CRASH

BUSINESS AS USUAL

‘What’s this?’, I hear you cry, ‘No new faces?’. Nope, I’m afraid not. In fact things are getting very normal here at CRASH Towers. Well, they were until Dave Baxter from GO! rang up with news of the latest Rainbow Arts release. We just had to squeeze a review in, you just wouldn’t believe the trouble we went to. It all started when... no, I think I’ll save that story for some other time. Perhaps Christmas, when we’ll have literally hundreds of pages to fill!

So what’s happening? Well, this month we’ve got a great Adventure Trail Extra — Samara’s been through three quills in a week! And what about the Adventure Trail Extra cover? Goes nicely with the Split Screen feature, don’t you think? No doubt, censorship — the subject of discussion this month — will create a few postal worries for Lloyd’s pigeon holes, and that’s not a bad thing. (After all, he is going on holiday this month!) If Split Screen doesn’t get your back up then take a look at the feature on the Amiga and ST — it exposes the real facts about these so-called mega-computers.

Don’t forget about the National Computer Games Championships. By the time you read this all the qualifying heats will be over. The semi-finals take place at Manchester Airport on August 16 and at Waterloo Station on August 18. So, if you can find time between lazing in the sun (huh, some joke that is!) and watching Neighbours — well, that’s all Nick Roberts ever does — why not come along and join us? It’ll be a scream!

Finally, if there’s anyone out there that fancies handling mounds of technical queries and reviews, please drop me a line. Tell me all about yourself and what sort of technical hardware and software knowledge you have.

Next month sees the last of Simon Goodwin’s regular columns for CRASH — ‘I just can’t cope!’. Although, he’ll still be writing the odd technical feature, on things like the new Sinclair Professional PC (see the news for more on that).

So what are waiting you for? Start reading.

DOMINIC HANDY

REVIEWS

Amazing AUGUST accomplishments

SMASHED!

  • THE GREAT GIANA SISTERS
    They’re mad! They’re bad! And, they’re from Rainbow Arts
  • MARAUDER
    Battlecar gets involved in major smash!

HOT SHOTS
75% and over...

  • ALTERNATIVE WORLD GAMES
    Play a game and see the world!
  • BATTLESHIPS
    The famous pencil’n’paper game in glorious Spectricolour
  • HOPPING MAD
    Giving the expression ‘a rubber Spectrum’ a whole new meaning
  • IMPOSSIBLE MISSION II
    Impossible. That Elvin Atombender is up to his old tricks, again!
  • NIGHT RAIDER
    Flight sim action in the air of World War II
  • ROAD BLASTERS
    Burn rubber, in US Gold’s latest hot game
  • VIRUS
    The Archimedes game Zarch makes it to the Spectrum

FULL INDEX

  • Alternative World Games
    Gremlin Graphics
  • Arctic Fox
    Electronic Arts
  • The Bard’s Tale
    Electronic Arts
  • Battle Ships
    Encore
  • The Damned Forest
    Cult
  • Dream Warrior
    US Gold
  • European 5-A-Side
    Silverbird
  • Fairly Difficult Mission
    Zodiac Software
  • First Past The Post
    Cult
  • The Fury
    Martech
  • The Great Giana Sisters
    Rainbow Arts
  • Hopping Mad
    Elite
  • Impossible Mission II
    Epyx
  • Kemshu
    Cult
  • Marauder
    Hewson
  • Mindfighter
    Abstract Concepts
  • Night Raider
    Gremlin Graphics
  • Octan
    Silverbird
  • Overkill
    Atlantis
  • Pogostick Olympics
    Silverbird
  • Ready Steady Go
    Alternative
  • The Realm
    Cult
  • Return to Doom
    Topologika
  • Road Blasters
    US Gold
  • Rogue
    Mastertronic
  • Stunt Bike Simulator
    Silverbird
  • Stalingrad
    CCS
  • Time and Magik
    Level 9/Mandarin
  • Virus
    Firebird