CRASH

ISSUE 84 JANUARY 1991

CRASH 84 cover

CONTENTS

GAME THRILLS

Powertape Megaplay! More stuff than any other mag!! Lightforce (Hewson)! Hypa Raid (Atlantis)! Top Cat demo (Hi-Tec)! SWIV demo (Storm)! Dizzy 3.5 (CodeMasters)! NARC demo (Ocean)! Talisman (Powertape)! Specimen (Hedgehog)! Omega Zone (Powertape)! And your monthly check up from Pokemania!!

1990 READERS' AWARDS

It's make your mind up time, star makers!! Which company and which games are your most memorable of 1990?! You choose the winners of the 1990 CRASH Readers' Awards!!

POWER PREVIEW

At development house Probe Software there's this chap Joe Bonar. He's a nutter! But he's in charge of producing Back to the Future Part 3 and Viz! Lorks!

PREVIEWS

The games that might just be out for the Christmas hols. Then again, they probably won't! Check the action coming your way!!

LIVE CIRCUIT

It's your host with the most - Lloyd Mangram! Delve into the Forum, check the news, follow Loony Jetman, and get the giggles with this month's pick from the Bug Box!!

WIN LEATHER JACKETS!

Ocean's NARC is a fabby game - celebrate its success in this super compo! Leather jackets, games and t-shirts must be won!!

WIN MUSIC KEYBOARDS!!

Three mega Casio synthesisers up for grabs thanks to Accolade and its forthcoming space game Star Control!

POWER POSTER

Eight pages of Oli Frey's amazing Line of Fire artwork! Pull 'em out! Stick 'em together! Pin it on your wall! Plus a number for every day of 1991 (ie a calendar)!!

ADVENTURE TRAIL

Adventure game expert Paul Rigby checks out the most happening interactive games around!

S'AMAZING!

Fancy some public domain software for your Coupé? Nick Roberts has a peek at what's available!

WIN A CD GHETTOBLASTER!

CodeMasters has gone loopy! Loads of loverly prizes just waiting to be won!!

YOGI, TOP CAT AND ALL THAT

Hi-Tec Software has lots of cartoon chums. Nick Roberts discovers how the Hi-Tec team transform them into super games!

DJ NICKO'S TIPS

Cracking away! Beat the best games around thanks to DJ Nicko's ton of tips!

REVIEWS

All the Christmas games you can't afford to miss! Smashes this month with Navy Seals, Robocop 2 and Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge!

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

BACKPAGE

The almost legendary backpage is back offering you a chance to win a Sony Discman!! Be a cool cat with your own personal CD player! Hurrah for Hi-Tec Software and Top Cat!

Editor: Oliver Frey Features Editor: Richard Eddy Staff Writers: Mark Caswell, Nick Roberts, Lloyd Mangram Art Editor: Mark Kendrick Photography: Michael Parkinson Production and Circulation Director: Jonathan Rignall Systems Operator: Paul (Charlie) Chubb Reprographics: Matthew Uffindell (Supervisor), Robb Hamilton, Robert Millichamp, Tim Morris, Jeni Reddard, Lisa McCourt Group Advertisement Manager: Judith Bamford Advertisement Sales Executive: Kevin Gallagher Advertisement Production: Jackie Morris (Supervisor), Jo Lewis Group Promotions Executive: Richard Eddy Mail Order: Carol Kinsey Subscriptions: Caroline Edwards Systems Manager: Ian Chubb

Cover design and illustration by Oliver Frey