Source: TV Gamer – October 1984
Being from the U.S., I wasn’t familiar with magazines from other places like the U.K. until the Internet age. It seems like they had a larger variety of both computer and video game magazines in the 1980s and 1990s. TV Gamer is one of many video game magazines from the 1980s. Subtitled “The Player’s Guide to Cassette and Cartridge Games”, it covered both home computer games an video game consoles. The October 1984 issue includes:
- The Arcade Sceen: Us Vs Them, Roller Aces, Formation Z
- Exclusive! The living video game – Everyone who’s played a screen game must have thought “Wow! Wouldn’t it be something to crawl inside and get into the action.” Planet Photon lets you do just that.
- Hardware: The Commodore 64 – What’s so special about the C64 that it’s captured 60% of the world’s micro buyers? High-quality graphics and sound are only two of the reasons.
- Competition: Win TVG’s micro of the month – Plus a datasette and two joysticks – all you need to play those best-selling Commodore games.
- Cover Story: Zenji makes its UK debut – We reveal the first levels to be conquered in this deceptively simple maze game – that relies more on intuition than on strategy.
- Heroes Inc. – The TVG heroes prepare for confrontation
- In Depth Reviews
- Buck Rogers – Shoot your way through the eleven screens of the first Adam “supergame.”
- Aviator – How to pilot the game that has lured alien-zappers into the world of flight simulation.
- Zaxxon – The evil robot warlord has appeared on C64 and Spectrum screens. We tell you how to destroy him.
- Reviews – There are so many games in the shops, it’s hard to choose what to buy. TVG’s review panel does the legwork and removes the guesswork.
- 50 Video Cassettes to Win – A chance to win Chris arrant’s video: The World’s Greatest Computer Games.
- Editor Online
- Dave Raves
- Top 20 games
- Top 20 scores
- TV Gamer Club letters
- TV Gamer Club eggs