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Developer(s)Dominic Robinson, John Cumming, Stephen Crow and Steve Turner
Publisher(s)Hewson Consultants
Platform(s)Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga and Atari ST
Release8-bit: 1987
16-bit: 1988
Genre(s)Shoot 'em up
Mode(s)Single Player, Multiplayer (2-P hotseat)

Zynaps is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game published by Hewson Consultants for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 in 1987 and for the Atari ST in 1988 and the Amiga.

It was authored by Dominic Robinson, John Cumming and Stephen Crow, with music by Steve Turner. The graphics for the Atari ST and Amiga versions were by Pete Lyon.[1]

Dominic Robinson and Steve Turner had previously worked together on the ZX Spectrum version of Uridium.

Critical reaction[edit]

The ZX Spectrum version of Zynaps was reviewed in the August 1987 issue of Your Sinclair, receiving 9/10 and being described as "smooth and slick".[2] CRASH magazine awarded it a CRASH Smash in issue 42.[3] The game also won the award for best shooting game of the year according to the readers of Crash.[4]


  1. ^ "Pete Lyon Video Game Credits (By Genre) - MobyGames". MobyGames.
  2. ^ "Zynaps". ysrnry.co.uk.
  3. ^ Mike Dunn; Paul Sumner/Glancey(?); Richard Eddy. "CRASH 42 - Zynaps". crashonline.org.uk.
  4. ^ "CRASH 51 - Readers' Awards". crashonline.org.uk.

External links[edit]

  • Zynaps at SpectrumComputing.co.uk