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Electronic Games Issue 18

ISSUE: 18Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Vectrex (Vec)
  • Intellivision
  • Atari 400 - 800 - 1200
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Spectravideo SV-318 - SV-328 (news coverage)
  • Apple II
  • ColecoVision
  • stand-alones
  • arcade


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

Switch On! - Cooler Heads Prevail (editorial by Arnie Katz, discussing the videogaming industry's lawsuit mentality)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Scrabble Goes Electronic (Monty Plays Scrabble for Apple)
  • WMMS Radio Plays On (Activision Super Bowl Tournament)
  • Flash Gordon Challenges Buck Rogers (upcoming Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers games)
  • Space Willy Touches Down (Space Willy characters for licensing)
  • ACTV Hosts Play-Off (Spider Fighter contest)
  • Mattel Slates Olympic Cartridge (XIV Winter Olympics for Intellivision, 2600)
  • Playboy Forms Videogame Leagues
  • Q*Bert Goes Table-Top
  • Lubin Is LA's Top Spider Fighter (Spider Fighter contest results)
  • Joystickers Start Gaming (upcoming Nightstrike game for 400,800,1200,VIC20)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)
  • Spectravideo Upgrades The SV-318 (SV-328)
  • Donkey Kong Saga Climbs To New Heights (Nintendo Game & Watch; Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong II)
  • Astrocaders Form BUG (Bally Users Group)
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Strategy Session ('Go Underground with Bounty Bob!' by Frank Tetro Jr.; Miner 2049er (400,800,1200 cart) game strategies)

Programmable Parade (''Mushroom Hunting with Centipede!;' console video game reviews)

  • Centipede (2600)
  • Polaris (2600)
  • Space Fury (Col)
  • Plaque Attack (2600)
  • Flash Gordon (2600)
  • Sharp Shot (Int)

Arcade America ('Donkey Kong Meets the Valley Girls' by David Lustig)

Computer Gaming ('Harvesting Game Fun From An Alien Garden!;' computer game reviews)

  • Alien Garden (400,800,1200 cart)
  • Jumpman (400,800,1200 disk)
  • Renaissance (VIC20 cart)
  • Epidemic (Apple II disk)
  • Shamus (VIC20 cart)
  • The Pharaoh's Curse (400,800,1200 disk)
  • Caverns of Freitag (Apple II disk)
  • Spiders of Mars (VIC20 cart)
  • Crisis Mountain (Apple II disk)



The 'Miner 2049er' Story

With so many copies of Miner 2049er in circulation, Yukon Yohan doesn't stand a chance. Read all about the home arcade sensation that's sweeping the country - and gaming's newest celebrity, Bounty Bob! ('The Miner 2049er Story - It's Time To Dig The Most Widely Published Home-Videogame Yet!;' by The Editors of Electronic Games; includes the following sections:)

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 'Miner 2049er'
  • Travel The Mines With Bounty Bob (level-by-level breakdown)
  • Meet The Man Behind The Mine (Bill Hogue profile)
  • The Selling Of Miner 2049er

The Summer Game Goes Electronic

Wherever electronic bat meets ball, Electronic Games is there to comment on the action - and separate the diamonds in the rough from the long, loud foul balls. ('A Season of Video and Computer Baseball Games' by Arnie Katz)

Home Arcading Steps Out

What's an Apple II doing in a family amusement center? Come with EG on a visit to High Tech and find out! ('Muncie Arcade Install Apples for Gaming' by Rick Teverbaugh)

MGM/UA Wages 'Wargames'

This year's blockbuster videogame movie asks. Will an electronic gamer fight World War III? ('Can Anyone Win the Ultimate Videogame?' by Les Paul Robley; Wargames movie commentary)

The Players Guide To The Summer Coin-Ops

The number of new pay-for-play machines is down from last year, but there are still plenty of fresh, innovative concepts coming your way. ('Good For One Free Play: Players Guide To The New Fall Coin-Ops;' sections:)

  • Upcoming Coin-Ops: Fewer But Better
  • Here Come The Convertibles!
  • Tapped For Stardom
  • Aids For Avid Arcaders

Computing On The Old Camp Grounds

If you'd rather learn to program computer games than make a clay ashtray, one of these camps may give you a vacation of a lifetime. ('A Tourist's Guide to Computer Camps' by Pat Wadsley)


Inside Gaming ('Here's a Real Game Doctor, Mark Blank!' by Arnie Katz; developer profile)

Insert Coin Here ('Here's What's Buzzing at the Arcade!' by Tracie Forman; arcade game reviews)

  • Star Trek
  • Beezer
  • Super Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus (combo review)

Q&A ('Step Up and Ask EG's Answer Man' by the Game Doctor)

Articles Of War ('Computer Ambush: Hit the Beach!' by Neil Shapiro; Computer Ambush overview/strategy/review)

Stand-Alone Scene ('Excitement Times Four for the Vectrex' by Joyce Worley; brief commentary and the following reviews:)

  • Bedlam (Vec)
  • Armor Attack (Vec)
  • Berzerk (Vec)
  • Star Trek - The Game (Vec)

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 18
    Month: August
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 124
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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