Miami Vice (video game)

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For the 2006 game, see Miami Vice: The Game
Miami Vice
Miami Vice Cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s) Canvas[1]
Publisher(s) Ocean Software[1]
Composer(s) Martin Galway[1]
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Modern third-person shooter[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

Miami Vice is a 1986 action computer game published by Ocean Software for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum as a tie-in for the television series of the same name. The music was composed by Martin Galway. The game would later inspire Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and be partially featured as a pun in the opening cutscene with the Commodore 64 load screen.

Crockett and Tubbs are trying to smash a drug ring that is ruled over by Mr. J. Players have to start at the bottom of the drug dealing circuit before working their way up to the casino-dwelling big shots.[2] Shooting and driving are done on an overhead view of Miami, Florida.[2] Crooks provide valuable information after they are arrested.[2] There is a strict one-limit time limit for every attempt to arrest a crook or to gather evidence inside a building.[2]


Zzap!64 were unimpressed by the game, awarding it a score of 30%. The only aspect of the game to impress the reviewers was the music.[3]