Very little is known about Newt, apart from the fact that it was to eventually become Hyperactive by Special FX.
Paul Hughes was writing the original at Ocean Software as his very first game, and was suggested to have been a Cobra killer from Joffa Smith.
The game for reasons unknown was canned though, and was later resurrected at Special FX by Joffa Smith under a different design and name of Hyperactive. Tony Pomfret coded the C64 version of this.
But what of the original Newt game by Paul Hughes? We are still hoping to find something of the game and get more details from Paul himself. But for now here is a quick entry as a marker.
Contributions: Paul Hughes