Saturday, 17th September 2022
Electronic Games Arcade Awards: The best of 1980
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.
This is a list of the best games published in 1980, according to Electronig Games magazine.
- Adventure Most Innovative GameAtari VCS
- Armored Battle Best Targest/WarGameIntellivision
- Asteroids Best Coin-Op Electronic GameArcade
- Fishing Derby Best Audio-Visual EffectsAtari VCS
- NASL Soccer Best Sports GameIntellivision
- Skiing Best Solitaire GameAtari VCS
- Space Battle Best S.F. GameIntellivision
- Superman Game of the YearAtari VCS
- Volleyball Best Pong VariantOdyssey