FEATURES

THE BEST OF BRITISH

In an exclusive interview Roger Kean, former CRASH editor, talks to the greatest software house of them all — Ultimate

THE BEST OF 1987

You voted for them, now see the results

LOOKING FROM ANOTHER ANGLE

In a break from the norm Will Brooker takes a fresh look at the world of 3-D games

NATIONAL GAMES PLAYERS

The first ever British Computer Games Championship — enter now!

REGULARS

NEWS

The revival of the C5

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

It’s raining, says Lloyd. We know, says a reader.

PBM MAILBOX

The PBM convention — what a lovely time we all had...

ADVENTURE TRAIL

It finally settles down, with two Smashes

CRASH COMMS

Get into Shades

NICK ROBERT’S PLAYING TIPS

Bruiser Nick helps you bash those baddies in Platoon, Thundercats and U.C.M. to name but a few

TECH NICHE

Jon Bates explains MIDI and Simon N Goodwin solves a few storage problems

ON THE SCREEN

CRASH READERS’ CHARTS

ROBIN CANDY’S SCORES

PREVIEWS

I can’t wait...

ET AL

What your video recorder can expect, and a newspaper for youngsters

DO IT YOURSELF

GO FOR A DRIVE...

... in a Land Rover with Elite

WE WANT TO KNOW...

... and only you can help in the CRASHtionnaire

PLEASE, TAKE THEM...

... we just have to get rid of 1001 prizes

DON’T CALL US...

... draw a pirate ship and one of our cordless phones
Paul Patterson

Ocean’s Paul Patterson as he collected the trophy for being The Best Software House of 1987

They packed the streets, they waited in anticipation for it was coming soon. They didn’t know when it was coming or what it would be like — only that it would arrive... Some camped in the fields, others just lay in the road, they weren’t going to miss it — no way! Some knew all about it though. They knew nearly all about it. When it was coming, how much it would be — they even knew that it wouldn’t come out of the drains, as first expected. They knew the next CRASH would be on sale April 28.

Oli Frey illustration

EDITOR Steve Jarratt
SUB EDITOR Barnaby Page
STAFF WRITERS Katharina Hamza, Mark Caswell, Nick Roberts, Lloyd Mangram
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Frances Mable
PHOTOGRAPHY Cameron Pound, Michael Parkinson (Assistant)
TECHNICAL WRITERS Simon N Goodwin, Jon Bates
STRATEGY WRITER Philippa Irving
CONTRIBUTORS Matthew Stibbe, Paul Evans, Roger Kean, Paul Sumner, Paul Glancey, Julian Rignall
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Roger Kean
PUBLISHING CONTROLLER David Western
ART DIRECTOR Markie Kendrick
DESIGN & LAYOUT Wayne Allen, Yvonne Priest, Melvyn Fisher
PRE-PRINT MANAGER Jonathan Rignall
REPROGRAPHICS/FILM PLANNING Matthew Uffindell, Nick Orchard, Ian Chubb, Robert Millichamp
ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Roger Bennett
ADVERTISEMENT EXECUTIVE Andrew Smales
ASSISTANT Jackie Morris
SUBSCRIPTIONS Denise Roberts
MAIL ORDER Carol Kinsey
COVER BY Oliver Frey

ABC TOTAL: 96,590
UK/EIRE 90,822

REVIEWS

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

  • Arkanoid — Revenge of Doh Imagine
  • Basket Master Imagine
  • Bedlam GO!
  • Black Lamp Firebird
  • Blood Valley Gremlin Graphics
  • Championship Sprint Electric Dreams
  • Cybernoid Hewson
  • Demon’s Revenge Firebird
  • Federation CRL
  • Frightmare Cascade Ganes
  • Grand Prix Tennis M.A.D.
  • Guild of Thieves Rainbird
  • Ikari Warriors Elite
  • Impact ASL
  • Jinxter Rainbird
  • Loads of Midnight CRL
  • Magnetron Firebird
  • POD Mastertronic
  • Predator Activision
  • Rastan Imagine
  • Rockford M.A.D.
  • Shackled US Gold
  • Side Arms GO!
  • Spore Bulldog
  • Star Paws Software Projects
  • Teladon Destiny
  • Thing Players
  • Xarax Firebird
  • Yeti Destiny
  • Zolyx Firebird