Crack Down

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Wii
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ZX Spectrum
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Atari ST
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3.9
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Description

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 DOS Start Stage 2
Crack Down Arcade Intro.
Crack Down Windows Wait for right moment...
Crack Down DOS Hurry Up!

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* (37889)
Good fun but too short Genesis BeaconBlue (17)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Atari ST Apr, 1990 92 out of 100 92
ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis 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
Amiga Joker Amiga Jun, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 67 out of 100 67
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Power Play Commodore 64 Jul, 1990 54 out of 100 54

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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.

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Contributed to by Tibes80 (1495), FatherJack (58533), Sciere (309527), Foxhack (12644), Martin Smith (63066), Macintrash (2495) and *Katakis* (37889)