Tynesoft

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Microsoft MSX

Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Eddie Murphy became a star in the police film Beverly Hills Cop, and it was this license that Tynesoft used to create a game featuring four distinct sub-games, each of which can be practiced from the main screen in some versions. First Axel Foley visits a warehouse to shoot out some bad guys in a Green Beret-influenced sequence. The second level (first on the C64 version) involves driving after 3 lorries full of weapons, and shooting them out one by one, Chase HQ-style. Avoid contact and stay on the road to complete this. Next you must cross the grounds of a mansion, shooting anyone who...

Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1990

Eddie Murphy became a star in the police film Beverly Hills Cop, and it was this license that Tynesoft used to create a game featuring four distinct sub-games, each of which can be practiced from the main screen in some versions. First Axel Foley visits a warehouse to shoot out some bad guys in a Green Beret-influenced sequence. The second level (first on the C64 version) involves driving after 3 lorries full of weapons, and shooting them out one by one, Chase HQ-style. Avoid contact and stay on the road to complete this. Next you must cross the grounds of a mansion, shooting anyone who...

Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

Amstrad CPC - Released - May 30, 1990

Eddie Murphy became a star in the police film Beverly Hills Cop, and it was this license that Tynesoft used to create a game featuring four distinct sub-games, each of which can be practiced from the main screen in some versions. First Axel Foley visits a warehouse to shoot out some bad guys in a Green Beret-influenced sequence. The second level (first on the C64 version) involves driving after 3 lorries full of weapons, and shooting them out one by one, Chase HQ-style. Avoid contact and stay on the road to complete this. Next you must cross the grounds of a mansion, shooting anyone who...

Cetus

Cetus

Microsoft MSX - February 1, 1986

Circus Games

Circus Games

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1988

Circus Games is a video game published by Tynesoft for a range of home computers including the Acorn Electron and BBC Microcomputer. As a tiger trainer, you will have to put the tigers through their various tracks. On the trapeze you have to do various stunts, like corkscrews and somersaults. As a tight rope walker, you need to go from one side to the other, doing handstands and somersaults along the way. There is also a lady daredevil that you do stunts with from the back of a horse. If you do the international competition, you will have to do certain tricks for the trapeze,...

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Commonwealth Games was released for the BBC Microcomputer and Acorn Electron. It was also published for the Commodore and MSX home computers with the title European Games. The number and types of disciplines varied according to the platform. The BBC Micro/Electron version contained 8; Cycling, Hammer, Long Jump, Rowing, Running, Steeple Chase, Swimming and Weight Lifting.

European Games

European Games

Microsoft MSX

Like so many other "Games" games, European Games is primarily a joystick-waggler, with some precision elements thrown in. Taking place over five or six disciplines, depending on platform, you generally go left to right (or hit the right keys) with your joystick on those judged on speed, while pressing the fire button once a metre reaches its top (as in golf games) is the general method for disciplines. Throwing is handled by releasing your hammer when the power bar is at the top, with additional rotation control on the Commodore. Swimming involves more joystick action, but you also need to...

Plutos

Plutos

Atari 7800 - Unreleased

Plutos is a long lost unreleased prototype developed by Tynesoft for the Atari 7800, and appears to be a loose port of the ST/Amiga game of the same name. The existence of Plutos has been known for some time, as a physical prototype has been in hands of a collector for years, but this prototype was known to be unstable and crash frequently. The source code for Plutos was discovered in 2008 and several 7800 enthusiasts were able to get it compiled and running properly on stock 7800 hardware. Plutos is a vertically oriented space shooter that features gameplay similar to Raiden. The game...

Quasar

Quasar

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Seconds Out

Seconds Out

Atari ST - Released - 1988

Seconds Out lets you fight five boxers on your way to being world champion. You see your own boxer in front of you, transparent, so you can see your opponent who you have to beat. Apart from the initial opponent, each one has a special move. You use the joystick, but unleashing head and body blows. You can win due to KO or points. Between the rounds, you play the trainer trying to make your boxer fit again; through joystick-waggling he releases smelling salts and a drink of water.

Sirius

Sirius

Atari 7800 - Unreleased

Sirius is a long lost unreleased prototype developed by Tynesoft for the Atari 7800, possibly a port of the 1990 Amiga game Sirius 7. Sirius' existence has been known for some time, as a physical prototype has been in hands of a collector for years, but this prototype was known to be unstable and crash frequently. The source code for Sirius was discovered in 2008 and several 7800 enthusiasts were able to get it compiled and running properly on stock 7800 hardware. Sirius is a horizontally oriented space shooter that will feel right at home to those familiar with games such as Gradius and...

Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge

Atari ST - Released - 1988

Five events are on offer in this Olympics-style sports game. These can be played individually or as part of a complete tournament, with the chance to choose your nationality first. The events are Hurdles, Triple Jump, Skeet Shooting, Diving and Fencing. Each event's control system involves rotating the joystick and pressing fire at the correct moments. The Fencing is viewed isometrically, and the skeet shooting from a 3D view positioned behind the competitor, which typify the unusual approaches taken to the events, rather than filling the game with 10 or more generic by-the-numbers offerings.

Summer Olympiad

Summer Olympiad

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1988

Superman: The Man of Steel

Superman: The Man of Steel

Microsoft Xbox

Two of Superman's biggest rivals, Brainiac 13 and Lex Luthor, have plans for world domination. It's nothing new for the caped hero, but he must use all of his strength to stop both villains from taking over the world. Based on the comic books stories (and not the movies and animated cartoon series of recent years), you take control of Superman from a 3rd person perspective. You have full control of his many powers, from flying around at the speed of light to using freeze breath, x-ray and heat vision. Time is a factor, so you must complete each task quickly, whether it be fighting off goons...

Superman: The Man of Steel

Superman: The Man of Steel

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Superman comes on two discs and is split into several sub games, each more perilous than the last. As the game loads, a very agreeable rendition of the Superman theme plays in stereo harmony. A nice, if somewhat pointless addition to the game is a mini comic strip which describes the storyline of the current mission. The first of these sees Superman battling Darkseid's Parra demons. Space Harrier style. Whether Superman selects heat vision or super-strength, you have to select the less than superhuman power of extreme patience to overcome the evil Parra demons. Once the first level has been...

Vindaloo

Vindaloo

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Vindaloo was written by Jason Sobell and Kevin Blake for the BBC Micro. It was released by Tynesoft in 1986.

Winter Challenge: World Class Competition

Winter Challenge: World Class Competition

Atari ST - Released - 1988

This is a winter sports game that lets you compete in five Olympic events: Downhill skiing, Biathlon, Slalom, Ski Jump and Bob Sled. It is very similar to offerings like Winter Games from Epyx. In Downhill skiing, you must avoid the obstacles and make it to the bottom of the hill, by swerving left and right and adjusting your speed by pushing the joystick forward and back. The Slalom is similar, involving skiing around flags. In the ski jump, you must position the skis for a proper landing. In the bobsled event, you must carefully control the angles so your bobsled doesn't flip. The...

Winter Olympiad 88

Winter Olympiad 88

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

This is a winter sports game that lets you compete in five Olympic events: Downhill skiing, Biathlon, Slalom, Ski Jump and Bob Sled. It is very similar to offerings like Winter Games from Epyx. In Downhill skiing, you must avoid the obstacles and make it to the bottom of the hill, by swerving left and right and adjusting your speed by pushing the joystick forward and back. The Slalom is similar, involving skiing around flags. In the ski jump, you must position the skis for a proper landing. In the bobsled event, you must carefully control the angles so your bobsled doesn't flip. The...

Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

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