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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 You need to lure enemies to positions where you can kill them with your fists, and you're on a timer
Dick Tracy Genesis Wow, so that gun of mine was loaded, after all!
Dick Tracy SEGA Master System Level 1 intro
Dick Tracy Genesis Boss battle against The Brow who throws dynamite at Dick

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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 (450)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Raze Genesis Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80 Genesis Nov 16, 2010 15 out of 20 75
1UP! Genesis Sep 20, 2010 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Apr, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
Video Games SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 62 out of 100 62
GamePro (US) Genesis Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 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
Raze SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 34 out of 100 34


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