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Techno Cop

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Description

Techno Cop is set in the near future. You are a cop who seeks to clear his town of all the criminal scum. The game consists of two parts; one driving-action and one sidescrolling-action. In the first part you drive around in your red Ferrari and destroy hostile cars; in the second part, you turn somersaults over gaps, use elevators and shoot lots of enemies until you reach the boss. After having killed / caught the villain, it's back to the road again for the next mission.

Screenshots

Techno Cop Amiga Bob Devio
Techno Cop DOS Prowling a dilapidated apartment complex in search of the perp (EGA)
Techno Cop Apple II FREEZE YA PUNK!
Techno Cop Atari ST The bad guy got away

Alternate Titles

  • "Technocop" -- Genesis title

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User Reviews

A bad port of an already perfunctory game. Genesis Ian Dawson (10)
Winning combination of driving and side-scrolling shoot-em’ up action with gore galore presented by Gremlin Graphics. Amiga Nick Drew (371)

The Press Says

The One Atari ST Mar, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Oct, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 71 out of 100 71
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jun, 1989 703 out of 1000 70
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Génération 4 Genesis Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 54 out of 100 54
Game Informer Magazine Genesis May, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 17 out of 100 17

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Trivia

Cancelled NES version

There was a NES version of Techno Cop that was being created by Simon Nicol. It was finished, but never released.

German index

On October 31, 1989, Techno Cop 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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