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Electronic Games Arcade Awards: The best of 1980

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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.

  • 1980
  • Adventure Most Innovative Game
    Atari VCS
  • Armored Battle Best Targest/WarGame
    Intellivision
  • Asteroids Best Coin-Op Electronic Game
    Arcade
  • Fishing Derby Best Audio-Visual Effects
    Atari VCS
  • NASL Soccer Best Sports Game
    Intellivision
  • Skiing Best Solitaire Game
    Atari VCS
  • Space Battle Best S.F. Game
    Intellivision
  • Superman Game of the Year
    Atari VCS
  • Volleyball Best Pong Variant
    Odyssey