Coming Next Issue
THE 1983 ARCADE AWARDS
For the fourth consecutive year, the finest videogame cartridges, stand-alone devices, coin-op machines and computer programs will compete for the most coveted honors in the electronic gaming field—the Arcade Awards. The judges have met, their findings are locked in a vault closely guarded by the Pac-Man goblins and now all that remains is to rip open the envelopes and read the names of the winners. Will your favorites cop an Arcade Award or Certificate of Merit this year? Match your choices against those of the awards committee in the January issue.
INSIDE THE ATARI 5200
When the game mavens from Sunnyvale, CA, put their heads together and design an entirely new home arcade machine, that’s got to be major news. Is it a bulls-eye or a disappointment? EG’s editorial staff will delve into every aspect of this fascinating new piece of hardware and the cartridge line created to support it.
THE PLAYERS GUIDE TO CLIMBING GAMES
The popularity of climbing contests such as Donkey Kong and Crazy Climber has never been higher. Our January magazine-within-a-magazine casts a critical eye at the whole phenomenon, pointing out the titles that truly scale the pinnacle of gaming excellence and the ones likely to just leave you high and dry.
THE 21st CENTURY ARCADE
Commercial arcades have changed a lot since the outbreak of the electronic gaming revolution, but they’re going to alter a whole lot more over the next 20 years. Hop aboard EG’s time machine and pay a visit to a space age fun palace scheduled to open some time in 2001!
CHESS FOR ONE
When you can’t find a human opponent, there are plenty of electronic pawn-pushers ready to test your skill. Our annual review of electronic chess will help you find the right adversary for solitaire sessions.
There’ll be plenty of other exciting articles and features of interest to arcaders, plus these regular columns:
Passport to Adventure
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