REGULARS

NEWS INPUT

Including a roundup of what’s happening in London from John Minson, our bucolic gastronome!

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

The only debating society to appear in print

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta Loads and Goes with more learning material

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHARTS

RESULTS GALORE

The page where you just might find your name and address...

DEREK BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

A bit of a mixed bag this month, including an interesting adventure competition

SIGNSTUMPS

Where Derek starts examining the contents of his ever-growing mailbag

FRONTLINE

Sean Masterson starts a FRONTLINE FORUM, visits MC LOTHLORIEN and reviews a couple of games — what a busy fellow!

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

A double dose this issue delicately presented in Lloyd’s inimitable style

LUNAR JETMAN

More lunar lunacy from the ever idiotic cartoon character

TECH NICHE

Mr Bates continues in a musical vein, while Franco Frey cuddles up to a mouse. Special offer on MCODER III, an’ all!

SIMON GOODWIN’S TECH TIPS

Another DIY add-on project, a look at some letters plus the usual mix of technical tidbits

MERELY MANGRAM

Lloyd moves towards the back of the magazine to head up the previews section with news of imminent releases

FEATURES

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE 128

A quick look at the 128 games lurking in CRASH Towers, a peek at the inbuilt music commands on the new machine and Mr Kidd has a few words to say...

IT’S IN THE POST

A visit to the first ever UK Play By Mail Convention

PALATIAL PLANS

In which we learn what PALACE SOFTWARE is up to, now they’ve hired some artists

THE 1985 CRASH READER’S AWARDS

After much frantic keying-in of your voting forms, we can announce who won what in the annual reader’s poll

THE MEL CROUCHER INTERVIEW

We find out what Mr Croucher thinks about life, the industry and a few other things, including the demise of the PiMan

A DAY OUT ADVENTURING

The winning entry in our MUD competition appears in full for your amusement

IMAGINE THAT!

Julian Rignall scampers off towards IMAGINE’s headquarters, tape record in hand to find out what’s afoot

DIY

WIN A 128K SPECTRUM

A super neat competition, courtesy of CRASH

COLLECT £1,000 WORTH OF KART

RAINBIRD give you the chance to zoom round the track in style

WIN A VIDEO — PART II

We explain what went wrong with the DURELL comp in the February issue and extend the deadline for SABOTEUR mappers

WIN A BOMBJACK ARCADE MACHINE

A chance to play ELITE’s conversion of the arcade original on your Spectrum AND on the original machine, set to free play of course!

MUGSY GETS HIS REVENGE

Melbourne House comes up with another caption competition and have lots of copies of MUGSY’S REVENGE to give away

The May Issue of CRASH arrives in your newsagent on 24th April. Mark the date in your diary!

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
Subscriptions Denise Roberts
Mail Order Carol Kinsey

REVIEWS

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

  • Anagrams Azed Software
  • Beatle Quest Number 9
  • Blade Runner CRL
  • Bombjack Elite Systems
  • Bridge Player III CP Software
  • Costa Capers Firebird
  • Curse of Shaleth Central Solutions
  • Desperado Central Solutions
  • Devil’s Crown Mastertronic
  • FA Cup Football Virgin
  • Falklands ’82 PSS
  • Fourmost Adventures Global
  • Frank the Flea Megasoft
  • Gerry the Germ Firebird
  • Henry’s Hoard Alternative Software
  • Hypa Raid Atlantis
  • Outworld Sapphire Software
  • Play Your Cards Right Britannia Software
  • Raiders of the Lost Ring Arcade Systems
  • Rasputin Firebird
  • Realm of Impossibility Ariolasoft
  • Roboto Bug Byte
  • Showjumping Alligata
  • Skyfox Ariolasoft
  • Sodov the Sorcerer Bug Byte
  • Surfchamp New Concepts
  • Temple Terror Atlantis
  • THINK! Ariolasoft
  • Time Sanctuary MC Lothlorien
  • Transformers Ocean