Beverly Hills Cop

• Publisher: Tynesoft
• Developer:
Release Date: 1990
Code: M. Hedley, I. Davison

GFX: Michael Owens
Music: David Whittaker

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 68%
Our Game Rating: 65%


FILE: beverlyhillscopend.zip



• Completed & 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.

"Ahkmel? Ahkwell?"

"I am a karate man; karate men bruise on the inside"

"I am the Prince of Zamunda"

The End.

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 the 5/10.
  • 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 one. 5/10.
  • 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 - assume 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 ends.

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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