Mere days before the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins, Computer Entertainer gives us a sneak peek at what’s in store. It sounds like those clamoring for a joystick for the NES will finally get their wishes. Apparently EPYX is creating a new joystick based on its 500XJ version already available for Atari and Commodore.
Konami will unveil its upcoming lineup for the NES. On the docket are Rush ‘N Attack, Track & Field, Double Dribble, and Castlevania. We will have more on each of these games in our upcoming CES coverage.
This issue also has reviews for Gradius and Karate Champ. They seemed to rather enjoy Gradius, but Karate Champ didn’t score as well.
Computer Entertainer Review Guidelines:
THE RATING SYSTEM:
4 SYMBOLS = EXCELLENT
3 SYMBOLS = GOOD
2 SYMBOLS = FAIR
1 SYMBOL = POOR
♦ = ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS (1st set of diamonds = quality of graphics; 2nd set = quality of game play and entertainment value)
Any program for a given system is compared only to other programs for the same system. In other words, all C64-compatibles are judged separately from Apple. Some programs, which are virtually identical for multiple systems, will be so noted. When we review software for more than one system, we will note differences and which system we reviewed.