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Crack Down (Genesis)

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Crack Down is a time-limited action game. The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.

The game may be played as either a one or two-player game.


Crack Down Genesis Starting
Crack Down Genesis Those little red things are bombs you have to activate
Crack Down Genesis Title
Crack Down Genesis Enemies spot you

Alternate Titles

  • "Crackdown" -- Copyright title
  • "クラック ダウン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Set the bombs and get the hell out of there *Katakis* (37909) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Good fun but too short BeaconBlue (17) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Raze Aug, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 08, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Sega-16.com Apr 17, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Apr, 1991 65 out of 100 65
All Game Guide 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games Mar, 1991 57 out of 100 57
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jun 30, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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Amiga version

A mastering error on most copies of the Amiga version causes the final level to crash. A working version is preserved by the SPS project.

Copy protection

The manual had got words from the game ("Dockyard, Atari, Bio-bot", ...) printed on each of the four edges of each page. The copy protection scheme asked questions from these words.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith
Tibes80 (1495) added Crack Down (Genesis) on Jan 05, 2003
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