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"The graphics are of a very good quality, with pleasing use of colour... A couple of problems spoil what could be a very good game."
Electron User

"It's possible for an alien to be at the spot where the gyroscope re-starts after falling over, which means all seven lives can be lost."
The Micro User


Gyroscope - the game to send you spinning off your head! Attempt to guide a fast and furiously gyrating gyroscope across twelve separate screens. Make the most of your seven lives in this unique arcade strategy challenge. But we have to tell you - it's not easy! Steep slops, slippey glass, directional magnets, aliens and narrow ledges are among the many obstacles you will find in this amazing 3D scenario. Hi-resolution graphics and superby synthesiser music combine to create the atmosphere of this compulsively addictive game.


The player should manoeuvre the gyroscope from the top of each course to the bottom. There are three screens per course to negotiate in order to successfully complete the game. Five types of obstacles stand in the way of your progress:

  • steep slopes
  • slippery glass
  • directional magnet
  • aliens, and
  • narrow ledges.

When you reach the end of the course, you must move onto the character square which appears as a diamond across twelve tiles.

Once the game has been successfully completed, there is a real surprise in store!

Lives System

The player has seven "lives" or gyroscopes with which to complete the course, with an extra life for every 1,000 points. If he falls off the edge or hits an alien, the gyroscope will fall over and the player will lose a "life". At the top of the screen is a clock which ticks down. If this reaches zero, the gyroscope will stop spinning and fall over, with the loss of one "life". Play will continue with a new gyroscope which will appear on the spot at which the previous one fell over.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, / - Down
The cursor keys may also be used.


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st May 1986
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Gyroscope (Cassette)
Gyroscope (5.25" Disc)
Gyroscope (3.5" Disc)