FEATURES

THE ONE DAVID

Mercenary David Aubrey-Jones, unsung hero of many Smashes, talks to Richard Eddy

DEDICATED

CRASH takes another games console through its paces — Sega’s Master System

THE CRASH CHALLENGE

It’s arrived! The first ever reader/reviewer challenge. What did they play, who won, will they ever be the same again?

QUILLED UNTIL DEAD

Mike Dunn and Derek Brewster on the state of homegrown software

REGULARS

EDITORIAL

Musical Towers, plus That Demo Cassette in full

NEWS

Looking ahead to The PCW Show

FEAR AND LOATHING

On the eve of his bachelor demise, Minson grows nostalgic

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

The Barbarian backlash backlash dominates

PHILIPPA IRVING’S FRONTLINE

We’re facing more Conflicts — only an Armageddon Man can save the day

LLOYD MANGRAM’S PLAYING TIPS

Mammoth Killed Until Dead section, plus those essential POKEs

BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

Derek throws some Custerds pies at Captain T Cake and the crew of the Paralysed

PBM MAILBOX

First reader reviews on Shattered World

TECH NICHE

Simon Goodwin gives the first ever review of the SWIFT DISC, plus SCREEN$ handling and model trains

CRASH READERS’ CHARTS

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta McLeod returns with an autumn roundup of educational games

ON THE SCREEN

Mike Dunn presents reader graphics in The CRASH Gallery

COMPETITION WINNERS

PREVIEWS

Merely Mangram on Tintin, The Ultimate Combat Mission, and the art of illegitimacy

THE TERMINAL MAN

That Searing in full

DIY

WIN A BUBBLE BOBBLE ARCADE MACHINE

It’s from Firebird, and there are Spectrum copies of the coin-op hit!

BIG’N’SLEAZY

Piranha has cinema tickets, games and memberships of the exclusive Fin Club to give away!

WIN A GODDESS!

Greek Goddess Caught In Ocean Goodie Bag Shock. See Athena for more news...

The next CRASH will be singing for its supper at all good high-street purveyors of periodical literature from 24 September next. You won’t miss it, because it will be the magazine that keeps falling off the shelves owing to the fat tape cassette stuck to its cover — the one that annoys the newsagent so much because it takes up a lot of space. Make your newsagent a happy person — buy it quickly.

EDITOR Roger Kean
ASSISTANT EDITOR Barnaby Page
STAFF WRITERS Richard Eddy, Lloyd Mangram,
Ian Phillipson, Ben Stone

PHOTOGRAPHERS Cameron Pound, Michael Parkinson
OFFICE Sally Newman
TECHNICAL EDITOR Simon N Goodwin
ADVENTURE Derek Brewster
PBM Brendon Kavanagh
STRATEGY Philippa Irving
LONDON John Minson
CONTRIBUTORS Jon Bates, Robin Candy,
Mike Dunn, Franco Frey,
Dominic Handy, Nick Roberts,
Mark Rothwell, Paul Sumner

EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE Rosetta McLeod
PRODUCTION CONTROLLER David Western
ART DIRECTOR Gordon Druce
ILLUSTRATOR Oliver Frey
LAYOUT Tony Lorton, Mark Kendrick
PROCESS AND PLANNING Matthew Uffindell, Jonathan Rignall, Nick Orchard
ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Roger Bennett
ADVERTISEMENT ASSISTANT Nik Wild
SUBSCRIPTIONS Denise Roberts
MAIL ORDER Carol Kinsey
PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE Graeme Kidd
COVER BY Oliver Frey

REVIEWS

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

  • The Armageddon Man Martech
  • Battle Axe Scot Johnstone
  • Batty (6-Pak Vol. 2)
  • Championship Basketball Gamestar
  • Conflicts II PSS
  • Custerds Quest The Power House
  • Dawnssley Top Ten
  • Destructo Bulldog
  • The Fifth Quadrant Bubble Bus
  • Flunky Piranha
  • Game Over Imagine
  • GFL Championship Football Gamestar
  • Homicide Hotel Wallsoft
  • Hybrid Starlight
  • Joe Blade Players
  • Last Mission US Gold
  • Masters of the Universe Adventuresoft
  • Mayhem The Power House
  • Mercenary Novagen
  • Mission Jupiter Code Masters
  • Oriental Hero Firebird
  • Rebel Virgin Games
  • Renegade Ocean
  • Rockman Alligata
  • Satcom Atlantis
  • Sidewize Firebird
  • Slingshot The Power House
  • Soft and Cuddly The Power House
  • Star Wreck Alternative
  • Streaker Bulldog
  • Stifflip & Co Palace Software
  • Survivor US Gold
  • Ten Pin Challenge Atlantis
  • The Tube Quicksilva
  • Z Rino