It's easily recognisable for the fantastic cover with Sonic trapped by the Plax. It contains the following stories:
GAME OVER (Part One)
(Script: Lew Stringer - Art: Richard Elson - Lettering: Ellie De'Ville)
Continues from STC 171 and 172, where Robotnik and his alien allies, the Plax, unleashed an anti-life virus to destroy Mobius. And I think this instalment might just be the best yet...
KNUCKLES: Carnival Night Conspiracy (Part 2)
(Script: Nigel Kitching - Art: Richard Elson - Lettering: Elitta Fell)
TAILS: The Land Beyond (Part 3)
(Script: Nigel Kitching - Art: Dave Windett & John M Burns - Lettering: Steve Potter)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: Badnik's Bridge (Part 2)
(Script: Nigel Kitching - Art: Casanovas & John M Burns - Lettering: Ellie De'Ville)
Also, there's the return of "Speedlines" with two pages of letters, and a new subscription offer page.