REGULARS

EDITORIAL

An exciting Autumn lies ahead...

NEWS

Another update on the goings-on in the Spectrum world

FEAR AND LOATHING

The merry-go-round of software launches picks up a little speed...

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHARTS

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

Further concatenation this month, but Lloyd will be back at full strength come October. Promise.

HANNAH SMITH’S PLAYING TIPS

No wrestling this month — at least not with people, just POKEs and Tips. Maps and maps and maps again...

TECH NICHE

Jon Bates gets down with a Spectrum based keyboard add-on and evaluates THE MUSIC BOX

TECH TIPS

Another pot-pourri of techno-comestibles from the Black Country workshop of resident Tipster, Simon Goodwin

SIGNSTUMPS

More adventurers find their way again, thanks to Mr Brewster’s guidance

PBM MAILBOX

Brendon Kavanah’s been playing IT’S A CRIME, as well as taking a peek at CAPITOL, another game from KJC

SEAN MASTERSON’S FRONTLINE

No space for a Forum this month, but Sean is gently impressed with the latest offering from MINDGAMES

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

The high score gore continues through the holiday season

RESULTS

Prizes, prizes, prizes

FEATURES

A BIT OF BLARNEY ABOUT BYTES

CRASH Irishperson Tony Flanagan meets MIKROGEN Irishprogrammer Dave Perry

STILL STRETCHING COMPUTERS

The concluding portion of Pete Tamlyn’s look at the computerisation of role playing games

A NEW WAY OF CREATING ADVENTURES

Sean Masterson investigates THE GRAPHIC ADVENTURE CREATOR written on the Spectrum for INCENTIVE by Brendon Kelly, and gets the opinions of a couple of reviewers to back up his assessment

UP AND COMING ON THE SPECTRUM

Lloyd takes a holiday and turns over the MERELY MANGRAM pages to the CRASH team, who takes a look at the goodies that should be on show in Olympia early this September...

DIY

A FISHY BUSINESS

A new software label has arrived, and PIRANHA celebrate with a competition. You could win a cuddly fish, amongst other goodies!

READ GOLD UP FOR GRABS

Get on the trail of a solid gold TRIVIAL PURSUIT set, on offer in a national competition sponsored by DOMARK. Win this comp and you’re in with a chance of a £10,000 prize!

PUMPKIN MAGIC

PALACE are offering an oil painting of the stars of their Witch versus the Veggie kingdom games, as well as copies of ANTIRIAD...

A whole lot more Libra people are going to be born next month. They won’t be old enough to read the October CRASH, so whatever your starsign, beat the new Librans on 25th September!

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 — with special thanks to the late + greatest FRANK HAMPSON

REVIEWS

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

  • ACE Cascade
  • The Boggit Delta 4/CRL
  • Dan Dare Virgin
  • Dangermouse Making Whoopee Sparklers
  • Dynamite Dan II Mirrorsoft
  • Gold Run Macsen
  • Mandragore Infogrames
  • Mermaid Madness Electric Dreams
  • Mission Omega Mindgames
  • Planetopoly Celerysoft
  • Sbugetti Junction Bug Byte
  • Stainless Steel Mikro-Gen
  • Summer Santa Alpha Omega
  • Tujad Ariolasoft
  • Very Big Cave Adventure St Brides/CRL
  • Virgin Atlantic Challenger Virgin
  • Xarq Electric Dreams