FEATURES

THE 128K UK SPECTRUM ARRIVES

Franco Frey manages a quick PEEK before we POKE him and get the new machine back out of his clutches

BREAKING THE BARRIERS

New software label Nu Wave

CRASH QUESTIONNAIRE

Once again we ask you what you think of us. This year we’re offering lots of prizes — £100 worth will go to one form-filling CRASH reader

Preview: MAX HEADROOM

An early peek at the game that brings MAX to your Spectrum screen.

SOFTWARE FROM THE EMERALD ISLE

John Minson visited ST BRIDE’S SCHOOL, where they write adventures and hold classes for grown up Gels

2186 — A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

The winning entry in the Letts Diary Competition from the Christmas Special is printed in full for your delectation

CHANNEL FIVE

What’s going on inside Micronet — an update on the latest developments

Previews: KNIGHT TYME, BOMB JACK and GHOSTS AND GOBLINS

We check out the follow up to SPELLBOUND from Mastertronic and learn what Elite Systems are up to, arcadewise

Preview: STARSTRIKE 2

Andy Onions from Realtime came to visit, told us about hard sums and showed us some of STARSTRIKE 2

DIY

COSMIC WARTOAD

Battle your way though a wordvoid to win a copy of the Toad Game

MAX HEADROOM

A chance to win the studio where the MAX HEADROOM visuals are put together — all expenses paid, courtesy of Quicksilva

WIN A DAISYWHEEL AND WAFADRIVE

Oxford Computer Publishing want some literary typists to write a missive using WORD MANAGER. Bumper prizes on offer

BECOME A BRAIN SURGEON...

Well... a DIY brain surgeon at least. Collect a camera if you come top, or a copy of ID if you run up

£100 COMPUTER WATCH ON OFFER

You could be the proud owner of a Seiko watch that your Spectrum can talk to

REGULARS

EDITORIAL

Plus an index or two and a BIG Thank You!

MERELY MANGRAM

Lloyd loads up and goes again. A trawl through the new release news

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

Another collection of prose from the CRASH Reader Interface, Lloyd Mangram

RESULTS AND PRIZES

A bumper round up after the December extravaganza. The Comps Minion tries to catch up

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHARTS

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

At least no-one sent in a picture of their toothbrush this month — some folks must have right slimy teeth!

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta continues her quest into the Blackboard Jungle

TECH NICHE

Simon Goodwin’s Tech Tips, plus Franco Frey’s examination of the Icon Graphix package and Romantic Robot Multiface One. Dominic Handy tries his hand at managing words

DEREK BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

A couple of SMASHES this month from Derek. Read his column and find out for yourself, idle person!

SIGNPOST

Derek rifles through his postbag and deals out a few hints in Signstumps

ROBIN CANDY’S PLAYING TIPS

More POKEs, tips and hints, including maps of MARSPORT and GUNFRIGHT

SEAN MASTERSON’S FRONTLINE

Manning the barricades, Sean looks at a Desert game and takes to the air

Don’t be an APRIL FOOL! Make sure you get the next CRASH, out on 27th March

Publishing Executive Roger Kean
Editor Graeme Kidd
Technical Editor Franco Frey
Tech Tipster Simon Goodwin
Adventure Editor Derek Brewster
Strategy Editor Sean Masterson
Staff Writer Lloyd Mangram
Contributing Writers Robin Candy, John Minson, Rosetta McLeod
Art Editor Oliver Frey
Art Director Dick Shiner
Production Controller David Western
Production Gordon Druce, Tony Lorton
Process camera Matthew Uffindell
Photographer Cameron Pound
Advertisement Manager Roger Bennett
Subscription Manager Denise Roberts
Mail Order Carol Kinsey

REVIEWS

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