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Zzap! Amiga Issue #14 is out now

Zzap! Amiga Issue #14

A few days ago the latest edition of Zzap! Amiga Issue #14 ‘Micro Action’ arrived on my doormat so lets take a quick peek inside.

 

Zzap! Amiga Issue #14

Zzap! Amiga Front Cover

 

A Look Inside

 

Here’s the contents page and a handful of the 60 pages within this edition.

 

Zzap! Amiga Issue #14

Zzap! Amiga Issue #14 Contents Page

 

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At £4.99 plus postage for 60 pages of Amiga goodness it’s a no-brainer for me and yet another worthy addition to my retro magazine collection. Don’t forget you can get 15% off a copy of your own with code ‘LYONSDENBLOG’ at the checkout!

Head on over to Fusion Retro Books to pick up your own copy of Issue #14.

Some more Zzap! Amiga magazine previews here.

Zzap! Amiga Issue #13 is out now

Zzap! Amiga Issue #13

My copy of Zzap! Amiga Issue #13 arrived in the post this morning.

 

Zzap! Amiga Issue #13

Zzap! Amiga Front Cover

 

A Look Inside

 

Here’s a quick peek at the contents page and a handful of the 60 pages within this edition.

 

Zzap! Amiga Issue #13

Zzap! Amiga Issue #13 Contents Page

 

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At £4.99 plus postage for 60 pages of Amiga goodness it’s a no-brainer for me and a worthy addition to my retro magazine collection. Don’t forget you can get 15% off a copy of your own with code ‘LYONSDENBLOG’ at the checkout!

Head on over to Fusion Retro Books to pick up your own copy of Issue #12.

Some more Zzap! Amiga magazine previews here.

Zzap! Amiga Issue #12 is out now

Zzap! Amiga Issue #12

Zzap! Amiga Issue #12 is now available.

 

Zzap! Amiga Issue #12

Zzap! Amiga Front Cover

 

A Look Inside

 

Here’s a quick peek at the contents page and a handful of the 60 pages within this edition.

 

Zzap! Amiga Issue #12

Zzap! Amiga Issue #12 Contents Page

 

 

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At £4.99 plus postage for 60 pages of Amiga goodness it’s a no-brainer for me and a worthy addition to my retro magazine collection. Don’t forget you can get 15% off a copy of your own with code ‘LYONSDENBLOG’ at the checkout!

Head on over to Fusion Retro Books to pick up your own copy of Issue #12.

Zzap! Amiga Issue #11 is out now

Zzap! Amiga Issue #11

My weekend reading material is looking pretty good this week, what with with Freeze 64 arriving yesterday and now Zzap! Amiga Issue #11 dropping through my letterbox too.

This magazine, published by Fusion Retro Books, has been running for a good 18 months or more now and this is the 11th issue.

 

Zzap! Amiga Issue #11

Zzap! Amiga Front Cover

 

 

A Look Inside

 

Here’s a quick peek at the contents page and a handful of the 60 pages within this edition.

 

Zzap! Amiga Issue #11

Zzap! Amiga Issue #11 Contents Page

 

 

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At £4.99 plus postage for 60 pages of Amiga goodness it’s a no-brainer for me and a worthy addition to my retro magazine collection. Don’t forget you can get 15% off a copy of your own with code ‘LYONSDENBLOG’ at the checkout!

Head on over to Fusion Retro Books to pick up your own copy of Issue #11.

Zzap! Amiga Micro Action – Brand new UK Amiga magazine!

2021 was a great year for Amiga magazines. Back in January there was the launch of Amiga Addict, then towards the end of the year, another brand new magazine appeared; Zzap! Amiga – Micro Action from the same guys who resurrected Zzap! 64 – Fusion Retro Books.

Zzap! Amiga

Zzap! Amiga Front Cover

The cover design adopts the familiar Zzap appearance and represents, perhaps, what we might have seen back in the late 80’s had Zzap fully transitioned over to the Amiga.

The magazine itself is A5 sized and is printed in full colour on thick glossy glossy paper, stapled at the centre. There’s a grand total of 58 pages sandwiched between the covers comprising mostly articles with a small smattering of adverts. From what I can gather Zzap! Amiga will be published 4 times a year (quarterly).

A Look Inside Issue 1

Zzap! Amiga

Zzap! Amiga Contents Page

There’s a clear emphasis on gaming here, which is to be expected considering Zzap’s heritage. This is probably why it’s only coming out quarterly too, allowing time for enough new games and news to surface. Some Zzap! regulars make an appearance including Zzap! Rrap (letters page) and The White Wizard (adventure gaming). RetroRecipes’ Chris Simpson (Perifractic) has his own section of the mag too whilst elsewhere there’s a 6 page article reminiscing about the CD32 console launch. There’s some cool featured Amiga art and a look at the success Bullfrog had with the Amiga. Of course there’s plenty of news from the Amiga gaming scene included too.

Zzap! Amiga

AMOS

AMOS Coding

Finally I have to mention I was really pleasantly surprised to see that there was an AMOS coding section near the back of the magazine. It even included a type-in listing to enter! The article also contained information on how you can legally get a free copy of AMOS to experiment with. As a big Amiga tinkerer this was definitely right up my street. I have a boxed original copy of AMOS so this is just the excuse I need to dust it off and put it to good use! I sincerely hope to see more of this sort of stuff in the future.

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All in all this was a great read, especially if you are an Amiga gamer. It was entertaining and informative without being dry and serious. I personally would have liked to see more game reviews – hopefully issue 2 will improve things in this respect.

At £3.99 plus postage it’s a no-brainer for me and a worthy addition to my retro magazine collection. Don’t forget you can get 15% off with code ‘LYONSDENBLOG’ at the checkout!

Head on over to Fusion Retro Books to pick up your own copy. At the time of writing issue 2 is about to be published too which I’ll definitely be getting.