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Electronic Games Issue 17

ISSUE: 17Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200 (news coverage)
  • Vectrex (news coverage)
  • Intellivision
  • Atari computers
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Apple II
  • TI-99/4A (news coverage)
  • Odyssey2
  • ColecoVision
  • Entex Adventure Vision (AV)
  • stand-alones
  • arcade


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

Switch On! - Is There a Games Glut? (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Avant-Garde Puts Games On The IBM PC
  • A Baker's Dozen For The 5200 (upcoming games)
  • GE Gives Games A Big Charge (rechargable batteries)
  • Atari Plans 2600 Carts (upcoming games)
  • Synapse Lands John Harris (Synapse Software signs John Harris)
  • Japan Court Issues Game Copyright Ruling (judges computer programs to be protected by copyright law)
  • Defect Found In TI-99/4A (possible electric shocks, system damage)
  • Vectrex Speaks Up (upcoming Spike game cart speaks without add-on hardware)
  • Seaquest, Oink! From Activision
  • Videogames Wired For Cable TV (Games Network)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)
  • Malibu Makes The Grade (Malibu Fun Centers reward good students)
  • PVS Offers Two For One (buy a Palmtex PVS, get Spellbound cart free)
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Programmable Parade (''Here's the Queen of the Videogame Scene!;' console video game reviews)

  • Ms. Pac-Man (2600)
  • Squeeze Box (2600)
  • Reactor (2600)
  • Donkey Kong Junior (Col)
  • Mega-Force (2600)
  • Frankenstein's Monster (2600)

Inside Gaming ('Meet David Snider: The Magical Midnight Man' by Steve Davidson; developer profile)

Computer Gaming ('Enter the Cockpit of an Awesome Gridrunner - Prepare to Run For Your Life!;' computer game reviews)

  • Gridrunner (VIC20 cart)
  • Deadly Duck (VIC20 cart)
  • Aggressor (VIC20 cart)
  • Sneakers (400,800)
  • Time Runner (Atari computers)
  • Thrax Lair (Atari computers)
  • Bandits (400,800)
  • Snake Byte (400,800)

Strategy Session ('Guardian of Outpost Earth' by Frank Tetro Jr; game strategies)

  • Astrochase (400,800,1200)
  • Tron: Deadly Disc (Int)
  • Seafox (800)



The mighty mites of electronic gaming strut their stuff as our stand-alone maven takes us on EG's 1983 Stand-Alone Preview. ('EG Stand-Alone Preview '83 - Portable Devices are Becoming More Sophisticated' by The Editors of Electronic Games; indepth look at stand-alone electronic games, including tabletops, handhelds, electronic boardgames)

Videogames on board an aircraft carrier?! We call it The Flat-Top Arcade. ('The Flat-Top Arcade - Aircraft Carrier Arcades on the High Seas' by David Lustig)

Arcade-combat games, one of electronic gaming's most venerable genres has a new lease on life. Join the front lines in The Players Guide To Arcade Combat. (sections:)

  • Over The Top... And Into The Trenches!
  • Off We Go, Into The Wild, Blue Yonder!
  • Dogfighting In Deep Space
  • Conflict On-And-Under The High Seas

Get out your favorite games! Invite all your friends and Throw A Videogame Party. ('Throw a Home Arcade Party' by Tracie Forman)

Las Vegas in your living room! It's The Video Casino. ('The Home Video Casino - Will Lady Luck Smile or Frown?' by Joyce Worley and Tracie Forman; sections:)

  • Poker & Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Slot Machines
  • Horse Racing
  • Other Gambling Games

Help your games live longer with The Big Charge Batteries. ('EG's Guide to Game Batteries' by Henry B. Cohen; rechargable battery overview)


Articles Of War ('Duel to the Death in the Cosmic Arena' by Neil Shapiro; Galactic Gladiators (Apple II disk) game overview/strategy/review)

Insert Coin Here ('Attack of the Killer Pickle Slices!' by Tracie Forman; arcade game reviews)

  • Burgertime (with 'How It Plays' section)
  • Domino Man (with 'How It Plays' section)
  • Satan's Hollow

Test Lab ('Make Your Games Talk' by Henry B. Cohen; Intellivoice Intellivision add-on, Odyssey2 The Voice add-on)

Q&A (by the Game Doctor)

Coin-Op Classroom ('Some Knights to Remember' by Bill Heineman; Joust strategies)

Stand-Alone Scene ('Adventure Vision: Inside the Hardware' by Joyce Worley; stand-alone reviews)

  • Adventure Vision (Entex programmable tabletop system)
  • Super Cobra, Turtles, Space Force (AV; combo review)

New Products (sidebar; this feature is not listed in this issue's TOC)

  • How To Win At Zaxxon (strategy guide; published by Pocket Books)
  • The Arcade Tray (game system tray)

Reader Poll

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 17
    Month: July
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 128
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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