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Crack Down

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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 Andy and Ben fighting together
Crack Down Atari ST Title screen
Crack Down ZX Spectrum Title screen
Crack Down DOS Get Ready!

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* (37801)
Good fun but too short Genesis BeaconBlue (17)

The Press Says

Mean Machines Genesis Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Génération 4 Genesis Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jan 08, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 08, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 17, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 07, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Power Play Genesis Apr, 1991 65 out of 100 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Arcade Jul, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Commodore 64 Jul, 1990 54 out of 100 54


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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.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith
Contributed to by Tibes80 (1495), FatherJack (35344), Sciere (249050), Foxhack (12473), Martin Smith (63156), Macintrash (2514) and *Katakis* (37801)