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Crash Issue 1 was released in January 1984 and cost 75p.

RegularsEdit

Contents - 1 page (5)

Editorial - 2 pages (9-10)

The Terminal Man (comic strip) - 4 pages (107-110)

NewsEdit

Page 25

  • Trekkies Away!: R&R Software to export Crash to South Africa to increase software sales and Derek Brewster updates his Star Trek for Mikro-Gen.
  • Atarian Battle Fleet Takes Off: Atari to convert arcade classics to Spectrum, but are they too late?
  • Joe the Lion: Joe the Lion an offshoot of Pasesoft is born. They hope to become market leaders in 1984.
  • Manic Millionaire: Software Projects formed from ex Bug-Byte staff Alan & Soo Maton and Matthew Smith. Smith working on Jet Set Willy.
  • Odyssey 1 Wins Through: Perfection Software's "Odyssey 1" wins Cardiff Computech 83 competition.

Page 26

  • Intelligent Adventures: Dr Tim Langdell of Softek working on new development system and adventure games more advanced than "The Hobbit".
  • Piman & Groucho in TV First: Automata's Piman & Groucho appear on ITV's Magic Micro Mission.
  • Battle Winner: 1983 Cambridge Award won by Mark Lucas for "Battle 1917". CCS to publish.
  • Swearing Jetman: Micro Speech unit from Currah announced, with 17 games already compatible.
  • 3D Baddies and Nightflying: 3D Seiddab Attack & Nightflite II announced by Hewson Consultants.

PreviewsEdit

Atic Atac - ⅓ page (28)

The Wrath of Magra - John Edwards - 2 pages (98-99)

FeaturesEdit

Play It Again, Sam! - Franco Frey - 4 pages (21-24)

If you're fed up with smashing your keyboard to smithereens attempting to save mankind from ravening aliens then Franco Frey's rundown on the boons and banes of joysticks could be illuminating.

Profile: Rabbit Software - Roger Kean - 1½ pages (70-71)

Roger Kean discovers that the games warrens are full of Rabbits - and they're breeding fast!

Profile: Blaby - Lloyd Mangram - 1½ pages (71-72)

Lloyd Mangram travels to the wilds of Leicestershire and discovers a Killer Kong on the loose in the quiet town of Blaby.

The invasion has begun - Lloyd Mangram - 3 pages (85-87)

Lloyd Mangram takes a brief and personal glance over his shoulder at some of the software antics of the past year.

