Best Covertapes of the 3 Sinclair Spectrum Magazines.

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Post by fredghostmaster » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:40 pm

The day Crash started doing covertapes was the day I stopped buying it. The page count suddenly plummeted and the mag wasn't worth buying especially if you already had some of the games. YS did a few decent covertapes like Batty but my favourite was International Cricket. It was even better than Graham Gooch's Cricket that cost £8.95. And I had a letter printed in the same issue!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:06 pm

The first level of R-Type with C&VG
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Post by learnedrobb » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:22 pm

Ahhh, covertapes.

I remember the 'covertape wars'. From 3 or 4 programs to over a dozen at one point. I always felt that the YS tapes had marginally better stuff on them, but I still bought all 3 each month.
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Post by Sabreman » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:36 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:The first level of R-Type with C&VG
I played the hell out of that :D

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Post by djleekee » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:52 am

and the first demo level of Cybernoid II - the actual proper level in the real game was ever so different.

My favs had to be Dustin - I think I played it so much that I did complete it - well worth a full price release.

And who could forget Advanced Lawn Mower Simulator! And someone singing a song called ,"hold my hand very tightly??" lol


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Re: Best Covertapes of the 3 Sinclair Spectrum Magazines.

Post by Submerge » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:02 am

yethboth wrote:Which out of the 3 Sinclair Spectrum Magazines gave away the best games and demos on their covertapes?

Mine was the Crash Xmas Specials in which they used to put TWO :D Covertapes on their front cover which were crammed full of games and demos.

I also thought that Your Sinclair's Magnificent 7 and Sinclair User's Six Of The Best Covertapes were very good value for money as well. :D

What was everyone else's favourtite Sinclair Spectrum Covertapes?
you stole my answers completely, so ill just quote you

the crash xmas specials clinched it for me though! In general i thought crash covertapes were top dog!
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Post by Frank Chickens » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:11 pm

Always had mixed feeling about them - loved some of the games on them like Batty and Ikari Warriors but to the detrimental effect of page reduction. Near the end of the Speccy's life very few companies were releasing games as people could get great games at a fraction of the price.
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