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Atari 2600 Video Game Release Dates for 1984

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Information compiled by Duane Alan Hahn, a.k.a. Random Terrain.

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January 1984

 

February 1984

 

March 1984

Millipede (Atari)

Oscar’s Trash Race (Atari) BG

Beamrider (Activision) BG

H.E.R.O. (Activision) BG

Pitfall II (Activision) BG

Private Eye (Activision) BG

Out Of Control (Avalon Hill) BG

Shuttle Orbiter (Avalon Hill) BG

Berenstain Bears (Coleco) BG

 

April 1984

Crystal Castles (Atari)

Taz (Atari)

Front Line (Coleco) BG

Espial (Tigervision) BG

 

May 1984

James Bond 007 (Parker Bros) BG

River Patrol (Tigervision) BG

 

June 1984

Pengo (Atari) EBG

Roc’n Rope (Coleco) EBG

Gyruss (Parker Bros) EBG

Star Wars: TAG (Parker Bros) EBG

 

July 1984

 

August 1984

Gremlins (Atari) EBG

Stargate (Atari) EBG

Birthday Mania (Personal Games Company) DSEBG

Eli’s Ladder (Simage) DSEBG

 

September 1984

 

October 1984

Frogger II (Parker Bros) BG

Montezuma’s Revenge (Parker Bros) BG

Mr. Do!’s Castle (Parker Bros) EBG

 

November 1984

Spy Hunter (Sega) EBG

Tapper (Sega) EBG

Up ‘n Down (Sega) EBG

 

December 1984

 

Need a Month 1984

Extra Terrestrials (Skill Screen Games)

Gas Hog (Spectravideo)

Quest for Quintana Roo (Sunrise)

Motocross Racer (Xonox)

Robin Hood (Xonox)

Sir Lancelot (Xonox)

Tomarc The Barbarian (Xonox)

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Below is an incomplete list of Atari 2600 video game release dates by month in the USA for the year 1984 along with lists of top 100 music (selected hits in the order they charted), new movies at the theater, and new TV shows to help summon your treasured memories of the Atari 2600 years with the bonus of recreating the magical feelings of that special time.

 

If you were too young or not even born yet, play the songs in the order they are listed and watch video clips or commercials for the movies and TV shows (in order) and you might get a sense of what it was like living from month to month back in 1984. There were no smartphones with an Internet full of knowledge and entertainment at your fingertips. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and try to find the information in a book. If you were lucky, you had an encyclopedia set at home, but it would probably be many decades out of date.

 

 

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Quick List and Index

For those who only want release dates and nothing else, there is a Release Date Quick List. This page also has an Index.

 

 

Not Set in Stone

Most of the release dates below are not set in stone. Games will be moved as better information is found, so be sure to check back once in a while.

 

 

Best Guess

Many games are marked as a best guess. Some guesses are worse than others. Below is a list of the types of guesses that can be on this page.

 

Best Guess (BG): At least one magazine or newsletter mentioned the month a game was released or supposed to be released.

 

Extreme Best Guess (EBG): A vague mention of the release month in a magazine or newsletter.

 

Super Extreme Best Guess (SEBG): The Video Game Update newsletter only had a review for the game (no release month mentioned), so it’s a semi-educated wild guess. The review could have happened the same month the game was released or the review could have been published a month or more later.

 

Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess (DSEBG): There might be an ad in a magazine to go on if we’re lucky. It’s a desperate semi-educated wild guess.

 

 

Copyright Date

Remember, the date on the box, cartridge, manual, and copyright screen can be different from the actual release date. For example, Atari 2600 Pac-Man was released in March/April of 1982, but the box, cart, manual, and copyright screen have 1981 as the copyright date. It usually took around 6 months for a programmer to make an Atari VCS game back then and that’s not counting the time it took to make the manuals, boxes, and cartridges.

 

 

YouTube and Beyond

To help make your experience more enjoyable, most items listed on this page have a link to related search results at YouTube (YT) where you can watch music videos, scenes from movies, or clips from TV shows. The movies and TV shows listed on this page also have links to web sites such as the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and Wikipedia (WP).

 

 

You Can Help

If you find a mistake, or have more information to add, such as month/year release dates for games, please contact me. Every little bit of credible information helps, no matter how insignificant you think it might be. Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

 

January 1984

January 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Wrapped Around Your Finger” by The Police  (Jan 7)   YT

“Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” by Quiet Riot  (Jan 7)   YT  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Jump” by Van Halen  (Jan 14)   YT

“I Want A New Drug” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Jan 14)   YT

“New Moon On Monday” by Duran Duran  (Jan 14)   YT

“This Woman” by Kenny Rogers  (Jan 14)   YT

“For A Rocker” by Jackson Browne  (Jan 14)   YT

“She’s Trouble” by Musical Youth  (Jan 14)   YT

“Nobody Told Me” by John Lennon  (Jan 21)   YT

“Runner” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band  (Jan 21)   YT   70%

“New Song” by Howard Jones  (Jan 21)   YT   95%

“You Make My Heart Beat Faster” by Kim Carnes  (Jan 21)   YT

“Footloose” by Kenny Loggins  (Jan 28)   YT   75%  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell  (Jan 28)   YT   80%

“Here Comes The Rain Again” by Eurythmics  (Jan 28)   YT   60%

“Automatic” by Pointer Sisters  (Jan 28)   YT   75%

“Got A Hold On Me” by Christine McVie  (Jan 28)   YT

“Red, Red Wine” by UB40  (Jan 28)   YT

“Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol  (Jan 28)   YT

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson  (Jan 28)   YT   80%

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

January 1984

 

New at the Movies

Hot Dog… The Movie  (Jan 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Broadway Danny Rose  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Lonely Guy  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

January 1984

 

New on TV

Night Court  NBC  (Jan 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Blue Thunder  ABC  (Jan 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Master  NBC  (Jan 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Airwolf  CBS  (Jan 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer  CBS  (Jan 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

January 1984

 

History

     

    Text below from The Video Game Update (January 1984)

     

    Availability Update

    (Based on projected release dates by manufacturers. May change without notice.)

