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Dick Tracy

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
72
3.6
SEGA Master System
57
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dick Tracy Genesis Nice detail: you broke the window glass with your machine gun
Dick Tracy Genesis Title screen
Dick Tracy Genesis Enemies can take cover behind those crates
Dick Tracy Genesis Intro

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)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Génération 4 Genesis Apr, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Feb, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
1UP! Genesis Sep 20, 2010 69 out of 100 69
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 64 out of 100 64
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Nov 28, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Genesis Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 60
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Master System Apr 28, 2006 3 out of 10 30

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Contributed to by Игги Друге (39978) and אולג 小奥 (168604)