FEATURES

OPINION

Which sees the start of a new section in which you can get on your soapbox.

DESIGN DESIGN III

In which the Loony Mancunians get arrested, and make a dog famous! (Well, nearly on both counts).

TAU CETI

The first of a trio of previews — a look at the game CRL will launch upon the world in time for Christmas.

THE ZOIDS ARE COMING!

The men from Martech come a very long way to show us how work is progressing on ZOIDS the computer game.

NEW COMPANY, NEW GAME

ROBOT MESSIAH’s the name of the game, ALPHABATIM’s the name of the company. Find out who’s writing the game and what it’s all about...

WEEE SPLAT!

Not so much jumping for joy... more jumping for charity. Intrigued? Read on.

FLIPPING THE PAGES

Sean Masterson takes a look at what goes on between the pages of Fantasy Gamebooks, and pauses to pass on a little gossip too.

A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR COMPETITORS

We see what they’re up to and learn of the problems they have in getting review copies of games.

ON THE COVER

Susan Rowe’s meticulously executed watercolours make their appearance this month in our pages, rather than on cassettes and Christmas cards!

DIY

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’

CRL sponsor a CB compo with copies of CONVOY the video on offer. All this to get you in the mood for their game JUGGERNAUT. Twenty five copies of the game up for grabs too.

DON’T DILLY DALEY ON THE WAY

Fifty copies of the octet of events which is DALEY THOMPSON’S SUPERTEST on offer.

HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO

McMillan are so pleased with their book and software package on WORLD CUP SOCCER that they’ve arranged for a VIP visit to Spurs. Fifty copies of the footie package will go out free too.

STEVE DAVIS SNOOKER

A trip to the Mercantile Credit Snooker championships and copies of the game on offer in this CDS competition.

SCOOBY DOOBY DOO

Design a couple of bespoke snacks and win a Scooby Pack in honour of Elite’s latest release which features SCOOBY DOO in The Castle Mystery.

REGULARS

EDITORIAL

and indexes.

MERELY MANGRAM

Lloyd gets over the post PCW show blues and looks into his software crystal ball.

NEWS

A quick check up on what’s happening, where and to whom.

FORUM

Out with the Hermes and on with your letters. Lloyd is flooded out with BUG BOX entries this issue, too.

CRASH COURSE

Rosetta looks long and hard at Longman software.

LUNAR JETMAN

What dey got under deir kilts? Will all be revealed? For answers to these, and several other burning questions, turn to page 94.

PLAYING TIPS

Where the Candyman runs riot yet again, and upsets those of you who can’t resist the temptation to read and try his tips. It’s your own fault you know — you could skip to the next bit which is

LLOYD MANGRAM’S HALL OF SLIME

This issue, a double dose of gore!

CRASH HOTLINE AND ADVENTURE CHART

TECH NICHE

In which Franco continues his examination of fast storage media, and Simon Goodwin gets into gear with TECH TIPS on the Microdrive. Mr Bates, meanwhile, looks at more MIDI.

ADVENTURE TRAIL

It’s houseparties all the way with Madcap Manor and Glengarry Hall on the agenda.

SIGNPOST

Pointing the way to success in adventureland with coded hints and tips together with a bit of general adventuring chit chat.

RESULTS

Which begins with a look at some of your efforts in the Design a Sign comp.

FRONTLINE

Sean Masterson has his name cruelly carved up in the headline, but gets down to a bit of stategic stuff nevertheless.

Next month’s CRASH goes on sale from 21 November, not having a copy is like asphyxiating — slooowly...

Publishing Executive Roger Kean
Editor Graeme Kidd
Technical Editor Franco Frey
Art Editor Oliver Frey
Production Designer David Western
Production Assistants Gordon Druce, Matthew Uffindell
Software Editor Jeremy Spencer
Adventure Editor Derek Brewster
Sub Editor Sean Masterson
Staff Writer Lloyd Mangram
Contributing Writers Chris Passey, Robin Candy, Ben Stone, John Minson, Mark Hamer, Gary Liddon, Julian Rignall, Gary Penn
Client Liaison John Edwards
Subscription Manager Denise Roberts
Mail Order Carol Kinsey

Cover by Oliver Frey

REVIEWS

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

  • Astroclone Hewson Consultants
  • The Custard Kid Fun ’N’ Games
  • Daley Thompson’s Super Test Ocean
  • Deeds of Glengarry Hall Terminal
  • Elite Firebird
  • Fairlight The Edge
  • Fighting Warrior Melbourne House
  • Great Fire of London Rabbit Software
  • Impossible Mission US Gold
  • Madcap Manor Gilsoft
  • Magic MacMillan
  • Marsport Gargoyle Games
  • Maze Craze Partyline
  • Orm and Cheep MacMillan
  • Quann Tulla 8th Day
  • Riddler’s Den Electric Dreams
  • Seventh Cavalry Black Knight
  • Starquake Bubble Bus
  • Ten Pack Automata UK