Zapped to the Past Episode 60 August 1987

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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

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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

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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.

 

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Zapped to the Past C16 Easter 2022 Special

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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

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Zapped to the Past Episode 59 August 1987

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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

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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

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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

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Zapped to the Past Episode 57 July 1987

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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

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Zapped to the Past Episode 56 July 1987

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In the month of July1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-six of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the wondrous Wizball, the crabby Strike and the ingenious I,Ball and wonder just how many balls are too many balls…?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Wizball
  • Strike
  • Gunstar
  • Sport of Kings
  • IQ
  • Deathscape
  • Super Bowl Sunday
  • Mario Bros
  • UFO
  • I, Ball

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Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

Bananarama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-DZQ80vEVI

Michael Fortunati: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-xfy-0RPMw

Bananarama mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thSeR6sHqJA

Spagna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8c04XHCF8k

Anita Dobson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucQtAnIZ908

Cabaret Voltaire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRqnOuTqDq0

Front 242: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1cRGVaJF7Y

Samantha Fox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR3Bonm7f0k

Wet Wet Wet Neck Injury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgEqJUcUKNw

Do the Crab!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46ht1Uei42M

Physics anomaly drumkit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPVAsEoHGyU

Whip Blow (a.k.a I, Ball): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDqG4ut-LSo

Zapped to the Past Episode 55 June 1987

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In the month of June 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-five of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the incomprehensible Jumpin’ Jimmy, the old school River Raid and the exceptional H.E.R.O and wonder if bells ring and milkshakes are tasty, and are baby kangaroos indeed grateful? And what are gravy points?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Zolyx
  • The Secret of Kandar
  • Xenon Ranger
  • Feud
  • River Raid
  • Pitfall II
  • Jumpin’ Jimmy
  • Auf Wiedersehn Monty
  • Death or Glory
  • Doc The Destroyer
  • Hero

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Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

http://zee-3.com/pickfordbros/softography/index.php?game=19 

https://www.broadcastforschools.co.uk/site/1980s

https://www.broadcastforschools.co.uk/site/Special:BrowseData/Programmes?Decade=1980s&Broadcaster=BBC_Schools_TV

Zapped to the Past Episode 54 June 1987

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In the month of June 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-Four of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the homunculus Masters of the Universe, the eye wrecking Romulus and the somewhat lonely Cyborg and wonder what were the strange things they imported at the Wing Kong Exchange…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Zenji
  • Masters of the Universe
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Romulus
  • Kinetik
  • Nemesis the Warlock
  • Nether Earth
  • Vampire
  • Star Raiders II
  • Cyborg
  • Gods and Heroes

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Other things mentioned in the Podcast

Zapped to the Past Episode 53 May 1987

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In the month of May 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-three of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our  look at some of those games, including the snappy Sun Star, the excruciating Elevator Action and the speedy Shockway Rider and wonder if the presence of demons and aliens should be in the buyer’s pack for new homeowners…?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Shockway Rider
  • Cyber One
  • Con-Quest
  • Sun Star
  • Aliens
  • POD
  • Elevator Action
  • Terminator
  • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
  • LazerWheel
  • Cholo

Find us here:

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Other things mentioned in the Podcast:

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