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Budget Games

£6.00 or under (Changed to £9.00 or under)

Issues

1-106
May 1985 – November 1992

Number of Games

732

Budget games were reviewed as main reviews mixed with full price games. Issue 15 onwards, budget games were still reviewed as a main reviewe but a large amount were reviewed together. Issue 30 onwards there was a dedicated section for budget games with the occasional game reviewed as a main review. Re-releases were reviewed from issue 42 with original budget games having their own section with the occasional game having a main review. Issue 47 onwards and all budget games were reviewed together until issue 74 where occasional original budget games had a main review. From Issue 82 to 106, budget games were reviewed as main reviews again with Full Price games.

Type of reviews

Zzap! Test 2-9, 11-14,16-29,37,44
Zzap! Test: Budget 15,17,18,20,22,25
Cheap and Cheerful 30-33
Zzap! Budget Test 34-44,46
Re-Release Round-Up 42,43,46
Cor Blimey! The Budget Bit 47-65
Blitz! Pocket Money Purchases 66-73
Budget 74
Blitz! 74-81
Zzap! Test! 80
Reviewz! 82-90
Flashback! 82-89
Flashback! Extra! 84
Reviews! 91-101,103-105
Rave Review! 94,96,98,103,104

Budget Games also appeared in a feature

Grappling Bytes on the Gridiron 27

No Budget Games

1,10,45,102,106

Companies

71 different companies

Top 20 Reviews by Companies

The Hit Squad 102
Kixx 75
Code Masters 60
Firebird 52
Zeppelin Games 51
Mastertronic 47
Encore 30
MAD 23
Silverbird 22
Rack-It Hewson 21
Alternative Software 21
Players Software 20
The Power House 18
Americana 15
Bug-Byte 11
Hi-Tec Software 11
Mastertronic Plus 11
GBH 11
Atlantis Software 9
Cult Games 9

Games that received 90% or more

102 games received 90% or more

Bubble Bobble 98%
Head Over Heels 98%
Tetris 98%
Ghosts 'n Goblins 97%
Heavy Metal Paradroid 97%
IK+ 97%
Microprose Soccer 97%
Spore 97%
Wizball 97%
Creatures 96%
Mercenary 96%
Pitstop II 96%
Rainbow Islands 96%
Rambo: First Blood Part II 96%
Slamball 96%
Turrican II: The Final Fight 96%
World Games 96%
HES Games 95%
Impossible Mission 95%
Last Ninja 2 95%
Manic Miner 95%
Stunt Car Racer 95%
Turrican 95%
Untouchables, The 95%
Armalyte 94%
Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back 94%
Brainstorm 94%
Bubble Bobble 94%
CJ's Elephant Antics 94%
Daffy Duck 94%
Exile 94%
Ghosts 'n Goblins 94%
Hudson Hawk 94%
Park Patrol 94%
Salamander 94%
Slimey's Mine 94%
Spellbound 94%
Super Seymour Saves the Planet 94%
Thrust 94%
Batman 93%
Blood Money 93%
Combat School 93%
Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road 93%
Midnight Resistance 93%
Pastfinder 93%
Sentinel 93%
Star Paws 93%
Tau Ceti 93%
TRAZ: Transformable Arcade Zone 93%
Zybex 93%
Bruce Lee 92%
Draconus 92%
Gunship 92%
Hercules 92%
Joe Blade 92%
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge 92%
Powerplay: The Game of the Gods 92%
Rick Dangerous 2 92%
Shoot-Em-Up Construction Kit 92%
World Class Rugby 92%
Battle Valley 91%
Into the Eagle's Nest 91%
Out Run Europa 91%
Pipe Mania 91%
Sacred Armour of Antiriad, The 91%
Spike in Transilvania 91%
Strike Fleet 91%
Stuntman Seymour 91%
Tracksuit Manager 91%
Zamzara 91%
Zenji 91%
ACE 2 90%
Arcade Classics 90%
Bismarck: The North Sea Chase 90%
Buggy Boy 90%
Crack Down 90%
Finders Keepers 90%
First Strike 90%
Ghouls 'n Ghosts 90%
Great Escape, The 90%
Hyper Sports 90%
I, Ball II 90%
International 3D Tennis 90%
Jetsons, The 90%
Kikstart 90%
Klax 90%
Leader Board 90%
Manchester United 90%
Myth: History in the Making 90%
Newzealand Story, The 90%
Parallax 90%
Platoon 90%
Potsworth & Co 90%
Puzznic 90%
Revenge II: Return of the Mutant Camels 90%
Shinobi 90%
Silkworm 90%
Slayer 90%
SWIV 90%
Train Robbers 90%
World Games 90%
Zolyx 90%

