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Zzap! World 64

Zzap! 64 Magazine

Introduction

I no longer have this collection of Zzap! 64 and Commodore Force as I've sold them, they have gone to a very good home in the Netherlands, I will complete the retouching when I get time.

As a little mess around, here are all ninety issue in a animation (PNG animated with Javascript), animation speed is 250 and 500 (milliseconds).

Rockford says:- Rockford Ani Job Well Done

All cover scan images are between 730k - 1.2MB PNG's.

Zzap! 64 was the best Commodore 64 magazine for news, games and reviews you could trust. This section is dedicated to that magazine.

On this page you will only find front cover scans, if you want reviews, rom images etc... then go to one of the other Zzap! 64 sites listed in the links section.

Zzap! 64 Magazine

Zzap! 64

Retouching

Issues 1-10 - 9/10 Retouched (90%)
Issues 11-20 - 7/10 Retouched (70%)
Issues 21-30 - 8/10 Retouched (80%)
Issues 31-90 - 50/50 Retouched (100%)
Overall - 84/90 Completed (93.33%)

Only 6 Issues to go before completion!

Virtually all of the front covers were drawn by Oliver Frey - http://www.oliverfreyart.com/, he also wrote a comic strip called the 'Terminal Man' which was featured in the back pages of the earlier issues.

He also done the front cover art for Amtix (Amstrad Magazine) and Crash (Sinclair Spectrum Magazine) http://www.crashonline.org.uk/, these are both sister magazines to Zzap! 64. Other later cover art was on Commodore Force, Sega Force, Sega Mega Force, Sega Master Force as well as some game box art too, including Creatures, Creatures 2, Retrograde, Snare and many others.

To show how much work I put into these edits. Here are the before and after shots for Issue 7 and Issue 33.

Issue 6 Cropped Scan
Cropped Scan
Issue No 6
October 1985
Issue 6 Retouched
After Retouching
Issue No 6
October 1985
  Issue 33 Raw Scan
Raw Scan
Issue No 33
January 1988
Issue Retouched
After Retouching
Issue No 33
January 1988

 

Issue 2 was in a very bad way, this issue was given to my brother by one of his old friends from Albany school in Enfield Lock in 1985 (Chris D). As you can imagine the issue was walked around school and read by many people and was in quite a bad way.

Retouching the earlier issues can take a very long time. I know some people are thinking why edit them? Why not just put up the scan and be done with it (like some other sites), I would like this site to be the best quality possible.

Trivia

After Zzap64 ended at Issue 90, Commodore Force took over, this ran for just 16 issues before it too was closed down.

In the centre of issue 10 of Commodore Force they celebrated Zzap's 100th issue (a bit strange don't you think?).

Issue No 41 September 1988 was the last issue to feature the vertical 'Monthly Review for Commodore Soft Ware'.

Issue No 42 October 1988, shows the Katakis ship blowing up the 64 part of the Zzap!64 logo, the following month it was replaced with the C64 Amiga logo.

Issue No 65 September 1990, the last of the C64 Amiga logo, the follow month was back to a boxed Zzap!64 logo, with the sub text 'Commodore Games C64-Console-Amiga', this lasted until Issue No 73 May 1991.

Issue No 74 June 1991 lost the box and was last logo until its demise.

Zzap!64 Logo v1
Logo Version 1
  Zzap!64 Logo v2
Logo Version 2
     
Zzap!64 Logo v3
Logo Version 3
  Zzap!64 Logo v4
Logo Version 4

Posters

I was photographing all of my Gradius related posters and thought I would take a photo of my original Metro Force 1 poster I bought from Zzap! 64 magazine a very long time ago.

I'm planning on getting it framed someday.

Artwork originally by Oliver Frey on Issue No 3 - July 1985 of Zzap! 64 Magazine.

