A bit of a cheats entry, but whilst going through Zzap Italia scans, we found many titles that the magazine previewed and which are as of yet unpreserved. SEUCK, 3DCK and custom developed titles that are still at large.
Here is a rough list of what seems to be missing. See the scans below for more details and screenshots. Can you help us find them? Many may sadly be lost for good.
- Battaglia Navale (Battleships)
- Goldon’azz (SEUCK)
- Pik & Pok
- Top Manager
- Massimo Marchese Show II (3DCK)
Bubble War (SEUCK)– ALREADY PRESERVED (https://ready64.org/giochi/scheda_gioco/id/5360/bubble-war)
- Dance on a Volcano
- Bat Revenge (SEUCK)
Solaria / The Land Of Solaria (SEUCK)ALREADY PRESERVED (http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=4246&d=18&h=0)
- LESP (SEUCK)
- Settore Omega (SEUCK)
- Mutant’s Lair (SEUCK)
- Suicide Mission (SEUCK)
- Supporter (SEUCK)
- The Last Eretics (SEUCK)
- Hordes From Hell (SEUCK)
- Wizard Fighting (SEUCK)
- Idleness (SEUCK)
- Andromeda (SEUCK)
- Sky Light (SEUCK)
- Motorway Runner
- Bridges ‘N’ Roads (SEUCK)
- Zombie’s Day (SEUCK)
- Psycho Fantasy (SEUCK)
- Danger Zone (SEUCK)
- Danger Car (SEUCK)
- A.S.T.R.O (SEUCK)
- Boanerges (SEUCK)
We’ll update this page as titles are found over time. Can you help us recover any of them?
UPDATE: Fabrizio Bartoloni informs us that Motorway Runner was not SEUCK, but an early self developed game.
Scans with thanks and courtesy of https://www.zzap.it/
Contributions: Fabrizio Bartoloni, https://www.zzap.it/, Richard Bayliss
Both Danger Car and Boanerges were made by Diego Marchente, he can be reached out here: https://marchente.it/contatto (his Facebook profile says he’s still listening to C64 music :) ).
Thanks Fabrizio, i’ll ping him a message :)
From what I read on the Zzap! page Motorway Runner wasn’t a SEUCK game. It was an early preview, I wonder if it made any progress.
Thanks Fabrizio, just updated the page :)
As cofounder and maintainer of zzap.it I’m honoured you took the time to catalog those homebrew creations from our beloved magazine.
Happy you found useful our scans!
Hi Toni, no problem at all and thank you for producing all of the scans. I’ll put https://www.zzap.it/ within the credits as an acknowledgement, which I should have done earlier! Sorry about that!
Idleness by Nicola Tomljanovich, you may want to get in touch with him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-tomljanovich-2272961/ , he went on to work on the video game industry for quite many years before moving to different sectors.
Thanks Fabrizio – i’ll ping them a message :)
Wizard Fighting by Massimiliano De Ruvo, well, believe it or not he’s still active in development of retrogaming titles, we share some common acquaintances, his Facebook profile is here: https://www.facebook.com/massimiliano.deruvo
That’s promising! Added Massimiliano as a friend, so i’ll ask him about the game.
“La smentita” is not a SEUCK game, the original information box in the magazine was aptly titled like that meaning “an official denial” with regards to two games submitted by a reader, namely “Solaria” and “Aurora” the former of them you list above among others, which turned out to be creation by a third party professional developer living abroad.
Ah, yes – that similar styling had caught me out. So just a box out talking about previous games and a bit of a scandal? I’ll fix that now.
Bubble War has been retrieved time ago by Ready64: https://ready64.org/giochi/scheda_gioco/id/5360/bubble-war (click on “Download Gioco”).
Thanks Fabrizio – I knew I had seen it somewhere! Just missing in GB64.