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Sinclair ZX Spectrum
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Kai Temple Firebird Software Ltd 40% (Issue 34, p21) An uninspiring platform/combat game.
Kamikaze Code Masters Ltd 61% (Issue 87, p44) A fun game but pretty frustrating, too.
Kane Mastertronic Ltd 54% (Issue 33, p114) Not terrible, but nothing special, either.
Karnov Electric Dreams Software 76% (Issue 52, p88) It looks lovely, but the slow and unresponsive gameplay kills much of the potential Karnov had.
Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds Incentive Software Ltd 87% (Issue 46, p105) Good.
Kat Trap: Planet of the Cat Men  Streetwise 84% (Issue 36, p187) A humorous little shoot-em up.
Kayleth US Gold Ltd 86% (Issue 37, p51) Good sci-fi jaunt.
Kemshu Cult Games 79% (Issue 55, p105) Initially addictive, it's not likely to keep a storm raging in your brain for long.
Kendo Warrior Byte Back 74% (Issue 70, p48) This doesn't hold anything new, but there's challenge in it for a hardened games player.
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Match Impressions Software Ltd 42% (Issue 79, p43) Ignore Kenny's advice, take ours: avoid this disappointing football game.
Kentilla Micromega 100% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 10, p113)  Excellent.
Key of Hope Games Workshop 65% (Issue 17, p103) Reasonable.
Key to Time, The Lumpsoft 70% (Issue 12, p120) Good.
Kickboxing Firebird Software Ltd 41% (Issue 42, p21) The implementation does nothing to improve a very thin beat-'em-up.
Kick-Box Vigilante Zeppelin Games Ltd 38% (Issue 84, p76) It's just a cheap alternative to the full price originals.
Kick Off Anco Software Ltd 56% (Issue 74, p42) Kick Off to a mixed reception footy season for afficionados.
Kick Off 2 Anco Software Ltd 54% (Issue 83, p63) No real improvement over the original bar the replay option - on disk version only.
Kiddisoft Kiddisoft (Issue 21, p92) Quite good value for money if there are several children between 4 and 8 in the family, as there is something to suit everyone in the magazine.
Kidnap Sparklers 49% (Issue 30, p25) A dated format with a new scenario; fairly well done.
Kikstart 2 Mastertronic Ltd 77% (Issue 50, p101) Only the course designer gives this simple game long-lasting appeal, and only Mike's Smash rating caused this high Overall percentage.
Killed Until Dead US Gold Ltd 93% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 42, p96) Involving and highly entertaining sleuth game with sufficient depth to keep you playing for ages.
Killer Knight Phipps Associates 64% (Issue 3, p90) Above average, a difficult Kong game.
Killer Ring Reaktor 47% (Issue 43, p32) An unashamedly old shoot-'em-up which manages to moderately addictive, but with a short playing life.
Kinetik Firebird Software Ltd 71% (Issue 40, p120) An unusual and playable game despite the powerful gravity!
King's Keep, The Firebird Software Ltd 42% (Issue 36, p189) Budget tat.
King Arthur's Quest Hill MacGibbon 50% (Issue 14, p99) Original but boring.
Kingdom of Hamil Topologika 78% (Issue 53, p49) A maze-based adventure with a difference.
Kingdom of Krell Anco Software Ltd 86% (Issue 39, p53) Very interesting.
Kirel Addictive Games Ltd 85% (Issue 29, p24) A neat arcade/puzzle game that's quite compelling.
Klax Domark Ltd 92% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 77, p42) A cracking coin-op conversion to tease and frustrate: just get that straight-jacket ready!
Knight Driver Hewson Consultants Ltd 59% (Issue 4, p36) Good graphics but ultimately a rather pointless game.
Knight Force Titus 63% (Issue 76, p42) A beat-'em-up with pretty graphics but gameplay sadly lost somewhere in time.
Knight Games 2 Black Knight Software 66% (Issue 33, p37) Interesting and appealing combination.
Knight Lore Ultimate Play The Game 94% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 12, p16) An outstanding game at the price.
Knightmare Activision Inc 62% (Issue 49, p18) Beautifully presented, but too difficult to reward most players.
Knight Orc Rainbird Software Ltd 92% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 49, p45) A complex, challenging adventure packed with detail - Level 9's best to date, and that's saying something.
Knight Rider Ocean Software Ltd 39% (Issue 33, p116) After the interminably long wait, a major disappointment - simplistic gameplay and nothing special on offer.
Knight Tyme 128 Mastertronic Added Dimension  94% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 29, p18) Another excellent arcade adventure from David Jones. Stunningly good value for money.
Knight Tyme 48 Mastertronic Added Dimension 94% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 29, p18) Another excellent arcade adventure from David Jones. Stunningly good value for money.
Knockout Alligata Software Ltd 52% (Issue 18, p24) Below average.
Knockout Mikro-Gen Ltd 62% (Issue 2, p70) An excellent simulation, difficult to define addictivity properly, but good value generally.
Knuckle Busters Melbourne House 52% (Issue 40, p122) A platform-cum-beat 'em up which soon becomes tedious.
Kobyashi Ag'Kwo Zenobi Software 73% (Issue 92, p52) It can be frustrating due to an unforgiving linearity to the design.
Kobyashi Naru Mastertronic Ltd 83% (Issue 40, p51) Innovative.
Kokotoni Wilf Elite Systems Ltd 84% (Issue 9, p108) A novel looking game which employs well tested routines to make it addictive in play.
Kokotoni Wilf Elite Systems Ltd 80% (Issue 66, p45) Like so many old games the finely-tuned playability and the addiction make this a great buy.
Komplex City Legend 72% (Issue 17, p11) An unusual 3D game more involved with mapping than fighting.
Konami's Golf Imagine Software Ltd 58% (Issue 37, p113) Incorporates most of the features of the sport.
Kong 2: Strikes Back Ocean Software Ltd 73% (Issue 13, p130) Definitely above average, medium addictive, and reasonably playable.
Koronis Rift Activision Inc 70% (Issue 40, p30) An imaginative science fiction game, translated to the Spectrum with reasonable success.
Kosmic Kanga Micromania 88% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 7, p47) A new, lively and well implemented game, playable and addictive, good value for money, highly recommended.
Kosmik Pirate Elephant Software 3% (Issue 9, p14) Terrible.
Kosmos Atlantis Software Ltd 89% (Issue 66, p45) I recommend this to anybody and everybody, so go out and get it now!
Krak Out Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd 46% (Issue 40, p36) A reasonable buy if you like the game-type, but the concepts an old one.
Krak Out Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd 37% (Issue 61, p40) The layout of the screens is unimaginative and boredom soon sets in.
Krypton Factor, The TV Games 37% (Issue 50, p20) A simply constructed (but mentally demanding) repetitive quiz game.
Kung-Fu Bug-Byte Software Ltd 77% (Issue 11, p58) Original and overall very good.
Kung-Fu Master US Gold Ltd 56% (Issue 31, p16) Overall, a very poor conversion from the arcade game.
Kwah! Melbourne House 86% (Issue 36, p149) Unusual, highly polished game.
Kwik Snax Code Masters Ltd 92% (A CRASH SMASH, Issue 83, p68) Once you start playing you just won't be able to stop, and why should you when it's as good as this?
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Transcriptions by Chris Bourne 
Sinclair ZX Spectrum