Zapped to the Past
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

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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:

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All game nominations here:

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

Golden Breadbin awards page

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

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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

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Find this week’s Crapverts here:

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

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

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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/

Zapped to the Past Episode 38 November 1986

Zapped to the Past Episode 38 November 1986

November 1, 2021

In the month of November 1986, many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode thirty-eight of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the shooty Sanxion, the jumpy Jeep Command, and the alluring AlleyKat, and wonder…Where is my Ninja? Where is that Ninja friend of mine?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Sanxion
  • Ninja
  • Nomad
  • Jeep Command
  • (It’s) Clean Up Time
  • Asterix and The Magic Cauldron
  • Deactivators
  • Alleykat

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/

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