Zapped to the Past Episode 72 January 1988

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In the month of January 1988 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode seventy-two of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the cacophonous Combat School, the dreary Driller, and the ramshackle Rainbow Dragon, and wonder what sort of society there is to rebel against in a jungle environment…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Driller
  • Jack the Nipper II – In Coconut Capers
  • Rainbow Dragon
  • Basil The Great Mouse Detective
  • Octapolis
  • MASK
  • Gunboat
  • Combat School

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the Manscaped website – our fabulous new show sponsor:

https://www.manscaped.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:

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Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

https://www.mocagh.org/miscgame/virtualworlds-manual.pdf 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeQvoRi6piY

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=PMv5PDm_Tjs&feature=share

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6k3tNNRS_I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_H23dEmO4Y

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtIhcbR7COw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud6sU3AclT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfw7HSi524Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkl2hiTHUrc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQL9RMltWe0

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L3M2WC5LPA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-ex_5anvKM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CBtoIRVK3Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pixcjhqLq34&t=57s

Zapped to the Past – Ask The Podcast 2 Special

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Here’s the second of our ‘Ask the Podcast’ specials where we tackle some of the questions asked by our Patreons in our exclusive Discord Channel. If you wish to pose us your own questions then you can do so by signing up to our Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/zappedtothepast

We hope you are enjoying the rampant heat of the summer. At the Sideways Egg all the children’s toys have melted in the beer garden and Lord Humongous is regretting the constant usage of a metal ski mask.

 

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Please visit the Manscaped website – our fabulous new show sponsor:

https://www.manscaped.com

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

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

Zapped to the Past Episode 71 – 1987 Golden Breadbin Awards

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As a final farewell to 1987, we look back over the year and the games from the issues of Zzap from January to December 1987, selecting some of the titles we have played for our prestigious Zapped to the Past Golden Breadbin awards. Which game will be heralded as having the ‘Best Visuals’ or win the ‘Best Audio’ or the ‘Sunday Best Award?’ There is only one way to find out!

The running order of the awards:

  • Introduction + Review of 1987
  • Best Visuals Award
  • Crapcade Conversion Award
  • Sunday Best (Worst Game) Award
  • Best Audio Award
  • Craziest Concept Award
  • Licenced Catastrophe Award
  • Best Game Award
  • Patreon Awards
  • Other things… Awards
  • Look ahead to 1988

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

All game nominations here:

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

Golden Breadbin awards page

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

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 70 December 1987

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In the month of December 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode seventy of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the nifty Nebulus, the mighty Maniac Mansion and the bolshy Bangkok Knights and wonder why they always seem to hold Thai boxing tournaments in ornate garden centres… 

Games covered in this episode:

  • Nebulus
  • Yes, Prime Minister
  • Implosion
  • Discovery
  • X-15 Alpha Mission
  • Zig Zag
  • Maniac Mansion
  • Earth Orbit Stations
  • Hyber Blob
  • Pirates in Hyperspace
  • Sunburst
  • Bangkok Knights

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq-I4CbQbyM&list=PLq4NVS62WsPDgnYyb3hUHZpWodSF4z5bo&index=8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxG6OSGLumo

https://www.bbc.com/historyofthebbc/anniversaries/september/the-old-grey-whistle-test/

http://www.classicgaming.cc/pc/maniac-mansion/

http://www.classicgaming.cc/pc/maniac-mansion/files/proposal-maniac-mansion.pdf

https://grumpygamer.com/maniac_mansion_design_1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNpjGvJwyL8

https://www.gamesdatabase.org/Media/SYSTEM/Commodore_64/manual/Formated/Bangkok_Knights_-_1987_-_System_3_Software.pdf

Zapped to the Past Episode 69 December 1987

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In the month of December 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-nine of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the bouncy Buggy Boy, the slappy Street Hassle and the shonky Super Sprint and wonder just what made Lion-O’s hair turn grey…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Buggy Boy
  • Captain America
  • Thundercats
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Yogi Bear
  • Action Force
  • Street Hassle
  • Computer Scrabble Deluxe
  • How to be a Complete Bastard
  • Super Sprint
  • Microball
  • Shoot-em-up Construction Kit

