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Issue 43 was dated November 1988 and priced at £1.50.

MegatapeEdit

Cybernoid II - Demo

Hawkeye - Demo

The WordEdit

Psygnosis Dennis? - Menace for the Amiga by David Jones.

Genius II? - Trivial Pursuit: A New Beginning due soon from Domark.

Five Coin-Ops in the Fountain - Mediagenic sign 5 Sega coin-ops: Altered Beast, Galaxy Force, Hot Rod, Sonic Boom, Ace Attacker

Accolade's Christmas Crackers - Serve & Volley, Rack 'em, TKO, Fast Break

Munchorama Goes 3D - Pac-Mania for the C64 and Amiga from Grandslam.

Blood on the 64! - C64 version of Captain Blood on the way.

Who's That Girl - Codemasters announce Super Dragon Slayer.

Smarter than the Average Software - Alternative claim to be the most succesful software house over the summer. Upcoming releases include Yogi Bear, BMX Ninja, Endzone.

Katakis? What Katakis? - US Gold withdraw Katakis after legal challenge from R-Type licence-holding Activision.

FeaturesEdit

Walkers Way

A Knight to Remember: Knightmare TV show feature

Zzap Challenge:Paul Glancey takes on a challenger at Quedex

Classic Computer Cock-Ups

Why Make Friends with an Amiga?

Zzapback: Issue 18

Powerplay, Iridis Alpha, Beyond the Forbidden Forest, Super Cycle, Parallax

PreviewsEdit

Speedball - Amiga

Off Shore Warrior - Amiga

Fusion - Amiga

Eddie Edwards' Super Ski - Amiga

Battle Chess - Amiga

I Ludicrus - Amiga

Thunder Blade - C64

MicroProse Soccer - C64

Arcade Wizzard - C64

Battle Island - C64

ReviewsEdit

C64Edit

CommentsEdit

Red Storm Rising - 86%

A simulation of enormous magnitude, but more suited to experienced simulator buffs.

Cybernoid II - 91%

If the original hadn't already been released, this would be well on its way to a higher accolade.

Soldier of Fortune - 66%

A very disappointing release from a partnership that should have given us something really special.

Barbarian - 31%

The 16-bit's weak gameplay is reinforced by poorly designed 8-bit graphics. A poor conversion.

4x4 Off-Road Racing - 56%

A technically competant racing sim spoilt by incredibly laborious gameplay and a total lack of variety.

Pink Panther - 14%

Aren't gremlins supposed to cock things up? Well, they've cocked this up!

Armalyte - 97%

A brilliant blaster whose graphics and gameplay knock others for six.

Foxx Fights Back - 79%

An unusual, but entertaining variation on the arcade adventure theme.

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer - 90%

Quite simply, the best football simulation available for the 64!

Street Sports Soccer - 75%

Just as much fun as kicking a ball about in your back garden - and you can't break your neighbour's windows (aaah! Takes all the fun out of it! - Ed.)

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon - 80%

Very good, action-packed adventure with plenty to keep you occupied.

Intensity - 75%

An excellent game, but doesn't have the broad appeal of Braybrook's previous works because it isn't an out-and-out blast.

Battle Stations - 35%

Will probably sink without a trace.

Mission Genocide - 66%

A playable vertical shoot 'em up but not as good as Warhawk, which it mimics.

Super Cup Football - 67%

An adequate overhead view footy game which isn't too bad for the price.

Vectorball - 11%

An unplayable attempt at a futuresport game.

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 (%)
Red Storm Rising MicroProse 97 77 35 74 93 86
Cybernoid II Hewson 89 94 88 80 93 91
Soldier of Fortune Firebird 64 71 62 69 59 66
Barbarian Melbourne House 45 39 21 46 24 31
4x4 Off-Road Racing Epyx 84 59 49 60 46 56
Pink Panther Gremlin 10 25 9 16 3 14
Armalyte Thalamus 91 98 81 95 93 97
Foxx Fights Back Imageworks 79 82 74 81 71 79
Emlyn Hughes International Soccer Audiogenic 98 79 28 88 96 90
Street Sports Soccer Epyx 76 75 53 78 70 75
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon Mirrorsoft 90 90 77 82 76 80
Intensity Firebird 91 88 70 78 86 75
Battle Stations Addictive 70 55 44 39 30 35
Mission Genocide Silverbird 68 51 32 72 58 66
Super Cup Football Rack It 78 56 39 71 66 67
Vectorball MAD 29 68 39 17 9 11

Re-Release Round-UpEdit

Game Title Publisher Ove (%)
Bubble Bobble Silverbird 98
Metro-Cross Kixx 60
Tau Ceti Mastertronic 93
Ace of Aces Kixx 85
Krakout Kixx 60
World Games Kixx 96
Gauntlet Kixx 80

AmigaEdit

CommentsEdit

Sarcophaser - 84%

A top-quality low-price action-packed shoot 'em up with excellent graphics. Miss it if you dare.

Whirligig - 38%

Technically clever, but that's the problem. It's too clever.

Ikari Warriors - 74%

An accurate conversion of an old but playable Commando variant, but a high price to pay.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - 82%

An excellent conversion - atmospheric, addictive and faithful to the coin-op.

Atron 5000 - 87%

An exceptional variation on the old Tron theme, especially addictive in two player mode.

Powerplay - 82%

Fit for the gods - but not if you've got the other Amiga version...

Fire & Forget - 47%

A poorly programmed Road Blasters variation. Easily forgotten (predictable comments inc).

