Game On

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Cover of edition 02/1992

"Game On" was a German disk magazine for game freaks on a 5,25"-disk for the Commodore 64, which was published by the CP Verlag (Computer Publications GmbH). The first edition of the "Game On" was released in mid-October of 1988 and formed from the "Magic Disk 64", which was published by the same publishing company.

The magazine[edit]

The magazine disk was available at newspaper stands, sealed inside a "Game On" envelope. The manuals for the games could be read on the screen, but it was also possible to print them. Furthermore there were amongst others the columns "Hallo" (editorial), Top Ten, Games Guide, Intern, Crackernews and Vorschau (preview). A little bit later the columns Forum with letter to the editor, Low Budget, Help! (games help) or the "Game On" club were added.

Next to the games, which were explained in the menu system accompanied by music, also letters to the editor, news from the games scene and game tests could be read over the menu system. The issues 09 and 10/1989 contained copy protection, which posed some problems. Through this method and others the disk must not be validated!

With issue 12/1993 "Game On" was combined with the disk magazine "Magic Disk 64" and sold in bundle with the computer games magazine "Play Time", i.e. there were two disk magazines and one computer games magazine for different systems for one price. The disk magazine "Game On" was terminated with issue 07/1995.

Miscellaneous[edit]

The issues 09/89, 01/90 until 01/91, 11/91 have the Timex-copy protection, which cannot be reproduced on D64 images. Only the menu of the magazine is protected. The games and demos are not protected.

Disk Contents[edit]

1988[edit]

11/88 (playful menu with <F>-key controls)
  • Games: Breakout-Construction-Kit, Psyxx, Krypton, Xarion, Babylon four
12/88
  • Games: Crack it,Hover, Scarab, Death or Glory - It's Suicidal
  • Demo: Long Distance/GP

1989[edit]

01/89
  • Games: Zuul, Speed Hero
  • Demos: Demo1, Demo2
02/89
  • Games: Heisse Luft, Hawk, Wahn, Kings of Comedy
03/89
  • Games: Ben, Out, Little Hat's Maze
  • Demo: Magic Demo/GP+FE
04/89
  • Games: Wizard Fight, Dan Cooper, XenoX
  • Demo: The Deadline/FIG, Charlatan/Beyond, Xcellence/WS&WWE, 711- Senseless
05/89
  • Games: Gave-Günnie, Tank Action
  • Magazine: Sex'n'Crime 001
  • Demos: Demo for you, T.S.M. Visual-L&M, Electric Cafe
06/89
  • Games: Natrium-Chlorid, Robo Runner
  • Magazine: Sex'n'Crime 002
  • Demos: Ratts Movie1, Ratts Movie2, Have fun
07/89
  • Games: Break Ball, Zoom Ball, Hopping Hoodlum
  • Magazine: Sex'n'Crime 003
  • Demos: Music-Demo 003, Music-Demo 004
08/89
  • Games: Motorhead, J. Ratterflatter, Fips
  • Magazine: Sex'n'Crime 004
  • Demo: Mount Wizax
09/89 (from now on with graphical menu and background music, controls with joystick)
  • Games: Gravrace, Xis, Dawn beyond UB11
  • Magazine: Sex'n'Crime 005
  • Demo: Double Density
  • Letter to the editor: Paul Plotter answers to the letters of readers


10/89
  • Games: Timerunner, Blackhole, Fadenkreuz, Schiebereien
11/89
  • Games: Metal Force, Jumping Cubes, Zagon, Blast'em
  • Magazine: Magic News...Sep
12/89
  • Games: Rooter, Final Tennis, Colora, Crazy Runner
  • Magazine: Magic News...Oct

1990[edit]

