While doing some research in the bowels of The Retroist Magazine Vault I came across a very interesting article in the November 1982 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine.
The focus of said article was: What game system gives you the most bang for your buck? The results might surprise you. That’s what the article claims at least. You know, considering that I’m not overly familiar with the system that they like best (Spoiler Alert! It’s the Astrocade) I guess I am a bit surprised.
Did anyone out there have an Astrocade? I don’t think that anyone I knew back in the day did. If they did I they never let me play with. Maybe too embarrassed that it wasn’t an Atari..
What I think is neat is that it’s possible that your folks read this before deciding what system to give you for your birthday or Christmas so if you wound up with an Astrocade instead of an Atari this might be why…
The scans aren’t the best. I didn’t want to remove the pages from the magazine so they are sometimes a bit blurry around the edges but if you open the image with your picture viewer you should be able to read them easy enough. I had no problem reading the articles when I looked at them at full size.
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