REGULARS

EDITORIAL

With an index or two...

NEWS

A few tasty morsels of information to peruse

FEAR AND LOATHING

Hunter S Minson finds himself in a bit of a daze, owing to a heavy schedule and a round of free lunches, some good, some not so good

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

Another riffle through the bulging CRASH Mailbag sets up pages and pages of your views

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta gets going on some more exam related software and Cameron continues learning

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHARTS

SEAN MASTERSON’S FRONTLINE

Two games from PSS come winging into the office, together with a simulation of a day in the life of the Boys in Blue

CRASH/RAINBIRD GALLERY

A selection of cartoon style SCREEN$ hang in the gallery

HANNAH SMITH’S PLAYING TIPS

In which our Girlie Tipster throws down the gauntlet to a putative (LMLWD — again) rival and reveals a host of tips ’n hints ’n POKEs

RESULTS PAGES

Even more prizes are given away. Is your name here?

DEREK BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

A SMASH this month for... no, that’d be telling.

SIGNSTUMPS

Some assistance for the beleaguered adventurer followed by Derek’s letters pages

PBM MAILBOX

In which Brendon Kavanagh takes a look at a couple of PBM games that are well suited to the novice

TECH NICHE

Franco Frey examines a suite of business software from GEM/Centresoft and Jon Bates gets tuneful. Dominic Handy juggles with TAS-words

SIMON GOODWIN’S TECH TIPS

An exclusive look at the 128’s display and an in-depth appraisal of LASER GENIUS are among Simon’s tidbits this month

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

Another does of High Score Gore freshly plucked from the Ludlow Gibbet

LUNAR JETMAN

After a brief holiday, Dat Looney’s back and taking part in an intergalactic Conker Championship...

MERELY MANGRAM

Not that Mere this month — Lloyd fronts a five page section of the magazine

FEATURES

MORE MYSTICAL NUMBERS

The MYSTICAL SUBSCRIBER NUMBER gets into its stride — see what’s on offer this month!

GOOD GAMES BY DESIGN

Our roving reporter JOHN MINSON pays a visit to the TIGRESS lair and peers into the Think! Tank

HOMEGROWN SOFTWARE

An early appraisal of the submissions we’ve received so far...

GENESIS — BIRTH OF A GAME

A Peek inside a few of the envelopes that have arrived for the Design A Game And Become Rich and Famous Comp. There’s still time to get your entry in.

DIY

MAKE A MINION’S MAP

And collect a limited edition hologram from MELBOURNE HOUSE. Fifty Hobbits on offer, too!

ADORN YOUR WALLS

Ten full colour screen dumps in frames form the top prize in this SPLIT PERSONALITY competition

CHOCKS AWAY!

No, not scrummy comestibles (LMLWD), the kind that air aces use. Lots of Biggles goodies up for grabs from MIRRORSOFT

SLIP YOUR DISCO

Map MANTRONIX and collect an Opus Disk drive for your pains. PROBE SOFTWARE T Shirts and posters on offer an’ all...

August will be a very dull month unless you pick up your copy of CRASH on 31st July!

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 John Minson, Jon Bates, 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
Advertisement Assistant Nick Wild
Subscriptions Denise Roberts
Mail Order Carol Kinsey

REVIEWS

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

  • Biggles Mirrorsoft
  • Cliff Hanger New Generation
  • Equinox Mikro-Gen
  • The Force Argus Press Software
  • Human Torch and The Thing All American Adventures
  • Ghosts And Goblins Elite Systems
  • Iwo Jima PSS
  • Jack the Nipper Gremlin Graphics
  • Kidnap Sparklers
  • The Master Artic
  • Molecule Man Mastertronic
  • Ninja Master Firebird
  • The Planets Martech
  • The Price of Magik Level 9
  • The Prisoner Stephen Preston
  • Rock ’N’ Wrestle Melbourne House
  • Sarlmoor Atlantis
  • Seabase Delta Firebird
  • Snodgits Sparklers
  • Space Detective Celerysoft
  • Splitting Images Domark
  • Theatre Europe PSS
  • World Cup Carnival US Gold