Classic Computer Magazine Archive A.N.A.L.O.G. ISSUE 62 / JULY 1988 / PAGE 74

8 Bit News  

XE Game
    The XE Game system was released last year and has been well received among the stores that sell video-game machines such as the Nintendo and Sega Systems. Atari is releasing even more games for the XE game system. Among the new products are some 8-bit reworkings of classic arcade games. Cartridges of Food Fight, Crossbow, Mario Brothers, Comando and Crystal Castles are all slated for release this summer at a $19.95 list price. Original titles are also being released. Into the Eagles Nest is an arcade-style game from Pandora Software. Airball, Dark Chamber (a D&D-style game) and an original 8-bit version of Mean 18 (a popular golfing game) are slated for summer release.
    The XE game system has been selling fairly well into a market dominated by Nintendo and Sega. The XE Game system has a list price of $149.95, which is high compared to its competition. Some of the success is attributed to the ability to use the XE Game system as a home computer by attaching an available keyboard.