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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
For this update, we've concentrated on compilations starting with numbers, many of which - but not all - are from compilation kings 'Beau Jolly'.
Thanks to all those who have contributed; your names have been added to the 'credits' page.
Existing archived compilations that have been updated with new info/scans include:
4 Most Fun - better front cover, media
4 Most Speed Stunts - better front cover, media
4 Most Super Sports - front cover
4 Quattro Fighters - better front cover, back cover, inside
4 ZZAP! Sizzlers - front cover, media, manual cover
5 Computer Hits - media, manual cover
10 Computer Hits - better front & back covers
10 Mega Games Volume One - front cover, back cover
Brand new to the archive:
4 Game Pack No.1 - info, front cover, media, review
4 Game Pack No.3 - info, front cover, back cover
4 Most Air Power - info, front cover, media
4 Most Sport - info, front cover, back cover, media, inside, review
6 Computer Hits - info, front cover, back cover, media, manual cover
6 Pak - info, front cover, back cover, disk labels, advert, review
6 Pak Vol.2 - info, front cover, back cover, media, review
6 Pak Vol.3 - info, front cover, back cover, media, manual cover, review
10 Computer Hits 3 - info, front cover, back cover, media, inside, manual cover, review
10 Computer Hits 4 - info, front cover, back cover, media, review
10 Computer Hits Volume 5 - info, front cover, back cover, media, manual cover, advert
10 Great Games - info, review
10 Great Games II - info, front cover, back cover, media, manual
10 Great Games 3 - info, front cover
10 Mega Hits - info, front cover, back cover
20 Chart Busters - info, front cover, back cover, media
30 Red Hot Hits - info, front cover, back cover
50 Great Games - front cover, back cover
We've also started adding links from each compilation page to Lemon64 and C64Endings so you can find out more about each game. Thanks to TNT and Vinny Mainolfi for allowing us to do this.
And another new feature: if compilations are part of a series, then they will have a 'related' section in their info which links to other compilations in the series.
Monday, September 21, 2015
After searching through old issues of ZZAP!64 for compilation reviews last week, we've just spent a few more days searching through old issues of Commodore Format and adding links to those reviews of the compilations we have in the archive.
As with the ZZAP!64 reviews, if a compilation has a Commodore Format review, then a link appears on the compilation page under the 'Compilations Reviews' section. For example, check out:
4 Most World Sports
2 Hot 2 Handle
The Lineker Collection
Psycho's Soccer Collection
Unlike ZZAP!64, there are few websites hosting entire issues of Commodore Format (for legal reasons we assume), so we have decided to 'host' these review scans on our Dropbox account. Please be gentle if directing people to these compilations - link to the compilation page in the archive and not directly to the scans!
As with the ZZAP! reviews, there are a few Commodore Format reviews missing because we don't actually have the compilations in our archive yet - they will become available in a future update.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
After searching through old issues of ZZAP!64 for compilation reviews the other day, we've just spent the whole evening adding links to those compilations we have in the archive that were reviewed in ZZAP and Commodore Force!
And we still have 2 pages of review links featuring compilations not yet in the archive..!
If a compilation has a ZZAP!64 / Commodore Force review, then a link appears on the compilation page under the 'Compilations Reviews' section. For example, check out:
2 Hot 2 Handle
We are the Champions
Special thanks go to Iain Black of zzap64.co.uk for allowing us to link to the scans on his site.
Now the task of searching through old issues of Commodore Format...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Ken D Fish here with the results of a recent search through old issues of everyone's favourite C64 magazine ZZAP!64 and a few issues of the pretender to the throne, Commodore Force.
What was the search for? Compilation reviews and 137 of them have been found and logged to feature in a future update of Compilation64!
In the meantime, feast on this small update of compilation adverts, competitions and articles found during the search...
First, a scan of a ZZAP! article about the CD compilations released by Rainbow Arts and Codemasters, namely 'CD Edition' and 'The CD Games Pack'.
Second, scans of ZZAP! competitions that mention the compilations 'Multimixx 1', 'Multimixx 2', '4 Quattro Adventure', '4 Quattro Combat', '4 Quattro Power' and '4 Quattro Sports'.
Third, a scan of a shop advertisement that features compilations, namely an offer from Boots of a free game or holiday when purchasing 'Giants' and 'The In Crowd' (and another compilation that seems to be called Mega Games Volume 1 that is unknown to us and that we are investigating now).
Last, new adverts found for compilations already in our archive, including '30 Games', 'Game Set and Match', 'Magnificent Seven', 'Live Ammo', 'The Biz', 'MegaMix' and '100% Dynamite'.
Ken D Fish signing off...
Sunday, September 13, 2015
After the recent mammoth task of rescuing the entire existing archive from the brink of oblivion, comes the first proper update in around 7 years.
The information and scans in this update have been sitting in Compilation64 offline archive for about 6 years and never graced the pages of the old site, so can be considered 'new'.
And we've decided to give this update a bit of a theme; all the compilations updated or added here are from the '4 Quattro' range of budget publisher Codemasters.
Existing archived compilations that have been updated include:
4 Quattro Fighters - front cover, media
4 Quattro Sports - media, inlay
Newly added compilations include:
4 Quattro Adventure - info, front cover, media
4 Quattro Arcade - info, front cover, media
4 Quattro Cartoon - info, front cover, back cover, media
4 Quattro Coin-ops - info, front cover, media
4 Quattro Combat - info, front cover, media
4 Quattro Firepower - info, front cover
4 Quattro Power - info, front cover, media
4 Quattro Racers - info, front cover, back cover, media
4 Quattro Skills - info, front cover, media
4 Quattro Super Hits - info, front cover, media
Thanks to all those who contributed these all those years ago...
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Welcome to the new Compilation64 site!
The entire archive (information and scans) has now been brought over from the corrupt old site. For an explanation of what happened to the old site, click the 'About' button above.
If you notice anything missing, not working or linked incorrectly, please let us know by clicking the 'Contact Us' button above.
New scans and information will be added over the coming weeks/months.