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Retro Gamer Zzaps Back To The Future!


June 24 2005 - A tribute to Zzap!64, one of the best-loved computer magazines of the 1980s, is to be given away with the August issue of Retro Gamer.

The DEF Tribute to Zzap!64 celebrates the magazine's 20th anniversary and features classic Commodore 64 reviews, developer interviews and articles looking back at Zzap's illustrious past. Edited by Rob de Voogd (webmaster of, the full-colour, 64-page tribute includes contributions from Roger Kean, Gary Penn, Chris Anderson, Steve Jarratt, Gary Liddon, Gordon Houghton and many other former members of the Zzap team. There's also a selection of exclusive artwork from famed Newsfield illustrator Oli Frey.

"Zzap!64 was perhaps the greatest computer magazine of its era, and the DEF Tribute celebrates its 20th anniversary in fine style," said Retro Gamer Editor Martyn Carroll. "It's over 11 years since the last issue of Zzap appeared on shop shelves, so we're absolutely thrilled to be bringing it back after all this time."

Retro Gamer issue 18 will be available from Thursday 7 July. Subscribers to the magazine will receive the DEF Tribute, and it will also be given away with all copies of Retro Gamer sold in the WHSmiths chain of newsagents (where the magazine is on special promotion).


About Retro Gamer

Published by Manchester-based Live Publishing International, Retro Gamer is the UK's first regular retro magazine. Since its launch in December 2003, the magazine has built up a very passionate and loyal readership. Each issue delves into the glorious, ever-growing retro scene and covers all the classic games, computers and consoles from your misspent youth. It is available to buy from all good newsagents, and can also be purchased direct from

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