Bomb Jack - 39%

Yet another poor arcade conversion of Bomb Jack - the game must be doomed!

Vixen - 25%

A totally unoriginal collect 'em up with nothing at all to get in a lather about.

Army Moves - 24%

Almost non-existant gameplay makes this very poor value for money.

Extensor - 9%

A pathetic parody of a Tron-style game, with crippling controls and as much excitement as a day with Paul Glancey.

Beyond the Ice Palace - 70%

A slightly above average Ghosts'n Goblins game.

Pandora - 87%

A boxfull of tricks, puzzles and entertainment, more absorbing than a Fiesta kitchen towel.

Quadralien - 37%

An example of how not to produce an arcade/strategy game.

StarRay - 90%

An excellent, brilliantly addictive game; £25 is a little high - but it's worth it.

SkyChase - 78%

An exhilerating flying game - at its best with two players at the controls.

Zoom - 89%

Another old game given a new lease of life and it's well funny to boot.

Computer Scrabble Deluxe - 70%

Nicely presented conversion of a subject which has obvious limitations.

Bionic Commando - 35%

A very disappointing conversion considering the power of the machine.

Street Fighter - 21%

So feeble that you really will be able to beat 'em all up - first go.

Bubble Ghost - 88%

An enjoyable and amusing game which many gamers will find a bit of a larf.

Tracers - 74%

A very good example of a Tron-style game with its share of strengths and weaknesses.

Sub Battle Simulator - 42%

An unatmospheric and expensive sub sim, lacking any really interesting features.

Craps Academy - 26%

A complicated and unrewarding gambling game.

Vectorball - 48%

Poor execution makes this an uncompelling futuresport game.

Street Gang - 9%

The questionable subject matter and lousy game go together to make a combination worthy of nobody's attention.

Thundercats - 68%

An unambitious Green Beret style game for a license with great possibilities.

Helter Skelter - 86%

A playable and enjoyable near 'budget' price platformer which should appeal to all fans of cutesy gaming.

Virus - 84%

An excellent and innovative game, but Virus is an acquired taste.

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 (%)
Sarcophaser Rainbow Arts 73 82 50 88 81 84
Whirligig Firebird 34 57 73 22 31 38
Ikari Warriors Elite 77 75 69 85 71 74
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Domark 81 53 51 84 79 82
Atron 5000 Players 86 79 65 90 82 87
Powerplay Arcana 88 84 55 86 79 82
Fire & Forget Titus 79 67 65 53 38 47
Bomb Jack Elite 52 59 23 30 25 39
Vixen Martech 45 35 47 26 15 25
Army Moves Imagine 28 21 12 33 29 24
Extensor Players 50 29 31 7 5 9
Beyond the Ice Palace Elite 61 72 66 63 69 70
Pandora Firebird 84 86 80 90 85 87
Quadralien Logotron 52 81 53 28 36 37
StarRay Logotron 90 89 87 94 92 90
SkyChase Imageworks 93 75 51 80 72 78
Zoom Discovery 92 90 94 90 91 89
Computer Scrabble Deluxe Leisure Genius 90 73 8 63 63 70
Bionic Commando Go! 34 69 80 38 37 35
Street Fighter Go! 27 44 40 39 15 21
Bubble Ghost Infogrames 84 83 90 93 86 88
Tracers Microillusions 80 42 59 82 69 74
Sub Battle Simulator Epyx 69 42 45 51 57 42
Craps Academy Microillusions 75 60 25 24 27 26
Vectorball MAD 39 70 67 41 36 48
Street Gang Players 21 16 54 12 7 9
Thundercats Elite 62 67 58 72 66 68
Helter Skelter Audiogenic 95 81 56 74 89 86
Virus Firebird 85 90 53 83 79 84

Def Guide to Shoot 'em UpsEdit

Game Title Publisher Ove (%)
Parallax Ocean 92
Wizball Ocean 98
Delta Thalamus 92
Sanxion Thalamus 84
Zynaps Hewson 80
Paradroid Hewson 95
Uridium Hewson 74
Iridis Alpha Hewson 87
Cybernoid Hewson 90
Dropzone US Gold 97
Encounter Novagen 82
I, Ball Firebird 81
Thrust Firebird 91
Io Firebird 78
Zybex Zeppelin 89
Guardian Alligata 87
Hunter's Moon Thalamus 96
Pastfinder Activision 91
Light Force FTL 77

Chuck Vomit (Adventures)Edit

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Atm (%) Puzz (%) Inter (%) Last (%) Ove (%)
The Faery Tale Adventure Microillusions Amiga 85 71 65 73 76
Tanglewood Microdeal Amiga 50 51 42 45 49
The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight Electronic Arts Amiga 77 74 70 84 80

TipsEdit

The Lord of the Rings - Part Solution

PG's TipsEdit

Draconus - Cheat

Chubby Gristle - Poke

To Hell and Back - Poke, Map

Impossible Mission II - Hack

Super Robin Hood - Map

Hunter's Moon - Cheat

Beyond the Ice Palace - Poke

Auf Wiedersehen Monty - Cheat

Delta - Map

The Sentinel - Poke

Barbarian - Cheat

Task III - Poke

Hoppin' Mad - Poke

Rollaround - Cheat

Rygar - Cheat

Night Racer - Poke

Netherworld - Poke

Ricochet - Cheat

Slap Fight - Tip

Side Arms - Map

Dark Side - Poke

Roadblasters - Cheat

Pac-Land - Cheat

Ball-Blasta - Poke

Summer Olympiad - Tips

Bionic Commando - Cheat

External LinksEdit

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