Zapped to the Past
Zapped to the Past Episode 48 March 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 48 March 1987

January 24, 2022

In the month of March 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty-eight of Zapped to the Past, we continue our look at some of those games, including the abject Agent Orange, the lyrical Labyrinth and the dreadful Dandy and wonder if you met a vampire in real life, what would be the signs that gave it away?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Erebus
  • Olli and Lissa
  • Terror of the Deep
  • Peter Shilton’s Handball Maradona
  • Agent Orange 
  • Nosferatu the Vampire
  • Dandy
  • Skate Rock
  • Labyrinth
  • Terra Cognita

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

Zapped to the Past Episode 47 March 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 47 March 1987

January 17, 2022

In the month of March 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty-seven of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the mesmerising Mutants, the rotational Raid 2000 and the fiery Falcon Patrol 2 and wonder how many toilets were ruined doing the research for Tracker…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Mutants
  • Star Soldier
  • Future Knight
  • The Double 
  • Tracker 
  • Pneumatic Hammers
  • Raid 2000
  • Tomahawk
  • Falcon Patrol 2

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:

Floy Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhT5vTN7mT0

FGTH final release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js_bi9Xz4wY

Text for Terence Trent D’Arby speech:

Sweetheart listen, I know the last few pages haven't been good for the both of us and I've caused you a lot of grief. But put those bags down, o.k.? Before you make a decision like that, please just listen to me 'Cos I don't want you to leave. I definitely don't want you to leave. Just hear me out.

Speech Synthesis tools:

https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/ or https://simulationcorner.net/index.php?page=sam

The Genesis Effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52XlyMbxxh8

Magnum Pan Pipes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Hf7GuOmBM

Slowed down Jolene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMrfM711vXI

Message from Mark King:

Original:

Zzz-tp. Beedop pl-me tum ta-to poom. Da-dun-q-tngggg. Do-di-naaaag mob-ib p-ing-smannng dor-de-meng. Ang, de-fang-me-ting-de-chibmmm.

Translates: 

ZTTP, please stop implying my thumbs are too powerful. They are just quite strong. Though this is the 9th mobile phone I’ve smashed for this message. Also, my favourite meal is chips.

Zapped to the Past Episode 46 February 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 46 February 1987

January 10, 2022

In the month of February 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty-six of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the catastrophic Cobra, the tidy Terra Cresta and the exciting Escape from Singe’s Castle and wonder if a ‘Three Fin Thruster’ is also the name of a painful and instant match winning wrestling move… 

Games covered in this episode:

  • Escape from Singe’s Castle
  • Cobra
  • Sigma Seven
  • Defcom
  • Terra Cresta
  • Surf Champ
  • Destroyer
  • They Stole A Million
  • Judge Dredd
  • Molecule Man
  • Arctic Fox
  • The Vikings
  • 1943
  • Championship Wrestling

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

Zapped to the Past Episode 45 February 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 45 February 1987

January 3, 2022

In the month of February 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty-five of Zapped to the Past, we continue our look at some of those games, including the horrific Howard the Duck, the scabrous Scooby Doo, and the technical Tenth Frame and wonder why something that looks like a duck and quacks like a duck drowns in water…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Park Patrol
  • Howard the Duck
  • Los Angeles Swat
  • Xeno
  • Legend of Kage
  • Scooby Doo 
  • Tenth Frame
  • Light Force
  • Xevious
  • Starglider
  • It’s a Knockout
  • Tarzan
  • Space Harrier
  • Bomb Jack 2

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/2014/07/the-lost-thundercats-games-video/

Zapped to the Past Episode 44 February 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 44 February 1987

December 13, 2021

In the month of February 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty-four of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the greedy Gauntlet, the hessian Highlander and the wholesome Heartland and wonder why so many games starting with the letter H appeared in one month!

Games covered in this episode:

  • Gauntlet 
  • Highlander 
  • Harvey Headbanger 
  • Hypaball
  • Sky Runner
  • Breakthru
  • Heartland
  • Firelord
  • Psycastria
  • Infodroid
  • Paperboy
  • Storm
  • Avenger

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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_of_the_Paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZxLsJjOEw4&ab_channel=ViceCommando

Rolling Stones Vs The Cult

Rolling Stones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyOaCXr8Lw

The Cult: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6PgftKbQnQ

Zapped to the Past Episode 43 January 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 43 January 1987

December 6, 2021

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

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

Zapped to the Past Episode 42 January 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 42 January 1987

November 29, 2021

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

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=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

Zapped to the Past Episode 41 - 1986 Golden Breadbin Awards

November 22, 2021

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

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 40 December 1986

Zapped to the Past Episode 40 December 1986

November 15, 2021

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

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Find this week’s Crapverts here:

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

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer - our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

Zapped to the Past Episode 39 December 1986

Zapped to the Past Episode 39 December 1986

November 8, 2021

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

Find us here:

https://zappedtothepast.com/

Find this week’s Crapverts here:

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

Please visit the website of David Hearne Writer - our amazing show sponsor:

https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

https://bullseyecontestants.tumblr.com/

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App