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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.

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Dick Tracy Genesis New threat - enemies that shoot while ducking
Dick Tracy Genesis Stage completed
Dick Tracy Genesis Starting from stage 3-A enemies begin to really gang up on Dick
Dick Tracy Genesis Fighting Pruneface who throws grenades

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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. smelly_fish_fart (6) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Guns Don't Kill People, Dick Tracy Kills People! ETJB (447) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Génération 4 Apr, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines Apr, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Raze Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Score Jul, 1994 71 out of 100 71
1UP! Sep 20, 2010 69 out of 100 69
The Video Game Critic Aug 29, 2014 B- 67
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Nov 28, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Unicorn Lynx (174057) added Dick Tracy (Genesis) on Apr 19, 2005
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