    January

    Kick Man (CBS) [unreleased]

    Targ (CBS) [unreleased]

     

    February

    Wings (CBS) [unreleased]

     

    Note: Any program noted with an “x” indicates it has shipped prior to our going to print. May not be in national distribution yet, however.

     

     

    Text below from The Video Game Update (January 1984)

     

     

    CHANGES

    For our readers who want to know “what’s happened to...”, here’s an update on various games. The board games (e.g. RISK, CHESS, and MONOPOLY) are still in development and have been bumped to the second half of ‘84. Meanwhile, JAMES BOND 007 has “gone back to the drawing board” as they want to expand the interest beyond that of the originally planned tie-in with the recent Bond film, Octupussy. Parker Bros, plans scenes from several Bond films. Don’t look for that title until at least the second quarter of the year.

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February 1984

February 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“The Language Of Love” by Dan Fogelberg  (Feb 4)   YT

“Back Where You Belong” by 38 Special  (Feb 4)   YT

“Come Back And Stay” by Paul Young  (Feb 4)   YT

“Don’t Let Go” by Wang Chung  (Feb 4)   YT   60%

“Strip” by Adam Ant  (Feb 4)   YT

“She Was Hot” by The Rolling Stones  (Feb 4)   YT

“Fields Of Fire” by Big Country  (Feb 4)   YT

“Breaking Up Is Hard On You” (a/k/a “Don’t Take Ma Bell Away From Me”) by The American Comedy Network  (Feb 4)   YT

“That Was Then But This Is Now” by ABC  (Feb 4)   YT

“Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins  (Feb 11)   YT   55%

“Livin’ In Desperate Times” by Olivia Newton-John  (Feb 11)   YT

“Beast Of Burden” by Bette Midler  (Feb 11)   YT

“Adult Education” by Daryl Hall & John Oates  (Feb 18)   YT

“Girls” by Dwight Twilley  (Feb 18)   YT

“Radio Ga-Ga” by Queen  (Feb 18)   YT   60%

“The Kid’s American” by Matthew Wilder  (Feb 18)   YT

“Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) ” by Phil Collins  (Feb 25)   YT

“Hello” by Lionel Richie  (Feb 25)   YT

“They Don’t Know” by Tracey Ullman  (Feb 25)   YT

“Tonight” by Kool & The Gang  (Feb 25)   YT

“White Horse” by Laid Back  (Feb 25)   YT

“Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler  (Feb 25)   YT

“One In A Million” by The Romantics  (Feb 25)   YT

“Runaway” by Bon Jovi  (Feb 25)   YT

“Hyperactive” by Thomas Dolby  (Feb 25)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

February 1984

 

New at the Movies

Blame it on Rio  (Feb 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Footloose  (Feb 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

February 1984

 

History

     

    Text below from The Video Game Update (February 1984)

     

     

    GYRUSS DEBUTS FROM PARKER BROS

    Parker Bros, debuted their home translation of GYRUSS, the hit arcade game. Although not all formats were completed and ready to show, what we did see looked like Parker Bros, may have another hit on their hands! They plan versions for 2600, 5200, ColecoVision, C64, and Atari computers. Meanwhile, they worked faster than expected on the brand new version of JAMES BOND 007 and will start shipping in various formats as soon as this month! The tie-in with Octopussy is totally gone. Segments included in this new version include “The Spy Who Loved Me”, “For Your Eyes Only”, “Moonraker”, “Diamonds Are Forever”, and “Live and Let Die”. Only after the player has successfully negotiated all five adventures can he be awarded the opportunity of attaining the 007 rating. In order to inherit the Bond number, players must decode a diabolical puzzle designed by Dr. No to test the intuitive skills of Bond.

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March 1984

March 1984

 

Millipede (Atari)

Scheduled for March release according to Atari Age and it was shipped in March according to The Video Game Update. Millipede was reviewed in the May 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

Atari Age (V2N5 Mar/Apr p19)

Atari Age (V2N5 Mar/Apr p6)

The Video Game Update

News:

Electronic Games (May 84 p23)

Electronic Games (Nov 84 p64)

Tips & Tricks:

Atarian (May/Jun 89 p20)

March 1984

 

Beamrider (Activision)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Beamrider was reviewed in the April 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

The Video Game Update

Ads:

What Would You Do If - Electronic Games (Sep 84)

March 1984

 

H.E.R.O. (Activision)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. H.E.R.O. was reviewed in the February 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

The Video Game Update

Reviews:

Electronic Games (Sep 84 p72)

Ads:

Not Necessarily - Electronic Games - Magazine (Jul 84)

March 1984

 

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns (Activision)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns was reviewed in the February 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Atari Compendium has a General Radio newspaper ad that includes Pitfall II from March 1, 1984.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

