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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:38 pm 
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The Zzap! Bible on the site only covers C64 reviews, doesn't it?

If so, it would be nice to make a Zzap! Bible for Amiga reviews (I hope I can find a little spare time for that).

Also, were any other platforms covered by Zzap! ? The only one I remember is a feature called Zzap!C16 in issue 28, with short reviews of C16/+4 games. Anything else?


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Hi Fab, nice to see you still around.

The Zzapbible on the site does only contain C64 reviews, Zzap had the pull out of C16 reviews you mentioned and of course Amiga reviews, but nothing else... unless you count that Oric 1 "review" in the Zzap from a reader once!

I am currently redoing the Zzapbible at the moment (on issue 24 at the mo) and adding more information like reviewers, linking multiple reviews for the same game together (e.g. full price, budget, compilation, round ups etc.) but no Amiga reviews.

I can give you the format I would want the data in and if you are happy enough to compile it, I can create a separate Amiga ZzapBible page to display the info and link to the review scans.


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Iain wrote:
...unless you count that Oric 1 "review" in the Zzap from a reader once.

Would that be the 'Falcon' review in the letters pages? If so, which issue was that?

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There were also arcade/pinball machine reviews although not always with a separate score.

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I want a Zzapstick Bible. ;)

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Mr.Zzapback wrote:
I want a Zzapstick Bible. ;)


Well, when my super duper new scan pages are done, you should be able to search for a feature type with a tag of joystick-review or something :)


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andy vaisey wrote:
Would that be the 'Falcon' review in the letters pages? If so, which issue was that?


Yeap that was the one. Very funny letter. Can't remember what issue it was in, but would have been post issue 40 since I read it the first time around of me getting Zzap. Probably in the Gordo etc. era... will look for it later if the boss goes away! :)


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Found it! Issue 55, page 29. Enjoy!

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Opps, guess I should have read the new message here before going searching for it myself!

But here's the link anyway

Oric Falkon Review

Only game to get 100% in Zzap as well! ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:14 am 
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As an update there was also a couple of C128 reviews:

Bureaucracy (128) Activision / Infocom 90% i27 p46
Kik Start II (128) Mastertronic 96% i16 p98
Stratton (128K) CRL 38% i36 p24


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Iain wrote:
I can give you the format I would want the data in and if you are happy enough to compile it, I can create a separate Amiga ZzapBible page to display the info and link to the review scans.

OK, give me the format and I'll do the Zzap! Bible for Oric^H^H^H^HAmiga


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Iain wrote:

One of my most favourite reader letters, ever.

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As a bit of an update. There was also the odd review of Play by Mail games.

e.g. The Weapon

How strange they seem now... although they were probably quite strange back in the day as well ;-)


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