IT'S ALL CHANGE this month, as the new summer games overtake the charts with a vengeance. Fastest risers include Hypersports, Cauldron, Jet Set Willy 2, Rocco, Spy vs Spy and A View to a Kill.
The other new entries are Nodes of Yesod, the dreadful Action Biker, Empire Fights Back, Glass, Knockout, and Battle for Midway - nice to see a strategy game selling well. That old favourite, Jet Set Willy, has re-entered - presumably on the back of the new version.
After a brief flirtation with success, Minder has disappeared, as has Chuckie Egg 2 and Grand National. Best sellers Raid Over Moscow, Everyone's a Wally, Death Star Interceptor, Booty and Dragontorc have also, at last, been deposed, though Daley Thompson's Decathlon and Alien 8 are still hanging on in.
Noticeable by their absence are Sinclair User Classics The Fourth Protocol and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, both of which had delayed release dates.
And where is Elite's Frank Bruno's Boxing? Has it already been floored by its inferior rivals Rocco and Knockout?
GALLUP TOP 30
This chart is compiled by Gallup by sampling sales at 250 retail outlets, including high street chain stores and independent home computer shops
MONTH ENDING JULY 19
|4||SPY HUNTER||US Gold|
|5||JET SET WILLY 2||Software Projects|
|7||DUN DARACH||Gargoyle Games|
|8||SPY VS SPY||Beyond|
|9||VIEW TO A KILL||Domark|
|11||WORLD SERIES BASEBALL||Imagine|
|13||ROCKY HORROR SHOW||CRL|
|14||BRUCE LEE||US Gold|
|15||NODES OF YESOD||Odin|
|19||EMPIRE FIGHTS BACK||Mastertronic|
|21||DALEY THOMPSON'S DECATHLON||Ocean|
|22||HERBERT'S DUMMY RUN||Mikro-Gen|
|27||BATTLE FOR MIDWAY||PSS|
|28||JET SET WILLY||Software Projects|
|30||FORMULA ONE SIMULATOR||Mastertronic|