The Video Game Update

Reviews:

Electronic Games (Jul 84 p68)

News:

Electronic Fun (Mar 84 p80)

Electronic Games (May 84 p23)

Ads:

Looks Like You’re Ready - Electronic Games (May 84)

March 1984

 

Private Eye (Activision)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Private Eye was reviewed in the February 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

Reviews:

Electronic Games (Feb 85 p67)

March 1984

 

Out Of Control (Avalon Hill)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Out Of Control was reviewed in the March 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

News:

From The Video Game Update (Aug 83):

    Avalon Hill has told us they will ship a new 2600-compatible game in October named OUT OF CONTROL. In this game, you will control your spaceship through a racetrack in space—around pylons, etc.. Once through the course, you must hit ten different objects with the ship and then go through a docking sequence The game will feature 14 different “tracks” with two speed variations.

March 1984

 

Shuttle Orbiter (Avalon Hill)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Shuttle Orbiter was reviewed in the February 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

News:

From The Video Game Update (Aug 83):

    A second game, SHUTTLE ORBITER, is also planned for October. This is a multi-screen, timed contest where you control a space shuttle in orbit around earth and you must build a space station . It involves docking with an orbiting factory so your astronaut can get pieces for the space station, and then rendezvous with the station to add the piece(s) you’ve brought. It will feature 4 play levels.

March 1984

 

Berenstain Bears (Coleco)   [Kid Vid Voice Module Required]

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. [Not reviewed in TVGU.]

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

Articles:

Shake It Up - STARLOG (Mar 84 p40)

March 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club  (Mar 3)   YT

“To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before” by Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson  (Mar 3)   YT

“Don’t Answer Me” by Alan Parsons Project  (Mar 3)   YT

“A Fine Fine Day” by Tony Carey  (Mar 3)   YT

“Leave It” by Yes  (Mar 3)   YT   70%

“The Sun And The Rain” by Madness  (Mar 3)   YT

“No Parking (On The Dance Floor)” by Midnight Star  (Mar 3)   YT

“Love Somebody” by Rick Springfield  (Mar 10)   YT

“Sister Christian” by Night Ranger  (Mar 10)   YT

“You Might Think” by The Cars  (Mar 10)   YT   75%

“Borderline” by Madonna  (Mar 10)   YT

“Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic  (Mar 10)   YT   70%

“No More Words” by Berlin  (Mar 10)   YT   75%

“Illegal Alien” by Genesis  (Mar 10)   YT

“Baby Come Back” by Billy Rankin  (Mar 10)   YT

“Head Over Heels” by The Go-Go’s  (Mar 17)   YT   75%

“The Authority Song” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (Mar 17)   YT

“Dancing In The Sheets” by Shalamar  (Mar 17)   YT

“Love Me In A Special Way” by DeBarge  (Mar 17)   YT

“Breakdance” by Irene Cara  (Mar 24)   YT

“The Longest Time” by Billy Joel  (Mar 24)   YT

“Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions  (Mar 24)   YT

“It’s My Life” by Talk Talk  (Mar 24)   YT   75%

“Catch Me I’m Falling” by Real Life  (Mar 24)   YT

“Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw  (Mar 31)   YT   65%

“Communication” by Spandau Ballet  (Mar 31)   YT   55%

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

March 1984

 

New at the Movies

Against All Odds  (Mar 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

This is Spinal Tap  (Mar 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Children of the Corn  (Mar 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Splash  (Mar 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Ice Pirates  (Mar 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Police Academy  (Mar 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes  (Mar 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

Romancing the Stone  (Mar 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

March 1984

 

New on TV

a.k.a. Pablo  ABC  (Mar 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Kate and Allie  CBS  (Mar 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Shaping Up  ABC  (Mar 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous  Syndication  (Mar 31)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

March 1984

 

History

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April 1984

April 1984

 

Crystal Castles (Atari)

Scheduled for April release according to Atari Age. It was shipped in March according to The Video Game Update. Crystal Castles was reviewed in the May 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

Atari Age (V2N5 Mar/Apr p19)

Atari Age (V2N5 Mar/Apr p7)

The Video Game Update

Reviews:

Atarian (Jul/Aug 89 p6)

News:

Electronic Games (Nov 84 p64)

April 1984

 

Taz (Atari)

Scheduled for April release according to Atari Age and it was shipped in March according to The Video Game Update. Taz was reviewed in the February 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

Atari Age (V2N5 Mar/Apr 84 p8)

The Video Game Update

News:

Electronic Games (May 84 p23)

April 1984

 

Front Line (Coleco)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Front Line was reviewed in the April 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

News:

From Videogaming (Nov 83 p6):

    Coleco projects a December release for a 2600 version of Front Line, the arcade hand-to-hand and tank game.

April 1984

 

Espial (Tigervision)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. [Not reviewed in TVGU.]

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

News:

From The Video Game Update (Sep 83):

    Tigervision has just licensed four titles from Orca Corp. of Tokyo, Japan. Among the games planned for eventual conversion by Tigervision are: ESPIAL (which ranks number 6 in Japan arcades), a high resolution graphic space attack game. Use your full fire power to destroy the massive scrolling spy space station; SUPER CRUSH, an auto demolition derby; SKY LANCER, a 21st century space warrior game; and CHANGES, touted as the ultimate maze game.