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://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/wolf/

http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=7916&d=18&h=0

https://thundercats.fandom.com/wiki/ThunderCats_Wiki

https://youtu.be/JAI30MC36hk?t=224

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUn6uEKdfT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA5y6iHb-Qg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iXvTzEsoiI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hygqfTXwM0k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9M_bqIB6EU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiQx7XlsFLA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtK2AlUQ0Jc

http://www.seuck.retrogaming64.com/index.html

http://www.seuck.retrogaming64.com/tips.html

Zapped to the Past Episode 68 November 1987

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In the month of November 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-eight of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the adroit Quedex, the spellcasting Enlightenment: Druid II and the sneaky Joe Blade and wonder if a flute with no holes is not a flute, is an invisible maze still a maze?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Quedex
  • Scary Monsters
  • Blazer
  • Joe Blade
  • Starfox
  • Enlightenment – Druid II
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Tai-Pan
  • Special Agent
  • Solomon’s Key 

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://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/pyramid-of-time/

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/tony_harrison/poems/12693

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/philip_larkin/poems/14515

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fireman_Sam_episodes#Series_overview

http://www.warpedfactor.com/2016/03/10-things-you-might-not-know-about_9.html

Zapped to the Past Episode 67 November 1987

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In the month of November 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-seven of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the puzzling Pi-r-Squared, the rambunctious Renegade and the mysterious Morpheus and wonder what exactly happened with the sharks in Canada…

Games covered in this episode:

  • International Karate + 
  • On Cue
  • Land of Neverwhere
  • Athena
  • Pi-r(squared)
  • Renegade
  • Mean City
  • Water Polo
  • Anarchy
  • Morpheus

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://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/542402348853513890/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvlv5qrhDUM

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

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYps5LfOaGg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s6tufofYrg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh019yDd5mg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFIMeyTK-sU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaYsfCs1FZw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fazyao5bGUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgid1me8POs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9IKBqv3cbk

http://www.c64sets.com/set.html?id=76&title=Morpheus

Zapped to the Past Episode 66 October 1987

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In the month of October 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-six of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the shouty Mega Apocalypse, the troublesome Toadforce and the flippant Flunky and wonder if the queen does indeed have an egg chamber and how many eggs it might contain…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Mega-Apocalypse
  • Lazer Force
  • Last Mission
  • The Tube
  • Flunky
  • Toad Force
  • Arcade Classics
  • Jackle and Wide
  • Prohibition
  • Pirates of the Barbary Coast
  • Enforcer
  • Black Magic

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwUOpjvha8M&list=PLD89196B9056D804A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3MTFJz50qc

https://archive.org/details/agm_Pirates_of_the_Barbary_Coast/page/n1/mode/2up

https://soundcloud.com/deviationsociale/the-equalizer-free-audio-track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z18vpf0kODo

https://youtu.be/0mMl5rgpHMs

Zapped to the Past Episode 65 October 1987

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In the month of October 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode sixty-five of Zapped to the Past, we continue our look at some of those games, including the stinky Swamp Fever, the messy Morphicle: The Transforming Car and the Robotic Red L.E.D and wonder what pleathered bacon would taste like…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Red L.E.D.
  • Laurel and Hardy
  • Cosmonut
  • Swamp Fever
  • Revenge of the Mutant Camels 2
  • Ace 2
  • Death Race
  • Starforce Nova
  • Evening Star
  • Morphicle The Transforming Car
  • Night on the Tiles

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDsctFBs91U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2mU6USTBRE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4K7XZGeHTE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlmKCj03fHw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofaaz9uGPu4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D6pPgwafq0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU84ORB-Y9k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW0OrDQs77Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__MUf2Qv6_U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyF8RHM1OCg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYX1-K3y-n8

Zapped to the Past Episode 64 October 1987

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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

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