[The Sinclair Spectrum]

Philip Kendall - Overrated games

By a combination of the visitor votes from World of Spectrum and the magazine scores supplied by SPOT*ON, we can do a little comparision to work out which programs were apparently overrated (or underrated) by the magazines compared to how they are considered now.

This leads to the most overrated programs of all time being: (average of magazine scores vs WoS score)

  1. Destrux (9.00 vs 3.09)
  2. Out Run Europa (8.00 vs 3.11)
  3. Maze Chase (8.00 vs 3.50)
  4. Advanced Lawnmower Simulator (9.00 vs 5.03)
  5. Blue Thunder (7.50 vs 3.67)
  6. Spectrum Bowls (8.00 vs 4.17)
  7. Zaxxan (7.00 vs 3.44)
  8. Forest, The (8.00 vs 4.50)
  9. Labyrinth (8.00 vs 4.57)
  10. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (8.50 vs 5.25)
  11. Road Toad (7.00 vs 3.75)
  12. High Noon (9.00 vs 5.76)
  13. Pit-Fighter (6.33 vs 3.14)
  14. Cylu (7.33 vs 4.19)
  15. Manchester United (7.50 vs 4.36)
  16. Handicap Golf (8.00 vs 4.86)
  17. Super Mutt (8.00 vs 4.89)
  18. View to a Kill - The Computer Game, A (8.00 vs 4.90)
  19. Renegade III (7.67 vs 4.58)
  20. Uchi Mata (5.67 vs 2.62)

whereas the most underrated games are:

  1. SuperCom (2.00 vs 7.50)
  2. Werewolves of London (3.00 vs 7.90)
  3. Hundra (3.00 vs 7.83)
  4. Battlecars (3.50 vs 8.29)
  5. First Past the Post (3.00 vs 7.62)
  6. Treble Champions (3.00 vs 7.45)
  7. Las Vegas (4.00 vs 8.25)
  8. Conquest (4.00 vs 8.21)
  9. Air Traffic Control (3.00 vs 7.18)
  10. Wibstars (2.50 vs 6.67)
  11. Wilfred the Hairy, Olaf the Hungry (1.50 vs 5.43)
  12. Football Director (4.33 vs 8.23)
  13. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (4.00 vs 7.89)
  14. Doctor What! (4.00 vs 7.85)
  15. Pheenix (4.50 vs 8.31)
  16. Wizard's Warriors, The (3.00 vs 6.71)
  17. Loads of Midnight (4.00 vs 7.53)
  18. Death Star Interceptor (4.67 vs 8.18)
  19. Grand Prix Manager (1.00 vs 4.50)
  20. Kane (4.00 vs 7.50)

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