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Dick Tracy is a tie in to the 1990 movie adaptation of the classic comic strip, staring Warren Beatty and Madonna. While an action/adventure hybrid using this license was released by Disney for the PC and Amiga, Titus also held a license to the movie. This is a side scrolling action game, where you control Dick Tracy as he moves through five stages, shooting gangsters with an assortment of weapons. Each stage leads to one of the mob bosses, until you ultimately capture the big man himself.


Dick Tracy Commodore 64 Oh there's another generic bad guy.  Guess I'll kill him with my mighty fists of death.  or something.
Dick Tracy Commodore 64 Is that yellow smudge supposed to be me?
Dick Tracy Commodore 64 And more generic bad guy shots.
Dick Tracy Commodore 64 The Ending.  The pain is finally over.

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Critic Reviews

Your Commodore May, 1991 42 out of 100 42
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1991 3.4 out of 12 28
Commodore Format Mar, 1991 11 out of 100 11
Zzap! Apr, 1991 11 out of 100 11
Play Time Apr, 1991 10 out of 100 10
64'er Apr, 1991 1 out of 10 10
Power Play Mar, 1991 8 out of 100 8


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Development history

The reason behind the poor C64 version and others was that Disney pulled the plug on all versions when it became clear that they had badly misjudged the time it would take to get them out. No one was near done when the movie hit the silver screen. Also the movie wasn’t doing that well and the related merchandise wasn’t selling.


  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #8 The Bottom 10
  • ST Format
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) - #7 Worst Atari ST Game of all time (Editorial staff vote)

Karl Kuras (52) added Dick Tracy (Commodore 64) on Apr 20, 2006
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