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Electronic Games Issue 20

ISSUE: 20Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Odyssey2
  • Intellivision
  • Atari 400 - 800 - 1200
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Commodore 64
  • Apple II
  • ColecoVision
  • stand-alones
  • arcade
  • pinball (news coverage)


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

Switch On! - The Decline and Fall... of Prices (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Dolphin Alert! (Dolphin game by Activision)
  • GE Rents Computers
  • Data Age Files Chapter 11
  • K-Tel Enters Videogame Field (upcoming Xonox double-enders)
  • Ottumwa Named Videogame Capital
  • Thundarr Licensed For Home Games (Thundarr the Barbarian planned for 2600, Colecovision)
  • 'Darkover' Comes To Videogames (adventure games based on Darkover sci-fi novels planned)
  • Compton Solves Riddle Of The Sphinx (The Riddle of the Sphinx contest winner)
  • Williams' Cabaret Pinball (Joust, first cabaret pinball game)
  • Gottlieb Changes Company Name (now Mylstar Electronics)
  • Odyssey Computes! (Odyssey3 cancelled, computer planned)
  • The National Arcade Scoreboard (high scores)
  • The National Vanity Board (high scores)
  • MB Produces Talkie Game (2600,5200 voice add-on planned)
  • Ruling Slices The Pineapple (injunction against Formula International's Apple II clone)
  • E.G. Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)

Readers Replay (letters column)

Programmable Parade ('Roam the Cosmic Castle in Search of Danger!' by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel; console video game reviews)

  • Space Dungeon (5200)
  • Miner 2049er (2600)
  • Jungle Hunt (2600)
  • Happy Trails (Int)
  • Gorf (Col)
  • Solar Storm (2600)

Computer Gaming ('Get Ready! Get Set! Take Off For A Real Speedway Blast!;' computer game reviews)

  • Speedway Blast (400,800,1200 cart)
  • Zendar (Apple II disk)
  • Protector (VIC20 cart)
  • Meteor Run (VIC20 cart)
  • Sky Blazer (400,800,1200 disk)
  • Kickman (C64 cart)
  • Sports Illustrated Knockout (400,800,1200 cassette)
  • Close Encounters Of The Worst Kind (VIC20)
  • Pest Patrol (Apple II disk)
  • Axis Assassin (Apple II disk)
  • Jawbreaker II (400,800,1200 disk)



EG's Third Annual Home Gaming Preview

Get a close-up look at what's up and coming in the wonderful world of electronic gaming! ('Here's What's Heading Our Way This Holiday Season' by The Editors of Electronic Games; includes 'Joysticks - Improved Joysticks Sport Lower Prices' section)

Playing It Smart With Computer Games

Learning can be fun with these programs which teach while they entertain. ('Playing It Smart With Educational Computer Games' by Joyce Worley and Lisa Honden)

Superman III Unveils The Videogame Of The Future

Chris Reeve and Richard Pryor square off in the year's super-epic - and the game they're playing just may be for keeps! ('Atari Promotes the Man of Steel' by Les Paul Robley; discussing faux video game footage produced for the movie)

The Players Guide To Electronic Football

Hold that line! Block that kick! It's football season again for fans of electronic sports software.


Strategy Session ('Command the Wooden Soldiers!' by Frank Tetro Jr.; game strategies)

  • Necromancer (400,800,1200)
  • Swords & Serpents (Int)
  • Quest For The Rings (Ody)

Insert Coin Here ('Enter the Dragon's Lair!' by Tracie Forman; arcade game reviews)

  • Dragon's Lair
  • Bump 'N' Jump (with 'How It Plays' control section)
  • Zoo Keeper (with 'How It Plays' control section)

Test Lab ('The Grandmaster Makes Its Move' by Henry B. Cohen; Electronic GrandMaster chess boardgame)

Q&A (by the Game Doctor)

Stand-Alone Scene ('A Handful of Fun' by Joyce Worley; brief introduction and the following reviews):

  • Wrestling (Bandai; handheld (shown))
  • 3-D Sky Attack (Tomy; handheld (shown))
  • Burgertime (Mattel; handheld)

Reader Poll

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 20
    Month: October
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 124
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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