Zzap! 64 Metro Force 1 by Oliver Frey

Zzap!64 - Issues 01 - 90

Issue No 1
Issue No 1
May 1985
Issue No 2
Issue No 2
June 1985
Issue No 3
Issue No 3
July 1985
Issue No 4
Issue No 4
August 1985
Issue No 5
Issue No 5
September 1985
Issue No 6
Issue No 6
October 1985
Issue No 7
Issue No 7
November 1985
Issue No 8
Issue No 8
December 1985
Issue No 9
Issue No 9
January 1986
Issue No 10
Issue No 10
February 1986
Issue No 11
Issue No 11
March 1986
Issue No 12
Issue No 12
April 1986
Issue No 13
Issue No 13
May 1986
Issue No 14
Issue No 14
June 1986
Issue No 15
Issue No 15
July 1986
Issue No 16
Issue No 16
August 1986
Issue No 17
Issue No 17
September 1986
Issue No 18
Issue No 18
October 1986
Issue No 19
Issue No 19
November 1986
Issue No 20
Issue No 20
December 1986
Issue No 21
Issue No 21
January 1987
Issue No 22
Issue No 22
February 1987
Issue No 23
Issue No 23
March 1987
Issue No 24
Issue No 24
April 1987
Issue No 25
Issue No 25
May 1987
Issue No 26
Issue No 26
June 1987
Issue No 27
Issue No 27
July 1987
Issue No 28
Issue No 28
August 1987
Issue No 29
Issue No 29
September 1987
Issue No 30
Issue No 30
October 1987
Issue No 31
Issue No 31
November 1987
Issue No 32
Issue No 32
December 1987
Issue No 33
Issue No 33
January 1988
Issue No 34
Issue No 34
February 1988
Issue No 35
Issue No 35
March 1988
Issue No 36
Issue No 36
April 1988
Issue No 37
Issue No 37
May 1988
Issue No 38
Issue No 38
June 1988
Issue No 39
Issue No 39
July 1988
Issue No 40
Issue No 40
August 1988
Issue No 41
Issue No 41
September 1988
Issue No 42
Issue No 42
October 1988
Issue No 43
Issue No 43
November 1988
Issue No 44
Issue No 44
December 1988
Issue No 45
Issue No 45
January 1989
Issue No 46
Issue No 46
February 1989
Issue No 47
Issue No 47
March 1989
Issue No 48
Issue No 48
April 1989
Issue No 49
Issue No 49
May 1989
Issue No 50
Issue No 50
June 1989
Issue No 51
Issue No 51
July 1989
Issue No 52
Issue No 52
August 1989
Issue No 53
Issue No 53
September 1989
Issue No 54
Issue No 54
October 1989
Issue No 55
Issue No 55
November 1989
Issue No 56
Issue No 56
December 1989
Issue No 57
Issue No 57
January 1990
Issue No 58
Issue No 58
February 1990
Issue No 59
Issue No 59
March 1990
Issue No 60
Issue No 60
April 1990
Issue No 61
Issue No 61
May 1990
Issue No 62
Issue No 62
June 1990
Issue No 63
Issue No 63
July 1990
Issue No 64
Issue No 64
August 1990
Issue No 65
Issue No 65
September 1990
Issue No 66
Issue No 66
October 1990
Issue No 67
Issue No 67
November 1990
Issue No 68
Issue No 68
December 1990
Issue No 69
Issue No 69
January 1991
Issue No 70
Issue No 70
February 1991
Issue No 71
Issue No 71
March 1991
Issue No 72
Issue No 72
April 1991
Issue No 73
Issue No 73
May 1991
Issue No 74
Issue No 74
June 1991
Issue No 75
Issue No 75
July 1991
Issue No 76
Issue No 76
August 1991
Issue No 77
Issue No 77
September 1991
Issue No 78
Issue No 78
October 1991
Issue No 79
Issue No 79
December 1991
Issue No 80
Issue No 80
January 1991
Issue No 81
Issue No 81
February 1992
Issue No 82
Issue No 82
March 1992
Issue No 83
Issue No 83
April 1992
Issue No 84
Issue No 84
May 1992
Issue No 85
Issue No 85
June 1992
Issue No 86
Issue No 86
July 1992
Issue No 87
Issue No 87
August 1992
Issue No 88
Issue No 88
September 1992
Issue No 89
Issue No 89
October 1992
Issue No 90
Issue No 90
November 1992

 

Commodore Force

Inside the back cover of issue 90 of Zzap!64 magazine is this message.

The End 'The End of Zzap 64'

Retouching

Issues 1-8 - 0/10 Retouched (00%)
Issues 9-16 - 0/10 Retouched (00%)

Commodore Force 0/16 Completed (00.00%)

Commodore Force - Issues 01 - 16

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January 1993
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February 1993
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November 1993
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Issue No 13
December 1993
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Issue No 14
January 1994
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Issue No 15
February 1994
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Issue No 16
March 1994
   

 

All images are scanned and retouched by GameStone

 

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