I was a shooter fan back in the 80’s; I played plenty of other genres too, of course, but gimme a good blaster any day and I was happy. And in 1987, Hewson were quickly becoming my favourite software house; they’d already released quality run and gunner Exolon and the fantastic “it couldn’t be done” Uridium and would soon be unleashing the fighting machine, Cybernoid; in the meantime I had the horizontally scrolling R-Type-esque Zynaps.

Programmed by the Graftgold team (who also did Uridium), Zynaps was an attractive if tough shooter. Your odd little craft faced a horde of enemies many with devious attack patterns and losing a life also meant the loss of some of those nice power-ups you’d been hoarding up. Nevertheless, Zynaps is an attractive and playable shooter that ate up a considerable amount of my time as a youngster. The only thing that let it down was a touch of repetitiveness and some rather sappy sound effects.

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