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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 Commodore 64 Warning saying that car may collide
Techno Cop Apple II Elevation and trees and sluggish framerate
Techno Cop Amiga "Oh, you little brat. Wait 'til you mummy finds out what you've done"
Techno Cop Commodore 64 Arrest Mac Tyson

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

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Oct, 1991 71 out of 100 71
The One Atari ST Mar, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 67 out of 100 67
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 54 out of 100 54
Sega-16.com Genesis Dec 09, 2010 4 out of 10 40
IGN Genesis Nov 13, 2008 3 out of 10 30
Power Play DOS May, 1989 24 out of 100 24
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 11, 2010 1 out of 10 10

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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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