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Who Shot Johnny Rock?

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DOS
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Description

Another live-actor arcade shooter by American Laser Games (makers of Mad Dog McCree and Crime Patrol), Who Shot Johnny Rock? is set in the classic 1920's style gangster era.

As the title suggests, you're supposed to find out who shot singer Johnny Rock (or at least who hired the guys who shot him) and put them behind bars.

There are some differences between this game and previous American Laser Games shooters. Instead of a wimpy pistol, you get a tommy gun (which doesn't need to be reloaded). Unfortunately, you also have limited ammo and need to buy more at times. Instead of lives you have a fixed supply of money, and each time you die you lose some cash. Lose it all and it's game over.

Screenshots

Who Shot Johnny Rock? SEGA CD Typical blurry hallway where shadows and video compression make goons hard to spot.
Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS Your new client doesn't even notice when a thug crashes through the window to take you out
Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS If you get shot but don't have money for the hospital, you're left for dead
Who Shot Johnny Rock? SEGA CD She's too cool to even notice a pesky thing like a gunfight.

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The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Dec, 1994 77 out of 100 77
GamePro (US) 3DO Oct, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64
7Wolf Magazine Windows Oct 30, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1994 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1994 58 out of 100 58
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) CD-i Aug, 1994 4.8 out of 10 48
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1994 45 out of 100 45
Just Games Retro SEGA CD Jan 07, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
All Game Guide SEGA CD 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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