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Thursday, 20th October 2016

Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1983

Electronic Games was a computer magazine focused entirely on early video games. Every year, the Electronic Games Arcade Awards crowned a few Games of the Year. This is a list of the best games published in 1983.
  • 1983
  • 3-D Sky Attack Mini-Arcade Game of the Year
    Tomytronic 3D
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Best Adventure Game
  • Archon: The Light and the Dark Most Innovative Computer Game
    Atari 8-bit
  • Centipede Best Computer Action Game
    Atari 8-bit
  • Donkey Kong Jr. Best Videogame Audio/Visual Effects
  • Dragon's Lair Best Coin-Op Game Audio/Visual Effects
  • Free Fall Most Humorous Computer Game
    Apple II
  • Frogger Best Arcade-to-Home Computer Game Translation
    Atari 8-bit
  • Kangaroo Best Arcade-to-Home Videogame Translation
    Atari 5200
  • Lady Bug Videogame of the Year (16K or more ROM memory)
  • Learning With the Leeper Best Educational Computer Game
    Apple II
  • Lode Runner Computer Game of the Year
    Apple II
  • M.U.L.E. Best Multi-Player Computer Game
    Atari 8-bit
  • Miner 2049er Electronic Game of the Year (Players Pick)
    Apple II, Atari 8-bit
  • Ms. Pac-Man Videogame of the Year (Less than 16K ROM memory)
    Atari 2600
  • Pole Position Coin-Op Game of the Year
  • Q*bert Most Innovative Coin-Op Game
  • Q*bert Stand-Alone Game of the Year
    Parker Brothers
  • River Raid Best Action Videogame
    Atari 2600
  • Vanguard Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Videogame
    Atari 5200
  • Witness Best Computer Adventure
    Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS
  • Xevious Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Coin-Op Game