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Dick Tracy

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
72
3.6
SEGA Master System
57
2.5
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Description

This is one of the games based on the Dick Tracy movie. You are Dick Tracy, a police detective who enjoys a peaceful life with his wife. But his wife's father is murdered by a local gangster named Big Boy Caprice, and Dick Tracy is now out for revenge. The game doesn't follow the exact plot of the movie, but simply lets Dick Tracy fight his way through several levels until he faces his archenemy.

This is a platform shooter/"beat-'em-up" game. Plenty of gunmen will attack our hero from all the sides. Dick can only move to the right or to the left. He can use his pistol gun to take out enemies who are in front or behind him. Since he can't approach enemies who attack from the depth of the screen, he can dispose of them using his machine gun. When the enemy is too close, Dick will punch him instead of shooting.

Screenshots

Dick Tracy Genesis Intro
Dick Tracy Genesis Title screen
Dick Tracy Genesis The hero is dead...
Dick Tracy Genesis Starting a level

Alternate Titles

  • "ディックトレイシー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Shoot first, ask questions later. Genesis smelly_fish_fart (6)
Guns Don't Kill People, Dick Tracy Kills People! Genesis ETJB (447)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Power Play Genesis May, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Nov 16, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
1UP! Genesis Sep 20, 2010 69 out of 100 69
The Video Game Critic Genesis Aug 29, 2014 B- 67
Video Games SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Retro Spirit Games Genesis Jul 18, 2013 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1991 53 out of 100 53
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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