Zapped to the Past Episode 64 October 1987

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9ec2k-122eb94

ep64.png

In the month of October 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-four of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the brilliant Bubble Bobble, the claggy Clean Up Service, and the freaky Frenesis and wonder who would set up a cafe and service station at the ass end of the Universe?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Bubble Bobble
  • The Further Adventures of Alice in Videoland
  • Deliverance
  • Destructo
  • Clean Up Service
  • Hysteria
  • Frenesis 
  • Centurions
  • Gun Runner
  • Pile-Up

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Thanks to our amazing Episode 64 Contributors:

Daz and Brendan from The Hands on Gaming Podcast

Steve Erickson from the Retro Asylum Podcast

Our special Patreon Contributors, RodgerDodger, 2000DC and Dr Goggles

… and our amazing show sponsor, David Hearne. 

Special Episode 64 offers:

Escape from the Commodore 64 by David Hearne is available on Amazon Kindle for 99p for 7 days only from Monday 23rd May 2022

Visit Amazon in your region!!

Thanks to Chris Abbott at https://www.c64audio.com – you can use code zttp64 at the checkout for £10 off your shopping!!

Zapped to the Past Episode 63 September 1987

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-unm9s-1224a8a

ep63b.png

In the month of September 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-three of Zapped to the Past, we continue our look at some of those games, including the dubious Death Wish 3, the Swashbuckling Pirates! And the energetic Star Paws and wonder, how does a dog go to the toilet in a space suit?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Zynaps
  • Deceptor
  • Mr Weems and the She Vampires
  • Death Wish 3
  • Thunderbolt
  • Star Paws
  • Convoy Raider
  • Pirates
  • Rebel
  • Denarius
  • Kikstart 2

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

https://archive.org/details/Deceptor_1986_Artech/page/n3/mode/2up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uwrfRAEinY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JkoG_-1j_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN5i2p3HBxQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fioKEjZKXc8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mmvgbk3r8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU5pdZOA9vc

http://www.c64sets.com/pirates/manual.pdf

Zapped to the Past Episode 62 September 1987

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kpkpz-121c026

ep62.png

In the month of September 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-two of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the clement California Games, the gregarious Game Over and the transient Transatlantic Balloon Challenge and wonder, why does an eagle need to recharge its energy on a giant balloon?

Games covered in this episode:

  • California Games
  • Realm
  • Game Over
  • Trans-Atlantic Balloon Challenge
  • Mystery of the Nile
  • The Living Daylights
  • Road Runner
  • Exolon
  • Street Sports Baseball
  • Snapdragon
  • Re-Bounder

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/heavy-metal-magazine-198405-vol-8-no-2/4000-146378

https://www.heavymetal.com/news/luis-royo-game-over-cover/

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/60at60/2015/8/1987-first-people-to-cross-the-atlantic-in-a-hot-air-balloon-392904

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkUU3kAWEyQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIB9Y4OFPs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_L7vQV9tMg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voY_sgD0BXc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP7y89lfTIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7t8eoA_1jQ  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N3fHjTu3nI

Zapped to the Past Episode 61 August 1987

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-k99gk-120e33e

ep61.png

In the month of August 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-one of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the squawky Slap Fight, the monotone Max Torque and the revolutionary Head over Heels and wonder what adventures a Spider Egg should get up to when not bombing bees…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Head Over Heels
  • Quartet
  • Challenge of the Gobots
  • Hades Nebula
  • Max Torque
  • Oink
  • Amaurote
  • Metrocross
  • Rasterscan
  • Slap Fight

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Oink – Janet and John and the Parachute Jump

https://oink.blog/2021/07/26/oink-7-summer-cool/

Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobots

https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxjrAi2Qjrcdfotm58hKQ3XPSTtWKdII_h

http://www.zee-3.com/pickfordbros/softography/index.php?game=23

https://elysium64.itch.io/amaurote

http://www.zee-3.com/pickfordbros/softography/index.php?game=22

Zapped to the Past Episode 60 August 1987

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qyvz6-12065b9

In the month of August1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty of Zapped to the Past, we continue our look at some of those games, including the delightful Defender of the Crown, the fearful Frankenstein, and the maudlin Mag Max and wonder when up is down and left is backwards, how the hell do you navigate a boring brown maze? 

