REGULARS

EDITORIAL

Catching up on the CES show, ZX Microfair and a few other interesting developments

FEAR AND LOATHING...

Hunter S Minson staggers round from software launch to software launch in a Bloody Mary induced haze of near consciousness

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

Another delve into the postbag brings up a host of chit chat, tittle tattle and opinion which Lloyd presents for your entertainment

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta takes a look at some revision software this month

HANNAH SMITH’S PLAYING TIPS

A lady takes over from Robin and introduces a Map Extravaganza as well as a host of tips, hints and POKEs

TECH NICHE

Continuing the round up of matters more technical with a bit of music to help the hardware go down!

SIMON GOODWIN’S TECH TIPS

Simon delves inside the CRASH 128K Spectrum and finds some very interesting things lurking there. And the listing for his SpecDrum routine appears at last. (Oops!)

RESULTS

Yet more lists and lists of lucky winners’ names in the monthly prize share-out

PBM MAILBOX

Brendon Kavanagh does his bit to increase the Post Office profits, starting a new column on Play By Mail games

DEREK BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

Derek’s heavily into HEAVY ON THE MAGICK, amongst other things this month

SIGNSTUMPS

More tips and hints on Adventuring, followed by the usual mix of opinions in the Adventure Forum

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHART

HOME GROWN SOFTWARE

A peek at games written at home, plus a plea for more...

SEAN MASTERSON’S FRONTLINE

Another look at DESERT RATS in a new improved format, together with the FRONTLINE FORUM. Mr Masterson’s buried under letters nowadays.

ON THE SCREEN

The CRASH Readers’ Gallery in which fame and fortune tempt computer artists

MERELY MANGRAM

Lloyd gets his teeth into the news of up and coming games, and we take a look at GHOSTS AND GOBLINS and BIGGLES amongst other things...

FEATURES

OF MYSTICAL NUMBERS...

Harness the power of the MYSTICAL SUBSCRIBER NUMBER and get it working for you

GENESIS: THE BIRTH OF A GAME

Your chance to collect a cash prize of at least £1,000 as we start off a six month feature on the creation of a game

THOROUGHLY STARSTRUCK

Hannah Smith takes a trip to Leeds and finds out about the people behind Realtime Games Software, the 3D Masters

GATHERING GAMES TOGETHER

Graeme Kidd examines the current craze for compiling old (and not so old) titles onto software albums

DIY

A CHANCE TO GET YOUR VERY OWN RAT

CCS have set a few brain teasers of a historical nature, and are going to reward fifty lucky winners with a copy of DESERT RATS

THE BATCOMPETITION

Holy Free Games Robin! Delve into the Batsquare, find the Batwords and win a Batgame...

TEMPT A SAILORMAN’S PALATE

MacMillan are re-releasing POPEYE and have some nifty wall clocks, alarm clocks, T Shirts and games to give away in this culinary competition

GET WITH THE BEAT

A TECH NICHE competition which tests your musical knowledge. Three SPECDRUMS on offer, plus money-off vouchers for anyone who gets the answers all right

THIRD 128K COMPETITION

Did you keep that coupon nice and safe from the last issue? Good. Now you can have one more go at winning a 128K Spectrum, courtesy of Newsfield

Summertime fun, available in the form of the July CRASH, out on 26th June

Oli Frey illustration

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

  • Alien Highway Vortex
  • Bounces Beyond
  • Bounder Gremlin Graphics
  • The Comet Game Firebird
  • Core A&F Software
  • Desert Rats CCS
  • The Eleventh Hour Venturesoft
  • Extricator Precision Games
  • Friday 13th Domark
  • Heavy on the Magick Gargoyle
  • Jock and the Time Rings Atlantis
  • Kirel Addictive
  • Knight Tyme 128 Mastertronic
  • Legend of the Amazon Women US Gold/Silvertime
  • Mantronix Probe Software
  • Mugsy’s Revenge Melbourne House
  • Pentagram Ultimate
  • Quazatron Hewson
  • Redhawk Melbourne House
  • The Secret of Levitation Americana
  • Spiky Harold Firebird
  • Spindizzy Electric Dreams
  • Spy Trilogy Tartan Software
  • Superbowl Ocean
  • Tantalus Quicksilva
  • The Terrors of Trantoss Ariolasoft
  • V Ocean
  • The Young Ones Orpheus