DIY

WIN A WALKMAN

The second ADRIAN MOLE game is on its way — your chance to collect a Walkman, a signed copy of the book or the game itself

FIREBIRD EXTRAVAGANZA

A chance to win every SILVER RANGE Spectrum game. Two hundred runners-up collect a copy of THE HELM

SHORT CIRCUIT

Fifty copies of the latest OCEAN game on offer...

FEATURES

WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF 1986

We reveal the outcome of voting in THE 1986 READERS AWARDS

FROM THE FANZINE FILE...

Hannah Smith riffles through the latest offerings from small magazine publishers

TAMARA KNIGHT

Continuing the adventures of a fast-food salesbeing and her companion, LOUSE

SMASHBACK’S BACK

Ben Stone takes another look at some Smashes from 1985

THE ART ARTICLE

Bernie Drummond, the artist behind BATMAN, tells all to Lee Paddon. We get the latest news on MATCH DAY II into the bargain!

Not quite the Ides of March, but 26th March is a significant date; look out for the April CRASH on that day!

REGULARS

NEWS INPUT

A few words on the latest techno-toys soon to be in the shops, news on a couple of takeovers and the usual mix of reportage

FEAR AND LOATHING

Hunter S Minson continues his quest for food

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

Pondering the state of his garden, Lloyd gets down to another batch of written opinions

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta continues her peregrinations through the Blackboard Jungle

RESULTS GALORE!

The Competition Minion catches up with most of the Christmas backlog

LUNAR JETMAN

More frantic fun with our comic hero

HANNAH SMITH’S PLAYING TIPS

Gearing herself up for something big next month, Hannah gets down to business

PBM MAILBOX

The Diplomatic Directory expands

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

Yet more gore

PHILIPPA IRVING’S FRONTLINE

Philippa fights for, and wins, extra space for strategists this month!

TECH NICHE

Messrs Frey and Bates look at a DISCIPLE and more musical add-ons, respectively

TECH TIPS

Simon catches up with his post and takes a close look at a Plus 2 book from MELBOURNE HOUSE

DEREK BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

The first commercially-produced adventures written on the GRAPHIC ADVENTURE CREATOR come Derek’s way

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHARTS

PREVIEWS

We kick off this month with a look at the latest game from the team that brought you BATMAN...

PUBLISHERS Roger Kean, Oliver Frey, Franco Frey
Publishing Executive/Editor Graeme Kidd
Sub Editor Ciarán Brennan
Staff Writers Lloyd Mangram, Lee Paddon, Hannah Smith
Adventure Editor Derek Brewster
Strategy Editor Philippa Irving
Tech Tipster Simon Goodwin
Contributing Writers Jon Bates, Brendon Kavanagh, John Minson
Production Controller David Western
Art Director Gordon Druce
Illustrator Oliver Frey
Production Seb Clare, Tim Croton,
Mark Kendrick, Tony Lorton, Nick Orchard,
Michael Parkinson, 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

  • Ace of Aces US Gold
  • Agent Orange A&F
  • Annals of Rome PSS
  • Apache Gold Incentive
  • Bazooka Bill Melbourne House
  • Brian Clough’s Football Fortunes CDS
  • Butch Hard Guy Advance
  • Dodgy Geezers Melbourne House
  • Explorer Electric Dreams
  • Feud Bulldog
  • Fist II Melbourne House
  • Forgotten City Hawk
  • Greyfell Starlight
  • Jail Break Konami
  • Judge Dredd Melbourne House
  • Landfall on Rollus Clwyd Adventure Software
  • League Challenge Atlantis
  • Little Computer People Activision
  • Loco Alligata
  • Masters of the Universe US Gold
  • Mega Bucks Firebird
  • Nuclear Countdown Atlantis
  • Ranarama Hewsons
  • Scalextric Leisure Genius
  • Silent Service Microprose
  • Tempest Electric Dreams
  • Tenth Frame US Gold
  • Wibstars A&F
  • Winter Wonderland Incentive