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'Tacky' Reviews?
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Author:  D M K [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:46 pm ]
Post subject:  'Tacky' Reviews?

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..

Author:  Mayhem [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:33 pm ]
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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...

Author:  D M K [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:29 pm ]
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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.

Author:  relentless [ Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:35 am ]
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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.

Author:  Fiery Phoenix [ Sun May 01, 2011 9:56 pm ]
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I liked Tacky - I also liked Past Blaster's as well

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