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Wauuuuugh, Iaaaaaain!

When my memory seems to be offline (although sometimes I THINK it's online, but it's off :wink: ), I ALWAYS use the zzapbible, but when I typed in 'boulderdash' nothing came out! So I concluded that it was never reviewed!
So, did we stumble upon a 'leak' in the database?

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In another post I was moaning about softwarehouse Durell,
so later on I started looking in the zzapbible for durell games, but
I do miss one of their games!
Thanatos! I'm 100% sure it wa reviewed, but it's not in the zzapbible.

Wots zzapening?

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Craig is right though... I believe it was reviewed as a budget title in one of the first issues of Zzap!64 after they brought in the Silver Medal (may have been the first...). I think it's the same issue as Arcade Classics if that is any help...

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Hi folks,
I'm not saying Craig is wrong. It's just that the zzapbible doesn't seem to
be 100% complete :shock:
I'll go and check Boulderdash & Thanatos on Mort's cd's.

btw, where's Mort? On vacation or something?

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From the Zzap! bible on this very site:

Boulderdash I / Boulderdash II / Prism / 96% / ish 30 / p106

http://www.zzap64.co.uk/cgi-bin/display ... 0&page=106

And, yes, it was the first month where budget games were shoe-horned into about five pages. Odd how things changed near the end, with budget games getting two pages each! :)

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As Craig says!

Sometimes it's a good idea to use wildcards (%) around the games when searching

Doing a search for "boulderdash" returned zero

BUT doing a search for "boulderdash%" returned around 3 reviews. :)

Let me know how you get on with the other game.

I did go through every issue to verify the Zzapbible but it is still possible of course that I might have missed something.


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...aargh...major brain leak...perhaps I should get this thing of me 'ead!

So me wrong again about Boulderdash hm?
Well, I was wrong about Thanatos too!
I was confused with another mag I saw the review in, tsk, tsk.
I'd better get back to work...
(mumble, mumble)

quite confusing though, these 'wildcards' :wink:

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Nice avatar, BJ -- *very* Flash Gordon.

btw, when does Techno Teaboy change into something else? I see Biggest Jim is already on 38 posts...

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Thanx Gordon,
when I'm past 50 I'd like to get the 'Tacky Award'! :D
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or 'Glanceys Glasses' ?! :lol:

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..his glasses rather than his haircut :D

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Techno Tea boy doesn't change into anything else at the moment. It's the only one I've added so far!! x-) Just going through suggestions to make up a full ranking system.

Jim had a good idea regarding the review medals. I think they would make nice icons to go until the text ranks.

What would be next after Techno Teaboy then? Lloyd's Slave? or staff writer?


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...rather Lloyd's slave than Oli's... :wink:

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Well let's see...

Techno Teaboy = Gary Liddon
Ozone Depleter = Gary Penn
Joystick Guru = Jaz Rignall
Zzap!64 Emperor = Lloyd

Anyone care to throw some more in (PG, Gordo, PK etc)? :lol:

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Well let's see...

Techno Teaboy = Gary Liddon
Ozone Depleter = Gary Penn
Joystick Guru = Jaz Rignall
Zzap!64 Emperor = Lloyd

Anyone care to throw some more in (PG, Gordo, PK etc)? :lol:


Nice ones. And I like Glancey's Glasses, too (though Paul has much more fashionable ones these days, and they were better than the ones I had at the time -- Reactolite Rapide Cretin Specials). Anyway, some more suggestions:

- Joystick *Juggler* was a Zzap! cliche, from what I remember, so that might be a good one.
- Scorelord's Slave
- Ken's Fishy Friend
- Thing (has a nice ring to it :) )
- Pantomime Horse
- White Wizard

Actually, thinking about it, some of the characters from the mag -- like Old Whitey or the Scorelord -- would do nicely... Bags not being Philippa Irving, though.

Over to you, Iain. :)

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