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Electronic Games Issue 27

ISSUE: 27Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • Vectrex
  • Atari computers
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Commodore 64
  • Texas Instruments TI99/4A
  • Spectravideo SV-318
  • Intellivision
  • ColecoVision
  • Apple II
  • IBM PCjr
  • stand-alones
  • arcade


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

Switch On! - The Future of Coin-Op Videogames (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Hotline (news section)

  • Exidy Licenses First Star Games (Astro Chase, Flip & Flop, Bristles, Boulder/Dash licensed for arcades)
  • Xerox Has Bonus For Bear Lovers (free Stickybear Activity Book with purchase of two Stickybear programs)
  • Clint Eastwood Flies Firefox To Arcades (laserdisc arcade game)
  • Restful Device For Apple Pickers (Discwasher ergonomic Entry Rest)
  • Datasoft Seeks Programmers
  • Bally Purchases Sente Technologies
  • Suncom Unveils Graphics Tablet
  • Space Shuttle Teaches Kids About U.S. Space Program (Space Shuttle (2600) as part of science course)
  • Timex Stops Clock On Computer Operations (Timex exits computer market)
  • Users Group Offers Public Domain Software (Jacksonville Atari Computer Enthusiasts)
  • Computer Games Just For Girls (Rhiannon to create adventure games for girls)
  • Keyport 717 Adds Utility To Apple (Keyport 717 membrane keyboard; The Farm, The Seashore, The Jungle games)
  • Women Join The Computer Generation (market research)
  • HES Tags Spokes-Vulcan (Leonard Nimoy signed as Human Engineered Software spokesperson)
  • Taito American Goes Western (The Tin Star, Zeke's Peak arcade games)
  • Synetix Spruces Sprites With New Supersprite Games (SuperSprite Apple upgrade, software)
  • EG Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)
  • Spinnaker Inks Deal With Fisher Price
  • Hats Off To Winners Of The G.I. Joe Black Cobra Contest
  • Sweet Gifts Are Made Of These (solid chocolate computer replica)
  • Konami Fetes New R&D Building
  • Consumer Beat (Timeworks exchanging cassette programs for disk; User Care Emergency Disk Saver Kit; CompuServe's Adam On-line service for Coleco Adam computers; Penguin Software raises game prices; General Electric rechargeables price changes; Apple Macintosh support; Softdisk magazine expands circulation; Chips & Changes touring tech show sponsored by Scholastic; Verbatim Edgame Challenge; Parker Bros. signs right of first refusal for Mylstar Electronics games)
  • Hardware Beat (Standguard keboard cover/bookstand; C64 RF Interference Filter Kit; Data Spec keyboard for Apple/Apple II+; Commodore Model 16 computer; TGM-300 modem; Spikemaster surge protector; Concorde Peripheral Systems disk drives)
  • Software Beat (Seastalker; Viking Raider cart/disk combo C64 game; Zenji; Robotron: 2084, Berzerk; Demon Attack, Cosmic Ark, Dragonfire for Amiga Powerplay Arcade add-on; Activision teams with Action Graphics to produce computer games; Freedy Fish (PC); Bounty Hunter (Adam); Space Taxi (C64); Hes Games 84 (C64))
  • What's Hot (non-gaming entertainment programs; Puzzle Mania, Paint Magic, Little Red Riding Hood, Relax!, Aerobics, Jewish Compu-Chef)
  • Edu-Ware (educational programs; Agent USA, M-ss-ng L-nks, The Game Show, Word Flyer)

Readers Replay (letters column)

The Lucasfilm/Atari Connection

Two new FORCEful games and more to come. ('The Force Is With Us Prepare To Challenge The Super Games Of The Lucasfilm Atari Alliance - Lucasfilm Premieres First Two Games Can it become a Force in electronic gaming?' by Arnie Katz; Rescue on Fractalus, Ballblazer)

First Look At The Atari 7800

EG takes a close look at a brand new gaming machine. ('Introducing the Atari 7800 - EG's Exclusive Report on the New Advanced Videogame.' by Steve Davidson)

