (400,800,1200 cassette)
  • Gorf (VIC20 cart)
  • Bellhop (Apple II disk)
  • Mole Attack (VIC20 cart)
  • Microbe (Apple II)
  • Bolo (Apple II disk)
  • Warp Destroyer (Apple II)
  • Pool (400,800,1200 cassette)

Articles of War ('Fight Europe's Next War' by Neil Shapiro; Germany 1985 (Apple II disk) overview/strategy/review)



New Command control devices for video and computer games are the latest rage. Find out about the very latest sticks, button boxes, paddles and tracballs in... Controller Update: Part II. ('Controller Update: Probing the World of the Exotic' by Bill Kunkel; includes 'The Best Videogames For Tracball Play' section)

A whole library of 2600-compatible software is just a phone call away with GameLine. Read all about it here, and find out how you can become a pioneering charter member. Games On The Phone. ('What Mother Bell Never Told Us About Fun on the Telephone' by Arnie Katz)

Strap on your sword, polish up your magic shield and prepare to venture into realms of wonder with The Players Guide To Fantasy Games. (sections:)

  • Journey to the Land of Fantasy
  • Explore the Worlds of Computer Fantasy
  • Coin-Op Fantasy

For every Pac-Man, there are several coin-op games that don't make it. Failure is not always deserved. So here they are, Classics Of The Coin-Op World. ('Closet Classics' by Rich Pearl; includes 'Some Forgotten Coin-Op Gems' sidebar)


Arcade America ('The Sounds of Gaming' by Eric Nash)

Insert Coin Here ('Will Popeye Save Olive Oyl?' by Roger C. Sharpe; arcade game reviews, each with 'How It Plays' control overviews)

  • Popeye
  • Pole Position
  • Rescue

Test Lab ('Type 'N Talk Makes Your Computer Speak' by Henry B. Cohen; Votrax Type 'N Talk voice synthesis hardware)

Stand-Alone Scene ('Can You Survive the Treasure Hunt?' by Joyce Worley; stand-alone reviews)

  • Lost Treasure (Parker Brothers; electronic boardgame (shown))
  • Bull Fight, Astro Destroyers (Zykkor; combo review; handhelds)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Game (Mattel; handheld (shown))

Q&A (by the Game Doctor)

Reader Poll

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 16
    Month: June
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 126
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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