REGULARS

EDITORIAL

It’s all happening at CRASH Towers...

NEWS

Including the chance to go to two exciting events in London

FEAR AND LOATHING

Hunter S Minson gets involved in a little gossip, seeing as the free lunches are in short supply

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

Lloyd’s had a busy month, what with sorting out marketing deals and becoming a minor megastar, so his discussion shop has become a little concatenated (LMLWD)

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHART

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

Continuing the sterling work of exposing cheats

SEAN MASTERSON’S FRONTLINE

A CRASH Smash this month for an old favourite given a new lease of life

RESULTS

News of additional prizes on offer too. Take a peek to see what you might win!

HANNAH SMITH’S PLAYING TIPS

The Girlie Challenge continues. Is Melissa Ravenflame woman enough to respond? Lots of Maps this month, with the usual mix of Tips’n’Hints

DEREK BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

Continuing his sterling work in the world of adventure, Derek gets involved in gang rivalry and space wars amongst other things

SIGNSTUMPS

More coded clues followed by adventuring opinions

CRASH COURSE

Cameron Pound continues his education as he photographs the mind-expanding Rosetta reviews

CRASH/RAINBIRD GALLERY

A Cornish lad stages a one-man exhibition this month

LUNAR JETMAN

Parrotman takes a bashing — or does he?

TECH NICHE

Franco Frey has fun with a video digitiser and Dominic Handy gets to grips with wordprocessing software

TECH TIPS

Another mix of view on matters technical, including an analysis of LOKI, a look at THE CODE MACHINE and another mini-project

PBM MAILBOX

Brendon Kavanagh takes a look at one of his favourite games this month, and finds space for a few of your views too

MERELY MANGRAM

Lots of glossy colour pictures of upcoming releases (and a few words too...)

FEATURES

STRETCHING COMPUTER GAMES

Pete Tamlyn takes a look at the relationships between Fighting Fantasy, Role Playing Games and computer games — not just adventures. Next month he looks at Role Playing games on computer

MORE POWER TO YOUR NUMBER

Another batch of goodies on offer to tempt you to get the power of a MYSTICAL SUBSCRIBER NUMBER working for you

GOULASH GOSSIP

Mr Minson eats Hungarian style with a couple of Dutchman...

FIGHTING OFF DRAGONS

Tony Flanagan, new CRASH Staffer, zooms up to Liverpool and gets the lowdown on Software Projects and their latest arcade conversion

A CLASSIC GAME FOR FREE!

Special offer for CRASH readers only — buy four £2.99 CLASSICS and get one free! Complete that collection of golden oldies

DIY

ANOTHER 128K SPECTRUM ON OFFER

Complete the TANTALUS map and win some yummy prizes from Quicksilva

WIN A COMPLETE PRACTICAL JOKE KIT

CRL and St Brides offer Menacing Kits to practical joke designers in support of THE VERY BIG CAVE ADVENTURE

ADORN YOURSELF WITH JEWELS

Rainbird and Level 9 team up with H Samuel to offer a selection of glittering prizes

WIN A ‘LOKI’

... in a special TECH TIPS Comp

WIN A JUKEBOX!

Mirrorsoft offer a real Wurlitzer jukebox as top prize in the DYNAMITE DAN II competition

Pick up your copy of CRASH on 28th August or carry a personal dark cloud around all September!

Oli Frey illustration

PUBLISHERS Roger Kean, Oliver Frey, Franco Frey
Editor Graeme Kidd
Staff Writers Tony Flanagan, Hannah Smith, Lloyd Mangram
Adventure Editor Derek Brewster
Strategy Editor Sean Masterson
Tech Tipster Simon Goodwin
Contributing Writers Jon Bates, Brendon Kavanagh, Rosetta McLeod, John Minson
Production Controller David Western
Art Director Dick Shiner
Illustrators Ian Craig, Oliver Frey
Production Gordon Druce, Tony Lorton, Cameron Pound, Jonathan Rignall, Matthew Uffindell
Advertisement Manager Roger Bennett
Advertisement Assistant Nick Wild
Subscriptions Denise Roberts
Mail Order Carol Kinsey

Cover by Oliver Frey

REVIEWS

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

  • Action Reflex Mirrorsoft
  • Barchou Central Solutions
  • Bobby Bearing The Edge
  • Brian the Bold Central Solutions
  • Cagara Players
  • Car Journey Hill MacGibbon
  • Cauldron II Palace
  • Caverns of Kontonia Atlantis
  • Conquest Mastertronic
  • Countdown Central Solutions
  • Desert Hawk Players
  • First Steps with the Mr Men Mirrorsoft
  • Heartland Firebird
  • Hijack Electric Dreams
  • Kung Fu Master US Gold/Ocean
  • Labyrinthion Budgie
  • Luna Atac Atlantis
  • Mafia Contract II Atlantis
  • Master of Magic Mastertronic
  • Podder Central Solutions
  • Pyracurse Hewson
  • Rebel Planet Adventuresoft
  • Rebelstar Firebird
  • Special Agent Hill MacGibbon
  • Sport of Kings Mastertronic
  • Subterranean Nightmare US Gold/Americana
  • Sword and Shield Black Knight Computers
  • Toadrunner Ariolasoft
  • Trick of the Tale Central Solutions
  • Vowels of the Earth IEC Software
  • Word Games with the Mr Men Mirrorsoft