The New Coin-Ops

The hottest new titles in the arcades. ('Here Come The New Coin-Ops! - Sports Games Hit All-Time High' by Bill Kunkel)



Software Showcase (computer game reviews)

  • Bruce Lee (Atari disk)
  • Boulder Dash (Atari disk)
  • Rainbow Walker (Atari disk)
  • Jack Attack (C64 cart)
  • Spectron (SV318)
  • Queen Of Hearts (Apple II disk)
  • Slamball (C64 disk)
  • Buzzard Bait (Apple II disk)

Game-A-Thon (computer game reviews)

  • Robotron: 2084 (Atari cart)
  • Alpha Shield (Atari cart)
  • Beat The Beatles (Atari disk,cassette)
  • Pit Stop (C64 cart)
  • Crossfire (PCjr cart)
  • Rootin' Tootin' (C64 cart)
  • Blueprint (C64 cart)
  • Bandits (VIC20 cart)

Articles Of War (Eagles (Atari disk) overview/strategy/review)

Passport To Adventure (computer game reviews)

  • Ultima II (C64 disk)
  • Return Of Hercules (Atari disk)

Think Tank (computer game reviews)

  • Dragonriders Of Pern (C64 disk)
  • Trains (Atari disk)
  • Millionaire (C64 disk)

Electronic Pressbox (sports games reviews)

  • Computer Football Strategy (Atari cassette)
  • Formula 1 Racer (Apple II disk)

Playing It Smart (education software and edutainment reviews)

  • Charles Goren: Learning Bridge Made Easy (Apple II disk)
  • French Vocabulary For Shopping Use (Apple II disk)
  • Algebra Arcade (Apple II disk)

Translations (computer game ports)

  • Donkey Kong (TI99/4A cart)
  • Defender (C64 cart)
  • Demon Attack (PCjr cart)
  • Pac-Man (TI99/4A cart)
  • Robotron (Apple II disk)
  • Pole Position (C64 disk)

Entertainments (entertainment software)

  • My House - My Home (Apple II disk)
  • Songwriter (Atari disk)
  • Computer Crayons (C64 disk)


Joystick Update

The latest and greatest in command control devices. ('The Newest Controllers For Your Home Arcading' by Tracie Forman; shown:)

  • Kraft Atari Switch Hitter
  • Coleco Power-Stick
  • Amiga Power-Stick
  • Suncom Tac-2
  • Wico Computer Command
  • Wico Three-Way Command Control
  • Wico 5200 Command Control

Players Guide To C-64 Software (sections:)

  • Hail To The Commodore
  • The Commodore Home Arcade
  • Action Games For The C-64
  • Games For Thinkers

Vector Graphics

The state of the vector at home and in the arcades. ('The Rise - and Fall? - of a Controversial Display Technique' by Brian Scott; includes 'Vector At Home And In The Arcades' and 'Vector Vs. Raster' sidebars; Vectrex, arcade)

Programmable Parade ('Get Into the Action with Lucasfilms' Ballblazer!;' console videogame reviews)

  • Ballblazer (5200)
  • H.E.R.O. (2600)
  • Gust Buster (Col)
  • Choplifter! (5200)
  • He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe (Int)
  • Squish 'Em Starring Sam (Col)
  • Pitfall (Col)

Test Lab

Computer artistry with light pens. ('The Light (Pen) Fantastic!')

Q&A ('The Doc Examines Your Questions' by the Game Doctor)

Bargain Hunters' Guide To The Vectrex

A fond farewell to the King of Stand-Alones. ('Farewell To The Vectrex - The King of Stand-Alones Has Abdicated, But Vectrex is Still Wowing Gamers' by Joyce Worley; includes 'A Guide For Vectrex Treasure Hunters' sidebar)

Stand-Alone Scene ('Board Games Go Space-Age For The Whole Family' by Joyce Worley; each with 'How It Plays' control section (all shown))

  • Elite A/S Challenger (Fidelity Electronics; electronic chess)
  • Electronic Arcade Mania (Milton Bradley; electronic boardgame)

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 27
    Month: September
    Year: 1984
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 92
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 3

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