After a tiring day at work it’s always great to come home to a nice surprise in the post. When I saw that familiar A5 envelope on the worktop as I hung up my coat I knew exactly what would be inside – Freeze 64 Issue 24!
There’s a picture of the magazine above along with a few of the games that feature in “The Talkies” article and cheat card #21. Really looking forward to settling down and reading through it all later this evening.
The latest Freeze64 Issue 23 dropped through my letterbox yesterday. This one features a photo of the late Ben Daglish on the cover rather than the pixel game art that I’ve become so accustomed to. In case you are not aware he was a legend in the C64 music scene and composed some amazing music for many great games including The Last Ninja.
As always there’s plenty to read inside including my personal favourite, a ‘Talkies’ article looking at games that featured speech. I always used to love games with speech – it was just so cool to hear your 64 talk, no matter how scratchy or poor quality it may have been. The fact that they were able to do this with just a few kilobytes of memory still amazes me to this day!
The Talkies article – games that featured speech
Most of the regular features make a welcome return including Zzapback and a look at new and upcoming games in the Commodore 64 scene.
A look at some new and upcoming 64 games.
This fanzine/magazine continues to go from strength to strength and really deserves your support. If you would like to get hold of your very own copy of Freeze64 Issue 23 then take a look here.
Looking forward to reading this during my lunch break – it’s the September 2018 edition of Freeze64 and as always it’s packed with diverse and interesting C64 content.
The Moudly Cupboard this time featuring MelonMania
All the regular features make a welcome return including the Mouldy Cupboard, Secret Squirrel and Pokes & Codes. In the now pretty regular “We Don’t do Reviews” section there’s a cracking review of the recently released game ‘Yoomp! 64’.
A review of Yoomp! 64
There’s plenty more inside to while away yout time including Zzapback with Julian Rignall, a big interview with Karl Hornell, latest news snippets, cheats and a whole lot more.
Julian Rignall’s regular Zzapback! column
This fanzine is simply a must buy for anyone with even a passing interest in the Commodore 64 and is well worth £3.99 of anyone’s money. If you’d like to get your very own physical copy (and this fanzine doesn’t do digital copies) then head on over to Freeze64 now!
What a great start to the weekend! The August issue of Freeze64 has literally just dropped onto my doormat this morning. Pictured here with my copy of the cover featured Gremlin Graphics game – Bounder.
Freeze64 with Bounder Game
It’s another terrific issue with reviews of two new C64 games: Exploding Fish and The Legend of Atlantis. Julian Rignall returns once again with a great Zzapback article covering classics such as Elite and Airwolf. A look into the making of Miami Vice, and loads more besides. We’ll worth £3.99 of anyone’s money.
If you want to get your very own copy of the magazine, or just find out more, head on over to their website.
Just thought I’d share a couple of cool things that arrived in the post a few days ago. Namely the latest issue of ‘Freeze64’ and something I’ve been chasing down for about a year now – Corruption for the C64!
For those of you who are not aware, Freeze64 is a brilliant monthly Commodore 64 Fanzine that contains game reviews / cheats and interviews with game designers from yesteryear. Recently it has started to feature regular articles from Julian Rignall (of ZZap 64 fame) too. Anyway I heartily recommend it – it’s a very entertaining read. Take a look for yourself here.
Corruption – Box Contents
I’m a big adventure game fan, particularly of the Magnetic Scrolls graphic series. I’ve already got The Pawn, Guild of Thieves and Jinxter but tracking down the rest of the collection is proving quite difficult. I’m pretty pleased with this find though – it’s in superb condition and has all the Filofax pages that give you clues and background material for the game. Sadly it is missing the audio cassette so I still need to track that down, or at least an audio file of the contents! Now I just need to find copies of Wonderland and Fish! to complete my collection.
By the way, if you have any of these and would like to sell them – please get in touch!