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Secrets of the Video Game Superstars 1 edition

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The book opens with various stories of how people have come to play video games and what draws them to the games, and some effects that it has on them. Next comes a look at the history of video games and how they are built, from early university computers, to arcade games. In the third section the author gives an example of how knowing the right moves and learning how to play can make players last a lot longer and get higher scores, this section then goes on to each of the 26 games the book covers. The games section has quotes from players and then tells how they discovered certain patterns, then what things a player should look for, addressing the reader as well as telling the story of other players describing the scenes in the game. Each game has at least one illustration of the games playing area. The last section of the book looks at home video games and the future of arcade games, (at that time) with such things as video disks, 3D television, and more speech in games.

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Secrets of the Video Game Superstars
Len Albin

Published June 1982 by Avon Books in New York, USA .

Table of Contents

I. Voyage to Another Planet 1
II. The Art of Computer Warfare 9
III. Secrets of the Video-Game Superstars 17
Donkey Kong 20
Centipede 26
Mousetrap 35
Qix 40
Tempest 49
Defender 55
Stargate 64
Frogger 69
Pac-Man 74
Galaga 90
Asteroids 94
Battlezone 101
Omega Race 106
Scramble 111
Super Cobra 117
Monaco C.P. 122
Missile Command 127
Berzerk 135
Gorf 140
Phoenix 144
Space Invaders 149
Galaxian 156
Armor Attack 159
Crazy Climber 164
Moon Cresta 170
Asteroids Deluxe 175
IV. The Empire Strikes Back 179

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15.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 centimeters

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