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Description

Patrolman Alex Murphy was killed on the streets of Detroit. The major corporation there, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) saw an opportunity to sell a new kind of law enforcement officer to the troubled city. They took what was left of Murphy, encased it in titanium armor, wiped his memory and created RoboCop. Now it's up to RoboCop to clean the streets of Detroit and eliminate the one responsible for his murder, Clarence Boddicker. But it looks like Clarence might not be the kingpin of this town...

Based on the 1987 movie of the same name, RoboCop allows the player to control RoboCop. The majority of the game is a side scroller. RoboCop can punch unarmed citizens and shoot armed citizens. He can move left, right and duck but can not jump. Different weapons can be picked up from enemies, and power-ups to restore health and/or energy. Following levels, RoboCop will have to match a criminal's face to the proper mugshot and engage in a first-person shooting bonus round.

Screenshots

RoboCop Arcade Big gun
RoboCop Apple II Attacked from above
RoboCop DOS Watch out for that motorcycle!
RoboCop Atari ST Gathering a weapons power-up

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User Reviews

A disappointing licensed arcade conversion. DOS Macintrash (2472)
Faithful to the original coin-op version Amiga *Katakis* (38170)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga May, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Génération 4 DOS Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Commodore User Arcade Dec, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The One Atari ST May, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Mania Amiga Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1989 7.8 out of 12 65
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1989 56 out of 100 56
Amiga Points of View Amiga Jul, 2004 48 out of 100 48
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1992 32 out of 100 32

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This should be made into two different entries. 3 Neville (2336)
Jun 30, 2013

Trivia

Extras

The Hit Squad release of this game for the Atari ST came with a sealed envelope containing game cheat codes "For emergency use only".

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year. Category "Real Dogs"
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