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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 Nice detail: you broke the window glass with your machine gun
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 The hero is dead...
Dick Tracy Genesis Enemies can take cover behind those crates

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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis May, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Raze Genesis Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Nov 16, 2010 15 out of 20 75
The Video Game Critic Genesis Aug 29, 2014 B- 67
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
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Nov 28, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1991 53 out of 100 53
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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