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Notable releases [ edit ]
Sega releases the arcade game. Zaxxon January 13,
Midway releases the arcade game (despite it being copyrighted as 1981); it is (as the name suggests) the sequel to Ms. Pac-Man , but was created without Pac-Man Namco's authorization. They also release and Baby Pac-Man without Namco's authorization later in the year - and the former is a video/pinball hybrid. Pac-Man Plus March, the
Atari 2600 version of is released. It is believed to be one of the causes of the Pac-Man North American video game crash of 1983. April 19,
Namco releases the arcade game. Dig Dug August,
Nintendo releases Shigeru Miyamoto's arcade game. Donkey Kong Jr. August 24,
is released. Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress September,
Activision releases by Megamania Steve Cartwright. September 24,
Namco releases the arcade game, which was the first game from them to feature Pole Position stereophonic sound. October,
Namco releases the arcade game, which is the third (and second official) title in the Super Pac-Man . Pac-Man series October 13, Mystique releases the
adult video game for the Custer's Revenge Atari 2600 home console. December,
Namco releases the arcade game. Xevious December,
Atari releases , possibly the biggest E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial flop in video game history and one of two major video game releases that helped cause the North American video game crash of 1983. December 31,
Gottlieb releases the arcade game. Q*bert
Activision releases by Barnstorming Steve Cartwright for the Atari 2600.
Bally/ Midway releases the arcade game before the movie. Tron
Mattel releases by Utopia Don Daglow for Intellivision; it was the first sim game.
Starpath releases by Dragonstomper Stephen Landrum (which was the only RPG for the Atari 2600) and (also for the Atari 2600). Escape From the Mindmaster Warner Communications'
Atari releases the arcade game. Quantum
Williams Electronics releases the (designed by Joust Barry Oursler, art by Constantino Mitchell) and arcade games (designed by Robotron: 2084 Eugene Jarvis).
Parker Brothers releases for the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Atari 2600 and Intellivision, which is the first video game. Star Wars
Edu-Ware releases for the Prisoner 2 Apple II, Atari, and IBM PC.
Sir-Tech Software, Inc. releases , the second scenario in the Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds series. Wizardry
Sierra On-Line releases Time Zone for the Apple II. Written and directed by [1 ] Roberta Williams, the graphical adventure game shipped with 6 double-sided floppy disks and cost US$99. [2 ]
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^ "Time Zone: An interview with Roberta Williams". . May–June 1982. pp. 14–15. Computer Gaming World
^ Maher, Jimmy (2012-06-05). "Time Zone". The Digital Antiquarian . Retrieved 10 July 2014.