FEATURES

ALL THE ARCADE ACTION

The ATEI show is the place to be for all the latest arcade machines. Steve Jarratt and Julian Rignall report

COMPILATIONS

The latest anthologies, collated and compiled

NICK ROBERTS’ PLAYING TIPS SPECIAL

More maps and more pokes than you ever thought possible

HARD GAMERS

Only the tough will survive, but EVERYONE must enter the National Computer Games Championships!

THE CRASH CHALLENGE

Can Robin Candy finally break the CRASH jinx?

FABULOUS FANZINES

A flip through and glance over all the latest homemade magazines

REGULARS

NEWS

Up, up and away... Twice!

LLOYD MANGRAM’S FORUM

There’s US Military action in Southern America, says a reader. Yes, says Lloyd, but it’s only a game

ADVENTURE TRAIL

Samara looks at Topologika’s Countdown to Doom and a couple of homegrown hits

CRASH COMMS

Enter the foyer of Hotel California

CRASH READERS’ CHARTS

TECH NICHE

Jon Bates clutches a bloodied letter-opener, while Simon N Goodwin goes ZipZaping

ROBIN CANDY’S SCORES...

... on the doors

KING GRUB

The big man talks about a few chart heroes

ET AL

Mad Max Headroom heads the video releases, and Roger Kean looks at Skallagrigg

PREVIEWS

The summer is upon us

DO IT YOURSELF

GET ON TARGET...

... and win a Spectrum +3 and portable TV from Imagine

WATCH THE ACTION...

... by winning a Sony Watchman from Virgin Games

HEAR AND SEE EVERYTHING...

... by winning a portable TV/stereo radio cassette system from CRL

‘Mind your backs, please! Please, watch out sir, we’ve a very special delivery in ’ere. Now don’t touch madam, that would spoil all the fun.’

‘Why? What have you got in there? Is it really very importa...?’

‘Put her round the back George, and tell her the facts of life...’

‘What we have here ladies and gentlemen is the very latest issue of CRASH.’

‘That’s great! When can we have it?’

‘I’m sorry to tell you sir, but you’ll have to wait till May 26 for the next delivery.’

‘Aaarghh!’

Oli Frey illustration

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

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

REVIEWS

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

  • Action Force II Virgin Games
  • Ballbreaker II CRL
  • Brainstorm Firebird
  • Cage Match Entertainment USA
  • Crazy Cars Titus
  • Denizen Players
  • Dervish The Powerhouse
  • Disposable Heroes The Powerhouse
  • GeeBee Air Rally Activision
  • Gothik Firebird
  • Gunsmoke GO!
  • Karnov Activision
  • Lee Enfield is ‘Space Ace’ Infogrames
  • Mega-Apocalypse Martech
  • Ramparts GO!
  • Sophistry CRL
  • Super Trolley Mastertronic
  • Tanium Players
  • Target Renegade Imagine