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Electronic Games Issue 28

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  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari computers
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Commodore 64
  • Texas Instruments TI99/4A
  • Intellivision
  • ColecoVision
  • Coleco Adam
  • Apple - Apple II - Apple IIc
  • IBM PCjr
  • Halcyon (news coverage)
  • stand-alones
  • arcade


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

(This issue introduces a new feature, 'Game Of The Month.')

Switch On! - The Story Behind the Cover (editorial by Arnie Katz)

Hotline (news section)

  • Track & Field Challenge Benefits March Of Dimes
  • Microlab Host To Computer Students
  • Kohl, Forman Get Posts At EG (Louise Kohl as managing editor, Traci Forman promoted to Features editor)
  • EIA Predicts Sales Boom (sales figures)
  • Ozark Softscape Rewards M.U.L.E. Skinners (high-score contest)
  • Free Catalog Offers Information About Surge Protection
  • Study Reports Quadrupled Spending (consumer spending figures)
  • Videogames Outsell Toys (sales figures)
  • CBS, Acorn Ink Licensing Agreement (Acron licenses CBS games IP for Acorn BBC Micro ports)
  • Apple IIc Is Micro Power-House (specs)
  • Wico Plays Dartes For Money (Wico's Electronic Dartes coin-op)
  • Gooney Gobblers Star In Turkey Shoot (Williams' Turkey Shoot arcade game)
  • Computer Headlines Comic Strip (Lindenhurst comic strip)
  • Muddy Monitor? Clean The Screen! (screen wipes)
  • Apple, HES Donate Computer Exhibit (Intrepid Air-Sea-Space Museum computer exhibit)
  • Voice Activated Laserdisc Game Debuts (RDI test-marketing Halcyon home laserdisc game system; software, pricing)
  • Software Stalks New Markets (K-Tek Budget Priced Software pre-packs)
  • Blind Dragon's Lair Champ (Felix Pagan plays Dragon's Lair, Space Ace using audio cues alone)
  • Gaming Goes Hollywood (Cloak and Dagger, The Last Starfighter)
  • Korean Company Introduces Mini Floppy Disks
  • What's Hot (Adventure Master, Adventure Creator 'design your own game' software)
  • Consumer Beat (Atari cuts 2600,5200 prices; EnTech extended contest deadline; Scholastic cancels Adam magazine plans; National Registry Computers offers serial tracking service; Typing Tutor III; Milton Bradley selling out of Vectrex stock; Micro Goodies catalog)
  • Hardware Beat (Suncom's Starfighter controller; Apple planning Japanese-language software; Tandy demos; Sinclair plans Sinclair QL; Atari plans 1450; Atari Mindlink controller)
  • Atari, Androbot Break Circuit (Atari shelves Androbot plans)
  • Massachusetts Schools Get Computers (Lowell, MA school system, Acorn computers)
  • Atari Develops Program For Toddlers (Peekaboo edutainment software)
  • Ex-Commodore Pres. Tramiel Buys Atari
  • EG Readers Pick Their Favorite Games (top lists)

Readers Replay (letters column)

1984 Arcade Award Nominees

Vote now for your favorite games! ('Meet The 1985 Arcade Awards Contenders - Help Your Favorite Gaming's Biggest Prize' by The Editors of Electronic Games; nominees and ballot)

EG's Fourth Annual Fall Software Preview

This year's new crop of games. ('A Compendium of Forthcoming Games' by The Editors of Electronic Games; includes 'Must-Have Games for Holiday Giving and Getting' sidebar)



Software Showcase (computer game reviews)

  • Legacy (Atari computers disk)
  • Congo Bongo (Atari computers cart)
  • Juice (Atari computers disk)
  • Defender (TI-99/4A cart)
  • Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (Apple II disk)
  • C'Est La Vie (Apple II disk)
  • Eliminator (C64 disk)
  • Lazer Zone (C64 cart)
  • Pool (C64 disk)
  • Alley-Oops (C64 disk)
  • Mr. Robot (C64 disk)
  • Attack Of The Phantom Karate Devils (C64 disk,cassette)
  • Lock 'N' Chase (Apple II disk)
  • Worms? (C64 disk)
  • Dragonhawk (C64 disk)
  • Quintic Warrior (C64 disk)

