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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 Amstrad CPC The driving part
Techno Cop DOS My paranoia gets the better of me, shooting into thin air (CGA)
Techno Cop Amiga Cam Davie
Techno Cop DOS On the bright side, if my car gets wrecked, I can just swap into his -- every vehicle on the road is apparently virtually identical! (EGA)

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

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 804 out of 1000 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 8 out of 10 80
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1988 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
Génération 4 Genesis Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Game Informer Magazine Genesis May, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Sega-16.com Genesis Dec 09, 2010 4 out of 10 40
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 4.4 out of 12 37
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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