Games that received less than 20%

41 games received less than 20%

Robobolt 3%
Further Adventures of Alice in Videoland, The 3%
Jet Strike Mission 4%
Striker 5%
Strike 8%
Neutral Zone 9%
Cops 'n Robbers 9%
Groovy Garden 9%
Turbo Esprit 9%
Boing 9%
Rogue 10%
Speed Zone 10%
Crazy Paving 10%
Gazza's Super Soccer 11%
Las Vegas Video Poker 11%
Vectorball 11%
Helidrop 11%
Dynamic Duo 12%
Moon Shuttle 13%
Droid Dreams 13%
Cobra 13%
Hard Drivin' 13%
Final Fight 13%
I-Xera 14%
Armourdillo 15%
Con-Quest 15%
European 5-a-Side 15%
Blip! 16%
Booty 16%
Zip 17%
Super Trolley 17%
Mr Wino 17%
Terminator 17%
Xenon Ranger 18%
Kentucky Racing 18%
Fruit Machine Simulator 18%
Samurai Trilogy 19%
Vagan Attack 19%
U.F.O. 19%
Pasteman Pat 19%
Hyper Biker 19%

1 Game received no score

3D Pinball

Reviewers

31 different reviewers reviewed full price games
233 games had no reviewers named

Number of Reviews

Julian Riganall 174
Gary Penn 95
Gordon Houghton 73
Steve Jarratt 73
Paul Sumner 63
Ian Osborne 61
Paul Glancey 56
Matthew Evans 49
Miles Guttery 45
Richard Eddy 45
Chris Hayward 41
Mark Caswell 39
Phil King 38
James Price 28
Kati Hamza 23
Gary Liddon 22
Bob Wade 11
Dan Gilbert 6
Steve Shields 5
Paul Rand 4
Claire Morley 3
Rob Millichamp 3
Sean Masterson 3
Carl Rowley 2
Ciaran Brennan 2
Adrian Pitt 1
Alan Green 1
Robin Hogg 1
Rod Guttery 1
Stuart Wynne 1
WG Grace 1

Issues Reviewed

Adrian Pitt 80
Alan Green 80
Bob Wade 2,3
Carl Rowley 83
Ciaran Brennan 2,30
Chris Hayward 91-100
Claire Morley 80,82,83
Dan Gilbert 32
Gary Liddon 7-9,11-15
Gary Penn 2-9,11-20,22-26
Gordon Houghton 36-44,46-50
Ian Osborne 82-98
James Price 90,91,96-101,103-105
Julian Riganall 2-9,11-15,17-30,34-39
Kati Hamza 44,46-49
Mark Caswell 82-89
Matthew Evans 41-44,46-50
Miles Guttery 92-101,103,104
Paul Glancey 35-44
Paul Rand 49,50
Paul Sumner 4-6,12,15-17,19,21-29,35,36,40
Phil King 82-91
Richard Eddy 17-22,24-26
Robin Hogg 74
Rob Millichamp 104,105
Rod Guttery 99
Sean Masterson 15
Steve Jarratt 24-31,33-37
Steve Shields 85-87,90,94
Stuart Wynne 80
WG Grace 87


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:45 am 
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I have no idea what point you are trying to make.

These stats are just for fun and for information. They're not there to change the world. They're are how I interpretated the info I collected.

If people are interested in them then that's good if not doesn't bother me.


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If issues are onward 82-106 then budget game are full price.


Em, that one was kinda on topic. Most impressive. Still a spammer though.


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