FREEZE64 – Issue 45 – KLAX

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Issue 45- banner-20
COVER FEATURE: KLAX published by Domark
It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of puzzlers on the Commodore 64, and so it’s going to take a pretty cool puzzle game to make its way onto the front cover of FREEZE64.
And so here we are… a puzzle game on the cover of FREEZE64. So, what’s all the fuss about? Well – back in August 1990, ZZAP!64 magazine thought that KLAX was worthy of overall score of 92% and a SIZZLER – an incredibly impressive score for any C64 game… but for a puzzler? We take a retrospective look at KLAX and find out exactly why it was such a high scoring game.
OUT OF THE ‘MOULDY CUPBOARD’: BUNNY ZAP
Buying weird and wonderful Commodore 64 games on tape is a pure addiction and it’s something that has taken me a while to admit, but I have now started to accept it as part and parcel of who I am. And because of this addiction, we feature our next lesser-known C64 title that most of you may not have ever heard of – let alone played before… BUNNY ZAP. Worthy of staying out of the Mouldy Cupboard?
DIARY OF A GAME – TRAN BY STEVE COLLINS
Our very own Steve Collins is back with another Diary of a Game. This time round we share the development diary to his unreleased shoot-em-up title for the Commodore 64 called TRAN. Another great development diary series for you all to enjoy.
JULIAN RIGNALL’S ZZAPBACK!
Our very own Julian revisits issue 27 of ZZAP!64 magazine and checks out a variety of top C64 titles including Wizball, World Class Leaderboard, and a few of the lower scoring games.
SECRET SQUIRREL INVESTIGATES
A intrepid agent is back with the Tiny Quest and Dynamix case files that are open and ready for investigation. He has some interesting findings to share with you all.
DEVELOPERS’ DEN: DAVE VOUT
Veteran programmer Dave Vout is in the hot seat as we fire questions his way regarding his time producing KLAX, Space Harrier II, Hero Quest and Dalek Attack for the Commodore 64 – along with a few other C64 titles he worked on back in the 80’s and 90’s.
THE GAMES WE TYPED IN: HEEBIE JEEBIE
We take you back to the innocent days of game listings AKA type-ins, and share a little gem published in C&VG magazine from November 1986 called Heebie Jeebie by Paul Hammond. Was it worth all those hours of typing in?
NEW & EXCLUSIVE POKES ‘N’ CODES
Reviewed in issue 44 of FREEZE64, Tiny Quest is a cute and colourful platformer that requires lightning reflexes to help you through the 60 beautifully crafted screens. But if you progression through the game is non-existent, then why not treat yourself to a whole page bursting with POKES ‘n’ CODES, which will provide you with: infinite lives, infinite energy, collision off, super-fly mode, and screen skip. All new and exclusive to FREEZE64.
FRANK GASKING’S HIDDEN TREASURES
We have a new, regular column from our good friend and C64 partner in crime, Frank Gasking, who starts hunting down lost demos, unused game assets and also unravels clues to help solve Games That Weren’t mysteries that have been left unresolved. It’s all very intriguing and incredibly interesting. Lots to discover and share.