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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 Oops...
Techno Cop Apple II The Title screen with an impostor cop and conversion credits scrolling over him
Techno Cop DOS Prowling a dilapidated apartment complex in search of the perp (EGA)
Techno Cop ZX Spectrum On another play through I got him

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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 (412)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1989 804 out of 1000 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1989 778 out of 1000 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Apr, 1989 6.4 out of 12 53
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 48 out of 100 48
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1991 46 out of 100 46
IGN Genesis Nov 13, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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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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