Here we have two compilation tapes for the ZX Spectrum released in 1987, both contain four “Ultimate Play the Games” games. The first compilation includes the early classics Jetpac, Tranz Am, Pssst and Lunar Jetman. Whilst the second compilation contains the early classic Atic Atac and the later masterpieces of Sabre Wulf, Alien 8 and Underwurlde that formed part of Ultimate’s big box releases.
These two compilations were released by US Gold, who had recently taken over Ultimate Play the Game, under their “Master Games” series. Releasing compilations of some of the Ultimate back catalogue was one way of recouping some of the cost of this takeover. Versions were also released for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, BBC and MSX, although the Ultimate games on each compilation did vary from system to system.
These are not seen that often nowadays and I’ve no idea how well they sold back in the day. However I suspect that most ZX Spectrum owners would have a few of these games in their collection already, so wouldn’t have expected they sold in great numbers. These are seen very rarely on ebay but expect to pay £10 or more for each of these if you can track them down.