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Issue 42 was dated October 1988 and priced at £1.50.

This issue announced the start of regular Amiga coverage.

FeaturesEdit

Walkers Way

Zzap Challenge: Bionic Commando - Maff Evans

Zzapback: (Sept 1986) - Ghosts'n Goblins, Mercenary: The Second City, Arac, Split Personalities, Knight Games, Hercules

ReviewsEdit

CommentsEdit

Katakis - 93%

At present the best R-Type variant on the 64.

The Vindicator - 64%

An ambitious sequel to Green Beret which lacks playability.

The Fury - 52%

An inoffensive old-fashioned race game simulating a hostile future sport.

Diamond - 22%

Diamond it may be, but a gem it certainly ain't.

Hot Shot - 57%

An imaginative future sport let down by poor programming.

L.A. Crackdown - 61%

A cop story for the graphic adventurer.

Psycho Pigs U.X.B. - 60%

Not bad for a few chuckles, but at ten pounds they're expensive ones.

Summer Olympiad - 87%

A playable and well-presented sporting game to combat olympic fever.

Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge - 79%

A new slant on sporting games and an effective license (for a change), but it is slightly marred by an exhausting joystick system.

Tracksuit Manager - 89%

Easily the best of its type - only to be missed if you absolutely hate Football Manager games.

Buggy Boy - 92%

A very accurate conversion with highly addictive qualities. A must for fans of the racing genre.

Phantasm - 55%

A playable but unoriginal 3D shoot 'em up.

Football Manager 2 - 68%

A football game that will appeal more to strategists than fast-action and thrills seekers.

Giganoid - 71%

Worthwile if your collection is short of bat and ball games, especially at the price.

World Tour Golf - 20%

A poor golf simulation at a high price.

Peter Beardsley's International Football - 47%

A simple football game that doesn't take advantage of the Amiga's abilities.

Aaargh! - 87%

An extremely playable and 'fun' game, marred only by its ease of completion.

Rockford - 54%

A competant arcade conversion but the actual game is too derivative.

World Darts - 31%

A poor interpretation of everyone's favourite pub sport.

Better Dead Than Alien - 72%

Space Invaders with add-on weapons and greater manoeuvrability is a surprisingly enjoyable game. It's a little overpriced.

Carrier Command - 92%

A graphically excellent and action-packed strategy game of remarkable depth.

Starglider 2 - 98%

A unanimous decision in the ZZAP! office: the best Amiga game yet.

Scuba Kidz - 66%

An amusing little item, and worthy of investigation at the price.

Stunt Bike Simulator - 40%

Lack of variety and bad implementation make this poor value for money.

Odysseus: Trojan Warrior - 74%

A Greek mythological shoot 'em up jaunt with lots of playability.

Scorpius - 71%

Great playability and value for money make this another decent blaster for Silverbird.

Mr. Wino - 17%

If you spend £1.99 on this you'll want to hit the bottle.

Ricochet - 86%

One of the best Breakout games.

Ball-Blasta - 87%

A clever Arkanoid remake from the producers of Draconus.

TableEdit

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

Gold Medal - Sizzler

Game Title Publisher Format Pre (%) Gra (%) Sou (%) Hoo (%) Las (%) Ove (%)
Katakis Go!/Rainbow Arts C64 83 94 90 92 96 93
The Vindicator Imagine C64 72 87 85 62 57 64
The Fury Martech C64 83 58 79 65 39 52
Diamond Destiny C64 11 21 20 26 14 22
Hot Shot Addictive C64 61 64 42 62 39 57
L.A. Crackdown Epyx C64 70 54 N/A 64 62 61
Psycho Pigs U.X.B. US Gold C64 52 41 64 73 39 60
Summer Olympiad Tynesoft C64 89 87 85 92 84 87
Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge Ocean C64 78 89 83 74 66 79
Tracksuit Manager Goliath C64 96 N/A N/A 93 88 89
Buggy Boy Elite Amiga 87 90 73 97 91 92
Phantasm Exocet Amiga 66 70 88 76 59 55
Football Manager 2 Addictive Amiga 52 47 15 70 89 68
Giganoid Microdeal Amiga 78 71 72 72 66 71
World Tour Golf Electronic Arts Amiga 61 29 40 37 36 20
Peter Beardsley's International Football Grandslam Amiga 71 68 27 67 39 47
Aaargh! Melbourne House Amiga 88 94 91 95 68 87
Rockford Melbourne House Amiga 79 78 53 71 47 54
World Darts Mastertronic Amiga 42 71 63 41 32 31
Better Dead Than Alien Electra Amiga 92 68 38 91 70 72
Carrier Command Rainbird Amiga 97 88 74 87 97 92
Starglider 2 Rainbird Amiga 96 95 98 93 97 98
Scuba Kidz Silverbird C64 53 55 78 61 69 66
Stunt Bike Simulator Silverbird C64 59 40 76 54 32 40
Odysseus: Trojan Warrior Silverbird C64 67 62 81 79 69 74
Scorpius Silverbird C64 65 73 54 73 70 71
Mr. Wino Silverbird C64 47 32 36 56 12 17
Ricochet Silverbird C64 91 87 92 90 82 86
Ball-Blasta Zeppelin C64 93 82 91 89 82 87

Re-ReleasesEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Ove (%)
Uridium Rack-It C64 79%
Saboteur Encore C64 68%
Traz Gamebusters C64 93%
Bomb Jack Encore C64 54%
Sanxion Rack-It C64 88%

AdventureEdit

ReviewsEdit

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

Game Title Publisher Format Atm (%) Inter (%) Cha (%) Ove (%)
The Quest for the Golden Eggcup Mastertronic C64 76 73 74 75
Mortville Manor Lankhor Amiga 86 82 87 86

TipsEdit

The Lord of the Rings

ManoeuvresEdit

CommentsEdit

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War, Volume II - 90%

Another top quality wargame from SSG, offering undoubted value for money.

The Bard's Tale III: The Thief of Fate - 81%

A classy product, of particular interest to mapping fans, without the imaginative scope of Wasteland.

TableEdit

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

Game Title Publisher Format Pre (%) Gra (%) Rule (%) Auth (%) Play (%) Ove (%)
Decisive Battles of the American Civil War, Volume II SSG/Electronic Arts C64 94 60 90 92 88 90
The Bard's Tale III: The Thief of Fate Electronic Arts C64 91 89 70 N/A 84 81

TipsEdit

Pac-Land - Map

Dark Side - Map, Tips

The Great Giana Sisters - Maps

Bone Cruncher - Passwords

Bruce Lee - Map

External LinksEdit

You can find this magazine over at The Def Guide to Zzap!64

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