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Saturday, 3rd September 2022

Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1982

Electronic Games was the first magazine dedicated to the video game world, published in the United States. Electronic Games ran from October 15 1981 to 1997 under different titles (Computer Entertainment, Intelligent Gamer, etc). The magazine is notable for holding the first Game of the Year Award ceremony, called (obviously) the Arcade Awards. The Arcade Awards were an annual award that took place every year from 1979 to 1984, then, after a hiatus, in 1992 and 1993.
  • 1982
  • Bosconian Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Coin-Op Game
  • Chopper Command Best Action Videogame
    Atari VCS
  • David's Midnight Magic Computer Game of the Year
    Apple II
  • Deadline Best Computer Adventure
    Apple II
  • Demon Attack Videogame of the Year
    Atari VCS
  • Donkey Kong Best Solitaire Videogame
  • Frogger Best Arcade-to-Home Videogame Translation
    Atari VCS
  • Galaxian Stand-Alone Game of the Year
    Coleco Mini-Arcade
  • K-razy Shoot-Out Best Arcade/Action Computer Game
    Atari 400/800
  • Pitfall! Best Adventure Videogame
    Atari VCS
  • Scramble Best Mini-Arcade Game Cartridge
  • Snack Attack Best Solitaire Computer Game
    Apple II
  • Tempest Most Innovative Coin-Op Game
  • Tron Coin-Op Game of the Year
  • Turbo Best Coin-Op Game Audio/Visual Effects

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