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Zapped to the Past Episode 18 January 1986

Zapped to the Past Episode 18 January 1986

June 14, 2021

In the unending month of January 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode eighteen of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the balletic Ballblazer, the detonating Dynamite Dan and the winsome Willow Pattern and wonder if games should ever be based on crockery patterns?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Ballblazer
  • Underwurlde
  • Imhotep
  • Thunderbirds
  • Dynamite Dan
  • Willow Pattern
  • The Last V8
  • Scalextric

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Zapped to the Past Episode 17 January 1986

Zapped to the Past Episode 17 January 1986

June 7, 2021

In the unending month of January 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode seventeen of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the chatty Chimera, the fearsome Fighting Warrior and the roving Robin of the Wood, and wonder...how many sprites would it have taken to add Friar Tuck?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Koronis Rift
  • Goonies
  • Fighting Warrior
  • Skooldaze
  • Robin of the Wood
  • Chimera
  • Metabolis
  • Hero of the Golden Talisman

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Zapped to the Past Episode 16 Pilot Episode Zero - Part 2

Zapped to the Past Episode 16 Pilot Episode Zero - Part 2

May 31, 2021

In the second part of this special episode of Zapped to the Past, we look at a selection of games from 1984 including the ghostly Ghostbusters, the alarming Alien, and the infallible Impossible Mission and wondered if there was any mileage in a Commodore 64 podcast. Turns out… there was!

Games covered in this episode:

  • Alien
  • Black Hawk
  • Boulder Dash
  • Daley Thompson’s Decathlon / Activision’s Decathlon
  • Ghostbusters
  • Football Manager
  • Impossible Mission
  • Monty Mole
  • Pitstop 2
  • Raid Over Moscow
  • Spy Vs Spy
  • Summer Games
  • Zaxxon
  • Tapper

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Zapped to the Past Episode 16 Pilot Episode Zero - Part 1

Zapped to the Past Episode 16 Pilot Episode Zero - Part 1

May 31, 2021

In the first part of this special episode of Zapped to the Past, we look at a selection of games from the years 1982 and 1983, including the frightening Forbidden Forest, the athletic Aztec Challenge, and the blasting Beach Head and wondered if there was any mileage in a Commodore 64 podcast. Turns out… there was!

Games covered in this episode:

  • Choplifter
  • Attack of the Mutant Camels
  • Aztec Challenge
  • Beach Head
  • Blue Max
  • Forbidden Forest
  • Hunchback
  • Pitstop
  • Manic Miner
  • International Soccer
  • The A-Team

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Zapped to the Past Episode 15 1985 Awards - Part 2

Zapped to the Past Episode 15 1985 Awards - Part 2

May 24, 2021

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 the ‘Best Game of 1985’ or win the ‘Craziest Concept’ award and what were some of our listener’s favourites of the year? There is only one way to find out!

Awards in this episode:

  • Craziest Concept
  • Best Game
  • Crappest Crapvert
  • Listener's Awards

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Zapped to the Past Episode 15 1985 Awards - Part 1

Zapped to the Past Episode 15 1985 Awards - Part 1

May 24, 2021

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 14 December 1985

Zapped to the Past Episode 14 December 1985

May 17, 2021

In the festive month of December 1985, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode Fourteen of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the warmongering Who Dares Wins 2, the cosmic Crazy Comets and the blackbeardy Blackwyche, and wonder… will our Electric Dreams ever be the same again?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Who Dares Wins 2
  • Spy’s Demise/Spy Strikes Back
  • Rupert and the Ice Palace
  • Ace
  • Blackwyche
  • Codename Mat II
  • Crazy Comets

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Zapped to the Past Episode 13 December 1985

Zapped to the Past Episode 13 December 1985

May 10, 2021

In the festive month of December 1985, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode thirteen of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the spooky Scarabeus, the frightful Frank Bruno’s Boxing and the bemusing Batalyx and wonder… should climbing stairs in games ever be one click at a time?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Scarabeus
  • Frank Bruno’s Boxing
  • Topper the Copper
  • Schizofrenia
  • Batalyx
  • Zyto
  • Doriath
  • Z

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Zapped to the Past Episode 12 November 1985

Zapped to the Past Episode 12 November 1985

May 3, 2021

In the dark month of November 1985, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode twelve of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the whizzy Wizard’s Lair, the hypnotic Hacker and the dreadful Doughboy and wonder… Do snooker games need weighty balls?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Wizard’s Lair
  • Steve Davis’ Snooker
  • Doughboy
  • The Castles of Dr Creep
  • Hacker
  • William Wobbler
  • Cops and Robbers
  • Karateka

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Zapped to the Past Episode 11 November 1985

Zapped to the Past Episode 11 November 1985

April 26, 2021

In the dark month of November 1985, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode eleven of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the pleasant Paradroid, the wonderful Winter Games, and the stateside Saucer Attack and wonder how Hunter Patrol ended up as the second version of the Matrix...

Games covered in this episode:

  • Little Computer People
  • Paradroid
  • Wizardry
  • Saucer Attack
  • Hunter Patrol
  • Winter Games
  • Stealth
  • The Rats
  • Axis Assassin

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