Beverly Hills Cop
• Publisher: Tynesoft
Hedley, I. Davison
ZZAP64 Game Rating:
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BEVERLY HILLS COP
& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Beverly Hills Cop by Tynesoft is a game of the film
starring Eddie Murphy as Detroit police officer Axel
Foley. The game more or less follows the plot of the
film, where you have to follow a murder trail that ends
in a battle at the bad guy's mansion. The game is split
into five sub-games which range from an isometric car
game to a 3D style shoot-out at the mansion. The
graphics are ok, and there's plenty of variety to this
game but I found it pretty dull to play. It's better
than your average C64 game so it's worth a look. I just
wanted to see if there was anything at the end of it.
"I am a karate man;
karate men bruise on the inside"
"I am the Prince of
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used a level skip cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
At the end of the game is a short ending sequence. You
get to see a picture of Axel (which isn't too badly
drawn for the C64), with a vertically scrolling
cinematic congratulations message shown over the top of
it. It's not amazing, but it's the same cheesy ending
that you get in the movie.
- Neil: Nice to
see some effort put into the ending. It's not fantastic,
but a welcome reward to putting up with this game long
enough to reach the end of it.
- Vinny: I've
never actually played this game, but I know it wasn't
particularly well received by ZZAP64 magazine. To be
honest, I was expecting a real cack ending, but I am
pleasantly surprised: cool picture and nice tune.
- Andrew Fisher:
I didn't think the game was that bad, just a little
short and disjointed. Anyway, nice ending - agree with
- Brendan Phoenix:
Wasn't expecting a lot (shows how low my expectations
are with the majority of endings) but was surprised with
this, ok it's only a static picture, but it's a good
- Matt Rogers:
This one makes me smile! There's something funny about
that Axel piccy - it's almost a caricature. I think I'd
be pretty happy with that if I'd completed it. Not sure
if the Axel-F tune is just for the ending or not -
- Frank Gasking:
Not bad at all! - and after all the glossy presentation
in the game, it was expected :) I thought overall they
did a fairly good job with the game - though I agree its
a bit on the dull side.
- Andy Vaisey: To
be honest, I always felt that this game was simply a
collection of poor games already submitted to Tynesoft
or games already in the early phase of production (or on
hold) that were cobbled together, retooled and packaged
with an appropriate Eddie Murphy title screen and
expected Axel F theme tune to link to the film license.
A poor offering in my opinion, considering that around
the same time period Ocean were releasing quality film
licenses like Navy Seals, Batman and Robocop.
The ending also feels tenuously linked. Granted, there
is an attempt here, but the bitmap of Murphy looks
hideous and the reuse of the theme from the title screen
is just lazy. A game and ending that does the smash hit
status of the film no justice whatsoever.
FINAL SAY: Not bad really. It's how the film
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