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RoboCop (Atari ST)

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Trivia

Extras

The Hit Squad release of this game for the Atari ST came with a sealed envelope containing game cheat codes "For emergency use only".

TRS-80 CoCo version

The TRS-80 CoCo version was one of only two cartridges that Radio Shack/Tandy put out which used a ROM >32KB (the normal technical maximum for a CoCo 3 cartridge). Greg Zumwalt designed "super cartridge" hardware that included a built in MMU (Memory Management Unit) to break this barrier, and used 128KB of ROM with RoboCop . The other game using this hardware was Predator, with 64KB of ROM. In an article explaining the hardware in Rainbow magazine (TRS-80 CoCo's largest and longest running dedicated magazine), Zumwalt explained that he had prototyped a second version of the super cartridge that could handle up to a 512KB ROM, but no games were ever released using this hardware (probably due to costs and the CoCo nearing the end of its life at Radio Shack).

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year. Category "Real Dogs"
Information also contributed by piltdown_man

Contributed by L. Curtis Boyle (732) on Mar 07, 2007. [revised by : Alaka (32473), Cantillon (12933) and Jo ST (16324)]. -- edit trivia