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Electronic Games Issue 3

ISSUE: 3Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600 - Sears Tele-Arcade
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Atari 400
  • Atari 800
  • Apple II
  • TRS-80 Color Computer
  • Odyssey2
  • Astro Professional Arcade (APA)
  • stand-alones
  • arcade

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Switch On! - Who are you? (editorial by Arnie Katz; includes 'Who am I?' sidebar where Katz reveals his Frank Laney Jr. pseudonym)

Electronic Games Hotline (news section)

  • Apollo Offers Recall (Skeet Shoot (VCS) recall)
  • Activision Flies High (Activision expands; Barnstorming advertising)
  • Odyssey Outlook (new games; voice module; club magazine)
  • Computer Notes (IBM PC games; Sentient Software to enlist SF authors; Mike Potter joins Synapse Software)
  • Videogum? (Asteroids Bubble Gum)
  • Pac-Man Fever is Catching (song is a hit; Columbia Records to release full album)
  • Electronic Games' Picked Hits (Readers top lists)
  • Mattel Stages Smashing Tournament (Astro-smash Shootout; free game/contest promo)
  • Astro Update (Astrovision acquires Bally Professional Arcade; ZGrass keyboard; Galactic Invasion game)

Test Lab

An expert shows how to fix the Atari VCS' most common problem. ('Are You Suffering VCS Distress?' by Henry B. Cohen; DIY repair)

Q&A

Readers Replay (readers letter column; includes 'The Joystick Jury Wants You!' sidebar (recurring reader submission contest))

Feature - Videogame Outlook - 1982

The coming year will see several new systems and perhaps 100 new cartridges. Here's the lowdown! (by the Editors of Electronic Games)

Insert Coin Here

If you can't stop the ape in Donkey Kong, maybe you can defeat the kitten in Make Trax! ('King Kong Goes Coin-Op' by Bill Kunkel)

  • Donkey Kong
  • Frogger
  • Make Trax
  • Qix

Women Join the Arcade Revolution

Women are now ready and willing to challenge the best of the men for electronic arcading laurels. (by Joyce Worley; includes 'Women Pick Their Favorite Games' sidebar)

New Products

  • Limited Gold Edition - Scott Adams Adventure Series (Atari,Apple II,TRS80)
  • Pac-Mania (Pac-Man related swag catalog)

Special Section - THE PLAYERS GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC WARGAMES

Fight past, present and even future battles with a host of exciting military simulations.

Inside Gaming

Meet Bob Ogdon, the man who put the magic in Wizard, the new Astro Arcade cartridge. ('Meet Bob Ogdon, the Man Behind the Wizard' by Arnie Katz)

Arcade America

Electronic Games visits Las Vegas' Circus Circus, where the coin-op action is under the big top.

Games We'll Never See (We Hope)

Our humorous look at some unlikely ideas for forthcoming games. ('Videogames You'll Never See (We Hope!)' by Les Paul Robley)

Stalking the Left-handed Joystick

There's new hope for southpaws - if they follow this article's simple instructions. (by Cliff Blake; 'New Hope for Southpaw Arcaders')

Computer Playland

No-holds-barred analysis of the latest game software for the most popular microcomputer systems.

  • Star Warrior (400,800)
  • Bug Attack (Apple II disk)
  • Crush, Crumble & Chomp! (Apple II disk)
  • Thief (Apple II disk)
  • Shooting Gallery (400,800 cassette)

Strategy Session

Our prize-winning strategy editors show how to be an Intellivision champ and win at Tempest. ('Intellivision Tips from a Champ' by Frank Tetro Jr.)

  • Skiing (Int)
  • USAC Auto Racing (Int)
  • Major League Baseball (Int)
  • Tempest (arcade)

Those A-maze-ing Gobble Games

Pac-Man and similar maze-chases have taken the arcading world by storm. Here's the whole story. ('The A-Maze-ing World of Gobble Games;' 'A Guide To Maze-Chase Gamers' by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel)

Clubs for Gamers

Whether your main interest is computers or videogames, there's a group that's right for you. (by Willy Richardson)

Slam Dunk!

Even if you're not a seven-footer, electronic basketball can provide a full measure of sports thrills.

Programmable Parade

The new games are coming! EG's critics separate the winners from the also-rans. ('Fly High - and Low - with Barnstorming;' by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel)

  • Barnstorming (VCS)
  • Bally Pin (APA)
  • Spacechase (VCS)
  • Horse Racing (Int)
  • Conquest of the World (Ody2)
  • Steeplechase (VCS)

Passport to Adventure

Castle Wolfenstein dares you to escape from a Nazi prison! ('Strike a Blow Against the Third Reich!' by Arnie Katz)

  • Castle Wolfenstein (Apple II disk)
  • Cyborg (Apple II disk)
  • Analog Adventure (800 disk)

Stand-Alone Scene

Treasures await the adventurer in Mattel's Dungeons & Dragons! (by Joyce Worley)

  • Dungeons & Dragons (electronic boardgame)
  • Boxing Game Calculator
  • Space Invaders

Reader Poll



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Information

    Title: Electronic Games Issue 3
    Month: May
    Year: 1982
    Publisher: Reese Publications
    Editor: Arnie Katz
    Pages: 84
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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