DIY

WIN A CRAZY DAY OUT

Mastertronic are offering a fun time for the lucky winner of this little competition. An all-expenses paid day out with their office loonies

GLADIATOR COMPETITION

No, you don’t actually have to fight it out, but you could win some original artwork in Domark’s competition this month

BANG!

WEST BANK sweatshirts up for grabs in Gremlin Graphics Wild West comp. Design a Baddie and wrap up warm

FEATURES

DURELL IN DEPTH

A visit to Taunton reveals the secrets and people behind CRITICAL MASS and SABOTEUR amongst other things...

WAY OF THE EXPLODING TIGER?

Sean Masterson nips up to Sheffield to find out what Gremlin Graphics are up to

OFF AT A TANGENT

We look over the shoulders of Charlie Fotheringham Grunes as he follows up the success of NODES OF YESOD in ARC OF YESOD

SOMEBODY’S MOTHER

System 3 are about to unleash their next product. Arcade action inside someone’s head, with TWISTER, Mother of...

SMALL, ROUND AND WITH NO SHARP EDGES

That’s the husband and wife team that is Microsphere, the people behind the SKOOL games. Charles Cohen goes calling

Remember Remember the 27th February — no, we’ll save that one for November. Meanwhile, the March issue’s out on 27th February

REGULARS

NEWS INPUT

Not so much Merely Mangram, more Mainly Minson. John’s been busy attending launches. Or should that be lunches?

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta McLeod continues her peregrinations (LMLWD) in the educational world

LUNAR JETMAN

The double dose of Jetman we promised you in the Christmas Special. It just arrived too late for last issue and was therefore early for this one...

PLAYING TIPS

Is Robin going to get his new logo? These and other questions are answered amongst the POKES, hints and cheats this issue

ADVENTURE TRAIL

Derek Brewster starts the New Year with a Smash — MINDSHADOW — and has something to say about fancy loaders

SIGNPOST

Signstumps, the Adventures hints corner is here to stay. Another Superhero too, lurks amongst the adventure letters

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHART

COMPETITION RESULTS

Only one competition this time — the SCOOBY DOO results. Sadly, the game has been postponed indefinitely, but there are still some nice prizes on offer

FRONTLINE

Battling it out on your computer, Sean hasn’t got any violent games this month, so delves into the world of commerce

Publishing Executive Roger Kean
Editor Graeme Kidd
Technical Editor Franco Frey
Adventure Editor Derek Brewster
Strategy Editor Sean Masterson
Software Reviewers Gary Liddon, Paul Sumner, Ben Stone, Michael Dunn, Charlie Heyman
Staff Writer Lloyd Mangram
Contributing Writers Robin Candy, Simon Goodwin, Paul Gardner, Charles P Cohen, John Minson, Rosetta McLeod
Art Editor Oliver Frey
Art Director Dick Shiner
Production Controller David Western
Production Gordon Druce, Tony Lorton, Bryan Clements
Process camera Matthew Uffindell
Photographer Cameron Pound
Client Liaison John Edwards
Subscription Manager Denise Roberts
Mail Order Carol Kinsey

Cover by Oliver Frey

REVIEWS

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

  • 1985 Mastertronic
  • Ancient Quests Mirrorsoft
  • Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing Activision
  • Computer Wordsearch Softfirm
  • Deathwake Quicksilva
  • Graham Gooch’s Test Cricket Audiogenic
  • Gunfright Ultimate
  • Just Imagine Central Solutions
  • Learn to Read 1-5 Sinclair/MacMillan
  • Mikie Imagine
  • Mindshadow Activision
  • Robin of Sherlock Silversoft
  • Romper Room Beyond
  • Runestone Firebird
  • Soul of a Robot Mastertronic
  • Squirt David F Todd
  • Sweevo’s World Gargoyle Games
  • Timequest Scorpio
  • The Trading Game Reelax Games
  • Typerope Mastertronic
  • West Bank Gremlin Graphics
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu Imagine
  • Zoids Martech