Here's another unboxing video by Merman.
This time featuring ZZAP! 64 Micro Action issue 1 and the Arcade Daze cartridge:
ZZAP! 64 Micro Action issue 1 - the new 60-page A5 version of ZZAP! is here. With reviews and previews of new C64 games, specially written features and more. In the classic ZZAP! style, more than one reviewer gives their opinion on a game. Backing through Patreon gives you access to either the PDF or a printed copy, with payment only taken in the month a new issue is published.
Arcade Daze - the new ICON64 game created for the ZZAP! Annual 2021 Kickstarter, this is the exclusive cartridge edition not available elsewhere. Created by Trevor Storey, Stuart Collier and Saul Cross, Jason Mackenzie (Psytronik) and James Monkman (RGCD) helped create this special edition. Tape and disk versions will be available soon from Psytronik.
We interview Benjamin Devienne from Piepacker - a new free social gaming platform that allows users to play officially licensed retrogames with friends online!
Piepacker provides access to games that have been featured on a variety of platforms: arcade machines, NES, Super NES, Saturn, Mega Drive, NeoGeo and PlayStation with more to come.
Piepacker has partnerships with publishers Codemaster, Team 17 and Interplay and indies like Bitmap Bureau or Morphcat. The catalog continues to grow with plans to add modern indie as well as original exclusive cards and board games - among the available titles are the iconic Worms World Party, Earthworm Jim 1 + 2, Xeno Crisis and Micro Mages.
Listen to some very interesting insights...
Interview starts at 15:49
Oliver 'Ve3o' Lindau is a a veteran graphic artist. He's best known for working with Starbyte on titles like Rolling Ronny and since 10 years also very active in the demoscene constantly making the first ranks on graphic compos.
In this episode we talk with him about the technological challenges of bringing the Eye Of The Beholder from the Amiga onto the C64. Interview starts at 9:10
John Kellas was a consultant and director for many British software companies in the 80s and 90s like Mastertronic, GT Interactive or Rushware. In this interview, he talks about his career in the German subsidiaries of these companies. Learn more about some pretty interesting gaming industry insights like for example the first game compilation for the Sony Playstation...
The Annual was funded on Kickstarter and features game reviews and articles, including an exclusive Tony Crowther interview by Mark Hellewell, Andrew Braybrook - In His Own Words looking back at some of his classic games.
Perks shown include the Oli Frey art print and the 2022 Calendar filled with Oli Frey artwork.
The Issue 1 sampler perk is a 28-page preview of ZZAP! 64 Micro Action, the new A5 bimonthly magazine from Fusion Retro Books. Featuring the same mix of game reviews and articles, this sample copy includes the long-awaited Soul Force review and Simon Butler's Art Gallery.