Games covered in this episode:

  • Defender of the Crown
  • Colony
  • Spellseeker
  • Plasmatron
  • Frankenstein
  • Mag Max
  • Wonder Boy
  • Election
  • Twin Tornado

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanhoe_(1952_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playbox_(1987_TV_series)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Black

Zapped to the Past – Ask the Podcast Special

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jh97z-11f9650

ZTTP_LOGO_SCREENAUAbhlbg.png

As it’s the Easter Holidays there is a very strong chance we will be consuming many eggs. In light of this, we are taking a mini-break from the regular podcast and giving you some Easter treats. Firstly, you will already have noticed our C16 Easter Special. That’s right! 16 games on the C16 on the 16th of the 4th month at 4am…now THAT is a creamy egg!

In addition to that glorious treat, here is the previously Patreon only and first episode of ‘Ask the Podcast’ where we tackle some of the questions asked by our Patreons in our exclusive Discord Channel.  

Lord Humongous wishes you a happy Easter break and hopes you thoroughly enjoy this bonus episode…

…just leave your gasoline.

 

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Zapped to the Past C16 Easter 2022 Special

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-84r9e-11f95f8

ZTTP_LOGO_SCREEN4btg2h.png

As we steam through Issue 28 – August 1987 – of ZZAP magazine – we noticed it featured an eight page Commodore C16 special pullout. Eight pages of C16 games? Hmnnn… So we thought we would take a ZTTP look at sixteen C16 games in time for the 16th of April. We have chosen sixteen original C16 games at random and put them under the Zapped to the Past magnifying glass… will Kung Fu Kid, Street Olympics and Tutti Frutti pass muster… or will there be a trail of C16 dog eggs… there is only one way to find out!

Games reviewed in this special:

  • Auriga
  • Dorks Dilemma
  • Bandits at Zero
  • Leaper
  • Kung Fu Kid
  • Megabolts
  • Guzzler
  • Killapede
  • Street Olympics
  • Xargon Wars
  • Rescue from Zylon
  • Monkey Magic
  • Spectipede
  • Bridgehead
  • Tutti Frutti
  • Astro Plumber

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Zapped to the Past Episode 59 August 1987

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kf6ye-11f0a8c

In the month of August 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-nine of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the stunning Last Ninja, the springy Thing Bounces Back and the stupid Milk Race and wonder why level 1 swimming is not a part of basic ninja training?

Games covered in this episode:

  • The Last Ninja
  • Wiz
  • Force One
  • Kat Trap
  • Video Meanies
  • Milk Race
  • Falcon
  • Shadow Skimmer
  • Thing Bounces Back

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

Briar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5cU2Ie4HU

Briar band history: http://www.shotguncharlie.co.uk/briar.htm

The Pretenders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KltjoX0VtgQ

John Farnham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emutat3_IP0

Shirley Bassey and Yello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smwR21SDqEY

Poison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOzdT_sAeDE

M/A/R/R/S Legal case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pump_Up_the_Volume_(song)

Out of tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbJGst7CGr8

Zapped to the Past Episode 58 July 1987

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-d2ht6-11e994a

In the month of July1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-eight of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the brutal Barbarian, the apocalyptically hard Army Moves, and the flaccid Frost Byte, and wonder why anyone would kit out their spaceship in wood paneling…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Killed Until Dead
  • Frost Byte
  • On-Field Football
  • The Curse of Sherwood
  • Spy Vs Spy III Arctic Antics
  • Karate Champ
  • Army Moves 
  • Headcoach
  • Dogfight 2187
  • Rogue Trooper
  • Beamrider
  • Barbarian

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

Zapped to the Past Episode 57 July 1987

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vzh6q-11dd318

In the month of July 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-seven of Zapped to the Past, we continue our look at some of those games, including the wonderful World Class Leaderboard, the Endoscopic Enduro Racer and the sideburn hating Sydney Affair and wonder, how many pointless options screens can you fit into one game? 

Games covered in this episode:

  • World Class Leaderboard
  • Enduro Racer
  • Samurai Trilogy
  • Greyfell
  • The Sydney Affair
  • The Great Escape
  • Tag Team Wrestling
  • Eagles
  • GFL Championship Football
  • The Detective

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer – our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

If you would like to help us out and join our Patreon, find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast