Atarian – (September/October 1989)

Source: Atarian – Issue Number 3 – September/October 1989

I think most console makers tried their hand at an official magazine to varying degrees of success. Nintendo Power is perhaps the most successful of those. At the other end of the scale is Atarian which only had a handful of issues. Not necessarily because it was a terrible magazine (for the most part) but because Atari just didn’t survive long enough as a console maker after the Magazine started. The September/October 1989 issue of Atarian includes:


  • Off the Wall
  • Jinks
  • Super Huey
  • Radar Lock
  • Ace of Aces
  • Gato
  • Airball
  • Tank Command
  • Touchdown Football
  • Glacier Patrol

Playing Strategy

  • Dark Chambers
  • Xevious
  • Rescue on Fractulus
  • River Raid


  • Mailbag – Our mailbox overflowith
  • Top 30 – Your favorite 10 games for 2600, 7800, and XE
  • 10 Years Ago – The great autumn of 1979
  • Tips & Tricks – Reader tips for maxing your scores
  • Gameslist – Games made by other manufacturers
  • Adventures of Atari – The evil Ninja-Endo marshals an army of mutant sea creatures against Beth and Atari.
  • Puzzlers – Challenge your mind with these stumpers


  • Consumer Electronics Show – Atarian goes to a fantastic trade show
  • Previews – Sneak peeks of new games coming out soon


  • Donkey Kong
  • Millipede

…and more!