Try loading the same game from tape 4 times, hoping it will survive the wrinkle in the tape at 8 minutes this time. It could take half an hour to get hyper rally to work. Cotton swabs and alcohol at the ready to keep the tape heads clean. Still worth it.
I never exprienced that but it reminds me of VHS and cassette tapes. I wonder if it was like those. I really hated VHS. Lost so many movies to a VCR eating a tape..... Meh.