The reason I so love B.C.'s Quest For Tyres is that it was the first pirated computer game I ever got, after getting my Commodore 64. And it was a simple yet brilliantly infuriating side-scrolling pixel perfect game. So typical of the era. Based on the Johnny Hart B.C. comic strip, the game was developed by Sydney Development and published by Sierra On-Line in 1983. It was released for the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II computers.
As the player you become the stone unicycle riding caveman Thor, who has to rescue his girlfriend, "Cute Chick", who has been kidnapped by a dinosaur. To do this, you must travel on the stone unicycle through several levels. Each level has Thor moving from the left to the right, avoiding various pot-holes, rocks and other obstacles along the way.
At the end of the day, the game was very basic. But that it was based of a comic strip, and featured many of the characters from that comic strip, some how made the game more than it was. The simple graphics captured the cartoon, and it did in some way feel like you were playing an interactive comic strip, rather than just a simple basic side-scrolling jump and duck game. Hence why B.C.'s Quest For Tires remains a stand-out game.