Flip that last issue of Dynamite magazine to reveal an issue of Arcade!


By Shawn Robare

As a quick follow up to yesterday’s Dynamite magazine post, I thought I’d also post the flips side of that Mr. T issue.  I’m not sure how many issues of Dynamite were set up this way, but this one was a flip book where the opposite side of the magazine featured another mini-magazine called Arcade (Fun and Games for the Computer-Age Kid.)

 

Unfortunately my copy was kind of sparse as the original owner decided to tear out some of the articles (as well as what I’m assuming is an awesome Dragon’s Lair poster), but there were still some interesting tidbits.

First up is an article about the crossover between movies and video games which features some commentary on how the E.T. Atari game sucked, how Tron, Star Wars and Star Trek were dominating at the arcades, as well as some pretty accurate guesses as to the future of the gaming industry…

 

Mimicking the layout of Dynamite there were also some comics, parodies, and activities…

 

So, my burning question after reading Blips is what ever happened to the cut diamond font?  Seriously though, the comic was written by R. L. Stine and it features a rather quaint punch line, don’t you think?  If he’d only known just how realistic and crazy video games would eventually get… 

I figured this would also be a good opportunity to share an excerpt from the June 30th, 1984 issue of TV Guide which featured of all things a video game review section.

I can’t believe the editors gave Choplifter a 2!  That was one of my favorite games…

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  • Paxton Holley

    I would have crapped my pants if I\’d seen an issue of Arcade on the stands when I was a kid. Burger Time gets a 4 but Choplifter gets a 2?! The hell?!