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Issue 44 was dated December 1988 and priced at £1.95.

MegatapeEdit

Thunder Blade - Demo

Mad Mix Game - Demo

FeaturesEdit

Walkers Way

Zzap Challenge: Clash of the Titans - Zzap vs Crash vs TGM

Zzapback: Issue 19

World Games, Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future, Sanxion, Trivial Pursuit & Alleykat

Dear Santa, I would like for Christmas...

The Zzap Definitive Tips Index

Classic Computer Cock-Ups: Part Two

PreviewsEdit

AmigaEdit

Ghosts'n Goblins, Fright Night, Paperboy, Iron Lord, Space Harrier & Superman: Man of Steel

C64Edit

Rocket Ranger, Serve & Volley, Fast Break, Powerplay Hockey, TKO, Caveman Ugh-lympics, Circus Games, Superman: Man of Steel, Supertrux, Fist+, Spitting Image & [[Wanderer}

ReviewsEdit

C64Edit

CommentsEdit

Captain Blood - 77%

Not a bad game at all, considering, but it could have been better.

Bombuzal - 97%

The cutest puzzle game on the 64 and it's really addictive as well.

Purple Heart - 58%

A reasonably good variation on Ikari Warriors.

Final Assault - 41%

A competent, but very tedious, version of a sport that doesn't really work as a sim.

Mad Mix Game - 48%

A poor attempt at rejuvenating a much-loved idea.

In 80 Days Around the World - 29%

Tedious, long-winded and ultimately boring. Recommended to people you don't like.

The Race Against Time - 30%

The Spectrum Race transferred trainer, shorts and singlet to the 64.

Power Pyramids - 18%

An original idea... probably because noone has had such a brain relapse before.

Savage - 72%

Long-term playability and fine appearances make this a very interesting product.

Bubble Ghost - 62%

A pretty good 64 conversion - could have been better though.

Peter Beardsley's International Football - 23%

One of the worst football games around at the moment.

Overlander - 46%

A poor 3D motor shoot 'em up, not much better than the conversion it mimics.

NATO Assault Course - 30%

Dull and unenjoyable game of joystick torture.

Battle Island - 41%

Certainly not up to the standards we've come to expect from Novagen.

1943 - 49%

Technically poor and far too easy to be stimulating for more than half an hour.

The Games: Summer Edition - 49%

A disappointing release from one of the most successful originators of the strategic 'games' sim.

Super Dragon Slayer - 67%

Not a bad game at all. It would have been even better at a proper budget price.

Professional Ski Simulator - 73%

An unusual and mildly compelling adaptation of the sport.

Joe Blade II - 38%

Fun for a very short while.

Street Gang - 30%

Not one to show off to the gang - but you may get some pleasure out of the music.

Scorpion - 56%

One of those games you bring out on a raindy day - and then put away again.

5th Gear - 78%

Playable and addictive blend of racing and blasting.

Psi-Droid - 60%

Nothing outstanding - see if it grabs you first.

Slayer - 90%

A brilliant budget version of the best of recent full-price shoot 'em ups.

Pulse Warrior - 78%

A novel and compelling puzzle game.

Hopper Copper - 30%

Budding policemen (and everybody else) steer clear.

Cheap Skate - 64%

A cheap skate for all the family - and you don't have to be an expert.

Pro Skateboard Simulator - 79%

One of Code Masters' best Simulators yet, but probably more suited to the more accomplished games-player.

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 (%)
Captain Blood Infogrames 68 70 31 52 79 77
Bombuzal ImageWorks 96 79 71 97 98 97
Purple Heart CRL 68 60 59 68 63 58
Final Assault Epyx 75 49 55 40 37 41
Mad Mix Game US Gold 31 35 41 53 41 48
In 80 Days Around the World Pandora 45 40 40 23 18 29
The Race Against Time Codemasters 45 28 50 49 31 30
Power Pyramids Grandslam 20 31 43 12 12 18
Savage Firebird 60 71 88 73 70 72
Bubble Ghost Infogrames 75 68 37 61 57 62
Peter Beardsley's International Football Grandslam 39 36 40 27 21 23
Overlander Elite 65 58 71 47 40 46
NATO Assault Course CRL 73 42 28 33 26 30
Battle Island Novagen 60 40 49 55 41 41
1943 Go! 59 43 54 47 20 30
The Games: Summer Edition Epyx 80 70 67 65 44 49
Super Dragon Slayer Codemasters 49 61 38 53 71 67
Professional Ski Simulator Codemasters 67 72 58 70 60 73
Joe Blade II Players 69 78 76 62 15 38
Street Gang Players 57 30 90 22 20 30
Scorpion Rack-It 50 65 50 56 39 56
5th Gear Rack-It 69 74 70 75 79 78
Psi-Droid Zeppelin 54 61 53 63 52 60
Slayer Rack-it 60 80 75 90 78 90
Pulse Warrior Mastertronic 50 71 73 78 73 78
Hopper Copper Silverbird 51 57 61 45 21 30
Cheap Skate Silverbird 57 64 65 64 59 64
Pro Skateboard Simulator Codemasters 86 75 71 79 70 79

