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Joystik Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • arcade
  • Atari VCS - 2600
  • Arcadia Supercharger
  • Intellivision
  • Odyssey2
  • ColecoVision
  • Atari 400 - 800
  • Apple

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

MESSAGE

JoyStik (editorial by Matthew White)

NEO

DONKEY KONG JR: A GIFTED OFFSPRING

Mario's captured Kong, and it's Junior to the rescue! By Matthew White and Wayne Robert Williams. (arcade strategies; six pages)

THE WINNING EDGE

CENTIPEDE

Eric Ginner shares the sizzling Centipede strategies that made him a world champion! By Doug Mahugh. (arcade strategies; six pages)

INNERVIEW

MOON AND FRANK ZAPPA

OmiGOD! Like, it's Moon and Frank! By Merl H. Reagle. ('The Zappas On Video Games;' two page interview)

FEATURES

TRON

Top-level strategies from national champion, Richard Ross. The MCP Cone will never be safe again! (arcade strategies; eight pages)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PITFALL HARRY

It's a jungle out there, and we'll show you how to master it in Pitfall. (VCS strategies; four pages)

SIMULATION CUT

Chilling science fiction by David Brin. Illustrated by Hollywood special effects artist, Syd Mead. (prose; 10 pages)

CANYON CLIMBER

Datasoft's mountainous "level" game for your Atari computer. (Atari 400/800 strategies; three pages)

ARCADIA'S SUPERCHARGER

Danny Goodman shows you how to beef up the "Old Workhorse," your Atari VCS, producing improved graphics and game-play. ('Arcadia's Supercharger: Beefing Up The Old Workhorse;' system overview, game overviews; two pages)

JOUST

Ride a flying ostrich in one of the most original arcade games to date. By Doug Mahugh. ('Prepare To Joust, Buzzard Bait;' arcade strategies; four pages)

NEW GAMES '83

JoyStik rates 72 of the newest, hottest home video cartridges in this comprehensive buying guide. (eight pages; collection of 1/12th page game reviews, each with rating (five star scale)):

  • VCS:
    • Atlantis
    • Armor Ambush
    • Airlock
    • Astroblast
    • Berzerk
    • Bugs
    • Chopper Command
    • Cosmic Swarm
    • Donkey Kong
    • Firefighter
    • Communist Mutants From Space
    • Defender
    • Encounter At L-5
    • Frogger
    • Cosmic Ark
    • Demons To Diamonds
    • Fireball
    • Gangster Alley
    • Grand Prix
    • Math Gran Prix
    • Pitfall
    • Room of Doom
    • King Kong
    • MegaMania
    • Planet Patrol
    • Shark Attack
    • Lost Luggage
    • Phaser Patrol
    • Riddle of the Sphinx
    • Space Attack
    • Space Cavern
    • Sssnake
    • Star Raiders
    • Submarine Commander
    • Spacechase
    • Stampede
    • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    • Super Challenge Baseball
    • Space Jockey
    • Starmaster
    • Stellar Track
    • Super Challenge Football
    • Suicide Mission
    • Threshold
    • Venture
    • Volleyball
    • Warplock
    • Yars' Revenge
  • ColecoVision:
    • Cosmic Avenger
    • Donkey Kong
    • Lady Bug
    • Venture
  • IntelliVision:
    • B-17 Bomber
    • Lock 'N Chase
    • Space Hawk
    • Donkey Kong
    • Night Stalker
    • Space Spartans
    • Sub Hunt
    • Frog Bog
    • Tron Deadly Discs
    • Star Strike
    • Utopia
  • Odyssey2:
    • Conquest of the World
    • Invaders From HyperSpace
    • Monkeyshines
    • Quest For The Rings
    • Freedom Fighters
    • K.C.'s Krazy Chase
    • Pick Axe Pete
    • UFO
    • Great Wall St. Fortune Hunt
    • Keyboard Creations

MEGABYTE VIDEO

Jim Gorzelany takes a satirical look at a fictional conglomerate. ('Megabyte Video: A Satirical Look at a Corporate Cartridge Company;' two pages)

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS (reader mail; two pages)

FUTURE WAVES (news section; two pages)

The latest in arcade, home, and personal computer games, by David Stuart.

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside (Pengo)
  • Wheel Deal (Radical Radial)
  • Computers For Kids (Mattel's Children's Discovery System)
  • Love, Computer Style ('Lovers or Strangers' computer game)
  • It's Swell (Mattel introducing M-Network, line of VCS compatible games)
  • Does Compute (Commodore VIC-20)
  • Now We've Seen Everything (Mystique and Swedish Erotica adult-themed games)
  • Safety Pins ('Punk' pinball game)
  • The Worms Crawl In (Worm War I)
  • The Worms Crawl Out (Tapeworm)
  • War Fare (Armor Attack)
  • The Prize Is Right (varied video game contests)

HOME VIDEO

Danny Goodman examines the new ColecoVision system. ('Hands-On ColecoVision;' includes '10 Top Software Games For The New Year' sidebar; two pages)

COMPUTER '83

David and Sandy Small's top 10 software games. (computer games; three pages)

CARTOONS ('The Sword of RAM;' one page)

TECHNOCRACY (tech related news/trivia; one page)

  • Asteroids Facelift (Asteroids arcade game enhancement kit)
  • Split-Screen Pac-Man (256th screen)
  • A Closer Look At 3-D (Subroc-3D arcade)

JOYSTIK CHARTS (favorite lists and high scores; one page)



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    Title: Joystik Issue 4
    Month: January
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Publications International Ltd.
    Editor: Matthew White
    Pages: 76
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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