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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 Stage 6-B is also extremely hard with countless enemies pouring from all directions but at least Dick is armed
Dick Tracy Genesis Intro
Dick Tracy Genesis Stage 2-A. Shootout at the warehouse

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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 Genesis Apr, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Raze Genesis Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Feb, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Genesis May, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
GamePro (US) Genesis Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 60
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 Genesis Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis May, 1991 5 out of 10 50


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