From The Video Game Update (Jan 84):

    Tigervision has told us of plans for four new games that will be shown at C.E.S. Planned for multiple systems (2600, TI994/A, C64, Atari computers, and IBM PCjr), they include CHANGES in which you guide a caterpiller through a maze infested with monster insects; SUPER CRUSH, has you driving in a demolition race car; SKY LANCER is a game in which you are abandoned in space with only a laser gun to defend yourself; and ESPIAL has you as a space attack pilot flying over a gigantic Starship. By the way, RIVER PATROL is now planned to only be available for the 2600.

Electronic Games (Jan 84 p14)

 

Electronic Games (May 84 p23)

April 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Let’s Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams  (Apr 7)   YT

“Oh, Sherrie” by Steve Perry  (Apr 7)   YT   75%

“Run, Runaway” by Slade  (Apr 7)   YT   80%

“My Ever Changing Moods” by The Style Council  (Apr 7)   YT

“She’s Strange” by Cameo  (Apr 7)   YT

“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood  (Apr 7)   YT  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Beat Box” by The Art Of Noise  (Apr 7)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper  (Apr 14)   YT

“Self Control” by Laura Branigan  (Apr 14)   YT

“Terms Of Endearment Theme” by Michael Gore  (Apr 14)   YT

“The Reflex” by Duran Duran  (Apr 21)   YT   75%  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Heart Of Rock & Roll” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Apr 21)   YT   60%

“You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)” by Joe Jackson  (Apr 21)   YT

“Dance Hall Days” by Wang Chung  (Apr 21)   YT   75%

“Modern Day Delilah” by Van Stephenson  (Apr 21)   YT

“What Is Love?” by Howard Jones  (Apr 21)   YT   55%

“Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)” by Icicle Works  (Apr 21)   YT

“Jump (For My Love)” by Pointer Sisters  (Apr 28)   YT

“Love Will Show Us How” by Christine McVie  (Apr 28)   YT

“I Want To Break Free” by Queen  (Apr 28)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

April 1984

 

New at the Movies

Hard To Hold  (Apr 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Moscow on the Hudson  (Apr 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Up the Creek  (Apr 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter  (Apr 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Iceman  (Apr 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

April 1984

 

New on TV

Double Trouble  NBC  (Apr 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Duck Factory  NBC  (Apr 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

My Little Pony  Syndication  (Apr 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

April 1984

 

History

     

    Text below from The Video Game Update (April 1984)

     

    Availability Update

    (Based on projected release dates by manufacturers. May change without notice.)

     

    Second Quarter [compiled from Apr 84, Mar 84, and Feb 84 availability updates]

    Changes (Tigervision) [unreleased]

    Espial (Tigervision)

    x - Frontline (Coleco)

    River Patrol (Tigervision)

    Scraper Caper (Tigervision) [unreleased]

    Sky Lancer (Tigervision) [unreleased]

    Super Crush (Tigervision) [unreleased]

    Tower Of Mystery (Mattel) [unreleased]

    Treasure Of Tarmin (Mattel) [unreleased]

     

    Note: Any program noted with an “x” indicates it has shipped prior to our going to print. May not be in national distribution yet, however.

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May 1984

May 1984

 

River Patrol (Tigervision)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. [Not reviewed in TVGU.]

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

The Video Game Update

News:

From The Video Game Update (Jan 83):

    For those of you looking for RIVER PATROL, it has been bumped until January. The company, feeling that this will be a strong title for them, “went back to the drawing board” and have redesigned it into a multi-screen game.

From The Video Game Update (Jan 84):

    Tigervision has told us of plans for four new games that will be shown at C.E.S. Planned for multiple systems (2600, TI994/A, C64, Atari computers, and IBM PCjr), they include CHANGES in which you guide a caterpiller through a maze infested with monster insects; SUPER CRUSH, has you driving in a demolition race car; SKY LANCER is a game in which you are abandoned in space with only a laser gun to defend yourself; and ESPIAL has you as a space attack pilot flying over a gigantic Starship. By the way, RIVER PATROL is now planned to only be available for the 2600.

May 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Eyes Without A Face” by Billy Idol  (May 5)   YT   75%

“I Can Dream About You” by Dan Hartman  (May 5)   YT

“Stay The Night” by Chicago  (May 5)   YT

“Who’s That Girl” by Eurythmics  (May 5)   YT   75%

“Obscene Phone Caller” by Rockwell  (May 5)   YT

“Music Time” by STYX  (May 5)   YT   55%

“Heart Don’t Lie” by LaToya Jackson  (May 5)   YT

“King Of Suede” by Weird Al Yankovic  (May 5)   YT

“Almost Paradise” by Mike Reno & Ann Wilson  (May 12)   YT

“If Ever You’re In My Arms Again” by Peabo Bryson  (May 12)   YT

“It’s A Miracle” by Culture Club  (May 12)   YT   75%

“No Way Out” by Jefferson Starship  (May 12)   YT

“The Ghost In You” by Psychedelic Furs  (May 12)   YT

“Little Lady” by Duke Jupiter  (May 12)   YT

“Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’ (Too Good to Be True)” by Jermaine Jackson  (May 19)   YT   Wiki   90%

“What’s Love Got To Do With It” by Tina Turner  (May 19)   YT  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Legs” by ZZ Top  (May 19)   YT

