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Description

Patrolman Alex Murphy was killed on the streets of Detroit. The major corporation there, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) saw an opportunity to sell a new kind of law enforcement officer to the troubled city. They took what was left of Murphy, encased it in titanium armor, wiped his memory and created RoboCop. Now it's up to RoboCop to clean the streets of Detroit and eliminate the one responsible for his murder, Clarence Boddicker. But it looks like Clarence might not be the kingpin of this town...

Based on the 1987 movie of the same name, RoboCop allows the player to control RoboCop. The majority of the game is a side scroller. RoboCop can punch unarmed citizens and shoot armed citizens. He can move left, right and duck but can not jump. Different weapons can be picked up from enemies, and power-ups to restore health and/or energy. Following levels, RoboCop will have to match a criminal's face to the proper mugshot and engage in a first-person shooting bonus round.

Screenshots

RoboCop Arcade Deeper into The Old Town.
RoboCop Atari ST RoboCop can jump!
RoboCop Atari ST Introduction
RoboCop DOS The high score screen

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User Reviews

A disappointing licensed arcade conversion. DOS Macintrash (2465)
Faithful to the original coin-op version Amiga *Katakis* (38222)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga May, 1989 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Génération 4 Atari ST Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Génération 4 DOS Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Commodore User Amiga Aug, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Amiga User International Amiga Oct, 1989 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1989 7.8 out of 12 65
The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1989 56 out of 100 56

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
This should be made into two different entries. 3 Neville (2499)
Jun 30, 2013

Trivia

The two different RoboCop games for DOS

Ocean Software actually produced two different RoboCop games for DOS. One shows EGA graphics, credits Data East and Ocean and is very similar to the coin op. The second one has CGA graphics, gives credit to Astros Productions and Ocean Software and follows the same layout as the 8 bit computers versions. The Game Boy version is also very similar to this second version, although with some improvements, such as unlimite ammo and the ability to jump.

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".

Awards

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