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Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
80
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Atari ST
86
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Description

Typhoon Thompson in Search of the Sea Child is an enhanced remake of the Apple II game Airheart. It is an unusual game where you have to fly round an ocean and shoot at various unusual beasts.

The plot centers around a "Sea Child" who was stolen, and Typhoon Thompson is sent in to rescue it, with the guidance of a few strange, cowled ghost-types (who would occasionally be nasty to poor old TT).

While the original game was controllable with a joystick, this game is mouse controlled.

Screenshots

Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child Atari ST Strange thing straight ahead
Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child Amiga Title screen
Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child Amiga Oops, losing my vehicle.
Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child Amiga Intro: Ouch! That hurts!

Alternate Titles

  • "Typhon à la Recherche de l'Enfant de la Mer" -- French title

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The One Atari ST May, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Atari ST 1989 83 out of 100 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1990 825 out of 1000 82
The One for ST Games Atari ST Aug, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Computing Amiga May, 1990 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70

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Trivia

Cancelled C64 version

The back of the US box also features a screenshot for a Commodore 64 version. Its developer Peter Ward states that it was completed, and he doesn't know why it was not released. The game's international publishers Domark appears not to have been aware of this, as they had their own C64 version in development - this also failed to reach the shelves.
Contributed to by Famine3h (298) and Belboz (6513)