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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 Genesis Finally, Big Boy
Dick Tracy Genesis Fighting Pruneface who throws grenades
Dick Tracy SEGA Master System Splash screen
Dick Tracy Genesis You have no ammo left, you have to survive punching your enemies

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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

Mean Machines SEGA Master System Feb, 1991 77 out of 100 77
The Video Game Critic Genesis Aug 29, 2014 B- 67
Retro Spirit Games Genesis Jul 18, 2013 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
GamePro (US) Genesis Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1991 24 out of 40 60
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1991 53 out of 100 53
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis May, 1991 5 out of 10 50 Genesis Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Raze SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 34 out of 100 34
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Master System Apr 28, 2006 3 out of 10 30


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