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Video Games Issue 13

ISSUE: 13Content


  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Spectravideo SV-318
  • Atari 400 - 800
  • Atari 600XL - 800XL - 1400XL - 1450XLD
  • Mattel Intellivision - Intellivision II
  • Video Tech Laser 2001
  • Tomy Tutor
  • Panasonic JR 200
  • Colecovision
  • Astrocade - Bally Professional Arcade
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Commodore 64
  • Coleco ADAM
  • Mattel Aquarius II
  • Unitronics Sonic
  • arcade
  • pinball
  • non-programmable handhelds and portables

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VIDEO GAMES Interview: Richard Stearns

Why Parker Brothers is coming on strong. (by Roger C. Sharpe; subtitled 'Parker Brothers Keeps Coming on Strong;' Richard Stearns (Vice President, Parker Brothers consumer electronics) interview)


Fall Electronics Review

The newest games, software, home carts, games systems, computers and accessories. (CES coverage)

  • For Your Eyes Only (by Anne Krueger)
  • Developments Forge Ahead (by Suzan D. Prince)
  • Survival of the Fittest (by Mark Brownstein)

War Games

A Player's Guide to Computer Simulation Combat. (by Rich Sutton; 'War Games: A Battle Plan For Attacking Video Simulations')


HYPERSPACE (editorial)

Insights into the issue at hand.

DOUBLESPEAK (letters column)

VIDEO GAMES' readers speak out.

BLIPS (news section)

Video games hits the tube; The Atari Force adventures continue; sinking your teeth into Commodore's Tooth Invaders and symbols of recognition.

  • Sing, Sing (The Singing Machine; 8-track Karaoke-ish music player)
  • Atari Force: The Adventures Continue (Atari Force comic book series by DC Comics)
  • Symbols of Recognition (generic Video Fighter Pack (ID card, patch, certificate))
  • Blowing Bubbles Forever (Topps video game themed cards, arcade-themed bubble gum packaging)
  • A Game to Sink Your Teeth Into (Tooth Invaders (C64))
  • Breakfast of Champions? (Quaker Oats brand cereal video game contest)
  • That's Entertainment (The Video Game Challenge TV show)


Change is in the arcade air: Journey; Roc 'N Rope; Star Wars; Champion Baseball; (commentary and arcade reviews by John Holmstrom; 'Change is In The Arcade Air')

  • Guzzler
  • Black Widow
  • Journey
  • Champion Baseball
  • Star Wars
  • Roc 'N Rope


Vintage editions under glass. (commentary and pinball reviews by Zelmo)

  • Royal Flush Deluxe
  • Super Orbit


An eyeful of the latest home carts; BurgerTime; Space Panic; Sky Skipper; Enduro; Polaris. (commentary and home game reviews by Perry Greenberg and Dan Persons)

  • Burgertime (Int)
  • Space Panic (CV)
  • Sky Skipper (VCS)
  • Enduro (VCS)
  • Polaris (VCS)
  • Solar Fox (VCS)
  • No Escape! (VCS)
  • Vanguard (5200)


Coleco's ADAM, an overview of the latest home computers and software titles.

  • Coleco Keyboard Predictions: A Look Back and Ahead (by Mark Brownstein; Coleco ADAM)
  • Systems Analysis: Overview of the Latest Computer Models (by Mark Brownstein; article sections:)
    • ADAM by Coleco
    • Sonic by Unitronics
    • Aquarius II by Mattel
    • Atari XL Series by Atari
    • Laser by Video Tech
    • Tomy Tutor by Tomy Corporation
    • Panasonic JR 200 by Panasonic
  • Playing The Field (game reviews by Mark Brownstein, Dawn Gordon and Dan Persons)

    • Garbersville
    • Starship Command (Astrocade BASIC)
    • Treasure Cove
    • Mountain King (400/800 cart)
    • Miner 2049er (400/800 cart)
    • Gold Fever! (VIC20 cart)
    • Jumpman (400/800 disk)


Potent portables with features to spare. (reviews by Anne Krueger)

  • Mario's Cement Factory Tabletop
  • Donkey Kong Jr. Game & Watch
  • Donkey Kong II Game & Watch
  • Sky Attack
  • BurgerTime


Plugging into the Spectravideo SV-318 and SV-328. (by Mark Andrews; 'Plugging into The Spectravideo SV-318;' includes 'A Look at the SV-328' small sidebar)

STATS (high scores and Top lists)

Cover Illustration by Robert Burger

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    Title: Video Games Issue 13
    Month: October
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Pumpkin Press Inc
    Editor: Roger C. Sharpe
    Pages: 84
    Price: $2.95 USA, $3.25 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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