“Magic” by The Cars  (May 19)   YT   65%

“Romancing The Stone” by Eddy Grant  (May 19)   YT

“Prime Time” by Alan Parsons Project  (May 19)   YT

“Love Of The Common People” by Paul Young  (May 19)   YT

“I Pretend” by Kim Carnes  (May 19)   YT

“Robert De Niro’s Waiting” by Bananarama  (May 19)   YT

“Dancing In The Dark” by Bruce Springsteen  (May 26)   YT   50%

“Infatuation” by Rod Stewart  (May 26)   YT

“Sunglasses At Night” by Corey Hart  (May 26)   YT   80%

“Doctor! Doctor!” by Thompson Twins  (May 26)   YT   55%

“Don’t Walk Away” by Rick Springfield  (May 26)   YT

“Alibis” by Sergio Mendes  (May 26)   YT   60%

“Farewell My Summer Love” by Michael Jackson  (May 26)   YT   80%

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1984

 

New at the Movies

Breakin’  (May 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Sixteen Candles  (May 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Firestarter  (May 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Natural  (May 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  (May 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1984

 

History

     

    Text below from The Video Game Update (May 1984)

     

    Availability Update

    (Based on projected release dates by manufacturers. May change without notice.)

     

    May

    x - James Bond 007 (Parker Bros)

     

    Note: Any program noted with an “x” indicates it has shipped prior to our going to print. May not be in national distribution yet, however.

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June 1984

June 1984

 

Pengo (Atari)

Extreme Best Guess. A History of … Games claims that the game was released in May/June of 1984. The Logical Gamer (V2N4 Nov/Dec 83 p3) claimed that the game would be released in the first quarter of 1984.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

June 1984

 

Roc’n Rope (Coleco)

Extreme Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Roc’n Rope was reviewed in the July 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

June 1984

 

Gyruss (Parker Brothers)

Extreme Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Gyruss for multiple systems was reviewed in the July 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

The Video Game Update

News:

Electronic Games (May 84 p24)

Electronic Games (July 84 p12)

Ads:

Unwind With Gyrus - Electronic Games (July 84)

Unwind With Gyrus - Electronic Games (Sep 84)

June 1984

 

Star Wars: The Arcade Game (Parker Brothers)

Extreme Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Star Wars: The Arcade Game for multiple systems was reviewed in the July 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

Reviews:

Computer Games (Nov/Dec 84 p49)

Ads:

Star Wars: The Arcade Game Comes Home - STARLOG (Jul 84)

Star Wars: The Arcade Game Comes Home - Electronic Games (Sep 84)

June 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“When Doves Cry” by Prince  (Jun 2)   YT

“Breakin’…There’s No Stopping Us” by Ollie & Jerry  (Jun 2)   YT

“Jam On It” by Newcleus  (Jun 2)   YT

“Sad Songs (Say So Much)” by Elton John  (Jun 9)   YT

“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.  (Jun 16)   YT   75%

“The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E.  (Jun 16)   YT   65%

“Round And Round” by Ratt  (Jun 16)   YT

“I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)” by Kenny Loggins  (Jun 16)   YT   75%

“Turn To You” by Go-Go’s  (Jun 16)   YT

“Breakaway” by Tracey Ullman  (Jun 16)   YT

“A Chance For Heaven” by Christopher Cross  (Jun 16)   YT

“Missing You” by John Waite  (Jun 23)   YT

“Stuck On You” by Lionel Richie  (Jun 23)   YT

“Panama” by Van Halen  (Jun 23)   YT

“It Can Happen” by Yes  (Jun 23)   YT

“State Of Shock” by The Jacksons  (Jun 30)   YT  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“The Warrior” by Scandal  (Jun 30)   YT

“Sexy Girl” by Glenn Frey  (Jun 30)   YT

“High On Emotion” by Chris De Burgh  (Jun 30)   YT

“I Lost On Jeopardy” by Weird Al Yankovic  (Jun 30)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

June 1984

 

New at the Movies

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock  (Jun 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Streets of Fire  (Jun 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ghostbusters  (Jun 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gremlins  (Jun 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Top Secret!  (Jun 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Karate Kid  (Jun 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Rhinestone  (Jun 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Bachelor Party  (Jun 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cannonball Run II  (Jun 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

Conan the Destroyer  (Jun 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

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July 1984

July 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Rock Me Tonite” by Billy Squier  (Jul 7)   YT

“Leave A Tender Moment Alone” by Billy Joel  (Jul 7)   YT

“Mama Weer All Crazee Now” by Quiet Riot  (Jul 7)   YT

“Lights Out” by Peter Wolf  (Jul 14)   YT

“When You Close Your Eyes” by Night Ranger  (Jul 14)   YT

“She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper  (Jul 21)   YT   85%

“If This Is It” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Jul 21)   YT

“Cruel Summer” by Bananarama  (Jul 21)   YT

“Dynamite” by Jermaine Jackson  (Jul 21)   YT   70%

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister  (Jul 28)   YT   55%  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Go Insane” by Lindsey Buckingham  (Jul 28)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

July 1984

 

New at the Movies

The Gods Must Be Crazy  (Jul 9)   YT   IMDb   WP   [Limited US release of a movie from 1980.]

The Last Starfighter  (Jul 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Muppets Take Manhattan  (Jul 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Best Defense  (Jul 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Electric Dreams  (Jul 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Revenge of the Nerds  (Jul 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers  (Jul 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Meatballs Part II  (Jul 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Purple Rain  (Jul 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

July 1984

 

History

     

    Text below from The Video Game Update (July 1984)

     

    Availability Update

    (Based on projected release dates by manufacturers. May change without notice.)

