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Crash Issue 2 was released in February 1984 and cost 75p.

NewsEdit

Abacus Arcade pack available containing Sentinel, Fireflash, Avenger & Proteus - (22)

Gilsoft release "The Gold Collection". A series of adventures created by their own Quill package - (22)

Matthew Smith close to completing Jet Set Willy - (22-23)

Roger Kean visits Imagine - (24,92)

FeaturesEdit

Editorial - 1 page (9)

Letters - 1½ pages (10,92)

Curse the cursors - 1 page (28)

E.E.C's Mechanical Spectrum Joystick and Grant Design's Spectrum-Stick

"Pardon me, i'll say that again" - Franco Frey - 2 pages (42-43)

Franco Frey takes a NOI$$$Y listen to the Currah uSpeech.

The Professional Programmer - Andrew Hewson - 1½ pages (85-86)

Profile on Steve Turner and Andrew Braybrook

Head for the Starzone - 1¼ pages (86-87)

Profile on Starzone

Flying High: Spotlight on WHSmith's - 2 pages (94-95)

Part Two of The Terminal Man - 4 pages (106-109)

ReviewsEdit

All reviews are for the Spectrum

Main ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Pages Pg No(s) Ove (%)
Energy 30,000 ELM Computers 0.5 12 73
Potty Painter Rabbit Software 0.6 12-13 60
Android Two Vortex Software 0.5 13 90
Alchemist Imagine 0.6 13-14 85
Chuckie Egg A&F Software 0.5 14 80
Punchy Mr. Micro 0.5 14-15 88
I'm in Shock Artic Computing 0.4 15 55
Supersnails Games Machine Ltd 0.4 15-16 63
Microbot Softek 0.6 16 73
Wheelie Microsphere 0.7 25 93
Pyramid, The Fantasy Software 0.5 25-26 83
Doomsday Castle Fantasy Software 0.75 26 87
Atic Atac Ultimate 0.5 37 92
Earth Defence Artic Computing 0.5 37 63
House of the Living Dead, The Phipps Associates 0.5 38 59
Birds, The Rabbit Software 0.5 38 49
Guardian, The PSS 0.5 39 68
Thrusta Software Projects 0.6 39-40 73
Birds and the Bees, The Bug-Byte 0.75 40 83
Laserwarp Mikro-Gen 0.5 41 77
Krakatoa Abbex Software 0.75 70 83
Knockout Mikro-Gen 0.5 70-71 62
Apple Jam DK'Tronics 0.5 71 47
Bubble Trouble Arcade Software 0.5 71-72 63
Cruise Attack Mikro-Gen 0.4 73 62
Pi-Eyed Automata 0.4 73 57
Hunchback Ocean 0.5 73-74 66
Pat the Postman Mikro-Gen 0.5 74 52
Dimension Destructors Artic Computing 0.5 74-75 68
Triad Amba Software 0.5 75 55
Rommel's Revenge Crystal Computing 0.6 75-76 65
Mr Wimpy Ocean 0.6 76 77
Scuba Dive Durell Software 0.75 88 92
Battle 1917 CCS 0.4 88-89 63
Omega Run CRL 0.6 89-90 87
Magic Meanies CDS 0.5 90 58
Fighter Pilot Digital Integration 1 93 86
Mountains of Ket Incentive Software 0.35 100 73
Robot Riot Silversoft 0.5 100 70
3D Speed Duel DK'Tronics 0.5 100-101 56
Freez' Bees Silversoft 0.4 101 61
Paratroopers Rabbit Software 0.4 101-102 62
Stonkers Imagine 0.75 102 78
Castle Blackstar SCR Adventures 0.5 103 75
Dodge City Phoenix Software 0.6 103-104 57
1984 Incentive Software 0.5 104 76
Starclash Micromega 0.3 104 69

Paintbox - Franco Frey - ¾ page (72)

Games Designer (Quicksilva) reviewed and awarded 92%. - Pages 40-41

Kong GamesEdit

Reviews by Chris Passey & Matthew Uffindel - 3 pages (19-21)

Note: Games were rated on how close they were to the original game.

Game Title Publisher UoC (%) Gra (%) Pla (%) Add (%) Val (%)
Godzilla & the Martians Temptation Software 12/0 20/0 10/0 20/0 15/0
Killer Knight Phipps Associates 23/20 50/20 19/10 30/20 40/20
Kong Anirog 60/60 78/68 50/46 70/34 75/50
Killer Kong Blaby 80/70 90/70 90/60 100/60 90/80
Kong Ocean 92/100 100/100 100/100 97/100 100/100
Krazy Kong PSS 75/90 90/90 95/98 95/95 90/90

Educational SoftwareEdit

The Humpty Dumpty Mystery by Widgit, French is Fun by CDS Microsystems, Robot Runner by Longman, ABC by Artic Computing, Special Agent by Heinemann, Pathfinder by Widgit, Bull Tables by Lotus Soft - 3 pages (97-99)

Living GuideEdit

21½ pages (45-67)

Game of Month: Froggy by DJL Software - 1 page (45)

Other CreditsEdit

Designer

Oliver Frey

Consultant Editor

Franco Frey

Staff Writers

Lloyd Mangram, Rod Bellamy

Production Designer

Michael Arienti

Contributors

Chris Passey, Matthew Uffindel, Andrew Hewson

External LinksEdit

You can find this magazine at the World of Spectrum archive. Or if you would like it on a DVD try The Zzuperstore

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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