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Prohibition is a shoot'em up taking place in New York in 1930. The town is overrun by gangsters and you're hired by the police to rid the town of them.

The gameplay is simple: you're facing a row of buildings, a gangster pops up and you have to shoot him before the on-screen timer goes empty and he shoots you first. You can hide until the timer restarts but this is limited too. At the end of each stage is a bonus round where you have to shoot gangsters in a room, with no more ability to hide and a faster timer. As you progress through each stage, the game will become faster, and enemies will become harder to find and to hit. Of course, your goal is to reach the end of the game with the highest possible score.


Prohibition Commodore 64 Title screen
Prohibition Commodore 64 Quick, where's the next target? Not up here...
Prohibition Atari ST Doesn't look very nice round here
Prohibition Amstrad CPC This guy on the steps is dangerous...

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jun, 1987 10 out of 10 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1987 10 out of 12 83
Tilt Amstrad CPC May, 1987 16 out of 20 80
Génération 4 Atari ST 1987 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1987 8.5 out of 12 71
Tilt Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 13 out of 20 65
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1987 4 out of 10 40
Happy Computer Atari ST Apr, 1987 36 out of 100 36


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On August 19, 1987, Prohibition 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.
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