Dick Tracy

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
...
Commodore 64
17
0.5
ZX Spectrum
...
1.3
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Description

Dick Tracy is a tie in to the 1990 movie adaptation of the classic comic strip, staring Warren Beatty and Madonna. While an action/adventure hybrid using this license was released by Disney for the PC and Amiga, Titus also held a license to the movie. This is a side scrolling action game, where you control Dick Tracy as he moves through five stages, shooting gangsters with an assortment of weapons. Each stage leads to one of the mob bosses, until you ultimately capture the big man himself.

Screenshots

Dick Tracy DOS Game over! (CGA)
Dick Tracy DOS many bad guys can shoot you...
Dick Tracy DOS Dick's silhouette...
Dick Tracy Amstrad CPC Title screen (Amstrad Plus/GX4000)

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Atari ST Apr, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1991 6.2 out of 12 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1991 5.2 out of 12 43
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 31 out of 100 31
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1991 25 out of 100 25
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 11 out of 100 11
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 8 out of 100 8
Power Play DOS Mar, 1991 8 out of 100 8
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 8 out of 100 8
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1991 8 out of 100 8

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Trivia

Development history

The reason behind the poor C64 version and others was that Disney pulled the plug on all versions when it became clear that they had badly misjudged the time it would take to get them out. No one was near done when the movie hit the silver screen. Also the movie wasn’t doing that well and the related merchandise wasn’t selling.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #8 The Bottom 10
  • ST Format
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) - #7 Worst Atari ST Game of all time (Editorial staff vote)

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