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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? SEGA CD Each time you get shot, you lose money to these guys, who enjoy a laugh at your literal expense.
Who Shot Johnny Rock? SEGA CD Typical blurry hallway where shadows and video compression make goons hard to spot.
Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS Inside the casino, before the shootout
Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS Shootout in the pool hall

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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
neXGam CD-i 1995 6 out of 10 60
7Wolf Magazine Windows Oct 30, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1994 59 out of 100 59
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) CD-i Aug, 1994 4.8 out of 10 48
Pelit DOS Apr, 1994 48 out of 100 48
Video Games 3DO Mar, 1995 40 out of 100 40
All Game Guide SEGA CD 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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