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At the beginning of the 21st century, a mad scientist by the name of Mr. K has created an army of artificial soldiers. He conquered the industrial city of Atlantis, and is now preparing to take over the world. The United Nations decided to retaliate by sending two of their top class Special Forces officers, Ben and Andy, infiltrate the city and destroy the enemy base using a newly developed time bomb--Sigma.

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 Atari ST They killed me
Crack Down Atari ST Title screen
Crack Down Atari ST Place the bomb at the X
Crack Down Atari ST One armed bomb and an ammunition box

Promo Images

Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Apr, 1990 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The One Mar, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ST Format May, 1990 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
Power Play May, 1990 67 out of 100 67


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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
Martin Smith (79924) added Crack Down (Atari ST) on Apr 06, 2004
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