Subscriber copies are set to start dispatching from Saturday 20th May, 2023.
The issue will be on general sale w/c TBC.
COVER FEATURE: CYBOTRON
Some of you may have got the wrong idea with regards to our cover feature games; it’s not always sweetness and light! We like to share the good as well as the bad, the enjoyable and the frustrating, and so this time round we’re going to put Anirog Software’s CYBOTRON through the FREEZE64-O-MATIC and see if our rose-tinted glasses are in working order…
THE MAKING OF GAPLUS
Retro games writer Martyn Carroll chats with veteran programmer Ashley Routledge about the making of his 1988 Mastertronic shoot-em-up, GAPLUS.
THE GAMES WE TYPED IN: CASTLE QUEST
We share CASTLE QUEST from our Commodore User magazine archive, which is a cool type-in from August 1986. It was a glorious summer!
SECRET SQUIRREL INVESTIGATES
Our infamous rodent agent takes us on an extended visit up his secret hideout tree to share some fresh, new case files bursting with hidden messages!
DEVELOPERS’ DEN: DARRELL ETHERINGTON
Over the past few years, we’ve been lucky enough to link up and chat with many game developers who have contributed to the history of our beloved breadbin’s impressive back catalog. And as we start to look further back and delve deeper into some of those earlier titles, we begin to get a clearer insight into where those games came from and how they evolved through the years…
This takes me to this issue’s game developer Darrell Etherington, who started producing Commodore 64 games for Anirog Software way back in 1983 and tried his hand at recreating some of the top arcade titles of that era. We couldn’t resist hunting him down and firing a number of questions his way to find out more about his journey through the world of C64 game development.
WE DON’T DO REVIEWS!
We have a play of Kick of the Spear by Magovinna and find out if this new-age Commodore 64 beat-em-up packs a punch! But remember – WE DON’T DO REVIEWS!
OUT OF THE ‘MOULDY CUPBOARD’
GRAB-IT from Krypton Force escapes from our infamous Mouldy Cupboard, but is it worth a play, and will it remain out of the dark, dank cupboard?
NEW & EXCLUSIVE POKES ‘N’ CODES
Some much-anticipated exclusive POKES ‘N’ CODES for Mike Mech by Low Carb Games – AKA the Carminati Brothers.
DIARY OF A GAME – TRAN BY STEVE COLLINS
Our penultimate installment of the making of TRAN by the great Steve Collins. The ending is in sight!
A beautifully printed A5 Commodore 64 fanzine delivered straight to your front door.