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 Post subject: 'Tacky' Reviews?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:46 pm 
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Looking back through Issue 4, I came across the Editorial section which explained the Zzap Labels for games. Gold Medal and Sizzlers of course but there was also a label called 'Tacky' reserved for "second-rate software".

Can't see this label ever used in the mag in game Reviews. Maybe they just forgot..


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Check the reviews for "Hunchback at the Olympics" and "Web Dimension", those are two I recall that had them in the copy. It wasn't a long lived thing mind you...

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Oh, yeh. Didn't spot the 'Tacky' label as it looks scrawled underneath the strapline review. Looks like it only featured in those early issues.


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D M K wrote:
Oh, yeh. Didn't spot the 'Tacky' label as it looks scrawled underneath the strapline review. Looks like it only featured in those early issues.


I remember a reader writing in asking why the Tacky label wasn't being used in the mag anymore. Can't remember the exact reply though, except that Lloyd sounded very diplomatic about it.

I guess they felt that giving a game less than 20% rating was enough condemnation already and there was no need to castigate a game more. I suspect the 'Storm in a teacup' with Minter was also a factor in scrapping the label. You don't want to p*** off the software houses too much.


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I liked Tacky - I also liked Past Blaster's as well

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