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Joystik Issue 1

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PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

arcade
Atari 5200

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents. (Notes) and bullet lists are added for clarity.)

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JoyStik (editorial by Matthew White)

NEO

2084: ROBOTRON APOCALYPSE!
The most ambitious video-game concept to date. Includes strategies. By Matthew White and Wayne Robert Williams. (arcade strategies; five pages)

THE WINNING EDGE

PAC-MAN: BEYOND THE NINTH KEY
For the experts only. Authoritative patterns from the Apples to the limitless stretch of Keys. (arcade strategies; four pages; by Matthew White and Wayne Robert Williams)

INNERVIEW

EUGENE JARVIS
The mind behind Defender, Stargate, and Robotron discusses the fine art of video-game design. (two-page interview)

FEATURES

THE EVOLUTION OF SPACE GAMES: HOW WE GOT FROM SPACE INVADERS TO ZAXXON
Includes strategies for Omega Race, Defender, and Zazzon. (includes the following sections:)

  • Arcade Games (two-pages)
  • Omega Race (arcade strategies; six pages)
  • Defender (arcade strategies; six pages)
  • Zaxxon (arcade strategies; six pages)


VIDEO DEBUT: A REPORT ON THE AMUSEMENT OPERATOR'S EXPOSITION
Scott Philips leads you through the baffling world of video-game promotions. (two pages)

PAC-MAN DAY
The colorful world of Pac-Man is finally presented in all its glory. (three pages)

TEMPEST
Top strategies for this electrifying game. (arcade strategies; six pages)

PHOENIX
A novel approach to the most misunderstood video game. (arcade strategies; five pages)

THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR...
David and Sandy Small explain the technical mysteries behind "Another Creature for my Amusement!" (one page)

DEPARTMENTS

FUTURE WAVES (news section; by David Stuart)
The newest and the most bizarre: an electronic Yo-Yo, a video Fantasy, and a battery-operated Defender.

  • You've Got To Have A Gimmick (news section intro)
  • Fantasy
  • The Electric Yo-Yo (arcade)
  • Defender (handheld stand-alone)
  • Chopper Command
  • Atari 5200 (upcoming system news; bullet-points)


COMPUTER GAMES '82
The wonder and magic of role-playing games. (subtitled 'Dnd;' by David and Sandy Small; four pages)

HOME VIDEO
Phil Wiswell separates the innovative from the imitative in Atari, Intellivision, Activision, and others. ('The New Video Games: Imitations or Innovations?;' two pages)

TECHNOCRACY (tech related news/trivia)
The technical world as it relates to video games. Information on Tron. And a Pac-Man phone.

  • Tron: The Movie
  • Computer-Generated Images
  • Tron Games (Midway, Mattel, Tomy)
  • More Pac-Mania (Pac-Man phone)


JOYSTIK CHARTS
High scores and favorite games.



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    Title: Joystik Issue 1
    Month: September
    Year: 1982
    Publisher: Publications International Ltd.
    Editor: Matthew White
    Pages: 68
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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