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EDITORIAL

News of the Amstrad takeover reaches Ludlow...

NEWS INPUT

Roving reporter John Minson attended the press conference where Alan Sugar and Clive Sinclair told the world what was happening. Fortunately, they didn’t serve alcohol so THIS report is coherent!

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

In which Lloyd is taken to task once more, and takes on the task of collating the best of this month’s correspondence

PREVIEW PAGES

An early shufti at Incentive’s GRAPHIC ADVENTURE CREATOR, Mikro-Gen’s EQUINOX and of course more from Merely Mangram

PLAYING TIPS

Fresh from the excesses of last month’s extravaganza, Robin C puts finger to Spectrum keyboard and comes up with another selection of tips, hints and pokes

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHARTS

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

Yukky poo! It’s open season this Spring on the Ludlow gibbet

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta finds a little bit of software for all ages this month

SEAN MASTERSON’S FRONTLINE

The tiny terror of strategical synergy peeks into the past with a mini Strategyback

DEREK BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

Derek goes on a budget adventure this month, a sort of package tour

SIGNSTUMPS

Another collection of adventurer’s problems solved

TECH NICHE

Franco Frey examines a brand new animation package, while Jon Bates wrestles with the MIDI capabilities of the 128K machine

SIMON GOODWIN’S TECH TIPS

Mr Goodwin explains all this RGB/Composite Video business, comes up with a Composite Video interface, delves into the SpecDrum and looks over some utilities

RESULTS

A prizewinning extravaganza in which we reveal not just winning names, but some of the entries to recent competitions

FEATURES

STRAW POLL TIME

We take an early peek at the results of CRASHTIONNAIRE ’86

GONZO JOURNALISM

Hunter S Minson continues his peregrinations (LMLWD) through life

MY, MY, MARTECH

In which we learn of Martech’s plans for the future and take a good look at their next release, THE PLANETS

DOWN AT DATA DESIGN SYSTEMS

Halesown is the place, computer programming is the game and selling products is the aim

FANZINES UPDATE

Hannah Smith checks out what’s been happening on the independent publishing front since we last looked

DIY

SAI COMBAT COMPETITION

Invent a martial art and you could have £100 worth of lessons in a real martial art of your choice

VROOM VROOM

The folks at Durell are offering a radio controlled Porsche to the winner of their Design an Agentmobile competition. Games on offer, too!

WIN ANOTHER 128K SPECTRUM

Well, we probably wouldn’t let you win two in a row, but here’s another chance to have a go at collecting some very nifty hardware, courtesy of Newsfield

DR WHO COMPETITION

All sorts of Dr Who goodies on offer in this delightful little challenge... Micropower are stumping up the prizes

CRASH into June: at the newsagent’s on May 29th

Publishing Executive Roger Kean
Editor Graeme Kidd
Technical Editor Franco Frey
Tech Tipster Simon Goodwin
Adventure Editor Derek Brewster
Strategy Editor Sean Masterson
Staff Writers Hannah Smith, 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

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REVIEWS

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

  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Global
  • Back to the Future Electric Dreams
  • Ballblazer Activision
  • Batman Ocean
  • Classroom Chaos / Dungeon Dare Central Solutions
  • Commando / Operation Turtle Doubleplay
  • Cyberun Ultimate
  • Doomsday Papers Matand
  • Green Beret Imagine
  • Hocus Focus Quicksilva
  • Return to Ithaca Atlantis
  • Rifts of Time Pocket Money Software
  • Incredible Shrinking Fireman Mastertronic
  • Max Headroom Quicksilva
  • Ping Pong Imagine
  • Prelude / Anteroo Central Solutions
  • Revenge of the C5 Atlantis
  • Samantha Fox Strip Poker Martech
  • Sai Combat Mirrorsoft
  • Starstrike II Realtime
  • Supercom Atlantis
  • Turbo Esprit Durell
  • Way of the Tiger Gremlin Graphics
  • Who Dares Wins II Alligata