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Joystik Issue 8

ISSUE: 9Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • arcade
  • Atari VCS - 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Intellivision
  • ColecoVision
  • Odyssey2
  • Apple - Apple II
  • Atari 400 - 800
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Commodore 64
  • Coleco ADAM (news coverage)
  • 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

THE SECRETS OF DRAGON'S LAIR
Laser disk technology bows in the arcades with the latest entry from Cinematronics. We'll show you how it works... and how to win. ('Dragons' Lair: Featuring Proven Strategies For The Sixteen Toughest Scenes' by Joe Menosky, strategy by Tad Perry; arcade strategies; six pages)

THE WINNING EDGE

JOUST
Even the best flyers will rack up higher scores with these top strategy tips from Eric Ginner. ('Joust: Top-Flight Strategies;' arcade strategies; four pages)

FEATURES

STAR WARS
The force is with you with Tad Perry's strategy tips for Atari's flashy new space game entry. ('Somewhere in a Galaxy Far, Far Away... Star Wars: The Arcade Game;' arcade strategies; six pages)

HURDLING THE OBSTACLES OF BUMP 'N' JUMP
Fast-paced strategies for the newest game to hit the driving circuit. ('Bump 'N' Jump' by Mike Ternasky; arcade strategies; six pages)

MILLIPEDE: THE BUGS ARE BACK
The swarms have returned, but they're not unbeatable in this sequel to Centipede. Beat them in no time with these tips. ('Millipede: A Sequel With Style' by Brad Mahugh; arcade strategies; six pages)

INTERACTIVE VIDEO: THE CHOICE IS YOURS
Home computer technology from Pioneer and RCA offers the player a series of options. ('Interactive Video: Options and Opinions' by Mark Brownstein; seven pages)

REACHING THE SUMMIT OF CANNONBALL BLITZ
Master the rivet and springboard screens with updated strategy for an Apple classic. ('Overcoming Cannonball Blitz' by Robert Bosch, Katherine Fried and Derek Bosch; Apple strategies; two pages)

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS (reader mail; two pages)

NEW WAVES (news section; one page)
The best from the Consumer Electronics Show.

  • The Prostick (Newport Controls' Prostick 2002 for TI99/4 and 4A)
  • Move Over, Mickey (Pac-Man watch)
  • Scoring (Video Gamesman Scorebooks)
  • Video To Go (5200 carrying case)
  • Baseball Video (Sega Electronics' Champion Baseball arcade game)
  • Q*bertoons (Saturday morning cartoon)
  • Introducing Mylstar (D. Gottlieb & Co. changes name to Mylstar Electronics, Inc.)
  • Atari Unveils Arabian

SOFTWARE UPDATE (computer game reviews; two pages; this department is not listed in this issue's TOC)

  • Jumpman (C64)
  • Evolution (C64)
  • Repton (Apple II)

HOME FRONT (home video game reviews; eight pages)
The last word on bargains for your home video library.

  • (Full reviews:)
    • Enduro (2600)
    • Halloween (2600)
    • Miner 2049er (Col)
    • Mission X (Int)
    • Nova Blast (Int)
    • Pole Position (5200)
    • Porky's (2600)
    • Robot Tank (2600)
    • Safecracker (Int)
    • Shootin' Gallery (2600)
    • Solar Storm (2600)
    • Space Dungeon (5200)
    • Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2600)
    • Truckin' (Int)
    • Tutankham (2600)
    • White Water! (Int)
  • ('Bargain Games;' discount game commentary (no review scores), with a focus on the following):
    • Othello
    • Superman
    • Towering Inferno
    • Eggomania
    • Frankenstein's Monster
    • Journey Escape
    • Star Voyager
    • Trick Shot
  • ('Classic Cartridges' capsule reviews (formerly fully reviewed games rated five stars)):
    • Centipede (5200)
    • Conquest of the World (Ody2)
    • Donkey Kong (Col)
    • Frogger (2600)
    • Great Wall St. Fortune Hunt (Ody2)
    • Happy Trails (Int)
    • Looping (Col)
    • Miner 2049er (5200)
    • Ms. Pac-Man (2600)
    • Pepper II (Col)
    • Phaser Patrol (2600)
    • Quest For The Rings (Ody2)
    • Riddle Of The Sphinx (2600)
    • River Raid (2600)
    • Seaquest (2600)
    • Space Panic (Col)
    • Star Raiders (2600)
    • Swords & Serpents (Int)
    • Tropical Trouble (Int)

TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Inside tips from the arcade pros. (two pages; includes comic strip)

  • Why 255? (Pac-Man)
  • Qix Spark Loop
  • Disarm The Bugs (Galaga)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. Infinite Play

TECHNOCRACY (tech related news/trivia; two pages)

  • The Next Voice You Hear (Milton Bradley's Voice Controller)
  • Androbot (personal robot)
  • The Wait Is Over (upcoming ColecoVision games)
  • Difficulty Settings (arcade game difficulty settings)
  • Business and Pleasure (Coleco ADAM)

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



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    Title: Joystik Issue 8
    Month: November
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Publications International Ltd.
    Editor: Doug Mahugh
    Pages: 68
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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