Released in 1983, Assault is a decent game from Bomb. It is fast based with good graphics and interesting gameplay. I am happy to have it in my Atari collection.
In 1983, the box office was dominated by the final movie in the Star Wars Trilogy, Return of the Jedi. At home, Dallas was the TV show everyone was talking about and on the radio, The Police’s Every Breath you Take was burning up the charts.
Alpha Beam with Ernie for the Atari 2600 is an attractive title with interesting graphics and quality sound. Unfortunately it lacks anything resembling real gameplay. This game was targeted at children, but I think anything above a toddler will get bored quickly.
Join us on Saturday Frights for the wonderful 1984 episode of Tales from the Darkside entitled The Word Processor of the Gods!
Have you ever seen this 1983 commercial for TSR's Star Frontiers?
In 1983, Activision's Enduro was released on the Atari 2600. It would quickly become my favorite racing game and a top 10 game for me. (even though I never got the patch)
If you love horror movies - especially those that made the scene in the 80's - check out the upcoming In Search of Darkness documentary!
There were a few choices for children's multivitamins back in the day - but only one was awesome enough to have both Pac-Man and Fred Savage!
In 1983 Nerds candy was released by Wonka. They were a runaway hit. Over two decades later I bought a lot of Nerd Magnets, here is that story.
Charlton Comic's Ghost Manor greeted you with tales or murder and mayhem brought to you by the likes of Steve Ditko, Pat Boyette, Sanho Kim, Nicola Cuti, Joe Gill, and Tom Sutton.
There were a few toy series in the 1980's that featured transforming robots. Chargertrons were a blip in that toy history - did you know the toy line had a backstory though?