Zapped to the Past Episode 15 1985 Awards – Part 1

As a final farewell to 1985, we look back over the year and the games from the first eight issues of Zzap, 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 of 1985’ or win the ‘Best Music’ or the ‘Sunday Best Award? There is only one way to find out!
Awards in this episode:
Best Visuals
Best Sound FX
Sunday Best Award
Best Music
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Zapped to the Past Episode 1 Part 1


In the misty month of May 1985, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In this first episode of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the expansive Elite, the stylish ShadowFire and the creepy Cauldron and we ponder whether Tim really does love cricket…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Elite
  • Spyhunter
  • Pole Position
  • Airwolf
  • Tir Na Nog
  • Bounty Bob Strikes Back
  • Tim Loves cricket
  • Super Huey
  • Cauldron