[The Sinclair Spectrum]

Philip Kendall - Best cover games

In the latter days of the Spectrum, the "cover tape wars" were in full effect, with magazines attempting to outdo each other by the games on their respective covertapes. Some of the games given away were really quite good, but some (most?) of them were pretty poor. But what were the best and worst covertape games of all time?

The Best

  1. Henrietta's Book of Spells (9.83)
  2. Heavy on the Magick (8.66)
  3. Dun Darach (8.63)
  4. Flying Shark (8.63)
  5. Quazatron (8.61)
  6. Rebelstar 2 (8.61)
  7. Total Eclipse 2: The Sphinx Jinx (8.57)
  8. Movie (8.56)
  9. Bored of the Rings (8.53)
  10. Dragontorc (8.50)
  11. Highway Encounter (8.49)
  12. Rebelstar (8.47)
  13. Batty (8.44)
  14. Dan Dare II: Mekon's Revenge (8.43)
  15. Lords of Midnight, The (8.40)
  16. Harvesting Moon, A (8.40)
  17. Light Force (8.39)
  18. Deathchase (8.37)
  19. Ant Attack (8.37)
  20. Dynamite Dan II (8.36)

The Worst

  1. Pathetic Pablo Bros, The (1.89)
  2. Space Worm (2.56)
  3. Alpine Games (3.00)
  4. Demon Slayer (3.00)
  5. Destrux (3.09)
  6. 1985 - The Day After (3.12)
  7. Omega Zone, The (3.14)
  8. Spirit of Ninja, The (3.17)
  9. Dream Warrior (3.25)
  10. Zarjas (3.25)
  11. Stars & Stripes (3.29)
  12. Syntax (3.30)
  13. Vatman (3.30)
  14. Out for the Count (3.36)
  15. Play for Your Life (3.39)
  16. Maze Chase (3.50)
  17. Mango Jones (3.57)
  18. Liberator (3.62)
  19. Brat Attack (3.70)
  20. Mission Fallout (3.71)

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