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Issue No. 1 FEBRUARY 1984

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FEATURES

BRER RABBIT & THE KILLER APE OF LEICESTERSHIRE

Profile on soft houses Rabbit and Blaby.

BEWARE THE WRATH OF MAGRA!

After a long silence, CARNELL come rampaging back with a mammoth follow up to Black Crystal and Volcanic Dungeon.

ARTICLES

PLAY IT AGAIN SAM

FRANCO FREY takes a look at joystick controllers — which suits you?

THE INVASION HAS BEGUN

1983 was an amazingly rich year for Spectrum software. LLOYD MANGRAM takes a look back.

REGULARS

EDITORIAL

Welcome to CRASH!

NEWS INPUT

A brief round-up for the month

RUN IT AGAIN

The first of our regular games comparisons — this month, INVADERS/GALAXIANS. Which is the best?

CROSS

Comic strip excitement in the first rampacked instalment. Forget all others — life begins here!

DIY

CRASH HOTLINE CHART

CRASH QUIZ

For our first issue here’s an easy little quiz to test your knowledge of cassette inlay stories. £75 of prizes to win!

COMPETITION

Become a reviewer for CRASH and win prizes!

GUIDE

JUNGLE TROUBLE

Pick of the month from among the established games that are available.

SPECTRUM SOFTWARE GUIDE

Pages and pages reviewing both old and new games.

REVIEWS IN THIS ISSUE

Include games fresh from the programmers of Ultimate, Silversoft, Quicksilva, Virgin, Thorn EMI, Britannia, Automata, Lotus Soft and many, many others...

NEW GAME OF THE MONTH 3D DEATHCHASE

  • ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE, Temptation
  • 3D ANT ATTACK, Quicksilva
  • ARMAGEDDON, Silversoft
  • ATIC ATAC, Ultimate
  • BARRELDROP, Games Machine
  • BEDLAM, Lothlorien
  • BLOCKADE RUNNER, Thorn EMI
  • BONKERS, Procom
  • BRAIN DAMAGE, Silversoft
  • BUGABOO, Quicksilva
  • BYTE, CCS
  • CORRIDORS OF GENON, New Generation
  • CYBERTANKS, Star Dreams
  • DOOM BUGS, Workforce
  • EXTERMINATOR, Silversoft
  • FIRE FLASH, Abacus
  • FIREHAWKS, Postern
  • THE FOREST, Phipps Associates
  • GALACTIC WARRIORS, Abacus
  • GANGSTERS, CCS
  • GOLD RUSH, Thorn EMI
  • GOTCHA!, Blaby
  • GRAND PRIX DRIVER, Britannia
  • GRIDRUNNER, Quicksilva
  • GROUCHO, Automata
  • HAWKS, Lotus Soft
  • HUNTER-KILLER, Protek
  • INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHAS!, Crystal
  • LORD HARRY, Lotus Soft
  • LUNA CRABS, Micromega
  • LUNAR JETMAN, Ultimate
  • MAZIACS, DK’tronics
  • MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, Silversoft
  • MORRIS MEETS THE BIKERS, Automata
  • MRS MOPP, Computasolve
  • ODYSSEY 1, Perfection
  • OH MUMMY, Gem
  • THE ORACLE’S CAVE, Doric
  • PLUGGIT, Blaby
  • PUSH OFF, Software Projects
  • QUETZALCOATL, Virgin
  • RIDER, Virgin
  • RIVER RESCUE, Thorn EMI
  • ROAD RACER, Thorn EMI
  • SPECTRON, Virgin
  • SPECTRUM BOWLS, Lotus Soft
  • SPLAT, Incentive
  • SUBCHASE, Gem
  • 3 DEEP SPACE, Postern
  • TRAIN GAME, Microsphere
  • TRANSVERSION, Ocean
  • TRAXX, Quicksilva
  • TUTANKHAMUN, Micromania
  • VALHALLA, Legend
  • VAMPIRE VILLAGE, Terminal
  • VOLCANIC PLANET, EMI
  • WARLOCK OF FIRETOP MOUNTAIN, Penguin
  • WILD WEST HERO, Timescape
  • ZAXXAN, Starzone
Editor
Roger Kean
Designer
Oliver Frey
Consultant editor
Franco Frey
Staff Writers
Lloyd Mangram, Rod Bellamy
Advertisement Manager
John Edwards
Production Designer
Michael Arienti
Cover illustration
Oliver Frey