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DescriptionHill Street Blues is a top-down action / strategy mix.
“Let’s be careful out there!”
Based on the ‘80s TV drama series Hill Street Blues, this game puts you in the role of Captain Furillo of the Hill Street police department. Crime rates are soaring in the precinct, and it’s up to your team of nine officers (all well-known from the series and with digitized portraits) to keep the streets safe.
Your officers move on foot or by car on a 2D top-down map of the city, complete with real-time traffic. True to the series, each day starts with a roll call from Sgt. Esterhaus. Once on duty, listen to radio operator A.J. Hill report crimes every few minutes. Deploy officers to the scene, help the victim and call an ambulance or coroner; next, identify and find the suspect. Some criminals may flee, others even shoot at you. Give chase or open fire if necessary. When the bad guy is arrested, a court trial may follow.
Hill Street Blues is controlled entirely with the mouse via a set of icons – that’s everything but intuitive, especially when directing a single officer through the streets. Since there will soon be multiple crimes all over the city, the challenge is to co-ordinate multiple officers simultaneously and keep track of cases and suspects. If your success rate is high enough, you will ultimately be promoted to chief of police.
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- "Hill Street Blues: The Computer Game" -- Tag-lined title
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The Press Says
|Amiga Joker||Apr, 1991||82 out of 100||82|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||May, 1991||74 out of 100||74|
|Power Play||May, 1991||29 out of 100||29|
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TriviaYour Sinclair magazine mentioned that a Spectrum version was due, but this appears to have never been released, as it's one of the few games from a company of any size that www.worldofspectrum.org have not found a copy of.
Related Web Sites
- Hill Street Blues: Episodes, Links and Mysteries -- Excellent HSB resource with extensive cast and episode information
- TV Museum: Hill Street Blues -- Good in-depth article about the TV series structure and success.
Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (421) added Hill Street Blues (Amiga) on Feb 01, 2004
Krisalis Software Ltd.
Peter Harrap, Shaun Hollingworth, Robert J. Hill, Mark Incley, John Scott, Andrew Ware, Nigel Little, John Stephens