Game-A-Thon (computer game reviews)

  • Scuba Venture (PCjr cart)
  • Dig Dug (TI-99/4A)
  • Stargate (Apple II disk)
  • The Official Moon Shuttle (Atari disk,cassette)
  • Strip Poker (C64 disk)
  • Round About (C64 disk)
  • Floyd Of The Jungle (C64 disk)

Translations (port reviews; this section is not listed in this issue's TOC)

  • Murder On The Zinderneuf (C64 disk)
  • Crossfire (PCjr disk)
  • Charles Goren: Learning Bridge Made Easy (Apple II disk)
  • Pogo Joe (Atari disk)
  • Zaxxon (C64 disk)
  • Ardy Aardvark (C64 disk)
  • M.U.L.E. (C64 disk)
  • Robotron (C64 cart)
  • Jungle Hunt (Apple II disk)
  • Seafox (VIC20 cart)

Articles Of War (Broadsides (Apple II disk) overview/strategy/review)

Passport To Adventure (computer game reviews)

  • Sorcerer (disk)
  • Dallas Quest (C64 disk)
  • Wizard And The Princess (PCjr disk)

Think Tank (Seven Cities Of Gold (Atari computers disk) computer game review)

Entertainments (entertainment software reviews)

  • Puzzle Mania (Apple disk)
  • Aerobics (C64 disk)
  • MusiCalc 1 Synthesizer & Sequencer (C64 disk)
  • Soothsayer (Apple II disk)

Playing It Smart (edutainment reviews)

  • Agent U.S.A. (Atari computers disk)
  • Rhymes & Riddles (Atari disk with cart)
  • Time Bound (C64 disk)
  • Stickybear Shapes (Apple II disk)


Players Guide To Fantasy Games

The best of spells, dragons, swords and sorcery. (sections:)

  • Computers Conjure Action Fantasies
  • Adventures In Strange Lands

Insert Coin Here ('On the Road with Spy Hunter' by Bill Kunkel; Spy Hunter arcade game review)

The Three R's

A look at what's what in educational software. ('Fun With The 3-R's - Learn Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic the Computer Way' by Joyce Worley; commentary)

In Control ('Wico's Inty II Is Completely Intellivision-Compatible;' controller reviews)

  • Roller Controller (Coleco; ColecoVision,Adam)
  • Intellivision Joystick (Wico; Intellivision)
  • CR-301 Commander 1 Joystick (Comrex; Atari,C64)

Programmable Parade ('Campaign '84 Is Looking For A Few Good Candidates;' console videogame reviews)

  • Campaign '84 (Col)
  • Space Shuttle - A Journey Into Space (2600)
  • Meteorites (5200)
  • Krull (2600)
  • Moonsweeper (Col)
  • Kaboom (5200)
  • Galaxian (Col)
  • Sorcerer's Apprentice (2600)
  • Dragonfire (Col)
  • Pigs In Space (2600)

Inside Gaming

EG talks to Guy Nouri. ('Guy Nouri: Animation For Everyone' by Tracie Forman; developer profile)

Game Of The Month

A look at Ultima II (sic) in EG's new feature. ('Introducing EG's First Game of the Month' by Tracie Forman; Ultima III: Exodus (Apple,Atari,C64,PC disk); includes 'About Our New Feature' sidebar)

Q&A ('Info from the Silicon Surgeon!' by the Game Doctor)

Stand-Alone Scene ('These Three Classics Have Shrunk to Palm-Size, But There's Still Room On Screen For Plenty Of Fun' by Joyce Worley; each with 'How It Plays' control section (all shown))

  • Miner 2049er (Tiger; handheld)
  • Pinball (Nintendo; handheld)
  • Reversi Master (Video Technologies; handheld)

Reader Poll

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    Title: Electronic Games Issue 28
    Month: October
    Year: 1984
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 100
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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