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Electronic Games Issue 19

ISSUE: 19Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Odyssey2
  • Intellivision
  • Atari 400 - 800 - 1200
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Apple II
  • Timex Sinclair 1000 (news coverage)
  • Vectrex (news coverage)
  • ColecoVision
  • stand-alones
  • arcade


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

Switch On! - Nominations Are Open! (editorial by Arnie Katz, discussing EG Arcade Awards)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • First Star On The Rise (First Star Software Inc. established; Astro Chase game)
  • EG Promotes Four Editors
  • Epyx Unveils Three Titles (Jumpman, Oil Barons, New World)
  • Coleco Produces Millionth Unit
  • Cosmic Chasm Goes Coin-Op (Cosmic Chasm Vectrex game receiving arcade port)
  • Lady Arcader Is Fast Feeder (Fast Food contest winner)
  • For Videogames, Call Room Service (hotel, motel ColecoVision rentals)
  • Publisher Champions Game Designers (Electronic Arts design process)
  • Yankee Group Predicts Software Boom (upcoming '83 software count prediction)
  • Magnavox Sues Bally
  • Benji Teaches! (Benji to star in educational videogames)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • Coleco, Atari Settle Dispute
  • Typo Attack Wins Star Award (Typo Attack wins Atari's Star Award)
  • Timex TS 1000 Cuts Price Again!
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Programmable Parade (''Kopping a Thrill with Keystone Kapers!;' console video game reviews)

  • Keystone Kapers (2600)
  • Realsports Tennis (2600)
  • Dracula (Int)
  • Realsports Volleyball (2600)
  • Crazy Climber (2600)
  • Turtles (Ody)
  • Looping (Col)

Computer Gaming ('Wadsworth Overcash Is Back in Town;' computer game reviews)

  • Space Cadette (Apple II disk)
  • Preppie! II (400,800,1200 disk)
  • Dungeon! (Apple II disk)
  • Spy's Demise (Apple II disk)
  • Spider Raid (Apple II disk)
  • Skibbereen (VIC20 cart)
  • The Sands of Egypt (400,800,1200 disk)
  • Mutant Herd (VIC20 cart)
  • Crime Wave (Apple II disk)

Articles Of War ('RDF 1985: Invade the Persian Gulf!' by Neil Shapiro; RDF 1985 (Apple II disk) overview/strategy/review)



Meet The 1984 Arcade Award Contenders

Scan this hand-picked selection of potential Arcade Award winners before casting your vote for the year's greatest electronic games! ('Some of These Games May Win Arcading's Greatest Prize;' award nominees and ballots)

The Players Guide To Auto Racing Games

Our magazine-within-a-magazine surveys the field of electronic driving games. Find out which ones are worthy of the checkered flag - and which should head for the pits.

Do Gourmet Joysticks Really Improve the Games?

Four famous joysticks face off in head-to-head competition in EG's attempt to answer this thought-provoking gaming question. ('Gourmet Joysticks: Do They Really Improve The Games?;' 'Read the Surprising Results of EG's Field Test!' by Steve Davidson; includes 'The Methodology' and 'Joysticks at a Glance' sidebars)

'Wargames': The Inside Story

Can this summer's big gaming movie become a reality? ('The Inside Story of War Games - Strange Facts Behind the Videogame Nightmare' by Jeff Ressner; movie commentary)


Inside Gaming ('Russ Wetmore: Prepped for Success' by Arnie Katz; developer profile)

Insert Coin Here ('Just How Devious Is Xevious?' by Tracie Forman; arcade game reviews)

  • Xevious (includes 'How It Plays' control section)
  • Food Fight
  • Poo-Yan

New Products

  • Com-Star DPB480 Printer
  • Videogame Stand

Q&A (by the Game Doctor)

Stand-Alone Scene ('The First Lady of Arcading Comes Home' by Joyce Worley; stand-alone reviews (all hardware shown)):

  • Ms. Pac-Man (Coleco; tabletop)
  • Master Merlin (Parker Brothers; handheld)
  • Armor Attack (Mattel; handheld)
  • Stargate (Entex; tabletop)

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 19
    Month: September
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 116
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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