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Crack Down (Windows)

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Crack Down is a time-limited action game. The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.

The game may be played as either a one or two-player game.


Crack Down Windows Flamethrower guy
Crack Down Windows Now, I must be quiet (TV mode)
Crack Down Windows These enemies suicide and explode.
Crack Down Windows Double shot (enhanced)

Alternate Titles

  • "Crackdown" -- Copyright title
  • "クラック ダウン" -- Japanese spelling

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Amiga version

A mastering error on most copies of the Amiga version causes the final level to crash. A working version is preserved by the SPS project.

Copy protection

The manual had got words from the game ("Dockyard, Atari, Bio-bot", ...) printed on each of the four edges of each page. The copy protection scheme asked questions from these words.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith
Foxhack (12652) added Crack Down (Windows) on Aug 19, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Tibes80 (1495), --x-- (58546), Sciere (329131), Martin Smith (63028), Macintrash (2494) and *Katakis* (37914)