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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 Crashed into a tree
Techno Cop ZX Spectrum Later the message changes and a picture of the bad guy is displayed. In the game this part feels odd because the car pulls off the road of its own accord
Techno Cop ZX Spectrum Ah, just killing bad guys is not enough. Technocop must kill the right bad guy quickly
Techno Cop DOS Title screen (CGA)

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
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1988 77 out of 100 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Oct, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 67 out of 100 67
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Sega-16.com Genesis Dec 09, 2010 4 out of 10 40
Power Play DOS May, 1989 24 out of 100 24
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 17 out of 100 17
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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