FEATURES

RUN IT AGAIN

Ricky Eddy and Robin Candy don their black belts for a good kick-’em up

THE CRASH SAMPLER

An inlay card with full details plus screenshots!

THE BUDGET BOOM

Are cheap games good for you? Barnaby Page asks the big cheeses

BREAKING INTO SOFTWARE

Programmer David Lester on how to get your software published — with inside information from the men who choose the games

THE CRASH HISTORY

L Mangram Esq goes back to 1984 in the first instalment of the complete CRASH story

MICRONET MADNESS

Paul Evans introduces an occasional column on Spectrum comms

COMPILATIONS

Paul Sumner sums up the latest compilations

ARCADES

Ben Stone and Tony Thompson get through a bagful of 10ps on the hot new coin-ops

REGULARS

FEAR AND LOATHING

Hunter S (I’m getting married in the morning...) Minson goes out with a bear piranha

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

CRASH is dull, says a reader. Oh no it isn’t, say Lloyd and several million other readers

ON THE SCREEN

Those logo winners in full from Mike D, king of the skirting board, in an extra-big gallery

LLOYD MANGRAM’S PLAYING TIPS

A Game Over map and all the POKEs you can eat

BREWSTER’S ADVENTURE TRAIL

Derek answers yet more Signstumps and relaxes with The Labours of Hercules

PHILIPPA IRVING’S FRONTLINE

An egghead on Roundheads — plus the philosophy of reviewing, and making sense of Chaos

BRENDON KAVANAGH’S PBM MAILBOX

An in-depth look at Earthwood with a special startup offer

JETMAN

Heap big loony faces death... yet again! Ack!

TECH NICHE

Simon N Goodwin looks in the Mira and Jon Bates gets into chords

PREVIEWS

Go Through The Trap Door and meets Freddy Hardest in Lloyd’s look forward

ET AL

Etc, ad infinitum, con brio, service compris — all the odd bits like that. Nerf Ball in full and this month’s videos

DO IT YOURSELF

COMBAT SCHOOL

Win a Combat School arcade game from Imagine and grab a look at the Spectrum version

SUPER ACTION MEN & GIRLS

Get the Mean Streak mood and win a fab day out at Super Action from Mirrorsoft

WIN A BERK

One cuddly Berk up for grabs in a preview comp!

RUN IT AGAIN

THE CRASH HISTORY

Aa-tenn-shon! Right, list’n up you disgustin’ bunch of waifs and strays, the next CRASH will be on parade as from October 29 so I want you smart, tidy and ready for inspecshon! MOVE OUT!

Oh, and Mangram get your ’air cut you ’orrible little man and no lagging behin! Hut, hut, hut!

MANAGING EDITOR Barnaby Page
STAFF WRITERS Richard Eddy, Lloyd Mangram,
Ian Phillipson, Ben Stone

PHOTOGRAPHERS Cameron Pound, Michael Parkinson
TECHNICAL WRITERS Simon N Goodwin, Jon Bates
ADVENTURE COLUMN Derek Brewster
PBM COLUMN Brendon Kavanagh
STRATEGY COLUMN Philippa Irving
EDUCATIONAL COLUMN Rosetta McLeod
LONDON CORRESPONDENT John Minson
CONTRIBUTORS Robin Candy, Mike Dunn,
Paul Evans, Dominic Handy,
Nick Roberts, Mark Rothwell, Paul Sumner

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Roger Kean
PRODUCTION CONTROLLER David Western
ART DIRECTOR Gordon Druce
ILLUSTRATOR Oliver Frey
LAYOUT Tony Lorton, Markie Kendrick, Wayne Allen
PROCESS AND PLANNING Matthew Uffindell, Jonathan Rignall, Nick Orchard
ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Roger Bennett
ADVERTISEMENT EXECUTIVE Andrew Smales
SUBSCRIPTIONS Denise Roberts
MAIL ORDER Carol Kinsey
COVER BY Oliver Frey

REVIEWS

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

  • Athena Ocean
  • Bubble Bobble Firebird
  • Dragonscrypt Venom Games
  • Death Wish 3 Gremlin Graphics
  • Draughts Genius Rack-It
  • Evening Star Hewson
  • Football Director D&H
  • Grand Prix Simulator Code Masters
  • The Guest Stephen Wadsworth
  • Heist 2012 Firebird Silver
  • How To Be A Complete Bastard Virgin Games
  • Hysteria Software Projects
  • I, Ball 2 Firebird Silver
  • Labours of Hercules Terry Taylor
  • Mask I Gremlin Graphics
  • Mean Streak Mirrorsoft
  • Moonstrike Mirrorsoft
  • Motos MAD
  • Ocean Conqueror Rack-It
  • Pi R Squared Mindgames
  • Plexar MAD
  • Rapid Fire Mastertronic
  • Roundheads Lothlorien
  • Samurai Trilogy Gremlin Graphics
  • Solomon’s Key US Gold
  • Sun Star CRL
  • Wizball Ocean
  • Xecutor Ace