Not an American user?

Description

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.

Screenshots

Crack Down DOS Set the time bombs
Crack Down ZX Spectrum And now the road of death
Crack Down DOS Title Screen 2
Crack Down Commodore 64 There's the exit

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

User Reviews

Set the bombs and get the hell out of there Genesis Katakis | カタキス (39757)
Good fun but too short Genesis BeaconBlue (17)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Your Sinclair Arcade Sep, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Ação Games Genesis Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1989 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jan 08, 2010 14 out of 20 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 57 out of 100 57
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 30, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

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
Contributed to by Tibes80 (1567), FatherJack (62754), Sciere (528074), Foxhack (24867), Martin Smith (66864), Macintrash (2642) and Katakis | カタキス (39757)