REGULARS

FEAR AND LOATHING

Hunter S goes bald!

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

The pre-Christmas rush to write to Lloyd is on. Gareth Jones sent us the first Xmas card of ’86, though...

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta gets to grips with a bit more screen learnin’

DEREK BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

Derek takes a peek at adventure fanzines and SMASHes a game...

SIGNSTUMPS

The adventurer’s forum goes from strength to strength

HANNAH SMITH’S PLAYING TIPS

Hannah wades in with a GLIDER RIDER map and a veritable heap of handy hints to make gameplaying that bit easier

THE CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHARTS

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

It gets cold on the Ludlow gibbet this time of year...

RESULTS

Prizes galore. We’ll have to book extra pages for the Christmas Special competition results, just you see!

TECH TIPS

The irrepressible Simon Goodwin presents another collection of TechnoTips

PBM MAILBOX

Brendon goes football crazy and gets tipping!

SEAN MASTERSON’S FRONTLINE

And it’s Goodbye From Him. Sean moves on to pastures new, but reviews a couple of games by way of a goodbye

MERELY MANGRAM

Once again, the workload on his new magazine keeps Lloyd away from the preview pages. Lotsa news though...

FEATURES

GENESIS BIRTH OF A GAME

The gestation period takes a little longer than expected...

DESIGNING GAMES THE MALONE WAY

Lee Paddon discusses game designing with PALACE’s artist, DAN MALONE

ANALYSING THE ADVERTISING

Bill Scolding casts a critical eye over the Software Advertising Industry and its output

DIY

SHAO LIN TWO

The Competition Minion has been castigated and we re-run THE EDGE’s comp that appeared last month without any differences. Sorry!

WIN A COMPACT DISC PLAYER

CRL offer a high-tech toy at top prize in their ACADEMY competition. Fifty games go to runners up

WIN A SIGNED FOOTBALL

A ball signed by the England Squad is waiting to be won, as well as fifty copies of BUG BYTE’s latest footie game, PETER SHILTON’S HANDBALL MARADONNA

GO ON A TRIP TO LONDON

Hewson’s offer a sightseeing trip to the Smoke, all expenses paid in honour of CITY SLICKER. Fifty games go to runners up, too

BECOME A SUPERHERO!

Binoculars and a 35mm compact camera form the top prize in the COSMIC SHOCK ABSORBER Competition. The usual fifty games up for grabs, naturally

The annual CRASH Christmas Extravaganza is on its way — look in the newsagent’s on 10th December

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

CRASH ABC FIGURE:
101,843 Total
97,992 UK and EIRE

Cover by Oliver Frey

REVIEWS

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

  • 180 Mastertronic
  • Antiriad Palace
  • Bimbles Intech
  • Camelot Warriors Ariolasoft
  • City Slicker Hewson
  • Cobra Ocean
  • Dandy Electric Dreams
  • Demon From The Darkside Compass
  • Druid Firebird
  • Dr What CRL
  • Firelord Hewson
  • Frostbyte Mikro-Gen
  • Gallipoli CCS
  • Galivan Ocean
  • Goonies US Gold
  • The Great Escape Ocean
  • Ice Temple Bubble Bus
  • Infiltrator US Gold
  • Mailstrom Ocean
  • Miami Vice Ocean
  • Phantomas Code Masters
  • Prehistoric Adventure Crusader
  • Room 10 CRL
  • Swords of Bane CCS
  • Terra Cognita Code Masters
  • Thanatos Durell
  • Twice Shy Mosaic
  • Uridium Hewson
  • Vampire Code Masters
  • WAR Martech
  • Xeno A’n’F