DIY

WIN FAME AND £500

Yes, Domark are at it again! Design a game for their Streetwise label, have it programmed by the lads at Design Design, and become famous!

GRAB A GHETTO-BLASTER

There’s a noise-maker and 50 copies of Butch Hard Guy for the funniest caption in Advance’s competition.

WIN A COLOUR MONITOR

Courtesy of Ferguson and CRASH, the first of three opportunities to win a Colour Monitor, Spectrum Plus Two and Monitor Interface.

WIN BAZOOKA BILL’S TROUSERS!

In fact, win the whole kit — a pair of combat trousers, Doc Martens and a CRASH T-shirt, plus 40 copies of the game!

FEATURES

A DAY AT THE SEASIDE

Arcades-a-go-go! Our intrepid gamesters travel to Blackpool to find out what’s up on the dedicated action screens.

SINCLAIR BOUNCES BACK

Simon Goodwin tries out Sinclair’s latest gadget, a portable office called the Z88.

TAMARA KNIGHT

More punning adventures from the fast-food pen-chain of Mel Croucher

TAYLOR MADE

Lee Paddon talks to ace Australian programmer Steve Taylor, while John Minson explains how Mastertronic bought out Steve’s bosses — Melbourne House.

MICRO TRIVIA

We discover there are prizes behind the Spectrum version of the game.

REGULARS

EDITORIAL

And once again, it’s all change at CRASH Towers, as your new Editor, Roger (Who?) Kean explains.

NEWS

A brief look at the — well, news.

FEAR AND LOATHING

With game release bunfights in short supply, the Gonzo Kid turns, in desperation, to serious software for a drinkie.

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

Letter of the Month gets a pay-rise, and a fall of snow keeps Lloyd out of his garden.

BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

At Four Minutes to Midnight, and with some Imagination, Derek staggers out of the Red Lion with Growing Pains — and a Mole.

PLAYING TIPS

As part of the changes, Lloyd Mangram regains his crown and takes over the tipster’s role.

PHILLIPA IRVING’S FRONTLINE

Philippa prepares to do battle with Germans and Japanese tourists (does this make any sense?)

TECH NICHE

Jon Bates takes a look at XRI’s Midi Database and what it means for your synthesiser, and Simon catches up with more of his post.

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

More gore from the sludge of hi-scores.

COMPETITION WINNERS

Mummy Minion’s favourite boy gets down to letting you know whether you won, or not.

CRASH COURSE

More cramming from the educational front with Rosetta McLeod.

PBM MAILBOX

Brendan visits the second British PBM convention and reports on the game awards.

LUNAR JETMAN

Loony looms largely, luminously and lucratively.

CRASH READERS’ CHARTS

PREVIEWS

A glimpse of WORLD GAMES and NEMESIS among others

There’s nothing but blood, sweat, tears, toil and trouble ahead for anyone who forgets to buy the next issue of CRASH, on sale from 30 April.

Editor Roger Kean
Sub Editor Ciarán Brennan
Staff Writers Lloyd Mangram, Richard Eddy
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

  • Anfractuos Players
  • Arkanoid Imagine
  • Bombjack 2 Elite
  • Classic Muncher Bubble Bus
  • Curse of Sherwood Mastertronic
  • Escape from Singe’s Castle Software Projects
  • Four Minutes to Midnight 8th Day
  • Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Virgin
  • Head over Heels Ocean
  • I, Ball Firebird
  • Imagination Firebird
  • Into The Eagle’s Nest Pandora
  • The Kingdom of Krell Anco
  • Leader Board US Gold
  • Mad Nurse Firebird
  • Red Lion Mystic Software
  • Sailing Activision
  • Samurai CRL
  • Shadow Skimmer The Edge
  • Sigma Seven Durell
  • Sky Runner Cascade
  • Terror of the Deep Mirrorsoft
  • Trap Alligata
  • Uchi Mata Martech
  • Vulcan CCS
  • Xen Sparklers