ReviewsEdit

Main ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Pgs Pg No(s) Ove (%)
3D Deathchase Micromega 1 8 92
Odyssey 1 Perfection Software 0.5 12 72
Warlock of Firetop Mountain, The Puffin Books 0.75 12-13 73
Zaxxan Starzone 0.5 13 74
Gotcha Blaby 0.6 13-14 77
Mission Impossible Silversoft 0.6 14-15 80
Barreldrop Games Machine 0.5 15 65
Bugaboo (The Flea) Quicksilva 0.8 15-16 92
Ant Attack Quicksilva 1 16,18 85
Spectron Virgin Games 0.4 18-19 76
FireHawks Postern 0.4 19 51
Bowls Lotus Soft 0.4 19 57
Corridors of Genon New Generation Software 0.7 28 72
River Rescue Thorn EMI 0.5 30 74
Road Racer Thorn EMI 0.5 30 69.5
Blockade Runner Thorn EMI 0.5 31 62.5
Gold Rush Thorn EMI 0.5 31 63
Volcanic Planet Thorn EMI 0.6 34 69
Oh Mummy Gem Software 0.5 34-35 69
Tutankhamun Micromania 0.5 35 71.5
Sub Chase Gem Software 0.4 35 48.5
Valhalla Legend 0.75 41 81.5
My Name is Uncle Groucho...You Win a Fat Cigar Automata 0.6 41-42 66.5
Rider Virgin Games 0.6 42-43 50
Morris Meets the Bikers Automata 0.6 43 74
Luna Crabs Micromega 0.4 43 61.5
Galactic Warriors Abacus Programs 0.5 73 67
Gangsters CCS 0.6 73-74 58.5
Brain Damage Silversoft 0.5 74 69
Grand Prix Driver Britannia Software 0.6 74-75 55
Byte CCS 0.5 75 57.5
3D Space Wars Hewson Consultants 0.4 68 68
Transversion Ocean 0.75 83 83
Mrs Mopp Computasolve 0.6 79 69
Armageddon Silversoft 0.4 79 68
Push Off Software Projects 0.5 82 85
Doombugs Work Force 0.5 82 67
Wild West Hero Timescape Software 0.5 83 82
Lunar Jetman Ultimate 0.8 88 95
Fireflash Abacus Programs 0.4 88-89 78
Splat Incentive Software 0.75 89-90 81.5
Invasion of the Body Snatchas Crystal Computing 0.5 90-91 69.5
Hawks Lotus Soft 0.5 91 75
Lord Harry Lotus Soft 0.5 91-92 62.5
Train Game, The Microsphere 0.5 92 75.5
Vampire Village Terminal Software 0.8 92-93 63.5
Pluggit Blaby 0.4 93 62.5
Oracle's Cave, The Doric Computer Services 0.7 94-95 70
Maziacs DK'Tronics 0.6 95 82
Exterminator Silversoft 0.5 95-96 82.5
Hunter-Killer Protek 0.6 96-97 61
3-Deep Space Postern 0.5 97 44
Robber Virgin Games 0.5 100 48
Quetzalcoatl Virgin Games 0.75 101 56
Traxx Quicksilva 0.5 101-102 61
Bonkers Procom 0.6 102 77.5
Bedlam Lothlorien 0.4 102-103 78
Admiral Graf Spee Temptation Software 0.75 103 54
Gridrunner Quicksilva 0.5 104 46.5
Cybertanks Star Dreams 0.5 104 58

Other

The Forest - Phipps Associates - Franco Frey - 1 page (27)

Shoot em upsEdit

Chris Passey and Lloyd Mangram revisit some old favourites in this, the first of our Game Type comparisons. - 3 pages (38-40)

Game Title Publisher UoC (%) Add (%) Val (%)
Space Intruders Quicksilva 45 40 40
Space Raiders Sinclair Research 50 35 40
Galactic Trooper Romik Software 50 40 45
Galakzions Mikro-Gen 45 40 30
Galaxians Artic Computing 55 50 55
Winged Avenger Work Force 50 35 40
Firebirds Softek 85 75 80
Detective, The Arcade Software 80 75 85
Arcadia Imagine 90 90 90

Living Guide to Spectrum SoftwareEdit

17 pages (45-48,50-57,59-64)

  • Invader/Galaxian/Phoenix - (46-47)
  • Asteroids/Space - (47)
  • Scramble/Defender/Missile Defence - (48)
  • Cockpit Games - (48)
  • Maze Games - (50-51)
  • Ghost Gobbling - (51)
  • Platform Games - (51-52)
  • Creepy Crawlies - (52-53)
  • Froggers - (53-54)
  • Grid Runners - (54)
  • Painters - (54-55)
  • Trekkies - (55)
  • Arcade Miscellaneous - (55-57)
  • Cards, Boards & Gambling - (59-60)
  • Sports Simulation - (60-61)
  • Strategies - (61-62)
  • Adventure Games - (62-64)

Other CreditsEdit

Designer

Oliver Frey

Consultant Editor

Franco Frey

Staff Writers

Lloyd Mangram, Rod Bellamy

Production Designer

Michael Arienti

Contributors

Matthew Uffindel, Chris Passey, John Edwards

Issue IndexEdit

Crash Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1984 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1985 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
1986 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
1987 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
1988 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
1989 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71
1990 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83
1991 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94
1992 95 96 97 98

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