Beverly Hills Cop (1990 video game)

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Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop 1990 video game cover art.jpg
Platform(s)Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum
  • WW: 1990
Genre(s)Action, Racing

Beverly Hills Cop is a game developed by Tynesoft and released in 1990, with a story loosely based on the first film from the Beverly Hills Cop series. The player takes control of Axel Foley, the main character of the series. There are four distinct sub games including a side-scrolling action game, a driving game, an overhead view shooter and a first person shooter. The game was released on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, and PC. The BBC version only contains the driving game.[1]

Blast Entertainment released a Beverly Hills Cop game in Europe for the PlayStation 2 in 2006,[2] which was panned by fans of the movie.


The game was also reviewed in the magazine The Games Machine. They commented that the game's plot "bears absolutely no relation to the film storyline", the Commodore 64 version was graphically and sonically weak, and the Amiga and Atari ST releases were also poor, with an Axel Foley character that looked more like Daley Thompson.[3]

The reviewers of Zzap!64 thought the Commodore 64 version was not particularly well executed with "passable" graphics and sound, but provided "a lot of variety" making it "quite good value for money". The overall rating given was 68%.[4]

In 2006, Abandonware website Abandonia's Sebatianos reviewed Beverly Hills Cop with "All in all the game is OK, but the animation is far from smooth. You'll have problems reading the text, because it will shake too much and the animation (especially on level one) is very choppy."[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-01-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Beverly Hills Cop (PS2) & Video Games". Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  3. ^ "Beverly Hills Cop review from The Games Machine 28 (Mar 1990) - Amiga Magazine Rack".
  4. ^ "Impossible to Display Scan".
  5. ^ Sebatianos (September 1, 2006). "Download Beverly Hills Cop". Abandonia. Abovo Media Group. Retrieved August 1, 2016.