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Issue dated May 1984 and priced at 75p

Programmer Derek Brewster joins the magazine as the Adventure reviewer.

NewsEdit

Christian Urquhart joins Ocean's In-house team.

Bugs found in Stonkers and Jet Set Willy.

CRL recruit new staff.

Detailed map now available for Phipps Associates The Forest.

Thorn EMI rebrand their games division Creative Sparks

Report on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

FeaturesEdit

Epicventuring and Muliplayer Networks: A look at the Microdrive

The Quill

The Terminal Man: Part 4

Crash Reviewers Competition Results

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 (%)
Jet Set Willy Software Projects 90 96 94 90 98 99 95
Tribble Trouble Software Projects 89 91 92 86 93 92 91
Mission 1: Project Volcano Mission Software 60 40 55 80 50 60 58
Sheer Panic Visions 58 60 68 64 60 65 63
Ad Astra Gargoyle Games 85 80 84 79 75 78 80
Orc Attack Creative Sparks 90 90 92 95 96 82 91
3D Lunattack Hewson Consultants 80 92 89 95 89 92 90
Codename MAT Micromega 88 95 94 98 92 93 93
Crash Mogul 52 28 20 58 15 25 33
Time Machine, The Digital Fantasia 80 68 90 60 90 60 75
Thunderhawk Lyversoft 53 58 44 30 35 40 43
Eskimo Eddie Ocean 84 80 80 78 70 75 78
Two Gun Turtle Lothlorien 85 83 60 69 68 73 73
Sam Spade Silversoft 62 57 56 63 53 51 57
Chuckman CCI 72 80 84 71 82 82 79
Knight Driver Hewson Consultants 53 73 60 65 45 57 59
City Terminal Software 48 49 35 49 36 48 44
Handicap Golf CRL 78 80 84 73 84 87 81
Grid-Bug CCI 60 55 58 62 57 58 58
Star Warrior Visions 61 75 73 66 74 58 68
Ed-On CCI 52 45 52 58 48 50 51
Africa Gardens Gilsoft 80 60 86 90 93 94 84
Barsak the Dwarf Gilsoft 78 43 54 42 48 53
Magic Castle Gilsoft 80 70 76 75 80 76
Spyplane Gilsoft 50 55 68 50 51 55
Mindbender Gilsoft 87 92 76 89 85 86
Orion Software Projects 68 78 81 72 82 76 76
Space Station Zebra Beyond Software 40 60 20 63 10 15 35
Potty Planter Mogul 53 42 47 53 38 40 46
Dragonsbane Quicksilva 55 64 54 59 42 52 54
Pogo Ocean 84 84 89 83 92 92 87
Pedro Imagine 70 68 47 61 55 68 62
Adder Attack Mogul 70 58 68 60 68 58 64
Adventures of St. Bernard Carnell Software 68 71 51 68 44 46 58
Defenda Interstella 79 93 93 91 90 85 89
Millionaire Incentive 78 76 85 78 79 84 80
Brad Blasts the Galactic Barbarians Express Software 75 72 78 83 65 75 75
Sorcery Virgin Games 63 79 75 65 77 71 72
They Say the World Will Die in Fire & Ice Electric Software 78 58 84 69 86 89 77
Trashman New Generation Software 80 85 87 86 76 85 83
Di-Lithium Lift Hewson Consultants 69 61 57 62 59 58 61
Olympimania Automata 69 72 68 70 59 55 66
4Star J.K. Greye Software 32 38 15 47 5 15 25
Quest for the Holy Grail, The Dream Software 69 67 78 77 72 76 73
Encounter Severn Software 65 40 50 30 40 45
Tower of Evil Creative Sparks 85 86 88 92 90 80 87
Glug-Glug CRL 70 85 84 74 74 78 78
G-Force Euro-Byte 68 75 85 66 88 85 79
Moon Buggy Visions 63 68 61 45 55 58 58
Rapedes Visions 52 63 64 64 62 61 61
Space Shuttle Microdeal 69 55 50 68 46 43 55
Pinball Wizard CP Software 75 70 78 72 68 63 71
Devil Rides In, The Carnell Software 58 69 45 58 42 48 53

Pengo GamesEdit

A separate feature on the many Pengo clones there are on the Spectrum.

Game Title Publisher UoC (%) Gra (%) Pla (%) Add (%) Val (%)
Dodo Blaby 40 58 51 43 48
Pengy Micromania 60 65 66 53 60
Freez' Bees Silversoft 70 75 80 78 75
Eskimo Eddie Ocean 88 90 91 80 85
Push Off Software Projects 90 90 90 90 90

Other Software/HardwareEdit

C.A.D. - Dream Software

Dynamic Graphics - Procom

Melbourne Draw - Melbourne House

Painbox - Print'n'Plotter

Sweet Talker - Cheetah

Micro Command

Trickstick

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


Velnor's Lair - Quicksilva

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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