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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.

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Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS Title screen
Who Shot Johnny Rock? SEGA CD The casino offers a chance to win some money, if you remember your lucky number.
Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS If you get plugged, it's off the hospital
Who Shot Johnny Rock? SEGA CD The Damsel in Distress

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GamePro (US) 3DO Oct, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
neXGam CD-i 1995 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1994 59 out of 100 59
PC Gamer DOS Sep, 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
Pelit DOS Apr, 1994 48 out of 100 48
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1994 45 out of 100 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1994 5 out of 12 42
Video Games 3DO Mar, 1995 40 out of 100 40

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