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OpenTyrian is an arcade-style vertical scrolling shooter. The story is set in the year 20,031 where you play as Trent Hawkins, a skilled fighter-pilot employed to fight Microsol and save the galaxy.

February 2007 the Pascal source code for Tyrian was licensed for a small group of developers to re-write it in C, in a project named OpenTyrian, licensed under the GNU General Public License. Following that announcement, in April 2007 Daniel Cook announced the free availability of his Tyrian artwork under generic liberal terms.

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ZX_Kuroi Jun 25 2014, 8:16am said:

Tyrian... this game is awesome!

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Nightmirror Nov 1 2013, 5:55am said:

Excellent game and this version is good since it doesn't require dos and runs good, but there is at least one issue. The aspect ratio should be 4:3 except it's stretched wider, and it also looks like it's that way in the screenshots. In this game it's not as much of a problem since it's a vertical scroller, and I even played a while myself before noticing it, until I started looking at circular objects more, but I still think it should be at the correct ratio. Also when I tried this with Windows 7 the fullscreen option didn't work. For now I'll just stick with the dos version for Tyrion 2000. Dosbox has the option to fix the aspect ratio. This game is still great either way.

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erkinbatu Oct 23 2012, 7:15pm said:

Certainly the best shoot 'em up-- no, the best arcade game I have ever played.

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Savior42 Sep 23 2012, 9:04am said:

The best shoot 'em up game ever created, period.

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Ailura Jul 26 2012, 6:40am said:

Tyrian is so awesome. Thanks for the remake. :) I played it a lot when i was young.

There are 2 tiny things, which aren´t really good in this version. First of all, the original game is in pixel-art graphic. Can you please make an option to play the game with the original graphic?
And in this version there is a tiny bug with the mouse. If i press the right mouse button, the ship shoots the left sidekick. This makes no sense and it isn´t in the original game (tyrian2000).

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antx Aug 4 2012, 11:32am replied:

These ARE the original graphics... how are you supposed to play in hi-res when the original game was in 320x240 pixels? You don't have a choice but to stretch things out.

Also, it's based on the 2.1 version, NOT on Tyrian 2000.

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Ailura Jul 27 2012, 6:57am replied:

Edit: The highscores won´t work.

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antx Aug 4 2012, 11:35am replied:

They have a bugtracker if you'd like to submit an issue; I doubt they'll ever come here to read comments.


Add to that, the game is more or less in a completed state (it doesn't crash, and you can play it on multiple platforms), it's highly unlikely they will fix anything more up to that point.

The rest is up to the community I guess. Who's up for a Tyrian 2 remake? :)

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runequester May 17 2012, 2:41pm said:

One of the best old school shoot em ups for the PC, along with Raptor. Excellent music, lots of weapons, a nice upgrade system and keen graphics.

Works great with a generic USB controller too.

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antx Aug 4 2012, 11:36am replied:

Oh yeah, Raptor was nice too!

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