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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 Windows Little TNT maze
Crack Down Atari ST One armed bomb and an ammunition box
Crack Down Windows Old cars (TV mode)
Crack Down Commodore 64 Level 5

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* (37914)
Good fun but too short Genesis BeaconBlue (17)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Arcade Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 07, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 17, 2008 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 67 out of 100 67
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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