Re-Release Round-UpEdit

Game Title Publisher Ove (%)
Ghosts'n Goblins Encore 94
Wizard's Lair Bubble Bus 38
Cauldron Silverbird 81
Cauldron II Silverbird 72
Dynamite Dan Silverbird 79
The Sacred Armour of Antiriad Silverbird 91
Fighter Pilot Silverbird 60
Powerplay Players 92
Commando Encore 49
Shockway Rider Rack-It 75
Light Force Rack-It 78
Combat Lynx Encore 48
Leader Board Kixx 90
The Way of the Tiger Kixx 43
Airwolf Encore 70

AmigaEdit

CommentsEdit

Driller - 89%

A superbly presented and totally captivating 3D experience.

Nebulus - 97%

An excellent 16-bit conversion of a classic 8-bit masterpiece.

Rocket Ranger - 94%

Without doubt - and we'll say it again - the best Cinemaware game yet.

Menace - 79%

Nicely done, but a bit easy.

Cybernoid - 93%

A very high quality shoot 'em up which is a great improvement over the 64 version.

Star Goose - 37%

A nicely presented but terminally dull shoot 'em up.

Motorbike Madness - 28%

Good idea, terrible execution.

Impossible Mission II - 92%

Not as much of an improvement over the 64 classic as it could have been, but still a hell of a game.

Street Sports Basketball - 68%

Not bad, but could have been so much better.

Summer Olympiad - 76%

A fresh view on an established game style. Take a look.

Zynaps - 78%

A jolly bag of shoot 'em up larks.

Major Motion - 54%

Could have been tons better.

Revenge of the Mutant Camels II - 38%

Weirdness factor means Minter fans should lap this up, but others would do well to hold onto their money.

Fusion - 87%

A high quality shoot 'em up and an impressive debut from Bullfrog Productions. Keep it up guys (and gals?)

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 (%)
Driller Incentive 95 89 49 90 90 89
Nebulus Hewson 76 90 80 91 95 97
Rocket Ranger Mirrorsoft 97 93 92 92 94 94
Menace Psyclapse 83 90 93 90 69 79
Cybernoid Hewson 68 94 71 92 95 93
Star Goose Logotron 77 69 38 45 35 37
Motorbike Madness Mastertronic 45 51 59 40 25 28
Impossible Mission II Epyx 85 84 79 96 95 92
Street Sports Basketball Epyx 80 69 42 69 73 68
Summer Olympiad Tynesoft 82 79 53 76 74 76
Zynaps Hewson 50 82 80 74 79 78
Major Motion Microdeal 46 49 51 57 49 54
Revenge of the Mutant Camels II Mastertronic 51 48 58 39 37 38
Fusion Electronic Arts 79 89 86 83 90 87

CompilofaxEdit

Game Title Publisher Ove (%)
Gold, Silver, Bronze US Gold 81
Leader Board Par 4 US Gold 83
History in the Making US Gold 81
Summertime Specials US Gold 48
Frank Bruno's Big Box Elite 75
Karate Ace Gremlin 61
Chart Busters Beau Jolly 88
Supreme Challenge Beau Jolly 95

Chuck Vomit (Adventures)Edit

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Atm (%) Puzz (%) Inter (%) Last (%) Ove (%)
Pool of Radiance SSI/US Gold C64 83 49 60 81 80
Crash Garrett Infogrames Amiga 83 67 78 76 76
Ultima IV MicroProse Amiga 86 84 92 95 91
Fish Rainbird Amiga 85 92 86 94 93
Corruption Rainbird C64 93 90 87 86 90
Ingrid's Back!: Gnome Ranger 2 Level 9 Amiga 94 85 92 88 90

TipsEdit

Rigel's Revenge - Map

Zork I - Map

Zork II - Map

The Lord of the Rings - Part solution

FeatureEdit

Magnetic Scrolls

ManoeuvresEdit

ReviewsEdit

Panzer Strike - 78%

Excellent for those with an interest in small-unit mechanised warfare.
Game Title Publisher Format Pres (%) Grap (%) Rule (%) Auth (%) Play (%) Ove (%)
Panzer Strike SSI C64 85 61 91 95 72 78

PG's TipsEdit

Hawkeye - Map

Dizzy - Map

Knight Tyme - Solution

Thrust 2 - Map

Maniac Mansion - Part solution & Map

The Vindicator - Map

Starglider 2 - Tips

External LinksEdit

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

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