01/90
  • Games: Acia, Jungle Patrol, Wastelands
  • Game Demo: Myth-Demo
  • Magazine: Magic News...Nov
02/90
  • Games: Megaparatrooper, Krypton, B.A.T.
  • Magazine: Magic News...Dec
03/90
  • Games: Anti, Dinorace, Elec-Tron
  • Magazine: Magic News...Jan
  • Demo: Magic Caves
04/90
  • Games: Hypersnake, Baby Jack, Mega Max, Flag Fight
  • Magazine: Scene Press..Mar
05/90
  • Games: Suprally, Aliens, Space Ace
  • Magazine: Scene Press..Apr
06/90
  • Games: Orbit, Ryshka, Backgammon
  • Magazine: Scene Press..Apr
07/90
  • Games: Dynamoid, Elite Squad, Radax, Orbit Levelmaker
  • Magazine: Scene Press..May
08/90
  • Games: Compunet, Wobbler, Warball
  • Magazine: Mamba 008
09/90
  • Games: Intruder, Declem, Chicago'20, Pull
  • Magazine: Mamba 009
10/90
  • Games: Django, Celluloid, Paranom, Tunnels of Terror
  • Magazine: Mamba 010
  • Demo: Demo by Negativ
11/90
  • Games: Digital Tangram, Vyrus, Zo Zoom, Transporter, Pathal
  • Magazine: Mamba 011
12/90
  • Games: Curse of the Keys, Connect 4, Skylark
  • Magazine: Mamba 012

1991[edit]

01/91
  • Games: Intruder, Scum, Sensor, Holf
  • Magazine: Mamba 013
02/91
  • Games: Cyrus, Duotris, Project S.O.L.
  • Magazine: Mamba 014
  • Demo: Fatman Demo
03/91
  • Games: Starforce, Tanks, Deri Colous, Solitaire
  • Magazine: Mamba 015
04/91
  • Games: Firepit, Pure Seed, Take'em
  • Game Demo: Turrican II-Demo
  • Magazine: Mamba 016
  • Demos: Trail Mix, Pro! - Pragmatix
Issue 05/1991
05/91
  • Games: Cesar, Movie Business, Paranoimia
  • Magazine: Mamba 017
  • Demo: Digital Excess
06/91
  • Games: Montrix, Chubby Chester, T.U.S.G.
  • Magazine: Mamba 018
  • Demo: Charlatan/Beyond, Freakout
Issue 07/1991
07/91
08/91
  • Games: Ikarus, Apoxoly, Madness
  • Magazine: Mamba 020
  • Demo: T.S.M. Visula-L&M
Issue 09/1991
09/91
  • Games: Coalminer, Beatball, Sentence
  • Game Demo: Lethal Zone Demo
  • Magazine: Mamba 020
10/91
  • Games: Mind-Breaker, I Want More Diamonds, Tiffany
  • Game Demo: Mechanicus Demo
  • Magazine: Mamba 021
Issue 11/1991
11/91
  • Games: Mechanicus, Sysiphus, Craft
  • Game Demo: Another World Preview
  • Magazine: Mamba 021
  • Miscellaneous: Scriber-Azure
12/91
  • Games: Plural, Snake Mania, The Jumping Jack
  • Magazine: Mamba 023
  • Demo: Delta-Demo

1992[edit]

01/92
  • Games: Oracle, Clone, Sysiphus in Ägypten
  • Magazine: Propaganda 3
Issue 02/1992
02/92
  • Games: Nibbly '92, Kopido, Black Panther
  • Magazine: Propaganda 4
  • Demos: Faar Out, Plot a Lot, Mummy Likes Me
03/92
  • Games: Forester, Triplex, Angel, Real Genius
  • Magazine: Propaganda 4
Issue 04+05/1992
04+05/92
  • Games: Hi Ska Do, Pot Fun, Relaxed Motions, Zellion the Game, Mastermind
  • Magazine: Propaganda 5
  • Demos: Black Mail
06/92
  • Games: No Deep. Meaning, Pearl of Dawn, Twin-Down
  • Demos: Mstocephaloid/XS, Destination'91
07+08/92
  • Games: Timeputtle, Calippo Fresser
09/92
  • Games: Pharao's Revenge, Multris, 12 o'clock, Deliverance
  • Demo: FLT2/Rutig Banan
10/92
  • Games: Xenon Ranger, System - 4, Cross It, Triget
  • Demo: Obsession 01/SLS
11/92
  • Games: Munch - The Game, solitax, Space Towers, Enforcer
  • Demo: Thanatic
12/92
  • Games: Plexonoid, Hyper Aggressive, Patternia, Dead Zone, Snowman
  • Demo: Antic/Transcom

