FEATURES

AN EVEN BIGGER GAME

Taking a look at what the chaps at Mikro-Gen are up to with their add-on that expands the Spectrum’s available memory. What are they putting into the extra K?

THE ELECTRONIC PENCIL COMPANY

We find out all about ZOIDS, how the Fourth Protocol came into being, and camp out in a cafe with two and a half members of the EPC and the Man from Martech.

COMING CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Work proceeds apace on the latest game from THE EDGE, which is being created in Covent Garden with the WORLDMAKER system. John Minson takes a watching brief.

NODES OF WHAT? THE ODIN PROFILE

Liverpool. The people at Odin, who brought you NODES are working on ROBIN O’ THE WOOD. We visit them.

DESIGN DESIGN

Part One of an in-depth exposé, penned by Graham Stafford himself

PLANNING YOUR FUTURE

An interview with Rod Cousens, who had a great deal to do with QUICKSILVA, SOFTAID — and is now busy again on a new project...

ON THE COVER

This month we feature STUART HUGHES, whose fantasy and science fiction work has graced more than a few cassette inlays.

DIY

ARE YOU A GAMELORD?

Quicksilva sponsor a competition which will test your skills at playing GLASS. Holographs and signed posters up for grabs

FISHING WITH JACK CHARLTON

A chance to win an adventure holiday, amongst other things, by demonstrating your pictorial knowledge

CARTOGRAPHY CORNER

ODIN goodie-bags on offer for the best mappers of NODES OF YESOD

DAMBUSTIN’

US GOLD are offering copies of their latest game, DAMBUSTERS. Pilot your way to a prize

HIGHWAY CODE

Easier than machine code. Vortex have modems on offer to the winners of this Design a Sign competition

REGULARS

EDITORIAL

Including the indexes for this issue, and a few words on last issue...

NEWS INPUT

A round up of recent developments of relevance.

MERELY MANGRAM

Freshly returned from his holiday, Lloyd looks at what’s in the pipeline

CRASH FORUM

More Lloyd, this time aided and abetted by your good selves.

PLAYING TIPS

The Candyman continues his feud with Lloyd, while offering you the latest batch of tips, hints and pokes together with maps of ALIEN 8 and DUN DARACH.

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHART

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

More gore and high score

ADVENTURES OF JETMAN

What’s the Looney up to this munf? Find out now

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta road-tests Turtle’s latest adventure for the classroom, and starts a mini-FORUM!

TECH NICHE

Part two of our look at BASIC compilers together with Franco Frey’s examination of THE ARTIST.

ADVENTURE TRAIL

Derek casts his experienced eye over a quartet of Adventures this month, and enjoys playing with a balloon

SIGNPOST

Even more help and tips on adventuring, and the first SUPERHERO award is made

RESULTS

More lucky winners in line for lovely prizes

The October CRASH hits the streets on 26th September. Wait for it, wait for it...

Publishing Executive Roger Kean
Editor Graeme Kidd
Technical Editor Franco Frey
Art Editor Oliver Frey
Production Designer David Western
Software Editor Jeremy Spencer
Adventure Editor Derek Brewster
Strategy Reviewer Angus Ryall
Staff Writer Lloyd Mangram
Contributing Writers Matthew Uffindell, Chris Passey, Robin Candy, Ben Stone, John Minson, Mark Hamer
Client Liaison John Edwards
Production Manager Sally Newman
Subscription Manager Denise Roberts
Mail Order Carol Kinsey

Cover by Oliver Frey

REVIEWS

See all reviews for this issue at zxspectrumreviews.co.uk

  • Buck Rogers US Gold
  • Chinese Patience Atlantic
  • Cluedo Leisure Genius
  • Code Name Mat 2 Domark
  • Desert Burner Creative Sparks
  • Highway Encounter Vortex
  • Malice in Wonderland Sentient
  • Metabolis Gremlin Graphics
  • Monty on the Run Gremlin Graphics
  • Nick Faldo Plays The Open Argus Press Software
  • On The Run Design Design
  • Poker Ducksoft
  • Popeye DK’Tronics
  • Project X The Microman Compass
  • Red Arrows Database
  • Red Moon Level 9
  • Roland’s Rat Race Ocean
  • St Crippens Creative Sparks
  • Southern Belle Hewson Consultants
  • Super Brat Atlantis
  • Talos Silversoft
  • That’s The Spirit The Edge
  • Warlord Interceptor Micros