Zzap! 64, September 1987

Zzap! 64, September 1987


I remember how surprised I was when I found out this existed. Why couldn’t we have a games magazine dedicated to the Commodore 64 here in the States? You would have though there would have been a big enough market for one given that this was the mot popular computer ever. The September 1987 issue of Zzap! 64 includes:

Refined Regulars

  • Editorial – Ciaran Brennan tells it like it is
  • Zzap! Rrap – Bursting forth from a heap of unsolicited SAE’s, Lloyd goes talkabout with the Zzap! readership
  • What’s New – Britain’s Brightest Commodore Monthly brings you the gossip from inside the world of the C64
  • The White Wizard – A Rainbird spectacular, featuring Knight Orc and Guild of Thieves…and who are those shady characters?
  • 54 Manoeuvres – Philippa returns to go on the road with Autoduel and to indulge in a spot of gardening with Shard of Spring
  • Zzap! Tips – Play to win with maps of Head Over Heels and The Last Ninja – not to mention an amazing amount of hints and POKEs
  • Technical Bit In The Middle – Raster interrupts drive Mr. Liddon off the rails
  • Competition Winners – Is your name included?
  • The Scorelord Pontificates – The greatest gamers blow their own trumpets
  • Zzapback – Julian and Steve take a retrospective view at issues eleven and twelve
  • Readers’ Charts – The chart that’s by the readers and for the readers
  • Previews – Things to come in future issues…including Yogi Bear from Piranha, Renegade and Athena from Imagine and a profusion of releases from Cascade Games
  • Terminal Man II – Things hot up for Cross and company

Fashionable Features

  • Dedicated Follower – Sega’s dedicated games console gets the once over
  • Twenty Twenty Vision – Julian Rignall sees eye to eye with Binary Vision’s Paul Norris
  • Mental Procreation – Andrew Braybrook’s labours reach their penultimate stage
  • Tamara Knight – Due to overwhelming demand, Mel Croucher’s trek across the universe reaches its inevitable conclusion
  • Reader Offer – A spectacular shoot ’em up offer – for your eyes only

Stars for September

  • Zynaps – Hewson’s latest shoot ’em up sizzles its way across 12 colorful levels
  • Re-Bounder – Gremlin’s Bounder returns – meaner than ever and twice as agile
  • California Games – Epyx’s sunny compilation wins a Gold Medal to wear on the beach
  • Guild of Thieves – Become a part of the criminal underworld with Magnetic Scroll’s stunning adventure
  • Deceptor – US Gold’s metamorphising release allows you to become half man, half car and half robot (that’s three halves isn’t it???)
  • Street Sports Baseball – Baseball is kid’s stuff when you play with the Epyx Streetsports gang
  • Star Paws – Catch the Griffin in this race against time from Software Projects

Crucial Competitions

  • Zynaps – have a real-life shoot ’em up courtesy of Hewson
  • Firebird Comp – Win a Bubble Bobble arcade machine of your very own in this major Firebird competition
  • California Games – Become the envy of your street gang, with a host of street-cred sports gear from Epyx
  • PCW 1987 – Get in free to this year’s Personal Computing World Show with one of 50 free tickets!

…and more!