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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 Title screen
Dick Tracy Genesis Enemies can take cover behind those crates
Dick Tracy Genesis Fighting Itchy, the first boss; he's not a problem on his own, but you have to be quick to clear the screen of his minions before he runs away.
Dick Tracy Genesis Some story...

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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 (450) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Génération 4 Apr, 1991 85 out of 100 85 Nov 16, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Power Play May, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Score Jul, 1994 71 out of 100 71
The Video Game Critic Aug 29, 2014 B- 67
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Nov 28, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1991 24 out of 40 60
Retro Spirit Games Jul 18, 2013 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1991 5 out of 10 50


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