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CRASH Magazine - ZX Spectrum

 

Crash was a magazine dedicated to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer. It primarily focused on games. It was published from 1984 to 1991 by Newsfield Publications Ltd until their liquidation, and then until 1992 by Europress.

The magazine was launched to cater for the booming Spectrum games market. It was immediately popular owing to its no nonsense approach to reviews, if a game was bad, there would be no holding back, regardless of advertising revenue. 

Written largely in the town of Ludlow by a close knit team of young writers, the witty style throughout was very appealing to the teenage Spectrum Users, who did not like the stuffiness of other publications, and the artwork was striking in the stands of the Newsagents, though occasionally controversial with some rather graphic, or risque images, created by Oliver Frey.

By 1986 it had become the biggest-selling British computer magazine with over 100,000 copies sold monthly, but struggled in the early years of the 1990s as releases slowed, and content began to dry up, covertapes made up of demos and full games still kept sales respectable, but by May 1992, the magazine was absorbed into Sinclair User, just two issues short of it's 100th issue.

Crash Magazine 1984

CRASH - No 2 March 1984
CRASH - No 6 July 1984
CRASH - No 7 August 1984
CRASH - No 8 September 1984
CRASH - No 9 October 1984
CRASH - No 10 November 1984
CRASH - No 11 December 1984
CRASH - No 12 Christmas Special 1984/85

Crash Magazine 1985

CRASH - No 13 February 1985
CRASH - No 14 March 1985
CRASH - No 15 April 1985
CRASH - No 16 May 1985
CRASH - No 17 June 1985
CRASH - No 18 July 1985
CRASH - No 19 August 1985
CRASH - No 20 September 1985
CRASH - No 21 October 1985
CRASH - No 22 November 1985
CRASH - No 23 December 1985
CRASH - No 24 Christmas Special 1985/1986

Crash Magazine 1986

CRASH - No 25 February 1986
CRASH - No 26 March 1986
CRASH - No 27 April 1986
CRASH - No 28 May 1986
CRASH - No 29 June 1986
CRASH - No 30 July 1986
CRASH - No 31 August 1986
CRASH - No 32 September 1986
CRASH - No 33 October 1986
CRASH - No 34 November 1986
CRASH - No 35 December1986
CRASH - No 36 Christmas Special 1986/1987

Crash Magazine 1987

CRASH - No 37 February 1987
CRASH - No 38 March 1987
CRASH - No 39 April 1987
CRASH - No 40 May 1987
CRASH - No 41 June 1987
CRASH - No 42 July 1987
CRASH - No 43 August 1987
CRASH - No 44 September 1987
CRASH - No 45 October 1987
CRASH - No 46 November 1987
CRASH - No 47 December 1987

Crash Magazine 1988

CRASH - No 48 January 1988
CRASH - No 49 February 1988
CRASH - No 50 March 1988
CRASH - No 51 April 1988
CRASH - No 52 May 1988
CRASH - No 53 June 1988
CRASH - No 54 July 1988
CRASH - No 55 August 1988
CRASH - No 56 September 1988
CRASH - No 57 October 1988
CRASH - No 58  November 1988
CRASH - No 59  December 1988

Crash Magazine 1989

CRASH - No 60 January 1989
CRASH - No 61 February 1989
CRASH - No 62 March 1989
CRASH - No 63 April 1989
CRASH - No 64 May 1989
CRASH - No 65 June 1989
CRASH - No 66 July 1989
CRASH - No 67 August 1989
CRASH - No 68 September 1989
CRASH - No 69 October 1989
CRASH - No 70 November 1989
CRASH - No 71 December 1989

Crash Magazine 1990

CRASH - No 72 January 1990
CRASH - No 74 March 1990
CRASH - No 77 June 1990

Crash Magazine 1991

CRASH - No 84 January 1991

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