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Issue 2 was dated June 1985 and priced at 95p.

NewsEdit

Games Announced:- Alice Cooper Goes to Hell, Spitfire '40, Parky and the Yellow Submarine, Jonah Barrington's Squash, Boulder Dash 2, Drop Zone

FeaturesEdit

Zzap Challenge: Julian Rignall wins again. Games played: Raid Over Moscow, Spy vs Spy & Bruce Lee

Interview with Tim Chaney of US Gold.

Zzap Readers Top 64:- Impossible Mission: No 1.

Jeff Minters column

ReviewsEdit

Grog's Revenge review had the score table of Shadowfire from Issue 1

Key for table:- Pre: Presentation, Ori: Originality, Gra: Graphics, Hoo: Hookability, Sou: Sound, Las: Lastability, Val: Value for Money

Gold Medal - Sizzler

Game Title Publisher Pre (%) Ori (%) Gra (%) Hoo (%) Sou (%) Las (%) Val (%) Summary
Theatre Europe PSS 96 84 71 96 89 95 94 If you're strong enough to grapple with the alarming game concept, you'll find this one very, very special indeed.
On-Court Tennis Activision 81 38 69 88 66 85 80 Unfortunately - 3 more than Match Point, but still a terrific simulation.
M.U.L.E. Ariolasoft 91 64 44 72 62 86 81 The best pure trading game we've seen.
Grog's Revenge US Gold / Sierra
Super Pipeline II Taskset 88 32 87 93 82 87 88 State of the art arcade game. Enormous appeal whether or not you've already got Pipeline I.
On-Field Baseball Activision 74 72 32 72 64 81 73 More expensive and overall not quite as good as World Series
Starfire / Fire One CBS / Exidy 69 28 39 29 38 18 22 Old favourites but new disasters.
Richard Petty's Talladega Audiogenic/Cosmi 61 32 44 71 53 69 69 An enjoyable, exciting game. Bound to suffer by being released at the same time as Pitstop II.
Pitstop II Epyx 87 54 90 95 71 91 89 The best race game yet.
On-Field Football Activision 78 73 52 37 55 71 62 The enthusiast will like it but not many others will.
Everyone's a Wally Mikrogen 76 64 84 66 47 87 82 Another great Wally of a hit from Mikrogen.
Hypercircuit Alligata 62 68 64 83 62 73 75 A fast blast at a nice price.
Big Mac Mastertronic 58 24 59 65 65 67 79 18 screens of action for very little cash.
Estra Firebird 48 54 23 48 35 26 43 Very ordinary game at a low price.
Almazz The Edge 63 67 61 64 38 79 70 Plenty to do, plenty of challenge. But not as good as it's predecessor Quo Vadis.
Brian Jacks' Superstar Challenge Martech 56 54 78 79 52 76 78 Cheaper than most of the games in its class.
Moon Cresta Incentive Software 70 50 63 65 29 59 63 A fairly cheap trip down memory lane.
Lode Runner Ariolasoft 82 38 39 89 34 94 88 Endless hours of designing and playing.
Dambusters US Gold 85 73 80 90 70 73 78 An excellent program and certain commercial success. Slightly tarnished by a couple of annoying quirks.
International Basketball Commodore 80 65 87 89 36 87 92 Very cheap for such a high-quality program. May even do as well as International Soccer.
Skyjet Mastertronic 63 61 58 73 44 60 78 Good in it's own right but particularly good at this price.
Quasimodo US Gold 54 58 72 85 34 74 76 Addictive arcade game with great new action for Hunchback fans. A little more variety and it would be a smash hit for sure.
Blagger Goes to Hollywood Alligata 75 74 67 76 78 62 71 Even if the game doesn't last the T-Shirt should.
World Series Baseball Imagine 71 74 73 88 59 86 87 The better buy of this month's two baseball simulations.
Antics Bug-Byte 52 63 49 59 49 48 54 Spectrum game at a Spectrum price.
Ice Palace Creative Sparks 74 82 65 76 67 73 72 Excellent new form of game.
Spelunker Ariolasoft 44 35 46 81 38 85 79 Another really enjoyable round of exploring, collecting and dodging.
Glider Pilot CRL 73 52 47 24 23 38 31 Unlikely to interest non-gliders.

AdventureEdit

ReviewsEdit

Key for table:- Atm: Atmosphere, Int: Interaction, Las: Lasting Appeal, Val: Value for Money

Game Title Publisher Atm (%) Int (%) Las (%) Val (%)
Gremlins Adventure International 82 65 88 80
Time Search Duckworth 20 22 35 20
Castle Dracula Duckworth 40 28 38 28
Grand Larceny Melbourne House 55 25 40 52
Sorceror Infocom 94 92 88 65

NewsEdit

New game annoucements:- Sequel to Twin Kingdom Valley, Fantastic Four, Lord of the Rings, 3 Days in Carpathia

Channel 8 Software close down.

TipsEdit

Maps for:-

Everyone's a Wally

Tir Na Nog

Tips for:-

Impossible Mission

Spy vs Spy

Spy Hunter

External LinksEdit

You can find this magazine over at The Def Guide to Zzap!64

Issue IndexEdit

Zzap!64 Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1985 Zzap Issue 1
1
Zzap64 Issue 2
2
Zzap64 Issue 3
3
Zzap64 Issue 4
4
Zzap64 Issue 5
5
Zzap64 Issue 6
6
Zzap64 Issue 7
7
Zzap64 Issue 8
8
1986 Zzap64 Issue 9
9
Zzap64 Issue 10
10
Zzap64 Issue 11
11
Zzap64 Issue 12
12
Zzap64 Issue 13
13
Zzap64 Issue 14
14
Zzap64 Issue 15
15
Zzap64 Issue 16
16
Zzap64 Issue 17
17
Zzap64 Issue 18
18
Zzap64 Issue 19
19
Zzap64 Issue 20
20
1987 Zzap64 Issue 21
21
Zzap64 Issue 22
22
Zzap64 Issue 23
23
Zzap64 Issue 24
24
Zzap64 Issue 25
25
Zzap64 Issue 26
26
Zzap64 Issue 27
27
Zzap64 Issue 28
28
Zzap64 Issue 29
29
Zzap64 Issue 30
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Zzap64 Issue 31
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Zzap64 Issue 32
32
1988 Zzap64 Issue 33
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Zzap64 Issue 35
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Zzap64 Issue 37
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Zzap64 Issue 38
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Zzap64 Issue 39
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Zzap64 Issue 40
40
Zzap64 Issue 41
41
Zzap64 Issue 42
42
Zzap C64 Amiga Issue 43
43
Zzap C64 Amiga Issue 44
44
1989 cover missing
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1991 Zzap64 Issue 69
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1992 Zzap64 Issue 80
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Zzap64 Issue 89
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Zzap64 Issue 90
90

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