Crack Down

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Commodore 64
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Crack Down is a time-limited action game. The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.

The game may be played as either a one or two-player game.


Crack Down DOS Manual Protection check
Crack Down DOS The timer is set
Crack Down Commodore 64 Two guards guard the X
Crack Down Commodore 64 Title

Alternate Titles

  • "Crackdown" -- Copyright title
  • "クラック ダウン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Set the bombs and get the hell out of there Genesis *Katakis* (37881)
Good fun but too short Genesis BeaconBlue (17)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Atari ST Apr, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Mean Machines Genesis Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Raze Genesis Aug, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Génération 4 Genesis Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Arcade Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70 Genesis Jan 08, 2010 14 out of 20 70 Wii Jan 08, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 57 out of 100 57
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 30, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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Amiga version

A mastering error on most copies of the Amiga version causes the final level to crash. A working version is preserved by the SPS project.

Copy protection

The manual had got words from the game ("Dockyard, Atari, Bio-bot", ...) printed on each of the four edges of each page. The copy protection scheme asked questions from these words.

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