     

    Second Quarter

    x - Gyruss (Parker Bros)

    x - Rock N Rope (Coleco)

    x - Star Wars [The Arcade Game] (Parker Bros)

     

    Note: Any program noted with an “x” indicates it has shipped prior to our going to print. May not be in national distribution yet, however.

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August 1984

August 1984

 

Gremlins (Atari)

Extreme Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. [Not reviewed in TVGU.]

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

The Video Game Update

Reviews:

Electronic Games (Nov 84 p71)

Electronic Games (March 85 p67)

August 1984

 

Stargate (Atari)

Extreme Best Guess. Scheduled for June release according to Atari Age, but it was delayed until the third quarter according to The Video Game Update.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

Atari Age (V2N5 Mar/Apr BC)

Atari Age (V2N5 Mar/Apr p7)

The Video Game Update

News:

Electronic Games (Nov 84 p64)

August 1984

 

Birthday Mania (Personal Games Company)

Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess. According to a post at AtariAge, Waggie found out that Personal Games Company was registered on August 13, 1984, so there's a good chance that Birthday Mania was advertised in the programmer's local newspaper the same month.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

August 1984

 

Eli’s Ladder (Simage)

Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess. Eli’s Ladder was reviewed in the August 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter. The cartridge was available directly from the manufacturer.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Reviews:

Home Computer Magazine (V5N5 85 p69)

August 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince & The Revolution  (Aug 4)   YT   75%

“Drive” by The Cars  (Aug 4)   YT   60%

“Hard Habit To Break” by Chicago  (Aug 4)   YT

“I’m So Excited” by Pointer Sisters  (Aug 4)   YT

“Cleanin’ Up The Town” by The BusBoys  (Aug 4)   YT

“She Loves My Car” by Ronnie Milsap  (Aug 4)   YT   70%

“Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” by Billy Ocean  (Aug 11)   YT

“Cover Me” by Bruce Springsteen  (Aug 11)   YT

“There Goes My Baby” by Donna Summer  (Aug 11)   YT

“I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder  (Aug 18)   YT

“On The Dark Side” (re-issue) by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band  (Aug 18)   YT

“Are We Ourselves?” by The Fixx  (Aug 18)   YT

“Torture” by The Jacksons  (Aug 18)   YT

“Bop ‘Til You Drop” by Rick Springfield  (Aug 18)   YT   65%

“Video” by Jeff Lynne  (Aug 18)   YT

“Close (To The Edit)” by The Art Of Noise  (Aug 18)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Lucky Star” by Madonna  (Aug 25)   YT

“Strut” by Sheena Easton  (Aug 25)   YT   55%

“Some Guys Have All The Luck” by Rod Stewart  (Aug 25)   YT

“Flesh For Fantasy” by Billy Idol  (Aug 25)   YT

“You Take Me Up” by Thompson Twins  (Aug 25)   YT

“Pearl in the Shell” by Howard Jones  (Aug 25)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Wet Dream” by Kip Addotta  (Aug 26)   YT   [Dr. Demento Show]

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

August 1984

 

New at the Movies

The Philadelphia Experiment  (Aug 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension  (Aug 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cloak & Dagger  (Aug 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Red Dawn  (Aug 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Woman in Red  (Aug 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dreamscape  (Aug 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Sheena  (Aug 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tightrope  (Aug 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

C.H.U.D.  (Aug 31)   YT   IMDb   WP

August 1984

 

New on TV

Call to Glory  ABC  (Aug 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

August 1984

 

History

     

    Text below from The Video Game Update (August 1984)

     

    Availability Update

    (Based on projected release dates by manufacturers. May change without notice.)

     

    Third Quarter [compiled from Aug 84 and Jul 84 availability updates]

    Choplifter (Atari) [unreleased]

    x - Gremlins (Atari)

    Jr Pac-Man (Atari) [not released until 1986]

    Last Starfighter (Atari) [unreleased (name later changed to Solaris and released Nov 86)]

    Stargate (Atari)

    The A-Team (Atari) [unreleased]

    Tarzan (Coleco) [unreleased]

     

    Note: Any program noted with an “x” indicates it has shipped prior to our going to print. May not be in national distribution yet, however.

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September 1984

September 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)” by Romeo Void  (Sep 1)   YT

“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!  (Sep 8)   YT   80%

“I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan  (Sep 8)   YT   75%

“Desert Moon” by Dennis DeYoung  (Sep 8)   YT

“Who Wears These Shoes?” by Elton John  (Sep 8)   YT

“Better Be Good To Me” by Tina Turner  (Sep 15)   YT

“Blue Jean” by David Bowie  (Sep 15)   YT

“I Can’t Hold Back” by Survivor  (Sep 15)   YT

“Sugar Don’t Bite” by Sam Harris  (Sep 15)   YT

“Cool It Now” by New Edition  (Sep 22)   YT

“Out Of Touch” by Daryl Hall & John Oates  (Sep 29)   YT   65%

“I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar  (Sep 29)   YT

“Girls With Guns” by Tommy Shaw  (Sep 29)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

September 1984

 

New at the Movies

Amadeus  (Sep 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

All of Me  (Sep 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Irreconcilable Differences  (Sep 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

September 1984

 

New on TV

Heathcliff  Syndication  (Sep 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

