This month in... ZZap!64 '88
The "silly season" was upon us with new releases rather sparse as programmers/software houses focussed their sights on Christmas.
Kevin Toms was putting the finishing touches on the long awaited "Football Manager II".
Domark were producing "Live and Let Die", a game based on Roger Moore's first Bond film.
"Barbarian II" was due for release in August and promised a "multiload extravaganza" with a large, mappable area.
In last month's review of "Stealth Mission", Zzap! mistakenly quoted the price as £19.95 for the disc version when it was actually a rather eye watering £39.95.
Index for magazine issues 25-37.
Part three of Martin Walker's developer diary saw his new maze game starting to take shape.
In this month's Zzap! Back Julian Rignall and Gordon Houghton took a look at some of the games reviewed in Issue 13 to see whether they had stood the test of time.
The next instalment of Mel Croucher's diary of the future featured 1991 and 1992.
A preview of Newsfield's new horror and sci-fi magazine, "Fear".
- "Gryzor" Ocean - 86% "A challenging, neatly converted and enjoyable shoot 'em-up."
- "Echelon" Access/US Gold - 81% "An innovative and profound simulation marred by its on-screen action. Try it before you buy."
- "Impossible Mission II" US Gold - 96% Gold Medal "Impossible Mission II is an incredibly challenging, compelling and addictive game, and I've played it more than I've played anything else in years."
- "Target Renegade" Imagine - 84% "Superb graphics turn a good fighting game into a very good one."
- "Sorcerer Lord" PSS - 85% "On the whole, though, I would recommend Sorcerer Lord as an exciting and eminently playable game that takes a little getting into."
- "Alien Syndrome" The Edge - 90% Sizzler "An excellent version of the coin-op guaranteed to provide hours of enjoyment and frustration."
- "Train Robbers" Firebird - 90% Silver Medal "Simple, addictive and very enjoyable."
- "Draconus" Zeppelin - 92% Silver Medal "Three pounds are seldom better spent, so do yourself a favour and buy this with all speed."
- "Delta" Thalamus - Main Theme - Rob Hubbard
- "Arcade Classics" Firebird - Main Theme - Rob Hubbard
- "BMX Kidz" Firebird - Main Theme - Rob Hubbard
- "Apocalypse Now"
- "Way Out West"
- "Bubble Bobble"