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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.


Dick Tracy SEGA Master System Level 1, on the road
Dick Tracy Genesis Fighting Itchy, the first boss; he's not a problem on his own, but you have to be quick to clear the screen of his minions before he runs away.
Dick Tracy Genesis You have no ammo left, you have to survive punching your enemies
Dick Tracy Genesis Intro

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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)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis May, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Génération 4 Genesis Apr, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Feb, 1991 77 out of 100 77 Genesis Nov 16, 2010 15 out of 20 75
1UP! Genesis Sep 20, 2010 69 out of 100 69
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1991 24 out of 40 60
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1991 53 out of 100 53 Genesis Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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