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Joystik Issue 7

ISSUE: 7Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • arcade
  • Atari VCS - 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Intellivision
  • ColecoVision
  • Odyssey2
  • Apple II
  • Atari 400 - 800
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Texas Instrument TI-99/4A

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

Editor's Message (editorial by Doug Mahugh)

NEO

SINISTAR SIMPLIFIED
Turn and fight in the latest space adventure from Williams. ('Sinistar' by Doug Mahugh; arcade strategies; six pages)

THE WINNING EDGE

DIG DUG
Eric Ginner's patterns guide you through every screen of this arcade favorite. (arcade strategies; six pages)

FEATURES

SIMUTRON'S VISION: ARCADE OF THE FUTURE
A San Diego film brings you one step closer to the ultimate video game experience. (by Mark Brownstein; four pages)

CHOPLIFTER: TOP SECRETS AND HIGH SCORE STRATEGIES
Tips to rescue your low score. ('Top Strategies for Choplifter' by Dan Gorlin; Apple II and Atari 400,800 strategies; four pages)

FINALLY REVEALED: ASTROCADE'S UNDERGROUND GAMES
Danny Goodman takes a look at the movement keeping the Bally Professional Arcade alive. ('Astrocade's Underground;' four pages)

CHOOSING A PERSONAL COMPUTER: A SPECIAL REPORT ON GRAPHICS
Comparing pixels and sprites on the 400/800, Vic-20 and TI-99/4A. (eight pages, including the following sections:)

  • Commodore VIC 20
  • Atari 400/800
  • Texas Instruments-99/4A

GAME DESIGN GAMBLE PART III: SOFTWARE
Nothing guarantees success, but originality and slick graphics are good insurance. (by Jean Davidson; two pages)

FOOD FIGHT
Tad Perry shows how to cream the chefs and nab the cone in Atari's latest hit. (arcade strategies; four pages)

THE ELECTRONIC CIRCUS
A video extravaganza hits the road. (one page)

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS (reader mail; two pages)

NEW WAVES (news section; four pages)
Hits from the ACE show and much more.

  • The Expander (TI99/4A voice synthesis attachment)
  • Joy-less Sticks? (Suncom Joy-Sensor controller)
  • Table Top Nintendo (Nintendo table-top games)
  • Radio Shack's Latest (TRS-80 games)
  • Telesys Computer Games
  • Just the Facts, Ma'am (Police Artist)
  • Questar Blaster (auto-fire controller add-on for varied game systems)
  • GameShowGames (Great Game Company plans 2600 game show games)
  • What Is Coleco Up To Now? (ColecoVision keyboard planned, Gemini)
  • Outside Help For ColecoVision And Atari 5200 (development/publishing processes)
  • Leader Of The Pac (Professor Pac-Man)
  • The Next Voice You Hear (voice synthesis and recognition for 2600)
  • Three-Way Winner (Krull movie, games)
  • Such A Deal (computer price cuts)
  • One More Time (Mario Bros.)
  • Watch The Skies (Blue Thunder movie)
  • On The Road Again (Journey Escape arcade game)
  • Higher Learning (Harvard's "Video Games and Human Development" symposium)
  • Hot Spots (Solar Storm t-shirt contest)
  • Sneak Peek (upcoming games for ColecoVision, 2600, 5200)

HOME FRONT (home game reviews; eight pages)
Introducing Classic Cartridge reviews.

  • (Full reviews:)
    • Burgertime (Int)
    • Centipede (2600)
    • Donkey Kong, Junior (Col) (Donkey Kong Jr.)
    • Dracula (Int)
    • Flash Gordon (2600)
    • Frankenstein's Monster (2600)
    • Happy Trails (Int)
    • Ice Trek (Int)
    • Jungle Hunt (2600)
    • Kangaroo (5200)
    • Looping (Col)
    • Miner 2049er (5200)
    • Pepper II (Col)
    • Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes (2600)
    • Seaquest (2600)
    • Space Fury (Col)
    • Space Panic (Col)
    • Stargunner (2600)
    • Strawberry Shortcake (2600)
    • Swords and Serpents (Int)
    • Tropical Trouble (Int)
    • Turtles! (Ody2)
  • ('Classic Cartridges' capsule reviews (formerly fully reviewed games rated five stars)):
    • Centipede (5200)
    • Conquest of the World (Ody2)
    • Donkey Kong (Col)
    • Frogger (2600)
    • Great Hall St. Fortune Hunt (Ody2)
    • Ms. Pac-Man (2600)
    • Phaser Patrol (2600)
    • Quest For The Rings (Ody2)
    • Riddle Of The Sphinx (2600)
    • River Raid (2600)
    • Star Raiders (2600)
  • ('Classic Cartridges' capsule reviews (formerly fully reviewed games rated four stars)):
    • Atlantis (2600)
    • Attack of the Timelord (Ody2)
    • B-17 Bomber (Int)
    • Berzerk (2600)
    • Chopper Command (2600)
    • Cosmic Ark (2600)
    • Defender (2600)
    • Fireball (2600)
    • Freedom Fighters (Ody2)
    • K.C.'s Krazy Chase (Ody2)
    • Lady-Bug (Col)
    • Major League Baseball (Int)
    • MegaMania (2600)
    • Nimble Numbers Ned (Ody2)
    • Pitfall (Int)
    • Reactor (2600)
    • Soccer (5200)
    • Space Spartans (Int)
    • Starmaster (2600)
    • Super Challenge Baseball (2600)
    • Super Challenge Football (2600)
    • Threshold (2600)
    • Utopia (Int)
    • Vanguard (2600)
    • Venture (Col)
    • Volleyball (2600)

HOOKING UP
Bringing stereo to the video game. ('Hooking Up: Bringing Stereo To The Video Game;' one page)

TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Learn the secret techniques of arcade experts. (two pages; includes comic strip)

  • Tempest
  • Robotron
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Dig Dug
  • Stargate "Pro Catch"

TECHNOCRACY (tech related news/trivia; two pages)

  • The Microwafer: Low Cost Storage
  • Arcade Conversions
  • Designing Your Own Video Games
  • Difficulty Settings (arcade game difficulty settings)

CHARTS ('Joystik Charts;' high scores; one page)



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    Title: Joystik Issue 7
    Month: September
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Publications International Ltd.
    Editor: Doug Mahugh
    Pages: 68
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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