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Zapped to the Past Episode 55 June 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 55 June 1987

March 14, 2022

In the month of June 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-five of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the incomprehensible Jumpin' Jimmy, the old school River Raid and the exceptional H.E.R.O and wonder if bells ring and milkshakes are tasty, and are baby kangaroos indeed grateful? And what are gravy points?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Zolyx
  • The Secret of Kandar
  • Xenon Ranger
  • Feud
  • River Raid
  • Pitfall II
  • Jumpin’ Jimmy
  • Auf Wiedersehn Monty
  • Death or Glory
  • Doc The Destroyer
  • Hero

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Additional links mentioned in the Podcast:

http://zee-3.com/pickfordbros/softography/index.php?game=19 

https://www.broadcastforschools.co.uk/site/1980s

https://www.broadcastforschools.co.uk/site/Special:BrowseData/Programmes?Decade=1980s&Broadcaster=BBC_Schools_TV

Zapped to the Past Episode 54 June 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 54 June 1987

March 7, 2022

In the month of June 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-Four of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the homunculus Masters of the Universe, the eye wrecking Romulus and the somewhat lonely Cyborg and wonder what were the strange things they imported at the Wing Kong Exchange…

Games covered in this episode:

  • Zenji
  • Masters of the Universe
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Romulus
  • Kinetik
  • Nemesis the Warlock
  • Nether Earth
  • Vampire
  • Star Raiders II
  • Cyborg
  • Gods and Heroes

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Other things mentioned in the Podcast

Zapped to the Past Episode 53 May 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 53 May 1987

February 28, 2022

In the month of May 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-three of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our  look at some of those games, including the snappy Sun Star, the excruciating Elevator Action and the speedy Shockway Rider and wonder if the presence of demons and aliens should be in the buyer’s pack for new homeowners…?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Shockway Rider
  • Cyber One
  • Con-Quest
  • Sun Star
  • Aliens
  • POD
  • Elevator Action
  • Terminator
  • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
  • LazerWheel
  • Cholo

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Other things mentioned in the Podcast:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest

Zapped to the Past Episode 52 May 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 52 May 1987

February 21, 2022

In the month of May 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-two of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including infiltrating Into the Eagle’s Nest, the ribbiting Ranarama, and the shoddy Shao-Lin’s Road and wonder if monorail based rescue simulation games are an all new killer genre?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Into the Eagles Nest
  • Grange Hill
  • The Equalizer
  • Werner
  • Nemesis
  • Sailing
  • SOS
  • Armourdillo
  • Shao-Lin’s Road
  • Aftermath
  • Ranarama

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https://www.davidhearnewriter.com/

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Zapped to the Past Episode 51 April 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 51 April 1987

February 14, 2022

In the month of April 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty-one of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the dextrous Delta, the expansive Explorer, and the mystical Magic Madness and wonder why would NASA design a darts game in this day and age?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Aliens
  • Delta
  • Explorer
  • Indoor Sports
  • Prodigy
  • Krakout
  • Void Runner
  • Magic Madness
  • Express Raider
  • HyperBowl
  • Leaderboard (Executive Edition)

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Zapped to the Past Episode 50 April 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 50 April 1987

February 7, 2022

In the month of April 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode fifty of Zapped to the Past, we look at some of those games, including the freaky Fifth Axis, the wild West Bank and the floaty Firetrack and wonder just what damage a bunny could do to a military death robot?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Gunship
  • Short Circuit
  • Zone Ranger
  • Jail Break
  • The Big Deal
  • Fifth Axis
  • Firetrack
  • Transformers
  • Thai Boxing
  • Leviathan
  • West Bank
  • Arkanoid

Find us here:

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Zapped to the Past Episode 49 March 1987

Zapped to the Past Episode 49 March 1987

January 31, 2022

In the month of March 1987 many games were released for the Commodore 64. In episode forty-nine of Zapped to the Past, we conclude our look at some of those games, including the chaotic Chameleon, the bloodless Blood ‘n Guts and the dimensional Double Take and wonder how much middle-of-the-road mediocre meh can you fit into the month of March?

Games covered in this episode:

  • Repton 3
  • Blood ‘N’ Guts
  • Chameleon
  • Street Machine
  • Footballer of the Year
  • Zub
  • Knucklebusters
  • Double Take
  • Tiger Mission

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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

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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:

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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:

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