1993[edit]

01/93
  • Games: Methodos, Dr. Foster, 5-A-Row, Morphicle
  • Demos: Sprite-Mania/GP , Mix Pickles, Smooth Criminal
02/93
  • Games: Hektic 2, Stone Edge, Final Encounter, Dark Side
  • Demo: Paradise/DCT
03/93
  • Games: Color-Buster, Frogger '93, Bounce, Aftermath
  • Game Demo: Locomotion Demo
  • Demos: Warrior/ZOM/SCS, Countach/ANS, Ivan/ Smash d., Out of Coma/OXY, Wave/VISION
04+05/93
  • Games: Minefields, SQIJ, Joshua, Rowdy
  • Demos: Nothin' Special, Raster Blaster
06/93
  • Games: Move On, Mazer, Moribund, Orpheus
  • Demo: Out of Coma II/OXY
07+08/93
  • Games: Detonators, Psychic Kaos, Reversi GTI
  • Demo: Tekkno Fun
09/93
  • Games: Holiday Games, Hotfood 2, Ograton
10/93
  • Games: Parsec, Shards, Kniffel +6
  • Demo: Forget It
11/93
  • Games: Disc-O-Very, Quadrant, Pair of Memory
  • Demos: World of Chaos
12/93
  • Games: Bounce It, The Darksword, Nova
  • Demo: Triiod-Demo/HIS

1994[edit]

01/94
  • Games: Lions of the Universe, Perplex II, Duelstrike
  • Demos: Vintermums/TRIAD, Smash-Dance/BAD
02/94
  • Games: Reactor, Declem
  • Demos: On Fire/CD, Junkbox 1/TOM
03/94
  • Games: Fred's Back III, Cashman
  • Demos: Holy Shit/TOM, Maniac X-Mas/TOM, Christmasdemo'93, Christmas Aches, X-Mas Salute/OPP
Issue 03/1994 in "C64 Three in One Kombi"*
04/94
  • Games: Quiz-Show, Experience, Move
  • Demos: Extinction/TMMB
Issue 04/1994 in "C64 Three in One Kombi"*
05/94
  • Games: Arc Doors, Speranza
  • Demo: Rainbow Warrior
06/94
  • Games: Supercode, Bobix
  • Demo: Made in Heaven
07/94
  • Games: Push It, Snak Attack
  • Demos: Christmas Aches, Maniac X-Mas/TOM, Christmasdemo'93
08/94
  • Games: Cosmox, Addgar
  • Demo: Just for Fun
09/94
  • Games: Titbit, Technoplyn
  • Game Demo: Heavenbound/D


10/94
  • Games: Firefox, Queens, Hanseat
  • Demo: Mad Code
Issue 11/1994 in "C64 Three in One Kombi"
11/94
  • Games: Kampf der Genies, Brain Spasm
  • Demos: Youthquake/CTX, Halfway
12/94
  • Games: Fernseh-Sender, Bronx Medal, Baby Blues
  • Demo: Mor-Phun/V-L

1995[edit]

01/95
02/95
03/95
04/95
05/95
06/95
Last issue 07/1995 of the "C64 Three in One Kombi"
07/95

'*Discrepancies between the numbers of the issues of the Play Time or the "C64 Three in One Kombi" respectively and the issue number of the Magic Disk 64 and the Game On by different summer breaks of the editorial staff can occur!!

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