Crash Reviews


Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Napoleon at War CCS 95% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 34, p91)  I still think it's going to go down well.
NARC Ocean Software Ltd 95% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 83, p45) Action packed blasting fun - this one is going to make heads roll!
Narco Police Dinamic Software 59% (Issue 87, p47) There are quite a few good ideas but gameplay is repetitive and tricky.
NATO Alert CCS (Issue 16, p142) t's great to have a non-nuclear European war game - and this is a very good one indeed.
Navy Moves Dinamic Software 83% (Issue 65, p14) After a too-tough first section, the game's of the highest quality.
Navy SEALS Ocean Software Ltd 94% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 84, p74) A brilliant game, stunning in every aspect - a landmark!
Nebulus Hewson Consultants Ltd 85% (Issue 47, p12) Beautiful, playable, original and very simple.
Necris Dome, The Code Masters Ltd 74% (Issue 47, p40) Good cheapie.
Neighbours Impulze 42% (Issue 95, p60) This wouldn't be great value for money even on a budget label; at full price it's a rip-off.
Nemesis: The Final Challenge Konami Ltd 59% (Issue 40, p110) A disappointment for Nemesis addicts, largely through its implementation.
Nemesis: The Final Challenge Konami Ltd 62% (Issue 80, p43) This is not a bad shoot-'em-up but has not stood the test of time very well.
Nemesis the Warlock Martech Games Ltd 61% (Issue 40, p114) Somewhat disappointing licence with just enough game to be above average.
Nether Earth Argus Press Software Ltd 75% (Issue 40, p26) A engaging game after a few plays, which rings some fresh changes on older themes.
Netherworld Hewson Consultants Ltd 88% (Issue 60, p12) Another fine game from Hewson and a great conversion from Jukka Tapanimaki's original C64 game.
Neverending Story 2, The Linel Software 74% (Issue 96, p14) Lots of nice graphics and variety in the game styles but much too difficult to play!
Neverending Story 48, The Ocean Software Ltd 70% (Issue 26, p94) Well worth playing.
New Community, The Scetlander (Issue 53, p44) This package represents tremendous value for money and covers an area of the curriculum which is increasingly seen to be important.
New Cylon Attack A'n'F Software 78% (Issue 12, p90) Good.
New Venture Falcon Computing 78% (Issue 7, p53) Very good.
New York Warriors Virgin Games Ltd 36% (Issue 82, p51) A budget game dressed to kill and no party to go to.
New Zealand Story, The Ocean Software Ltd 91% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 68, p46) Super conversion of a very appealing, playable and addictive coin-op.
New Zealand Story, The Ocean Software Ltd 90% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 93, p59) Snap it up now or your Spectrum just might not forgive you (it's a bit of a classic, y'see).
N.E.X.O.R. Design Design Software 81% (Issue 33, p33) If you're not yet bored of Filmation games, then check this one out.
Next War Assassin Software 65% (Issue 9, p14) A superior, slick war game for the purist, sole player.
Nick Faldo Plays the Open Mind Games 83% (Issue 20, p113) The best golf simulation yet.
Nicotine Nightmare Atlantis Gold 78% (Issue 15, p37) Not a shattering game by any means but great fun to play, once you've mastered it.
Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix Martech Games Ltd 72% (Issue 50, p11) Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix isn't fast and furious enough to be a great race game, but with perseverance it becomes a mildly addictive simulation.
Night Breed Ocean Software Ltd 78% (Issue 81, p44) Playable beat-'em-up on disk, overall 12% less so on cassette multi-loads.
Night Gunner Digital Integration 91% (Issue 3, p31) A very clever game with plenty of scope and excellent value for money.
Night Gunner Digital Integration 91% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 61, p40) The variety of gameplay and toughness makes this a formidable challenge which should keep you playing for ages.
Night Hunter Ubi Soft Ltd 91% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 79, p40) Do the Transylvania Twist with this - good enough to sink your teeth into.
Nightmare and Potholer Southway Software (Issue 33, p48) Both games are outstanding examples of educational adventure programs. Don't miss them!
Nightmare Rally Ocean Software Ltd 80% (Issue 34, p22) An unusual and compelling 3D car racing game.
Night Raider Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd  79% (Issue 55, p79) A cool and competent flight simulation with plenty of attention to detail.
Night Shade Ultimate Play The Game 91% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 21, p10) Not quite up to Ultimate's usual standards but still a truly excellent and absorbing game.
Night Shift US Gold Ltd 96% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 87, p39) Action! Puzzles! Addiction! What's it got? The bloomin' lot!
Nihilist Electric Dreams Software 49% (Issue 48, p162) Unimpressive use of an old concept - an ambitious low-caste relative of the Commodore 64 Paradriod.
Ninja Entertainment USA 50% (Issue 37, p120) A very average budget beat 'em up.
Ninja Hamster CRL Group PLC 62% (Issue 43, p84) A cuddly little beat-'em-up.
Ninja Massacre Code Masters Ltd 45% (Issue 61, p67) If you want a Gauntlet game, you'd be better of getting the original.
Ninja Master, The Firebird Software Ltd 64% (Issue 30, p23) A different kind of sports simulation that should prove quite appealing.
Ninja Scooter Simulator Silverbird Software Ltd 70% (Issue 56, p97) The lack of any challenge means that the initial appeal soon fades.
Ninja Spirits Activision Inc 58% (Issue 77, p46) An average coin-op conversion hiding behind a deadly dose of screen-clutter.
Ninja Warriors, The Virgin Games Ltd 69% (Issue 72, p52) A good but tough conversion of a none too original coin-op.
Noah ESP Software 47% (Issue 11, p151) Mixed feelings from poor to good between reviewers.
Nodes Of Yesod 48k Odin Computer Graphics Ltd 93% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 19, p12) You'll be over the moon with this one (!)
N.O.M.A.D. Ocean Software Ltd 79% (Issue 26, p16) An neat game.
Nonamed Dinamic Software 56% (Issue 62, p68) After a bit of practice you can get some enjoyment from just walking around and admiring all the locations.
Nonterraqueous Mastertronic Ltd 77% (Issue 17, p24) Good, a playable game, perhaps lacking addictivity, but good value for money.
Nonterraqueous 2: Soul of a Robot  Mastertronic Ltd 75% (Issue 25, p114) A worthy follow-up to Nonterraqueous.
North & South Infogrames 96% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 85, p51) Loads of different styles of gameplay, all well produced, make up a masterpiece!
North Star Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd 90% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 50, p24) One of the best walk 'n' whacks we've seen, colourful and detailed as well as addictive and playable.
Nosferatu the Vampyre Piranha 91% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 36, p26) Love at first byte.
Note Invaders Chalksoft Ltd (Issue 37, p50) Highly recommended.
Nuclear Countdown Atlantis Software Ltd 72% (Issue 38, p113) A very neat budget game.
Number Painter Sinclair Research Ltd (Issue 13, p39) An entertaining and useful game of mathematics at a sensible price.
Numbers At Work Collins Educational (Issue 28, p78) Both are very comprehensive packages which provide excellent value for money. A great deal of thought and effort has obviously gone into their preparation, and the end result is two sophisticated, user-friendly programs which I would highly recommend to anyone entering the business world.
Nursery Rhymes Softlee Systems (Issue 21, p91) A very useful teaching aid which makes no attempt to use gimmicks to capture the childs attention.


Transcriptions by Chris Bourne 
Sinclair ZX Spectrum