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Description

At the beginning of the 21st century, a mad scientist by the name of Mr. K has created an army of artificial soldiers. He conquered the industrial city of Atlantis, and is now preparing to take over the world. The United Nations decided to retaliate by sending two of their top class Special Forces officers, Ben and Andy, infiltrate the city and destroy the enemy base using a newly developed time bomb--Sigma.

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.

Screenshots

Crack Down Arcade Title Screen.
Crack Down Arcade Intro.
Crack Down Atari ST Place the bomb at the X
Crack Down Genesis Enemies spot you

Promo Images

Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot

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 | カタキス (39535)
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
Génération 4 Genesis Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
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
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
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Arcade Jul, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 30, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith
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