Kids Incorporated  Syndication  (Sep 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dragon’s Lair  ABC  (Sep 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mighty Orbots  ABC  (Sep 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Pink Panther and Sons  NBC  (Sep 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Voltron: Defender of the Universe  Syndication  (Sep 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Snorks  NBC  (Sep 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Get Along Gang  CBS  (Sep 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies  CBS  (Sep 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Pole Position  CBS  (Sep 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Pryor’s Place  CBS  (Sep 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

E/R  CBS  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Punky Brewster  NBC  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Transformers  Syndication  (Sep 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hunter  NBC  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Highway to Heaven  NBC  (Sep 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Cosby Show  NBC  (Sep 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Who’s the Boss?  ABC  (Sep 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cover Up  CBS  (Sep 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Paper Dolls  ABC  (Sep 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Three’s a Crowd  ABC  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

It’s Your Move  NBC  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Partners in Crime  NBC  (Sep 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Miami Vice  NBC  (Sep 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tales from the Darkside  Syndication  (Sep 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

Murder, She Wrote  CBS  (Sep 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

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October 1984

October 1984

 

Montezuma’s Revenge (Parker Brothers)

Best Guess using info from The Video Game Update. Montezuma’s Revenge was reviewed in the September 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

The Video Game Update

Articles:

Game of the Month - Electronic Games (Dec 84 p59)

Ads:

I Had to Think Quick - Electronic Games (Oct 84)

I Had to Think Quick - Computer Games (Jan/Feb 85)

October 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Purple Rain” by Prince & The Revolution  (Oct 6)   YT

“All Through The Night” by Cyndi Lauper  (Oct 6)   YT   65%

“The War Song” by Culture Club  (Oct 6)   YT   60%

“Centipede” by Rebbie Jackson  (Oct 6)   YT

“We Are The Young” by Dan Hartman  (Oct 6)   YT

“Shangri-La” by Steve Miller Band  (Oct 6)   YT

“Sea Of Love” by The Honeydrippers  (Oct 13)   YT

“No More Lonely Nights” by Paul McCartney  (Oct 13)   YT

“Don’t Stop” by Jeffrey Osborne  (Oct 13)   YT

“Had a Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy)” by Roger Hodgson  (Oct 13)   YT

“All I Need” by Jack Wagner  (Oct 20)   YT

“Valotte” by Julian Lennon  (Oct 20)   YT

“Two Tribes” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood  (Oct 20)   YT

“I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister  (Oct 20)   YT

“Sex Shooter” by Apollonia 6  (Oct 20)   YT

“We Belong” by Pat Benatar  (Oct 27)   YT

“Do What You Do” by Jermaine Jackson  (Oct 27)   YT

“Jungle Love” by The Time  (Oct 27)   YT

“Hello Again” by The Cars  (Oct 27)   YT   65%

“I Do’ Wanna Know” by REO Speedwagon  (Oct 27)   YT

“Stranger In Town” by Toto  (Oct 27)   YT

“Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2  (Oct 27)   YT

“Body” by Jacksons  (Oct 27)   YT

“Hot For Teacher” by Van Halen  (Oct 27)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

October 1984

 

New at the Movies

Teachers  (Oct 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Terminator  (Oct 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

October 1984

 

New on TV

Charles in Charge  CBS  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dreams  CBS  (Oct 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

V  NBC  (Oct 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

October 1984

 

History

     

    Text below from The Video Game Update (October 1984)

     

    Availability Update

    (Based on projected release dates by manufacturers. May change without notice.)

     

    Fourth Quarter [compiled from Jan 85, Oct 84, and Aug 84 availability updates]

    Circus Charlie (Parker Bros) [unreleased]

    Elevator Action (Atari) [unreleased]

    x - Frogger II: Threedeep (Parker Bros)

    Mindlink System (Atari) [unreleased]

    x - Montezuma’s Revenge (Parker Bros)

    Mr Do’s Castle (Parker Bros)

    Peek-A-Boo (Atari) [unreleased]

     

    Note: Any program noted with an “x” indicates it has shipped prior to our going to print. May not be in national distribution yet, however.

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November 1984

November 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Run To You” by Bryan Adams  (Nov 3)   YT

“The Wild Boys” by Duran Duran  (Nov 3)   YT

“Catch My Fall” by Billy Idol  (Nov 3)   YT

“The Boys Of Summer” by Don Henley  (Nov 10)   YT

“Born In The U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen  (Nov 10)   YT

“Hypnotize” by Scritti Politti  (Nov 10)   YT   80%

“Solid” by Ashford & Simpson  (Nov 10)   YT

“The Wild Life” by Bananarama  (Nov 10)   YT

“You’re The Inspiration” by Chicago  (Nov 17)   YT

“Jamie” by Ray Parker Jr.  (Nov 17)   YT

“Like A Virgin” by Madonna  (Nov 17)   YT

“Easy Lover” by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins  (Nov 24)   YT   80%

“Neutron Dance” by Pointer Sisters  (Nov 24)   YT   65%

“Misled” by Kool & The Gang  (Nov 24)   YT

“Foolish Heart” by Steve Perry  (Nov 24)   YT   65%

“Big In Japan” by Alphaville  (Nov 24)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

November 1984

 

New at the Movies

The Killing Fields  (Nov 2)   YT   IMDb   WP   [New York]

A Nightmare on Elm Street  (Nov 9 limited, 16 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Oh God, You Devil!  (Nov 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Night of the Comet  (Nov 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Missing in Action  (Nov 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Supergirl  (Nov 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

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December 1984

December 1984

 

