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NARC

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
0.6
Commodore 64
...
2.8
ZX Spectrum
...
2.7
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Description

Narc is a 1-2 player game, where your mission is to infiltrate the Mr. Big Corporation, the scourge of the underworld. To do this, you must get through the game's eight stages, with over ten sectors like the junkyard, subway, drug lab, nursery, downtown, Sunset Strip, and even the corporation, where Mr. Big resides. In order to get through the stages, you are required to collect a number of safe cards, and insert them in the slot next to the stage exit. Each sector includes a map, and should be easy to read. For example, the blue or red dots represent you, and the white dots are the missile launchers, while the "E" indicates the exit.

Your mission is not going to be easy, as you will come face-to-face with enemies including the canine mutts, Das Lof Gang, Dr. Spike Rush, Joe Rockhead, Kinky Pinky, Sgt. Skyhigh, HQ Posse, and Mr. Big himself. You have two ways you can deal with them: either put a bullet in them or make arrests. Furthermore, they will try to blow you up the minute they see you. Fortunately, you're armed with a shotgun and missile launcher, but these both have a limited supply of ammunition. If your bullet counter reaches one, you can only fire one bullet at a time, so you need to find some more. Also, it is important not to waste all of your missiles: you might need them later when you deal with later enemies like Mr. Big. You are also backed up by a chopper and a mean shiny street machine.

More often than not, when you blow up enemies, you can pick up several items that they drop, including drugs, money, ammunition, missile launchers, and if you're lucky, safe cards. Even if you got the safe card and can pass the level, you can keep blowing up enemies to score more points.

Screenshots

NARC Amstrad CPC The junkyard
NARC Commodore 64 Name Entry
NARC Commodore 64 Two blue men and a car
NARC ZX Spectrum Outside a Marijuana growing greenhouse.

Alternate Titles

  • "N.A.R.C." -- Alternate spelling

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb 14, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Format Amiga Mar, 1991 63 out of 100 63
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 36 out of 100 36
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 out of 6 33
GameCola.net NES Feb, 2003 2.9 out of 10 29
Defunct Games NES Aug 15, 2009 20 out of 100 20

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Trivia

On September 28, 1991, NARC was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
Contributed to by RKL (5614), Riamus (8121), Martin Smith (63198), Pseudo_Intellectual (43912) and *Katakis* (37493)