Typhoon Thompson

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Typhoon Thompson
Developer(s) Dan Gorlin Productions
Publisher(s) Brøderbund
Designer(s) Dan Gorlin
Platform(s) Atari ST, Amiga
Release date(s) 1988
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Floppy disk

Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child is a 1988 computer game created by Dan Gorlin. It was published by Brøderbund for the Atari ST and later for Amiga (1990).

History[edit]

Typhoon Thompson is a remake of the Apple II game from Brøderbund called Airheart, also written by Gorlin. Airheart is a particularly notable title for the platform as it is the best example of the rarely used 16-color "Double High Res" graphics mode available in the enhanced Apple IIe and Apple //c (and, later, Apple IIgs) in an arcade-style game. The backstory presented to the user as well as the in-game mechanics are almost identical between the two titles. While Typhoon Thompson is controlled with the mouse, Airheart is controlled with the analog joystick.

The game was ranked the 24th best game of all time by Amiga Power.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amiga Power magazine issue 0, Future Publishing, May 1991

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