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Issue 41 was dated September 1988 and priced at £1.25.

FeaturesEdit

Walkers Way

Zzapback: Issue 16

Tau Ceti, Murder on the Mississippi, Infiltrator, Green Beret

Zzap Challenge: Chuckie Egg

PreviewsEdit

Katakis

Armalyte

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

Red Storm Rising

ReviewsEdit

CommentsEdit

Typhoon - 79%

One for Typhoon and experienced shoot 'em up fans.

Last Ninja 2 - 94%

A more-than-worthy sequel to the oriental arcade adventure classic.

Football Manager 2 - 71%

Fans of the original will enjoy this, but it may not enamour many to the genre.

Roadblasters - 59%

Most of the gameplay is there, but it lacks sparkle or presentation. In all, it's a mediocre conversion which manages to be playable despite its poor looks.

Blood Brothers - 39%

A nice idea let down by poor implementation.

Salamander - 94%

The best progressive shoot 'em up to date.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - 74%

A quality conversion that proves addictive despite itself.

Night Racer - 36%

Save the two quid towards a worthwhile racing game.

Sword Slayer - 46%

A below average sword game with some laughs.

Professional Snooker Simulator - 63%

An adequate snooker simulation that doesn't break any new ground.

Dizzy - 48%

Not an awful arcade adventure, just a mediocre one.

Ninja Scooter Simulator - 30%

Only a die-hard Metro-Cross addict would find this attractive.

I-Xera - 13%

Unlucky for everyone! (These observations are brought to you by the Minimalist School of Comments Inc).

Slimey's Mine - 94%

A funny, unusual and addictive shoot 'em up enhanced by brilliant presentation and sound. Buy it!

Battleships - 81%

Surprisingly more than just a trip down memory lane.

Rogue - 10%

Only worth a look if you're a (very) big RPG fan.

Knight Tyme - 80%

An amusing arcade adventure which is only marred by the fact that it's no advancement over Spellbound.

Kane II - 33%

Virtually the same as Kane, but slightly less appealing.

European Five-a-Side - 15%

Definately not for fans of the sport.

Beach Buggy Simulator - 21%

A far-outdated game, both in concept and execution.

Fernandez Must Die - 51%

An old-fashioned game from a new-style software label.

Netherworld - 87%

Rapid shoot 'em up and frantic puzzle solving combine to make Netherworld a very addictive game.

19: Part One: Boot Camp - 70%

An impressive Combat School clone; but there was some disagreement, so remember the old reviewer's adage and 'try before you buy'.

The President is Missing - 83%

A must for anyone with an enquiring mind (and a disk drive).

Mickey Mouse - 72%

An interesting arcade adventure which should prove reasonable entertainment for all ages.

TableEdit

Key for table:- Pre: Presentation, Gra: Graphics, Sou: Sound, Hoo: Hookability, Las: Lastability, Ove: Overall

Gold Medal - Sizzler - Silver Medal

Game Title Publisher Pre (%) Gra (%) Sou (%) Hoo (%) Las (%) Ove (%)
Typhoon Imagine 77 78 73 58 89 79
Last Ninja 2 System 3 93 97 92 95 93 94
Football Manager 2 Addictive 80 41 16 65 77 71
Roadblasters US Gold 67 57 47 73 65 59
Blood Brothers Gremlin 49 47 40 51 40 39
Salamander Imagine 86 95 84 96 92 94
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Domark 84 72 46 80 62 74
Night Racer Mastertronic 39 48 39 47 32 36
Sword Slayer Players 68 61 34 77 36 46
Professional Snooker Simulator Codemasters 39 30 31 65 43 63
Dizzy Codemasters 41 43 30 54 32 48
Ninja Scooter Simulator Silverbird 48 29 39 64 27 30
I-Xera Power House 21 25 41 29 12 13
Slimey's Mine Silverbird 93 70 95 91 89 94
Battleships Encore 79 68 61 83 65 81
Rogue Mastertronic 39 14 3 27 12 10
Knight Tyme MAD 92 70 69 89 84 80
Kane II Mastertronic 65 45 28 65 22 33
European Five-a-Side Silverbird 31 29 33 21 9 15
Beach Buggy Simulator Silverbird 61 29 44 59 14 21
Fernandez Must Die ImageWorks 63 47 63 53 42 51
Netherworld Hewson 80 94 90 81 82 87
19: Part One: Boot Camp Cascade 83 70 62 69 78 70
The President is Missing MicroProse 97 60 3 64 91 83
Mickey Mouse Gremlin 66 71 52 71 66 72

Enter The HarlequinEdit

ReviewsEdit

Key for table:- Atm: Atmosphere, Int: Interaction, Cha: Challenge, Ove: Overall

Game Title Publisher Format Atm (%) Inter (%) Cha (%) Ove (%)
Corruption Rainbird Amiga 78 83 82 81
Valkyrie 17 Ram Jam C64 72 68 70 70
Suspended Infocom C64 91 88 93 91
Wiz-Biz Alternative C64 22 45 38 33
Mindfighter Activision C64 68 54 65 61

TipsEdit

The Lord of the Rings - Part Solution

Plundered Hearts - Map

Seabase Delta - Map

ManoeuvresEdit

CommentsEdit

Wasteland - 95%

A thoroughly absorbing game.

Wargame Construction Set - 79%

Performs its function well, and is worth getting if you want to try out your own wargame designs within a traditional framework.

TableEdit

Key for table:- Pre: Presentation, Gra: Graphics, Rule: Rules, Play: Playability, Ove: Overall

Game Title Publisher Pre (%) Gra (%) Rule (%) Play (%) Ove (%)
Wasteland Electronic Arts 85 81 87 92 95
Wargame Construction Set SSI 89 55 90 79

TipsEdit

Wasteland

TipsEdit

Rastan - Map

North Star - Map

Xor - Maps

Draconus - Map

Infiltrator II - Map

Bionic Commando - Map

Terramex - Map

Flying Shark - Map

Herobotix - Map

Stormbringer - Tips

The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight - Tips & Maps

External LinksEdit

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