Zapped to the Past Episode 43 January 1987

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In the month of January 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty-three of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the bounder-alike Bulldog, the bewildering Bazooka Bill, and the craptacular Captured, and wonder…at what point did developers decide that normal jumping just wasn’t enough any more…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Super Huey 2
  • Captured
  • Bulldog
  • Crystal Castles
  • Donkey Kong
  • Bazooka Bill
  • Galivan
  • Nuclear Embargo
  • Dracula

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Zapped to the Past Episode 42 January 1987

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In the month of January 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty-two of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the futuristic Flash Gordon, the calamitous Camelot Warriors and the peculiar Panther, and wonder… should there be more tinned meat shoot ’em ups in the world?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Flash Gordon 
  • Assault Machine
  • Camelot Warriors 
  • Yie-Ar Kung-Fu 2 
  • Warrior 2
  • 1942
  • Panther
  • Kettle
  • The Bard’s Tale

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Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Lk-3mmTcQ

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

Europe – Rock the night:

1985 version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HegBqCvd7yk

1986 version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELtpTBf-pMU

Shake you down:

Here is Greg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc8wmLul3uw

Here is Marvin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjlSiASsUIs

Zapped to the Past Episode 41 – 1986 Golden Breadbin Awards

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As a final farewell to 1986, we look back over the year and the games from the issues of Zzap from January to December 1986, selecting some of the titles we have played for our prestigious Zapped to the Past awards. Which game will be heralded as having the ‘Best Visuals’ or win the ‘Best Music’ or the ‘Sunday Best Award?’ There is only one way to find out!

The running order of the awards:

  • Introduction + Review of 1986
  • Best Visuals Award
  • Best Sound FX Award
  • Sunday Best (Worst Game) Award
  • Best Music Award
  • Craziest Concept Award
  • Best Game 1986 Award
  • Best Crapvert 1986 Award 
  • Listener Awards
  • Other things… Awards
  • Look ahead to 1987

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All game nominations here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/the-games/

Golden Breadbin awards page

https://zappedtothepast.com/zapped-to-the-past-golden-breadbin-awards-page/

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Zapped to the Past Episode 40 December 1986

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In the month of December 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the foreboding Fist II: The Legend Continues, the diabolical Dante’s Inferno and the twitch-speed Trailblazer, and wonder… How far would your beard reach by the time you completed all 10,000 levels of The Sentinel?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Fist II The Legend Continues
  • Trapdoor
  • Street Surfer
  • Dante’s Inferno
  • Highway Encounter
  • The Sentinel
  • Ace of Aces
  • Red Max
  • Strike Force Cobra
  • Mad Nurse
  • Movie Monster
  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Trailblazer

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https://zappedtothepast.com/classic-crapverts/

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Zapped to the Past Episode 39 December 1986

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In the month of December 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode thirty-nine of Zapped to the Past, we explore some of those games, including the unmistakable Uchi Mata, the eye rolling Bobby Bearing and the sumptuous Sacred Armour of Antiriad, and wonder… where can you get to play a decent game of Bagatelle these days?   

Games covered in this episode:

  • Boulderdash Construction Kit
  • Montezuma’s Revenge
  • Robobolt
  • Marble Madness
  • Glider Rider
  • Soldier One
  • Bobby Bearing
  • Uchi Mata
  • 180
  • Pub Games
  • BMX Simulator
  • Captain Kelly
  • The Sacred Armour of Antiriad

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Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

https://bullseyecontestants.tumblr.com/

Zapped to the Past Episode 38 November 1986

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In the month of November 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode thirty-eight of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the shooty Sanxion, the jumpy Jeep Command, and the alluring AlleyKat, and wonder…Where is my Ninja? Where is that Ninja friend of mine?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Sanxion
  • Ninja
  • Nomad
  • Jeep Command
  • (It’s) Clean Up Time
  • Asterix and The Magic Cauldron
  • Deactivators
  • Alleykat

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Zapped to the Past Episode 37 November 1986

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In the month of November 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode thirty-seven of Zapped to the Past, we explore some of those games, including the wonderful World Games, the japesome Jack the Nipper, and the daring Dan Dare, and wonder… How did the game ‘Craps’ ever become a thing?

Games covered in this episode:

  • World Games
  • Room Ten
  • Miami Dice
  • Jack The Nipper
  • Dan Dare
  • The Legend of Sinbad
  • Velocipede 2
  • Strike Force Harrier
  • Fungus

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Zapped to the Past Episode 36 October 1986

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In the month of October 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode thirty-six of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the speedy Super Cycle, the cataclysmic Knight Rider, and the baroque Beyond the Forbidden Forest, and wonder… could Syd Little and Eddie Large have played the UK version of Crockett and Tubbs in a possible ‘Blackpool Vice’ TV series?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Super Cycle
  • Miami Vice
  • Knight Rider
  • Hot Wheels
  • Hacker II
  • Hollywood or Bust
  • Collapse
  • Arcana
  • Beyond the Forbidden Forest

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Zapped to the Past Episode 35 October 1986

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In the month of October 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode thirty-five of Zapped to the Past, we explore some of those games, including the impenetrable Iridis Alpha, the perplexing Parallax and the dreamy Druid, and wonder…  is ‘who did voodone?’ the correct past tense of ‘hoodoo voodoo’?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Iridis Alpha
  • Spiky Harold
  • W.A.R.
  • Hoodoo Voodoo
  • Equinox
  • Parallax
  • Hole In One
  • Two On Two BasketBall
  • Druid

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Zapped to the Past Episode 34 September 1986

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In the month of September 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode thirty-four of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the dull Dragon’s Lair, the woeful Way of the Tiger and the torturous Trap, and wonder… are there a bunch of princesses stuck in rescue limbo because the local knights were not daring enough to fight dragons and such?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Wing Commander
  • Split Personalities
  • Mission Elevator
  • Necromancer
  • Freaky Factory
  • Hercules
  • Way of the Tiger
  • Droids
  • Trap
  • Formula One Simulator
  • Video Poker

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