New on Top 100 Radio

“Loverboy” by Billy Ocean  (Dec 1)   YT

“Missing You” by Diana Ross  (Dec 1)   YT

“Operator” by Midnight Star  (Dec 1)   YT

“I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner  (Dec 8)   YT

“The Heat Is On” by Glenn Frey  (Dec 8)   YT   85%

“Lovergirl” by Teena Marie  (Dec 15)   YT

“Method Of Modern Love ” by Daryl Hall & John Oates  (Dec 15)   YT   75%  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“I Would Die 4 U” by Prince & The Revolution  (Dec 15)   YT

“Naughty Naughty” by John Parr  (Dec 15)   YT

“Mistake No. 3” by Culture Club  (Dec 15)   YT

“Careless Whisper” by Wham!  (Dec 22)   YT   75%

“Sugar Walls” by Sheena Easton  (Dec 22)   YT

“The Old Man Down The Road” by John Fogerty  (Dec 22)   YT

“Mr. Telephone Man” by New Edition  (Dec 22)   YT

“Turn Up The Radio” by Autograph  (Dec 22)   YT

“Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid  (Dec 22)   YT

Back to New on Top 100 Radio for January >

December 1984

 

New at the Movies

Beverly Hills Cop  (Dec 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

2010  (Dec 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Cotton Club  (Dec 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dune  (Dec 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Runaway  (Dec 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Starman  (Dec 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo  (Dec 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Flamingo Kid  (Dec 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Johnny Dangerously  (Dec 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Protocol  (Dec 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

December 1984

 

New on TV

Crazy Like a Fox  CBS  (Dec 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

Back to New on Top 100 Radio for January >

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Need a Month

??? 1984

 

Extra Terrestrials (Skill Screen Games)

According to a post at AtariAge, awhite2600 found out that the game wasn't finished until after Christmas of 1983 and was sold locally in Ontario, Canada during late winter or early spring of 1984.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

??? 1984

 

Gas Hog (Spectravideo)

Mostly sold in Canada and supposedly through Columbia Video Game Club Magazine (Columbia House). The copyright date on the back of the manual is 1984.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

??? 1984

 

Quest for Quintana Roo (Sunrise Software)

According to a post at AtariAge, bfstats purchased Quest for Quintana Roo at retail in December of 1986, but it had already been available for a while. He wasn't certain if it was around prior to 1986. Telegames bought the rights to this game and started selling it in 1989.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

News:

Games Checklist #1 - Atarian (Jul/Aug 89 p29)

Games Checklist #2 - Atarian (Sep/Oct 89 p29)

Ads:

Introducing Telegames - Atarian (Sep/Oct 89 p15)

??? 1984

 

Motocross Racer (Xonox)

The copyright date on the back of the manual is 1984.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Article:

Will Xonox Video Games Be K-Tel’s “Greatest Hits”? - Video Games (March 84 p32)

??? 1984

 

Tomarc The Barbarian (Xonox)

Video Games (Mar 84 p34) reported that the game was supposed to be released in the spring of 1984, so we know that it wasn't available in 1983. Tomarc The Barbarian was reviewed in the December 1984 issue of The Video Game Update newsletter. The copyright date on the back of the manual is 1984.

Info:

YT

Atarimania

AtariAge

Articles:

From Altruism to Avarice: Questing Games - Videogaming (Oct 83 p67)

Will Xonox Video Games Be K-Tel’s “Greatest Hits”? - Video Games (Mar 84 p32)

Ads:

Double-Trouble - Electronic Games (Sep 83) [mentioned (Thundarr The Barbarian)]

Double-Trouble - Video Games (Oct 83) [mentioned (Thundarr The Barbarian)]

Double-Trouble - Electronic Games (Nov 83) [mentioned (Thundarr The Barbarian)]

 

 

 

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Atari 2600 Game History: 1977

Atari 2600 Game History: 1978

Atari 2600 Game History: 1979

Atari 2600 Game History: 1980

Atari 2600 Game History: 1981

Atari 2600 Game History: 1982

Atari 2600 Game History: 1983

Atari 2600 Game History: 1984

Atari 2600 Game History: 1985

Atari 2600 Game History: 1986

Atari 2600 Game History: 1987

Atari 2600 Game History: 1988

Atari 2600 Game History: 1989

Atari 2600 Game History: 1991

Atari 2600 Game Index (NTSC)

Atari 2600 Company List (NTSC)

 

 

 

 

Information Compiled From the Following Sources

Internet Archive

Digital Press Library

Atari Compendium Archives

The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers

I. C. When

Atari History Museum (Atari Historical Society)

AtariAge

Hot 100 Singles Chronology

US Hot 100 Bubbling Under

Rock on the Net: The Ark Weekly Top 40 Archives

Internet Movie Database

WP: Wide-release Movies

WP: List of Years in Television

 

 

 

Index

 

Amazon Stuff

 

Interesting Subjects

Atari Owners Club Bulletin / VCS Owners Club Bulletin

Find release dates for Atari 2600 games that were sold in the UK.

 

I. C. When

A chronological history of computers, video games, and related technologies (at archive.org).

Interesting Article

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In Case You Didn’t Know

 

B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I’ve been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.

 

 

Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn’t bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can’t tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.

 

 

Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.

 

 

Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from surroundair.com. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.

 

 

Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.

 

 

Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.

 

Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda

 

 

Hýdrø╳ýçhlørøqúîñé = Good

Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond.

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