Crack Down

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ZX Spectrum
Amstrad CPC
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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 Genesis Demo gameplay
Crack Down DOS Bonus point (When you gets gun)
Crack Down Commodore 64 Level 11
Crack Down ZX Spectrum Player 2 picks up the baton

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* (37904)
Good fun but too short Genesis BeaconBlue (17)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair Arcade Sep, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Génération 4 Genesis Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Arcade Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70 Genesis Apr 17, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Wii Jan 08, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Power Play Atari ST May, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Arcade Jul, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 (UK) Wii Sep 07, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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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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