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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 DOS Title screen (CGA)
Techno Cop ZX Spectrum This bag of tools is worth 1000 points - kneel down to collect
Techno Cop Amstrad CPC The action part
Techno Cop ZX Spectrum This is the start of the shooty bit

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)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1989 69 out of 100 69
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 54 out of 100 54
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 52 out of 100 52
Game Informer Magazine Genesis May, 2003 5 out of 10 50
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 48 out of 100 48
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1991 46 out of 100 46
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Mar, 1991 5.4 out of 12 45
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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