Issue 64 May 1989

INSIDE...

  • FRONT END
  • FORUM
  • CRASHTIONNAIRE
  • COMMS
  • PBM
  • BUDGET BUREAU
  • NICK ROBERTS’S PLAYING TIPS
  • ADVENTURE TRAIL
  • TECH NICHE
  • ARCADES
  • JETMAN
  • FRONTLINE
  • PREVIEWS

WICKED COMPS

  • ZILLIONS OF GAMES...
    ... (well, virtually) from Mastertronic
  • THEM BONES...
    ... are System 3’s latest comp prize
  • HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE...
    ... for games, T-shirts and mugs etc
CRASH 64 cover CRASH

LEARNING, TO FLY

GETTING PUBLISHED

So you want to be a binary celebrity? A master of machine code writing chart-topping hits? Mastertronic probably publish more first-time programmers than anyone else in the business, so we talked to Budget Supremo Andrew Wright about how it works. From sending the tape in, to preparing the artwork, we have the full story.

BOMBING ALONG

The programmers of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back are putting the finishing touches to the ‘ultimate combat flight sim’, Bomber. We talked to chief programmer Andy Craven about solid 3-D, MiG’s and the confession of a rock star.

FLYING LESSONS

Chuck Yeager

The man with the Right Stuff is Chuck Yeager; WWII aces, test pilot and Vietnam vet. His classic C64 flight sim has finally been converted to the Spectrum, allowing Speccy owners to get flight lessons from Chuck himself, then test fly all the latest jets.

REVIEWS

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

May Marvels..

SMASHED

  • REBEL STAR 2
    The Rebelstar Raiders meet Aliens in a classic SF confrontation
  • STORMLORD
    Raff Cecco makes it a CRASH Smash hat-trick with a classic arcade adventure
  • RENEGADE III
    Travelling through time in the latest and best Imagine beat-’em-up
  • THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS
    Ten levels of spectacularly horrific ghouls to get slimed by

HOT SHOTS
80% and over...

  • ADVANCED SOCCER SIMULATOR
    Multi-player football management
  • MINDTRAP
    Rubik’s Cube-style puzzlement
  • SANXION
    A fast, and very hard shoot-’em-up
  • THE GAMES: SUMMER EDITION
    Epic sports entertainment from Epyx
  • VIGILANTE
    First class Irem coin-op conversion

FULL INDEX

ACE 2088 Cascade BUTCHER HILL Gremlin IMMORTALITY RULES OK Wildfire Publishing LIGHTMARE Scot Johnston REBELSTAR 2 Silverbird RENEGADE III — THE FINAL CHAPTER Imagine REPTON MANIA Superior Software SANXION Thalamus SKATE OR DIE Electronic Arts SPACE DETECTIVE 2 Armageddon And Cream / Celery Soft STORMLORD Hewson TANK ATTACK CDS Software THE GAMES: SUMMER EDITION Epyx THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS Activision VIGILANTE US Gold VINDICATORS Domark

BUDGET BUREAU

ADVANCED SOCCER SIMULATOR MAD BARRY MCGUIGAN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Mastertronic+ BATTLETANK SIMULATOR Zeppelin BMX SIMULATOR 2 Code Masters GUNRUNNER Rack-It HEARTBROKEN Atlantis HEAVY ON THE MAGICK Rebound HOW TO BE A COMPLETE BASTARD Ricochet INFILTRATOR Kixx INTO THE EAGLE’S NEST Players MANIC MINER MAD MINDTRAP Mastertronic PLASMA BALL Atlantis RYGAR Kixx SHANGHAI WARRIORS Players SOCCER Q Cult SPY HUNTER Kixx STREET GANG FOOTBALL Code Masters SUPER CYCLE SUPER NUDGE 2000 Mastertronic TECHNICIAN TED Rack-It TEMPEST Ricochet TETRIS Mastetronic+ THE SACRED ARMOUR OF ANTIRIAD Silverbird TRANTOR — THE LAST STORMTROOPER Kixx

Editor: Stuart Wynne Assistant Editor: Phil King Staff Writers: Mark Caswell, Lloyd Mangram, Nick Roberts Contributors: Ian Cull, Mike ‘Skippy’ Dunn, Paul Evans. Robin Hogg, Ian Lacey Editorial Assistants: Caroline Blake, Vivienne Vickress Editorial Consultant: Dominic Handy Senior Designer/Illustrator: Wayne Allen Designers: Melvyn Fisher, Yvonne Priest Photography: Cameron Pound, Michael Parkinson Production Manager: Jonathan Rignall Reprographics Supervisor: Matthew Uffindell Production: Robert Hamilton, Robert Millichamp, Tim Morris, Jenny Reddard Editorial Director: Oliver Frey Publisher: Geoff Grimes Advertisement Director: Roger Bennett Advertisement Manager: Neil Dyson Sales Executives: Sarah Chapman, Lee Watkins Assistants: Jackie Morris Group Promotions Executive: Richard Eddy Mail Order: Carol Kinsey Subscriptions: Denise Roberts

Cover Design & illustration by Oliver Frey