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31 августа 1995

Part 9 - September games charts.

<b>Part 9</b> - September games charts.

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*  PART 9  - SEPTEMBER GAMES CHARTS  *
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TOP TEN SELLING SPECTRUM GAMES
September 1984
                                      CR
TM LM Name          Company        HCP  IS
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1  2  SABRE WULF    Ultimate        1 93 6
2  3  PSYTRON       Beyond          2 91 5
3  4  CODENAME MAT  Micromega       3 93 4
4  1  MUGSY         Melbourne House 1 73 6
5  6  TRASHMAN      New Generation  5 83 4
6  7  FIGHTER PILOT Digital Integr. 2 86 2
7  5  JET SET WILLY Software Proj.  1 95 4
8  -  NIGHT GUNNER  Digital Integr. 8 91 3
9  10 ATIC ATAC     Ultimate        1 92 1
10 9  BLADE ALLEY   PSS             9 85 5

A classic Spectrum games chart, which sees
Sabre Wulf heading the list, where it will
remain  for  a  massive three months. It's
sequels,  Underwurlde and Knight Lore will
both  emulate  the  feat  at  the start of
1985.  Relinquishing the top spot to Sabre
Wulf   is  Melbourne  House's  Mugsy.  The
resident  games of 1984, Jet Set Willy and
Atic  Atac, eventually spend almost a year
in    the   top   ten.   Obviously   Crash
appreciated  this  top  ten, with only one
game out of the ten earning less than 80%,
with  six  out  the  ten getting a coveted
Crash Smash. Hovering just outside the top
ten  was JSW's ever popular prequel, Manic
Miner, despite being over a year old.


TOP TEN SELLING SPECTRUM GAMES
September 1989

TM LM Name             Company   HCP CR IS
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1  1 ROBOCOP            Ocean      1 92 59
2  - FORGOTTEN WORLDS   US Gold    2 90 65
3  2 MICROPROSE SOCCER  Microprose 2 90 65
4  3 RUN THE GAUNTLET   Ocean      1 90 62
5  4 DRAGON NINJA       Ocean      2 46 62
6  -EMYLN HUGHES SOCCER Audiogenic 6 70 63
7  8 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2 Addictive  1 79 54
8  - RUNNING MAN        Grandslam  8 80 66
9  - CRAZY CARS 2       Titus      5 79 66
10 - SILKWORM           Virgin     3 73 66

An  unimpressive top ten on the whole, but
nevertheless   containing   some   classic
games.  Robocop sits happily on top of the
pile,  remaining  in the top ten well into
the Christmas season, and retaking the top
spot  a  number  of times. Ocean continues
its  firm  grip  on the top ten, as it did
throughout much of the late eighties, with
the only strong competition coming from US
Gold.  Resident  game of 1989 was Football
Manager  2,  spending  most of the year in
the  top  ten.  Football  was obviously as
popular  theme  among  games buyers. Crazy
Cars  2  having  a good showing, but being
outdone  by  its prequel which was, at the
same time, topping the budget charts.


TOP TEN SELLING SPECTRUM GAMES
September 1992

TM LM Name               Company HCP YS IS
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1  1  ITALIA '90         Tronix    1 44 77
2  2  RAINBOW ISLANDS    Hit Squad 1 61 75
3  5  BUBBLE DIZZY       Codemast. 3 80 74
4  -  GRAEME SOUNESS S.  Zeppelin  2 24 82
5  -  DIZZY D.T.R        Codemast. 3 65 79
6  3  DIZZYS EXC. ADV    Codemast. 3 == ==
7  11 S. OFF ROAD RACER  Tronix    7 89 77
8  9  1 DIVISION MANAGER Codemast. 8 50 70
9  8  THE WORLD CUP      D&H Games 8 31 76
10 14 F16 COMBAT PILOT   Action16 10 92 62

A  chart  full  of  Budget re-releases was
nothing  unusual for a 1992 chart, nor was
the  domination  by  Codemasters.  Much of
their success was due to a certain egg and
similar  games,  and  three  of  his games
feature  in  this  top ten. Italia 90 sits
happily  on  top,  with  another world cup
game  at  number 9 despite the fact it was
over  2 years since the actual tournament!
Obviously  Your  Sinclair  not too keen on
the  football  games,  with  all 4 of them
receiving  marks  under  50% The only full
price  piece  of software featured was the
Dizzy compilation, itself a gathering of 5
budget     games.    NOTE:Due    to    the
disappearance  of  Crash  in  1992, the YS
scores are used.


TOP TEN SPECTRUM FAVOURITES
September 1995

TM LM Name          Company  PTS HCP CR IS
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1  -ELITE           Firebird   31 1  92 22
2  -JET SET WILLY   Software P.26 2  95 4
3  -LORD OF MIDN.   Beyond     26 3 100 7
4  -LASER SQUAD     Target G.  24 4  89 59
5  -JETPAC          Ultimate   18 5  NR NR
6  -HEAD OVER HEELS Ocean      17 6  97 39
7  -WHERE TIME S.S. Ocean      17 7  94 54
8  -SCRABBLE        Psion      16 8  62 47
9  -BOMBJACK        Elite      15 9  92 27
10 -MANIC MINER     Software P.14 10 NR NR
10 -DIZZY           Codemast.  14 10 78 46

Just  inching ahead on the last few votes,
the  space trading classic Elite beats Jet
Set   Willy   to   become  your  favourite
Spectrum  Game.  Lords  Of  Midnight, even
with  Jet  Set Willy on points, just loses
out  on  number of votes cast. Laser Squad
manages  fourth,  helped  greatly  by  its
Number 1 rating on the Top 250 games list.
The  Dizzy games just manage a look in, as
does Jet Set Willy's prequel, Manic Miner.

KEY:    TM=This    Month   LM=Last   Month
HCP=Highest Chart Position CR=Crash Rating
IS=Issue Reviewed


If  you would like to send in your top ten
Spectrum  Games, to be used when compiling
next  months  chart,  just  send it to the
main  E-MAIL  address and mark your letter
TOP TEN VOTES.

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Другие статьи номера:

Part 1 - Intro.

Part 2 - Playing tips.

Part 3 - Instructions.

Part 4 - Adventure games.

Part 5 - Rebel Star.

Part 6 - The Dizzy story.

Part 7 - Spectrum history.

Part 8 - Spectrum on the Net.

Part 9 - September games charts.

Part 10 - A-Z Of Spectrum games reviews.

Part 11 - Next month.


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