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Joystik Issue 5

ISSUE: 5Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • arcade
  • Atari VCS - 2600
  • Intellivision
  • Odyssey2

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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

Q*BERT
Here's how to play the qute, qrazy, qube-hopping arcade game. By Dough Mahugh. (arcade strategies; six pages)

THE WINNING EDGE

TEMPEST
Electrifying top-level Tempest strategies by Eric Ginner. (arcade strategies; four pages)

INNERVIEW

"SILVER SUE" ENGLAND
Scott Philips chats with the proprietor of Chicago's late-night hot spot for "serious players." ('Silver Sue's: The Professional's Place to Play;' four pages)

FEATURES

DOUBLE YOUR GALAGA FIREPOWER
David Small shows you how to use the Galaga doubleship for top scores. (arcade strategies; four pages)

WEST COAST GAME MANUFACTURERS
Who's who and what's what in the Wild West. By Doug Mahugh. ('West Coast Game Manufacturers: What's New from Sega, Atari, Nintendo, and others;' four pages; includes intro and the following sections:)

  • Sega Electronics, San Diego
  • Atari, Sunnyvale
  • Starpath, Santa Clara
  • Videa, Sunnyvale
  • Nintendo, Seattle

THE ARCADES OF SEATTLE
A tour of the Jet City's best game rooms. (by Doug Mahugh; two pages)

STAR RAIDERS TRAINING MANUAL
Your mission: conquer the Krylons! Jim Gorzelany and Todd Rogers show you how. (VCS strategies; six pages)

THE GAME DESIGN GAMBLE
Despite creativity and technology, game design is still a crapshoot. ('The Game Design Gamble Part 1: The Concept' by Doug Mahugh; four pages)

THE ARCTIC ANTICS OF PENGO
Steve Sanders' super sno-bee smashing strategies. (arcade strategies; four pages)

PAC-MAN: THE LAST WORD
The best of the best 9th-key patterns. (arcade strategies; two pages)

WHEN VIDEO GAMES ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL PLAY GAMES
Jim Gorzelany's satirical look at the video game "temperance movement." (two pages)

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS (reader mail; two pages)

FUTURE WAVES
AMOA Expo '82: the arcade beauty pageant. By Scott Philips. (Usually the issue's misc. news section, this issue's 'Future Waves' is 100% dedicated to AMOA Expo 82 coverage presented in an pageant-parody format; six pages)

  • 1982 AMOA Miss Video - Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (Sega Electronics)
  • 1st Runner-Up - Pole Position (Atari)
  • 2nd Runner-Up - Q*Bert (D. Gottlieb & Co.)
  • 3rd Runner-Up - Millipede (Atari)
  • 4th Runner-Up - Rescue (Stern URL)
  • 5th Runner-Up - Super Pac-Man (Bally/Midway)
  • Miss Chronology - Time Pilot (Centuri)
  • Miss Crayola - Quantum (Atari)
  • Miss Facelift - Super Zaxxon (Sega Electronics)
  • Miss Piggish - Pooyan (Stern URL)
  • Miss Ile Command - Liberator (Atari)
  • Miss Conception - Baby Pac-Man (Bally/Midway)
  • Miss Legal Compromise - Jungle Hunt (Taito America)
  • Miss Construed - Sinistar (Williams Electronics)

THE HOME FRONT (home game reviews; some games covered in combination reviews)
Jim Gorzelany rates the new game cartridges.

  • Attack of the Timelord (Ody2)
  • Pitfall (Int), Stampede (Int)
  • E.T. (2600)
  • EarthWorld (2600)
  • Sky Jinks (2600)
  • Fast Food (2600), Cosmic Creeps (2600), Co Co Nuts (2600)

HOME VIDEO
Danny Goodman pits game systems vs. computers. ('Game Systems Vs. Computers: Whose Side Are You On?;' two pages)

COMPUTER '83
David and Sandy Small look at computer network space games. ('Computer '83: Networking Gamers Create An Empire;' three pages)

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

TECHNOCRACY (tech related news/trivia; one page)

  • Laser Disc/Video (Sega's project 'Astron Belt')
  • Oral Video (Atari 2600 controller for quadriplegic gamers)
  • Unsettling Settings (arcade games have difficulty settings)

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



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    Title: Joystik Issue 5
    Month: April
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Publications International Ltd.
    Editor: Matthew White
    Pages: 68
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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