CF Action Replay supplement

 Andy Roberts' Action Replay pokes booklet (CF7). DO NOT USE A PAPERCLIP, etc. Note the nifty inclusion of a Creatures "baddie" in the bottom right of the front page.   PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Gasking.

Andy Roberts’ Action Replay pokes booklet (CF7). DO NOT USE A PAPERCLIP, etc. Note the nifty inclusion of a Creatures “baddie” in the bottom right of the front page. PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Gasking.

Commodore Format 7 came with a covermounted “poke” booklet with 300+ cheats for 400+ games. And we proudly present it for you here in PDF technicolour!

These sort of game hacks were the source of endless confusion among readers. The letters were probably only outnumbered by the number of explanations CF ran! To use the cheats, C64 fans had to have an Action Replay cartridge, or something similar. Gamers would “freeze” the program mid game with the cart, enter the poke, restart the game and have infinite lives or whatever. Neat, eh?

Some kids discovered you could “reset” a C64 by shoving a paperclip into the back of their computers. Which did sometimes work. And did sometimes also trash their machines. Poke safe, people. Poke safe. CF