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Issue dated April 1984 and priced at 75p

NewsEdit

Packed crowds at the 10th ZX Microfair

CCS announce "Games for Girls"

Derek Brewster's new game named: Codename MAT

PreviewsEdit

Jet Set Willy by Software Projects

Codename MAT by Micromega

FeaturesEdit

Interview with Alison Maguire, Software Manager at Sinclair Research

Hobbit, HURG & Holmes: Melbourne House feature

The Terminal Man: Part 3

ReviewsEdit

All reviews are for the Spectrum

Main ReviewsEdit

Key for table:- UoC: Use of Computer, Gra: Graphics, Pla: Playability, Get: Getting Started, Add: Addictive Qualities, Val: Value for Money, Ove: Overall

Game Title Publisher UoC (%) Gra (%) Pla (%) Get (%) Add (%) Val (%) Ove (%)
Blue Thunder Richard Wilcox Software 78 95 90 89 94 92 90
Cavern Fighter Bug-Byte 85 85 92 88 93 90 89
Laser Zone Quicksilva 72 68 85 94 90 75 81
Pi-Balled Automata 83 91 84 74 79 83 82
Denis Through the Drinking Glass Applications 85 70 90 88 83
Millypede Add-on 45 56 46 28 45 50 45
Starblitz Softek 79 90 95 90 90 83 88
Skull Games Machine Ltd 65 69 75 80 60 70 70
Jokers Wild Phoenix Software 70 68 68 71 72 65 69
Bull Run Phipps Associates 42 34 37 48 15 20 33
It's Only Rock 'n Roll / Tomb of Dracula K-Tel Software 44 38 40 54 37 35 41
Night Gunner Digital Integration 96 93 96 93 78 89 91
Draughts Oasis 60 70 68 86 71
Invader Cube Oasis 63 60 68 75 69 80 69
Urban Upstart Richard Shepherd Software 61 58 65 65 70 62 64
Ometron Software Projects 80 88 72 75 82 83 80
Arcturus Visions 50 68 65 45 57 58 57
Invasion Force Micromania 85 87 95 88 78 70 84
1994 Visions 80 79 73 82 68 68 75
Star Trade Digital Dexterity 59 40 56 58 60 59 55
Caveman CRL 38 33 25 50 10 10 28
Force Fighter Perfection Software 66 70 70 68 63 68 68
Dinky Digger Postern 42 50 23 30 30 25 33
Bimbo Joe the Lion 58 78 75 69 55 85 70
Snowman, The Quicksilva 68 89 83 80 70 78 78
Confrontation Lothlorien 50 47 37 43 50 42 45
Bug Blaster Crystal Computing 70 75 69 63 63 65 68
Lunar Rescue CRL 45 25 10 45 23 15 27
Fred Quicksilva 85 90 87 88 70 80 83
Chequered Flag Sinclair Research 58 89 68 85 52 75 71
Monkey Bizness Artic Computing 57 62 65 75 68 63 65
Dr Franky & the Monster Virgin Games 80 79 78 72 75 73 76
Killer Knight Phipps Associates 66 56 65 62 70 62 64
Chopper X-1 R&R Software 80 56 50 75 38 43 57
Cyber Zone Crystal Computing 85 91 91 71 90 80 85
Bear Bovver Artic Computing 93 96 89 82 86 95 90
Loony Zoo Phipps Associates 80 80 90 76 93 90 85
Pengy Micromania 75 68 73 75 71 70 72
Alien Swarm / Arena K-Tel Software 52 55 62 70 48 54 57
3D Seiddab Attack Hewson Consultants 75 79 81 78 83 78 79
Trom DK'Tronics 90 65 88 78 85 83 82
Winged Warlords CDS Microsystems 77 83 80 72 80 79 79
Proteus Abacus Programs 60 58 67 74 68 66 66
Double Trouble Starlite 55 50 30 50 38 35 43
Castle Colditz / Battle of the Toothpaste Tubes K-Tel Software 53 43 60 52 50 40 50
Triplex Work Force 57 70 68 70 65 66 66
Timebomb CDS Microsystems 83 62 79 82 54 65 71
2003: A Space Oddity DK'Tronics 55 60 43 55 35 45 49
Micro Mouse Goes De-Bugging Lothlorien 79 70 58 44 40 55 58
Death Cruiser Noble House 48 75 63 43 73 67 62

Review of Lords of Time (Level 9), but not scored.

Missile Command GamesEdit

A separate feature on the many Missile Command clones there are on the Spectrum. The reviewers gave separate ratings for keyboard and joystick, those scores are separated by a dash.

Game Title Publisher UoC (%) Gra (%) Pla (%) Add (%) Val (%)
Armageddon Silversoft 38 / 65 60 40 / 70 40 / 70 45 / 70
Armageddon Ocean 65 / 90 95 50 / 85 55 / 88 60 / 85
Missile Defence Anirog 20 / 95 99 25 / 95 37 / 95 30 / 96
Earth Defence Artic Computing 10 / 65 40 15 / 60 10 / 47 25 / 60
Cruise Attack Mikro-Gen 50 / 50 35 / 25 / 45 /
Electro Storm PSS 5 / 55 34 7 / 47 4 / 50 12 / 43
Repulsar Softek 15 / 57 48 10 / 37 8 / 27 14 / 45

Other Software/HardwareEdit

Stack Light Rifle

Trojan Light Pen

Format 4 Kit SP/1

Living GuideEdit

The Living Guide was an attempt to index every game on the Spectrum. Each game comes with its own mini review. It was to build in each successive magazine as new games are reviewed. It was dropped after a few issues.

Game of Month

Pheenix by Megadodo Software

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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